Bring your own topic! Unlike a traditional conference, the unconference format depends upon all participants to create the day’s content. Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to contribute ideas, and it is a good idea to come prepared with a topic or two you’d like to discuss. Sessions will be determined by your interests, and you will have the opportunity to lead a round table discussion or present information in a more traditional format.
A small group of us have been meeting since October 2011 to prepare for the unconference. We will help coordinate topics and facilitate for anyone who needs help leading a session. In brainstorming sessions, we have discussed possible topics of interest; some of these are listed below. We are sure you will have many more to add! Please share your thoughts in the comments here. This is how we will get a discussion started so that when the day of the unconference comes, we will have a general sense of direction.
Some possible topics for Undressing Normal sessions:
- Defining sexuality
- Power and privilege
- Monetary implications
- Sexuality and the autism spectrum
- Supporting LGBTQ clients and staff
- Legal issues for individuals with intellectual disabilities and those who support them
- Into the nursing home and back into the closet
- Sexuality throughout the lifespan
- Parenting and the eternal child stereotype
Please add your own thoughts in the comments and bring your ideas to the unconference on February 10.