Welcome to ASKEW

ASKEW Conference is a two-day long event focusing on information about sexuality, sexual health, sexual identity, and relationship building. The event will have a keynote opening speech, ten structured classes, and an informal reception.

Important Details

  • April 6-7, 2013, University of Minnesota
  • classes offered (themes)
  • Coffman Memorial Union
  • $60 Early Registration, $75 General Admission, $30 student/$15 U of M student
    • Cost of admission covers classes by Lee Harrington, Hedwig Florence, Scott Thomson, and Andrea Zanin about safer sex, sexual identity & expression, relationship structures, queer leather history, bondage and more. Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided both days. Sliding scale scholarships are available for those for whom the registration prices are prohibitive.
  • ASKEW is a safer space event


ASKEW Conference aims to provide attendees with the tools they need to explore their sexuality in a safe and supportive manner while maintaining a firm grasp on the fundamentals of consent. Specifically, ASKEW Conference intends to create positive critical discourse and open discussion on all matters relating to sexual health, sexual identification, and sexual expression. ASKEW Conference aims to promote the consent culture, encourage attendees to practice enthusiastic consent, and discuss their relationships and sexual expression in an open, honest, and constructive manner.

Safer Space

ASKEW Conference intends to create and promote a safer space at the conference where all attendees are comfortable engaging with and exploring the knowledge and ideas that are presented at the conference.

Equal Opportunity

ASKEW Conference welcomes all persons regardless of gender identification; perceived sexual orientation; affectional preference; sex; race; ethnicity; color; age; disability; socio-economic status; socio-economic background; religious or spiritual beliefs; political affiliation; public assistance status; veteran status; marital or familial status; national origin; residential status; sexual identity or expression; gender identity or expression; or openness of any of the aforementioned.