This year’s BiCon is in full swing now in Edinburgh. The formal beginning of the event, the Opening Plenary, began at 9.30 this morning and main sessions kick off from 10.40. Activities draw to a close at 2pm on Sunday.
The long weekend conference / convention is the biggest event in the UK bi calendar, and goes to a different city each year: this is its first time in Scotland since 2006.
The conference programme is live on the website (here) and both day and weekend passes are on sale from BiCon reception on the first floor of the John McIntyre Conference Centre at the University.
This year’s BiCon is just beginning to open in Edinburgh. The long weekend conference / convention is the biggest event in the UK bi calendar, and goes to a different city each year: this is its first time in Scotland since 2006.
The conference programme is live on the website (here) and both day and weekend passes are still available – just come along to the John McIntyre Conference Centre and join in!
Dublin City FM’s regular LGBT show devotes most of this week’s episode to the upcoming BiCon in Edinburgh.
Sam Rankin, one of the BiCon organising team, talks about what to expect each day at the event and is put on the spot about which bits of the weekend she’s looking forward to most.
You can listen here.
A fortnight from today, July 20th, will see the second meeting of the Bi Local Groups Network. A year on from the founding of the national network of bisexual people’s social & support group organisers, the networking meeting will be held in Glasgow as part of BiCon 2013, on Saturday 20th July.
The Network aims to bring together the broad range of projects which provide space and services specifically for bisexual people, to help them share expertise, resources, best practice and ideas for outreach and visibility.
While many attendees already run local bi groups from Swansea to London to Brighton to Manchester, it will also be open to people who are seeking to get a bi meetup or space going in their own area.
The daytime (“workshop”) programme for the BiCon 2013 is now available from their website as a print-and-pocketable pdf: download it here.
The session titles don’t give much away in some cases a special session guide will be available before BiCon, giving more detail.
BiCon is a weekend-long gathering for bisexual people, their friends, partners and others with a supportive interest in bisexuality, and has been running since 1984. It goes to a different city each year – this time it’s in Edinburgh.
People who have already booked their place at BiCon will be emailed a copy of the full programme in the week leading up to the conference.