Well, its that time of year again. In just 2 weeks Atlanta Poly Weekend 2016 will be taking over its new hotel home. Yep , if you hadn’t heard they are moving to a new venue this year. The new home for #APW2016 is the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta ! APW is excited for this move as it indicates growth, change, and expansion.
Along with the new hotel, lots of other new things are happening this year, the most presenters they have ever had, 30 as well as, the most new presenters they have ever had, 18! That’s over 50% NEW FACES teaching classes. But of course they brought back your favorites from previous years. Some of the presenters listed include, Tikva Wolf (Kimchi Cuddles) Dr. Eli Sheff, Joreth, Bettie Bullet, Amanda Anatra, Ricci Levy, and myself.
Classes this year have been extended to 1 hour 30 minuets, so plan accordingly. They will have a 15 minuet break between classes that should help with restroom times and stretching the legs.
New events happening this year include a Pool Party (pack your swim suit) in place of a dance. Organizers have said the dance has been poorly attended in years past so they wanted to try something new. The Pool party will be on Friday Night from 7-10Pm. Make sure you are there for all the fun! Also this year brings back the loved game of Match Game against Humanity. This is a mash-up of the traditional Match Game, and CAH, where the staff choose the Black cards out of a deck of CAH for the questions, and the panelists answer with their own made up white card answers. It is a lot of fun. Not one for the kiddos though.
Classes look really interesting this year, as usual. APW really prides itself on not only the amount of classes they offer, but the quality as well. With classes ranging on topic feom Asexuality, to Yoga, to communication and coming out, you name it I think they have it covered. With this year a night time Adult track of topics restricted to 18+ years old. See the full line up and descriptions here .
In addition to all the new programming that APW has this year, never before have this many community organizations been represented at APW. over 12 different organizations have come out already to support this wonderful event. They include, Relationship Equality Foundation, Woodhull Freedom Foundation, NCSF, Atlanta Poly, AID Atlanta, Lost n Found Youth, Relate Con, and several more. Its amazing to see this much support for the event that started so humbly 6 years ago in the basement of a hotel.
With all this awesome going on, I ask you will I see you there? If you have not already bought your tickets, go now and get them HERE Badges are only $60.00 per adult. Meet some of the best presenters, activist and advocates in the Poly Community, learn skills and expand your minds view on different topics, make new friends, but most importantly, have a good time.
Ill see you June 3-5 2016 at Atlanta Poly Weekend!