CatalystCon East 2015: By The Numbers

CatalystCon East 2015 (HeyEvent)

CatalystCon East 2015 (HeyEvent)

It’s that time of year again! CatalystCon East 2015 starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday in Arlington, VA. It’s shaping up to be a good one, so here are some basic numbers to pique your interest:

Number of Days: 3

Number of Keynotes: 2

Number of Speakers: 81

Selected Speakers: Jillian Keenan, Ashley Manta, Ela Darling

Number of Sessions: 43

Selected Sessions: “Sex + Millennials: How We are Changing Sexual Landscape,” “Deconstructing Christian Erotophobia” “Sense & Shibari-a Re-Evalution of the Knowledge of Rope Bondage and the Possibilities of Researching Kink”


If you’re going, have fun! I’m jealous!

#ThrowbackThursday: Adam and Eve’s Phil Harvey, 1991

Phil Harvey, 1991 (IndyWeek)

Phil Harvey, 1991 (IndyWeek)

This year, Adam and Eve founder Phil Harvey will give CatalystCon East’s closing keynote address.

Harvey founded Adam and Eve while getting his master’s degree in family planning administration at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC). In 1970, he began a mail-order business selling condoms, flouting the Comstock Law.

Harvey has two businesses: Adam and Eve, the nation’s largest mail-order adult product business (headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina) and Phil Harvey Enterprises, Inc. The latter company is a non-profit devoted to bringing contraception to underserved countries. This led him to win the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists’ (AASECT) Humanitarian Award in 2006.

With that history, Harvey’s keynote should be a must-see.