Programme

The BiCon programme features daytime sessions on a variety of topics from fun to serious, as well as social space and evening entertainments. Our programme has now been released, but we have some empty slots left which would be ideal for impromptu sessions, so if you have an idea you didn't get around to offering it's not too late.

You can also use the BiCon 2018 app, designed by the lovely John (@semanticist on Twitter.) Go to https://bicon.bipride.net on your phones and follow the instructions to install it. It should work on any phone and is more up to date than the printed programme as it includes all the last minute sessions we've had so far.

We release the programme in advance to help people plan their time and know what to expect, and it is particularly important to people with extra access needs and people who are anxious about the weekend. This means we try very hard not to change session times or places. So please don't ask us to swap things around unless you think we've made a really big mistake as we will probably refuse.

Sessions include:-

Fun and Games, The Roadmap to Bi Inclusion, Camp Fire Sing-a-long, Personality Snap, An Introduction to Diversity, Trans Safe Space, Stand Up & Comic Monologue Workshop, Pervertables and Kink on a Budget, Non-binary safe space, Steven Universe Sing-a-long, Anti-racism training, The Polyamory Buffet, Board Games, ACE space, Queering Shakespeare, BME safe space, Bisexuality & Christianity intersectional identities, Having been bi for longer than five years, Survivors Safe Space, Bi/Pan Parenting, Jam Session and Music Workshop, Friendship Bracelet Making, Intro to BDSM, Drawing Bisexuals, and more…

Sessions are 75 minutes long, with a 15 minute breaks break between each session and a break for lunch. There will be plenty of choice with around five sessions to chose between at any one time, or you can just chill in the cafe, visit the stalls or create something fabulous in the craft space.

 

Outline programme
(this is just the times, see above for the full programme)

Thursday 2nd August
There are no official BiCon events on Thursday but even if you aren't staying on site you are welcome to chill in the BiCon bar with us.

  • Registration desk and room check-in is open from 3pm to 8pm.
  • Please check into your accommodation by 8pm if you can as that's when the main venue staff go off duty.
  • BiCon volunteers can deal with check-ins between 8pm and 10pm
  • Arrivals after 10pm will have to be dealt with by on site security so please try to avoid this.

Friday 3rd August

9:00 am
Registration opens
9:30 – 10:45am Session slot 1
10:45 – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:15pm Session slot 2
12:15 – 12:30pm Break
12:30 – 12:45pm
Welcome plenary
12:45 – 2:15pm Lunch break
2:15 – 3:30pm Session slot 3
3:30 – 3:45pm Break
3:45 – 5:00pm Session slot 4
5:00 – 5:15pm Break
5:15 – 6:30pm Session slot 5
6.30-8.00pm
Evening meal break
8.00-11.00pm Evening Ents

Saturday 4th August

9:00 am
Registration opens
9:30 – 10:45am Session slot 6
10:45 – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:15pm Session slot 7
12:15pm – 2:15pm Lunch break
2:15pm – 3:30pm
Decision making plenary
3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Session slot 8
5:00pm – 5:15pm Break
5:15pm – 6:30pm Session slot 9
6.30-8.00pm
Evening meal break
8.00pm-1am The Mythical Bisexual Ball

Sunday 5th August

 

9:00 am
Registration opens
9:30 – 10:45am Session slot 10
10:45 – 11:15 am
Longer break

Return room keys by 11am

11:15am – 12:30 pm Session slot 11
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Closing Ceremony & Cake Awards
1:00 – 2:00 pm
BiCon Photo & lunch
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Clear up and clear out