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Hot Takes is an international event series featuring fresh perspectives on contemporary sex, love and relationships.

Our mission is to bring people together for open discussions and liberating experiences, fostering new ideas and attitudes about what’s possible in love and sex.

 
 
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Our Team


 
 
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MORGAN CATALINA

Morgan Catalina creates experiences that build community around art, science and technology. She is Co-Founder of Hot Takes, which came from a personal interest in creating safe spaces for sex positivity. She also founded Out-Of-Office, a platform to support the arts, host conversations about technology’s impact on society, and connect people across industries. Previously, Morgan served as Executive Producer of SXSW Eco and co-founded the SXSW Art Program after studying English Literature and Philosophy at University of Georgia. She is based in Amsterdam, where she enjoys boat day on the canals, road trips and celebrating International Sequin Appreciation Day.

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CAROLYN HARROLD

Carolyn specializing in creating content for live events that aims to foster collaboration to address our world's most complex challenges. Throughout her career, she has brought together leaders in industry, government, media and the not-for-profit world and helped organizations of all sizes activate events to achieve their goals. Highlights include collaborations with Bloomberg, SXSW, The White House under President Obama, The State Department, IDEO, MIT, Google, HBO, ESPN, Adobe and Canon. Her ideal projects help groups achieve their financial goals while creating a positive social and environmental impact.

 
 

Special thanks

Hot Takes would like to share our unending gratitude to chief thinkfluencer and intellectual property donor Julie Yost for lending us the Hot Takes name, to Barrie Segal for all the tough love and latex shopping, to Sophie Ryan Wood for her determination, skills as a host, and willingness to try new things, and to Sarah Schultz for her eternal good attitude and keeping it all together. <3