2010 Programme

BiReCon Programme: 26th August 2010

10.00-10.30 Registration
10.30-11.00 Welcome: Christina Richards and Meg Barker, and introduction to bi research in the UK
11.00-12.30 Presentations
12.30-1.00 Keynote talk: Robyn Ochs – Why we need to “Get Bi”
1.00-1.45 Lunch
1.45-2.15 Keynote talk: Serena Anderlini D’Onofrio – Gaia & the New Politics of Love: Notes for a ‘Bi’ Planet
2.20-3.20 Workshop 1
3.30-4.30 Workshop 2
4.40-5.10 Keynote talk: Eric Anderson – Heterosexual men, bisexual behaviour
5.10-6.20 Panel discussion: John Sylla (American Institute of Bisexuality) and keynote speakers – The future of bisexual research and theory
6.20-evening Conference end, socialising, supported by the American Institute of Bisexuality


Time Room 1: Room 2: Room 3:
11.00-11.20 Nichola Wood – “…apparently you can’t be bisexual”: Bisexual experiences of inequality, prejudice and discrimination in the workplace Helen Bowes-Catton – Visualising bisexual spaces Anna Einarsdottir and Brian Heaphy – ‘A date or a drink?’ How Civil Partners meet
11.20-11.40 Ruth Hunt – Bisexuals in the workplace: Applying the research Lyndsey Moon – What’s your position? Bisexuality, Therapists and the Emotional Habitus Jenny Kangasvuo – “It’s Like a Wave, This Thing Called Bisexuality.” Comparing the Experiences of Finnish Bisexuals in 1999 and 2009
11.40-12.00 Surya Monro – Where are all the bisexuals? Bisexuality and local government equalities work in the UK Beth Roberts – Imag(in)ingBisexuality in the Cinema Miguel Obradors – Deconstructing Biphobia
12.00-12.20 Camel Gupta & George Voss –Activism in queer and bi spaces Kaye McLelland – Towards a Bisexual Shakespeare Christian Klesse – ‘I did my way …’ – Creating Bisexual Intimacies in the Face of Heteronormativity and Biphobia


Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
Workshop 1: 2.20-3.20 Lindsay River – Issues for older bisexual people Ele Hicks – Supporting and finding the bisexuals Ruth Hunt and Louise Kelly – bis in the workplace Hartmut Friedrichs – Political strategy: bisexual or queer? – a two-eyed approach
Workshop 2: 3.30-4.30 Rebecca Jones –  ‘When I get older’: Imagining your bisexual future Surya Monro – Bridging the Gap: The bisexual community  influencing policy making Richard Lohman & Carola Towle – Working for bi equality – how can we use the 2010 Equality Act? Sue George – Bi blogging
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