Call for Proposals


We are pleased to announce that the CFP for the 2nd annual AltSex NYC Conference is now open!  The conference will be held on April 28, 2017, and we are accepting submissions now through September 15, 2016.  As always, we are seeking experts to speak on all aspects of alternative sexualities, including but not limited to BDSM, kink, polyamory, and other forms of consensual non-monogamy.  Please note that this year’s theme is “Alternative” Sexual Identities—those that extend beyond binary and normative expressions of sexuality, which we define to include not only heteronormative and mononormative, but also homonormative and kinknormative (rigid views of D/s dynamics for example). Priority will be given to proposals about queer (non-binary) identities, sexual and gender fluidity, and “emerging” identities (e.g., furries, otherkin, transabled, etc).  We also request that speakers frame their presentations in an accessible manner, and format clinical information and/or research results in a way that can readily be distributed and consumed by lay audience and media. Selected speakers will receive free entry to the conference. 

If you would like to speak at the 2nd annual AltSex NYC Conference, please fill out and submit the form below by September 15, 2016. We will notify selected speakers by October 15, 2016.

  • Please click the button below to upload your CV; maximum file size is 100MB.
  • Please indicate your preferred presentation length. If your presentation is selected, we may request that it be shorter or longer than your preferred length.
  • Include 3 learning objectives (see formatting example below).
  • Include 3 references to the literature that informs your presentation.
  • Please include any additional information that you would like us to know about you or your work. You may also use this space to ask questions or send comments to the conference organizers.


Please use the following example of learning objectives to format yours, using words such as define, identify, discuss, illustrate, explain, compare, evaluate, apply, analyze to describe specific and measurable behaviors and concepts.

At the conclusion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Define edge play and identify different types of psychological edge play.
  • Identify several frameworks in understanding the intersection between psychology and sexuality.
  • Discuss different ways that psychological edge play can be experienced as healing and empowering.
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