LOS ANGELES (September 14, 2017) – Sex education advocate Wicked Pictures contract star and ethical activist jessica drake will be the featured keynote speaker at CatalystCon’s closing panel. She will also serve as panelist, sponsor and host during the three day event.
CatalystCon will be held September 15-17 at The Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045. CatalystCon is an annual conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality with the aim of changing how society talks about and treats sexuality.
jessica will present the keynote speech as part of the Closing Keynote Plenary Address on “Sex, Politics and Resistance: Activism for Everyone,” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 17 in the Grand Ballroom. The closing segment will include fellow keynote speakers Dr. Hernando Chaves, Jackie Rednour-Bruckman and Mo Beasley.
“I am honored to have been asked to participate in the closing keynote, and to be able to contribute to the conversations started at CatalystCon,” drake said. “With voices of intolerance cluttering the national political climate, it’s especially important we come together in support of sex workers, the LGBTQ community, and human rights.”
In addition to her keynote speech, drake will serve as a presenter at the Sex Worker Summit at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 14. The discussion will focus on important issues facing sex workers, such as activism, resistance, self-care, the oppression of black women and more.
On Friday, September 15, drake will host and sponsor the Sex Worker MeetUp from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. The private event invites current and past sex workers as a precursor to the CatalystCon Opening Reception. For more details about the meetup, including location, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, September 16, drake will participate on the panel “Beautism and Status: How Stereotypes Influence Leadership, and Limit Choices… Recognizing Patterns and Reclaiming Power,” From 3 to 4:10 p.m. The panel will focus how people perceive influence and power, how we’re able to get people’s attention in ethical ways, and how societal definitions of beauty can sway perceptions.
drake is a strong sexual health advocate and a sex educator who has taken her message mainstream thanks to media appearances, interviews and writings. As creator, director, producer, and host of Wicked Pictures’ award-winning instructional movie series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” she is a sought after public speaker and sex expert.
About jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex:
An exclusive Wicked Pictures contract performer, writer, and director, as well as a global humanitarian and emerging sexual wellness authority, jessica drake’s brilliant career is illuminated by her beauty, prodigious talent and adult industry clout. A recipient of three coveted AVN Best Actress awards and AVN’s Mainstream Star of the Year honor, jessica has solidified her status as one of the adult’s most illustrious stars, but its her time devoted to healing, working alongside, and educating those less fortunate of which she is proudest. In her award-winning, self-directed “Guide to Wicked Sex” series, jessica brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today’s hottest adult stars. Recently joining the likes of Oprah, Martha Stewart, and Rachel Ray, drake published “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” her own digital magazine to promote sexual education, and give fans more “Guide to Wicked Sex” content they’ve been craving. Each DVD and digital magazine volume addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, which is explored with a distinct blend of knowledge, experience, and good humor, and the series has earned recognition from AVN, XBIZ, and The Feminist Porn Awards. A charismatic public speaker, the same demand for her modern sex education DVDs also takes jessica around the world – presenting seminars and workshops at expos, retail outlets, and colleges like USC, UCLA, and Chapman University – where she speaks to curious adults desiring to learn more about sex, romance, and communication. For more information on jessica drake, visit www.twitter.com/thejessicadrake.
CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk and treat sexuality. It is about stimulating the activist that is within all of us and sparking transformation in the way friends, neighbors, children and even politicians discuss one of the most important aspects of humanity. Founder/Creator Dee Dennis regards this conference as a “melting pot of sexuality” that will unite sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, those in the adult industry and anyone with a passion for creating change. “Knowledge is power, and sharing that knowledge is the first spark in igniting change.” This is the fundamental principle behind CatalystCon. For more information, visit http://catalystcon.com.