06/13/18

CALL FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS! SEXposium 2018 Science Outreach Conference at the ROM

SExposium 2018, Poster Sexposium 2018, Post

* Call for Abstracts*

*Deadline*: June 18th, 2018

*SEXposium 2018: The Science of Love and Sex*

Love, Sex & Gender Science Outreach Conference

*www.SEXposium.ca* <http://www.sexposium.ca/>

*Where:* Royal Ontario Museum <https://www.rom.on.ca/en#/gallery/recent>,
Toronto, CA

*When:* Friday June 29th, 2018

*Registration: *$40

SEXposium is a day where sex and science converge, bringing academic and
community audiences together to exchange ideas on love and sex. Serving
students, researchers, and the incurably curious, our mission is to spark
conversation, connection, and curiosity about love, sex, and gender, and
apply the latest research findings to improve relationships, health and
well-being. We also serve up-and-coming scholars- giving students a public
platform to share findings, forge collaborations, and advance their careers.

On *Friday June 29th, *join us at at the Royal Ontario Museum for a day of
provocative dialogue and sexual discovery- packed with talks and posters
that explore the science of sex appeal, sex differences, sexual
orientation, romantic chemistry, and everything in-between.

SEXposium presenters will receive daytime access to talks, panel
discussions, and posters (10:00 am – 5:00 pm), and after-dark access to the
SEXposium aftershow at ROM Friday Night Live
<https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/rom-friday-night-live>, featuring ROM
galleries and exhibitions, live DJs, drag queens, body painting and more!

*Volunteer Opportunities*

Got a passion for science education and outreach? SEXposium is recruiting
student volunteers to help make this year’s meeting a success. Volunteers
must
be current graduate or undergraduate students. Students providing 4+ hours
of their time will receive FREE SEXposium 2018 admission and discounted
access to ROM Friday Night Live.

*Space is limited and **sign-up closes June 18th, 2018.  **Apply
online at **www.SEXposium.ca/volunteer
<http://www.sexposium.ca/volunteer>*

*Speaking Opportunities*

SEXposium welcomes quantitative and qualitative research relating to love,
sex, and gender.  In addition to invited speakers, the symposium will
feature graduate and undergraduate poster & oral presentations, giving
young
researchers a forum to:

*Share your research with academic and community audiences*
*Network with peers & experts conducting research in your area*
*Explore the ROM after dark and enjoy live DJs, drag, and body
painting at Friday Night Live*

Students may present a poster, or apply to be considered by the for a
speedtalk (3 min).

Awards will be granted to outstanding oral and poster presentations.

*The deadline for poster and talk submissions is Monday, June 18, 2018*.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words via the conference
website: *www.SEXposium.ca <http://www.sexposium.ca/>*

*Guest Speakers*

*Geert De Vries and Nancy Forger*, Georgia State University. *2018 Keynote
Speakers. *

*Sex Differences in the Brain: A Whole-Body Perspective*

*Ray Blanchard*, University of Toronto

*How and (Possibly) Why Older Brothers Influence Sexual Orinetation in
Later-born Males*

*Terry Humphreys*, Trent University

*Sexual Consent in the #MeToo Era*

*Sue Johnson*, Int. Centre for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

*What Bonding Science Tells Us About Sex*

*Jim Pfaus*, Concordia University

*Female Sexual Desire: Is it really THAT enigmatic?*

*Michael Salter*, SickKids

*Sex, Pain, and Microglia*

*Micael Seto*, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

*What are Chronophilias?*

*Morag Yule*, Toronto Sexuality Centre

*Human Asexuality: What have we learned about a lack of sexual attraction?*

*Supported Research Areas*

SEXposium welcomes submissions on diverse topics, including, but not
limited to:

*Love, intimacy & attachment processes*
*Desire, arousal, & sexual function*
*Genders & sexualities*
*Sex differences & sexual differentiation*
*Sexual selection & reproductive strategies*
*Biological bases of attachment & love*

*For questions regarding the program or abstract submission, contact
the SEXposium Program Committee Co-Chair: Diana Peragine at
**info@SEXposium.ca