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TheRulesOfKinkForAll

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on August 7, 2009 at 9:31:43 pm
 

KinkForAll: What's this all about?

 

KinkForAll is a serendipitous, ad-hoc unconference about the intersection of sexuality with the rest of life. Here are its core concepts:

 

  • No spectators, only participants. Attendees must give a talk or presentation, or help with one. This is called sharing and we like it.
  • Every aspect of an event's organization is transparent and participant-driven. Anyone can OrganizeALocalKinkForAll.
  • Introduce yourself using only 3 words at the start of the event.
  • Anyone can present on any topic with any relation to sexuality.
  • If you want to give a presentation, you must write your topic and name in an open session slot on the schedule grid.
  • All presentations are scheduled the day they happen—there are no pre-scheduled sessions or keynote addresses.
  • The time frame is strict. Session times are purposefully a short 20 minutes in order to keep the day and the discussions moving.
  • There will be as many presentations at a time as facilities allow for.
  • At a busy event, give one and only one presentation.
  • Sessions will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another filled presentation slot, whichever comes first.
  • Like all public spaces, you are expected to treat participants at KinkForAll in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • KinkForAll will be talked about, blogged, recorded, photographed and logged in order to create, share, and distribute a repository of knowledge and experience. Participants always have the option to opt out of being photographed or otherwise recorded.
  • Presentations promoting specific commercial products, organizations, or companies are discouraged.
  • Presenters are responsible for making sure that notes, slides, audio, and/or video of their presentations or sessions are published on the Web for the benefit of all and those who can't attend.
  • KinkForAll is an informational space. Personal, explicit sexual activities as a form of private play is not permitted. In other words, KinkForAll is a place to talk with one another, not play with one another.

 

The Rules of KinkForAll

 

  1. You do talk about KinkForAll.
  2. You do blog about KinkForAll.
  3. If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation slot.
  4. Only 3 word intros at the beginning of the event.
  5. As many presentations at a time as facilities allow for.
  6. No pre-scheduled presentations, no tourists.
  7. Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another presentation slot.
  8. If this is your first time at KinkForAll, you have to present. (Okay, you don't really have to, but try to find someone to present with, or at least ask questions and be an interactive participant.)

 

(The above shamelessly stolen from TheRulesOfBarCamp, originally by Tantek Çelik as parodied from The Rules of Fight Club.)

 

 

Additional guidelines and details

 

These guidelines are designed to inspire a creative, interactive and open environment where everyone can feel comfortable, and gains valuable insight. Specific KinkForAll events may choose to extend this list with rules that are specific to their local event.

 

  • No spectators, only participants. Attendees must give a talk or presentation, or help with one. This is called sharing and we like it. Alternatively, attendees can help pitch in by assisting with set up, clean up, or otherwise making sure things run smoothly. The point is to be interactive: this is not a tourist space.
  •  All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. Prepare in advance (if you want to), but come early to get a slot on the wall. The people present at the event will select the demos or presentations they want to see.
  • Like all public spaces, you are expected to treat participants at KinkForAll in a courteous and respectful manner. Attendees are given the opportunity to signal to others that they do not wish to be photographed with a specially colored name tag; do not take photographs of people whose name tags bear this mark. However, since recording devices such as cameras are allowed (learn why) anonymity cannot be guaranteed.  We rely on participants to obey these rules and empower them to help ensure that others do as well.
  • The time frame is strict. Presentation times are purposefully a short 20 minutes in order to keep the day and the discussions moving. Avoid taking up two presentation slots; it's a bit like being on a crowded bus and putting your feet up on the seats next to you. (Read more about why presentation slots are limited to 20 minutes.)
  • At busy events, give one and only one presentation. You probably have mountains of valuable experience to share, but you can often do this just as successfully (if not more successfully) by being part of an engaged audience as you can by giving a presentation. Be generous and prepared to give others the floor, especially to someone who has not lead a session yet that day, or ever. ("Step up, and step back." That is, step up to take the floor, and step back if you hear only yourself speaking.)
  • Anyone can present, on any topic related to sexuality. You do not necessarily have to teach a new skill or idea. You might share an experience, review a product, or read a poem. The goal is to start a discussion, make connections, and exchange knowledge.
  • Participate, but not on behalf of others. If you want to lead a session, come early to get a slot on the wall—don't ask others to reserve a slot for you, and don't sign up on behalf of anyone but yourself. If someone asks you to reserve a presentation slot for them, decline and politely remind them that they need to be present to participate in that way for themselves.
  • Presentations promoting specific commercial products, organizations, or companies are discouraged. Hold a DemoCamp session/slot for folks to demonstrate specific commercial products and so on rather than take up whole slots with company pitches.
  • Presenters are responsible for making sure that notes/slides/audio/video of their presentations are published on the web for the benefit of all and those who can't attend. They are also principally responsible for the health and safety of those who participate in their presentations.

 

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