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International Conference on Bisexuality

The International Conference on Bisexuality (ICB), also known as the International BiCon, is a periodic gathering of bisexual activists and academics from around the world.

Started by Fritz Klein and a group of fellow activists, the first ICB was held in Amsterdam in 1991 and followed the concept of a BiCon started in the UK in 1984.

Past events

Number Date Location Country Attendance Notes
1st ICB October 1991 Amsterdam Netherlands 250 --
2nd ICB 23–25 June 1992 London UK 253 Held at a church in North London
3rd ICB 24 June 1994 New York USA 250 The event was held in the week prior to the 25th Stonewall Anniversary Parade. A large number of participants at the conference marched under an "International Bisexuals" banner in the parade.
4th ICB October 1996 Berlin Germany 196 --
5th ICB 3–5 April 1998 Harvard University, Boston USA 910 Held over 140 workshops, panels, or performances
6th ICB 25–28 August 2000 University of Manchester UK 265 This event was held in combination with the UK's BiCon 18
7th ICB [1] 25–28 October 2002 Sydney Australia ? --
8th ICB 5–8 August 2004 University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Campus Minneapolis USA 225 This conference was hosted by the Bisexual Organizing Project.
9th ICB 15–18 June 2006 Ryerson University Toronto Canada 200 This conference was hosted by the Toronto Bisexuality Education Project. It offered 57 workshops and included keynote addresses from Dr. Loraine Hutchins and researcher Trevor Jacques.
10th ICB 26–30 August 2010 London UK 454 This event was held in combination with the UK's BiCon 28. During the 9th ICB this was announced as being the 11th, however the 10th ICB had no immediate takers. Although work was then done on the issue, a planned conference in 2008 in Rhode Island, USA failed to get off the ground. The 2010 ICB in the United Kingdom was consequently the 10th.

Future events

Number Date Location Country Notes
11th ICB 20?? ?? ??

No future ICB has yet been scheduled.

See also

External links

  • 10ICB
  • Bisexual Conferences at DMOZ
  • "Why Bisexual Conferences are Important" by Denise Penn in Penn Points (June 2004)
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