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Hearts & Collars

A one day event for people who participate in polyamory AND power exchange.

Classes, Play Party, Social

March 14, 2020

Columbus OH


A Power Exchange relationship is a consensual relational dynamic in which a partner either gives up or gains control of authority within those relationship.

Master/slave? Dom/sub? Owner/property? Gorean or Taken in Hand? Or something you have defined yourself? Your choice of Power Exchange is valid.

Polyamory is the practice of – or desire for – intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the consent of all partners involved. It has been described as “consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy” (credit:

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  • 9:00 AM Register, Coffee and Donuts, Gather
  • 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM A mix of classes, workshops, interactions, facilitated conversations.


Includes a mix of presenters selected for their experience and space for attendees to take charge and run a class or conversation. Places to hang out and socialize or quiet zones also available.

  • 5:45 PM Dinner Outing

Continue to create relationships with peers! Sign up to join a group carpooling to the vibrant North Market, the event dinner location. Join our presenters to get to know them a bit better or fellow event attendees that you want to make connections with.

  • 7:30 PM Play Party
    Our play party will not only include great ambiance and furniture made by AIS Kinklabs.
    Additionally, we provide a generous social area to keep the conversations going, a spot for board games, and a cigar area.

Additional Information:

  • Lunch will be provided during the event for those that wish to remain at the venue; this is included in your ticket price. Additionally, there are many restaurant options in the area as well.
  • Dinner Outing: Our event venue is only 15 minutes from the vibrant North Market, a dining experience that provides international foods from around the world from people who now all live in Columbus. The Dinner Outing is optional and not included in the event price.

Can I teach a class?

We plan to make space for attendee lead events as well as those provided by our presenters. More information will be sent to registered attendees.


Will my preferred pronouns be respected?

Yes! Upon arrival at the event, we will have badges for both preferred names and pronouns.


Can I sit out a session?

Absolutely! We provide a large social area for taking breaks and just hanging out. 

What is the cost?

$39 covers all classes &  workshops during the event, lunch, and the play party  that night. 


Are there any rules?

The Columbus Space, the facility hosting the event, is for those 19 years old and over. And it is an alcohol and substance-free zone. You can read about all the policies at the Columbus Space here.

What if I don't have a power exchange partner? Or I'm not sure if polyamory is right for me?

No problem! If you are just power exchange curious, looking to meet other power exchange + polyamory people, or hoping to explore it one day, you are welcome! 

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

 Hearts & Collars seeks to be a welcoming event for all people. Below you’ll find some comments around our views and policies around diversity and inclusion, as well as venue-specific information.

Venue – Hearts & Collars is held at the Columbus Space for Alternative Self Expression. The venue rules and policies can be found verboten here ( All venue rules apply to the event as well.

Code of Conduct for Hearts & Collars – Attendees are expected to be cordial and treat each other with respect regardless of gender, race, color, creed, ancestry, place of origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, disability, age, or sexual orientation or preference.

Also, attendees are expected to be cordial and treat each other with respect regardless of relationship styles. Other people’s decisions to practice a type of power exchange or polyamory is for them to decide and should not be disparaging or insulted.

Diversity of Speakers and Topics – We expect to have a varied and diverse slate of participants and presenters. Note that this event will only have three or fewer speakers.

ADA accessibility of the venue – The Columbus Space is fully ADA accessible. Rules regarding service animals can be found on the venue’s website. Please contact us if you have any specific questions.

Sign Language Interpretation and hearing assistance for sessions – We are unable to provide audio equipment (microphones, speakers) for each speaker/class leader. A sign language interpreter can be available if requested at the time of ticket purchase.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms – Gender-neutral and Gender-specific bathrooms are provided

Nursing/feeding areas – The Columbus Space is a 19 and over facility and thus does not have a nursing area.