Update on West Coast Polyamory Gathering: July 19-21
- This is an update on the West Coast Polyamory Gathering, which is happening July 19-21, 2013, at LUPIN LODGE, near Los Gatos, in Northern California, approximately one hour south of San Francisco.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION. ORDINARILY THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED AT HARBIN HOT SPRINGS, BUT THIS YEAR IT HAPPENS AT LUPIN LODGE INSTEAD.
If you are interested in polyamory, open relationships, polyfidelity, or other types of consensual non-monogamy, and interested in meeting other like-minded people, this is the place to be!
This event will focus on the exploration and deepening of skills such as clarification and expression of desires, jealousy management, expansion, and deepening of intimacy and multi-partner relating. It will also address other practical concerns related to polyamory, such as vital communication skills and negotiation tools.
For people who are members of this list, there is a special discount price available, which is considerably lower than the price offered to non-members. In order to qualify for this discount, you must already be a member of the Saturnia Regna Newsletter. (It will not applicable to those who join later).
Individual Rate = $ 180 per person
Couple rate = $150 per person (= $300 per couple)
Triad rate = $145 per person (= $435 per triad).
There is also a student discount rate of $45 per person (Subject to space-availability and gender balance considerations).
Price does include breakfast, but no other meals are covered. There is a restaurant at the site, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We anticipate that all available spaces will sell out before the event starts, so if you wish to attend, you'll need to register AND pay ASAP.
THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL BE A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN SATURNIA REGNA AND THE WORLD POLYAMORY ASSOCIATION.
The presentations will be of a social, interactive, FUN, and experiential nature. (No lectures, sermons, nor academic presentations).
The main conference officially starts at 12 Noon on Friday (JULY 19) and formally ends at 2 PM on SUNDAY EVENING, JULY 21. There will also be a POLYAMOROUS POLITICAL SUMMIT happening on Sunday evening (July 21) and Monday, July 22 at the same site. The Political Summit is technically separate event from the main gathering, and requires a separate payment and registration. All interested participants are encouraged to participate in the political discussions.
We are still taking proposals for presentations. We could still use more people to present about Tantra (Our usual excellent Tantra presenter not not available this year). We could also use some more people to present about NRE, safe sex practices, effective communication techniques or anything else directly relevant to polyamory. However, be mindful this is a POLYAMORY GATHERING. All presentations MUST be directly relevant to polyamory, open relationships and consensual non-monogamy. Just because it "sex-positive," or "very interesting is not going to cut it unless it is relevant to polyamory. (We are NOT interested in hearing from religious cults, spirits of "channeled beings," divine revelations from on high, extra-terrestrials, prima donas, self-proclaimed gurus, or pushy people of any type).
If wish to register, or have questions, contact Dave at:
There is no anonymous /electronic registration available. If you want to register, must contact Dave directly. This is currently the only way to register.
We will be using the website shown below:
(We seem to have had inordinate levels of problems with websites this year, but it seems to be functioning now. However, just in case the first link is temporarily out of wack, we have backups. If the main one does not work, try one of these:
Lupin Lodge is conveniently located about 3 miles west of Los Gatos, California, roughly a one hour drive south of San Francisco. Lupin is a clothing-optional facility.
PARTICIPATION IN ALL ACTIVITIES IS STRICTLY ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS ONLY!
No PUSHINESS or AGRESSIVENESS allowed.
If you want to register, contact me at: