BiReCon: The Movie… 2!

A number of short films taken from the presentations at August’s BiReCon international academic & research conference on bisexuality are available on YouTube. Speakers include Meg Barker from BiUK, John Sylla from the American Institute of Bisexuality, Jenny Kangasvuo on bisexuality in Finland, Miguel Obradors on Deconstructing Biphobia and much more.

Volunteers have since come forward to add subtitles to, and transcripts of, the BiReCon films. This makes them more accessible to people with hearing difficulties (or no sound on their computer) and to people whose everyday language is not English.

Here are the first few subtitled versions:
* Robyn Ochs: Why we need to ‘get bi’
* Anna Einarsdottir: Civil partnerships
* Miguel Obradors: biphobia

You can also see these films displayed in the random video box to the right of the news stories, here on BiMedia.org

BiReCon: The Movie!

A number of short films taken from the presentations at August’s BiReCon international academic & research conference on bisexuality can now be seen on YouTube. Speakers include John Sylla from the American Institute of Bisexuality, Meg Barker from BiUK, Jenny Kangasvuo on bisexuality in Finland, Miguel Obradors on Deconstructing Biphobia and much more.

See the BiReCon YouTube channel.

Research conference tomorrow

Tomorrow (26 August) at the University of East London, the second BiReCon conference will be held – and the first international BiReCon. The event promises a day of:

* Bringing together international research on bisexuality
* Showcasing UK research, activism & policy
* Building bridges between bi community & the wider world

Following the success of the first national BiReCon event in 2008 the BiReCon team invited contributions for the first international BiReCon from international & national researchers & academics, charities, governmental bodies & other relevant groups, LGBTQ organisations, Bi activists & members of the bi community.

BiReCon will be followed over the long Bank Holiday weekend by the international BiCon, and takes place at UEL, London Docklands, UK.

Advance booking has closed but you can register on the day: see the website.

So much for bis to choose from!

BiReCon, the conference on bisexuality theory, research and academia being held as part of the extended International BiCon in London next week, has published its workshop session programme. There will be two workshop slots, so conference attendees can choose between any of the sessions in slot 1 and any of the sessions in slot 2.

Workshop 1:

Room 1: Lindsay River – Issues for older bisexual people
Room 2: Ele Hicks – Supporting and finding the bisexuals
Room 3: Ruth Hunt and Louise Kelly – bis in the workplace
Room 4: Hartmut Friedrichs – Political strategy: bisexual or queer? – a two-eyed approach

Workshop 2:

Room 1: Rebecca Jones – ‘When I get older’: Imagining your bisexual future
Room 2: Surya Monro – Bridging the Gap: The bisexual community influencing policy making
Room 3: Richard Lohman & Carola Towle – Working for bi equality – how can we use the 2010 Equality Act?
Room 4: Sue George – Bi blogging

Presenting Bi Research

There’s so much going on at the BiReCon conference on bisexual theory & research next week. Here are details of the presentation sessions lined up: please note that for the presentations, attendees will be asked to choose one room and remain in it for that part of the conference, so you won’t be able to ‘mix and match’ from different streams at that part of the day.

Room 1

Nichola Wood – “…apparently you can’t be bisexual”: Bisexual experiences of inequality, prejudice and discrimination in the workplace

Ruth Hunt – Bisexuals in the workplace: Applying the research

Surya Monro – Where are all the bisexuals? Bisexuality and local government equalities work in the UK

Camel Gupta & George Voss – Activism in queer and bi spaces

Room 2

Helen Bowes-Catton – Visualising bisexual spaces

Lyndsey Moon – Bisexuality & therapy

Beth Roberts – Imag(in)ing bisexuality in the cinema

Kaye McLelland – Towards a bisexual Shakespeare

Room 3

Anna Einarsdottir – young LGBs and same sex marriage

Jenny Kangasvuo – “It’s Like a Wave, This Thing Called Bisexuality.” Comparing the Experiences of Finnish Bisexuals in 1999 and 2009

Miguel Obradors – Deconstructing biphobia

Christian Klesse – ‘I did my way …’ – Creating Bisexual Intimacies in the Face of Heteronormativity and Biphobia

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