Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24, 2016
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Rozanski Hall
University of Guelph

Join us for the Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference and STI Clinical Update!

Pleasure moves our bodies, minds, and spirits, and this year it is our inspiration for the 38th Guelph Sexuality Conference.

Pleasure is experienced and expressed in a multitude of ways.  It is intimately interconnected with our sexual health, personal energy, and relationships.  At the same time, pleasure has often been left out of sexual health and education dialogues.  This year, we embrace the theme of pleasure.  We invite you to join us in celebrating, critiquing, and exploring the many facets of pleasure and the ways it can impact our sexual health and well-being.

The Guelph Sexuality Conference focuses on professional development across a broad spectrum of sexual health topics. We strive to include a range of workshops and posters that exemplify creativity, social justice, and evidence-based practice.  We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference.

What can you expect in 2016?:

  • 33 concurrent sessions
  • New research and poster presentations
  • Dynamic Plenary Speakers including
    • Fransisco Ramirez
    • Dr. Jess O’Reilly
    • Emily Nagoski
  • Special guest speaker: Marla Shapiro
  • BIPOC Mixer and Networking Dinner
  • $5 Social Event at the NV Lounge in downtown Guelph
  • Student networking opportunities

And more!

The Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

7:45 am           Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 am Welcome
9:00 am Opening Plenary with Francisco Ramirez       
10:30 am Break in Rozanski Concourse
10:45 am Concurrent Sessions Block A
12:00 pm Lunch on your own
  Lunch with Pat O’Byrne at Peter Clark Hall
1:30 pm Concurrent Sessions Block B
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Plenary with Emily Nagoski
6:00 pm BIPOC Networking Hour
7:00 pm $5 Social and Student Networking

Friday, June 24th, 2016

7:45 am           Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 am Concurrent Sessions Block C
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Concurrent Sessions Block D
11:45 pm Lunch on your own
  Poster Presentations in Rozanski Concourse
1:15 pm Concurrent Sessions Block E
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Plenary: The Politics of Pleasure: Sex versus Food with Jess O’Reilly
4:30 pm Good-bye Treat

2016 Conference Schedule Click to download PDFDetailed information on each session is provided on the Concurrent Sessions 2016 page

Explore the plenary and guest speakers on the Plenary Sessions 2016 page.

Download a printed copy of the schedule and concurrent sessions – Here’s our  Conference Quick Planning Schedule

Visit the registration page to find fees, registration options and special events

Planning your Conference Visit in 2016


Our Conference Hotel

Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre
601 Scottsdale Drive – Guelph – Ontario – N1G 3E7

Conference rates ranging from $114.99 – $119.00 (CDN, plus tax).   These rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please ensure that you book your accommodation as soon as possible (if required).

The Holiday Inn is ideally situated close to the University, main shopping areas and restaurants.

Additional accommodation and visitor information is available at our local tourism site at

Conference Location and Directions – Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph

Find Rozanski Hall on the University of Guelph interactive campus map

Parking tickets can be pre-purchased during registration and used in P15, P14 a short walk to Rozanski Hall. You have the option of purchasing your ticket on campus and parking in the  visitors parking lot P31.