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The Founders


"We believe laughter and engagement is the best path to rope education"

Enlightenup-69 and Attnwhor-69 are the primary founders of the Summer Michigan Rope Conference (SMIRC). They have been sharing their passion and rope adventure as kink organizers since 2013, hosting such events as Oakland and Macomb Rope and the Michigan Rope Expo.

As rope students they are best described as rope anarchists who prefer to break rope down to its fundamentals and then build back up into the different passions, from patterns such as 'gote', to predicaments, to how to incorporate rope into sex and bedroom bondage.


They have also presented on other topics including polyamory on behalf of the Michigan Board of Education and BDSM education alongside the Center for Relationship and Sexual Health.


In addition to presenting on rope, Attnwhor-69 is a licensed massage therapist and teaches on the healing power of touch and both the therapeutic and kinky uses of cupping.

More information about their other events, handouts, equipment, and class notes can be found on their website,

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