One of the first challenges faced at the Poly Leadership Summit was one of privacy. Many of us activists need a level of privacy because of our jobs or family lives, and there is a reason these summits to date are going on behind closed doors–because these discussions are creative, explorative and most likely, quite messy. Some of us use pseudonyms and must hide our names, voices or faces. Others are out publicly and have no objection to photos, videos or audio recordings.

Most interesting to me was that the privacy policy covered audio and video recording, journalists and photos but not blogging, live blogging or Twittering. Fortunately, everyone agreed that as long as we abided by the previous privacy guidelines, blog postings after the event were OK.

My favorite of the answers to what do you want to come out of this meeting with? Tacit’s “to have the AFF foaming at the mouth at the polyamorous agenda”!

Great get to know you activities and quick answers to what each of us thinks is important for the future of the movement. Everyone is coming at this from a slightly different angle, and I think there is a lot of power in that.


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  1. As one of the presenters at Poly Living who worries about not having my real name out on the web, for professional reasons, I can relate to this. Part of me really wishes I could have stayed for for the Leadership Summit.

    I am glad this leadership is happening. You didn’t make clear what were the previous guidelines. I assume it includes not using the names of people unless it is OK for them to be “out.”

    Poly Living was wonderful – Not the least of which was your Keynote.

  2. Cunning Minx March 2, 2009 at 9:08 pm · ·

    Yeah, as the Leadership Summits form and progress, many of us agree that they need to be behind closed doors for that very reason.

    And thanks–I’m glad the keynote resonated well. 🙂

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