“To be a safe and supportive community space in which bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, and other non-monosexual identities) people of all varieties, are empowered and encouraged to discover, celebrate, and dig into their sexual identities and how those identities intersect with their other identities, with each other, and the world around us.”
1- Create a safer and more accessible space for all bi+ people, plus our families, friends, and allies, regardless of the degree to which they are “out” and/or the labels that they choose or don’t choose for themselves.
2- Deliver dynamic programming on a broad range of topics such as understanding sexual identity, the impact of bisexuality on relationships, and other social justice issues where we learn to challenge conventional “norms” to create change benefiting the bi+ community and other communities in which we belong.
3- Provide a meeting space for bi+ community members to discuss topics of mutual interest and importance. And networking opportunities to build mutually supportive relationships that last beyond the conference weekend and into our homes, schools, businesses, organizations where we will bring what we have learned to enact positive changes.
4- Strive for creating better access and inclusion in the broadest sense, in all aspects of the conference. From sliding scale registration, elevators, and interpreters/captioning to acknowledging how privilege and power plays out in our organizations and spaces. And seeking to interrupt areas and moments of injustice by centering those most targeted/affected so that more people can bring more of themselves to the table.
5- To hold space; to honor the rich histories and intersectionalities of our movements and our lives. To challenge through active discussion and actions, that we all examine the ways in which our bi+ identities connect and interact with the other aspects, spaces, and identities of our lives, as well as the lives of others, past, present, and future. To share our stories with each other to encourage that connection, learning, and growth as a community and as individuals who also belong to other communities.
6- Celebrate positive portrayals of bi+ people and identities in art, media, and greater society that help bring about a culture shift in the public discourse around bi+ identities and help foster a sense of pride in ourselves and our abilities to thrive in the face of oppression with the support of communities in which we belong.