Opening Ceremony (9:30-11am)

Get into the mood of the festival, meet thel presenters, learn about verbal and body consent, and how best to navigate.  To ensure that everyone who comes to the festival takes part in an atmosphere of informed consent, all participants must attend the Opening Ceremony, during which we will provide a framework which will enable participants to express their wishes and boundaries in clear ways, and gracefully to accept refusal.  We will look at questions such as stating one's boundaries, impulse control, how to deal with undesired interactions, as well as partner choice. We will also provide necessary tools about how to read "body consent", which supports verbal communication.