Originally Posted by browneyes
I was under the impression that this was something he wanted to do for himself since he is also so new to this, and then he would share his experiences with me over the weekend as it went on.
It might be worth asking whether this impression is accurate.
If he's really set on doing this by himself, then maybe it would be best to give him his space.
But maybe he's just assuming you're not interested, since you're not poly.
It seems to me it would be good to make these impressions and assumptions explicit, and to get into specifics about what he wants from the conference.
Maybe he wants to be free to explore it for himself, but would be okay with the two of you attending a couple of sessions together. Maybe you could attend some sessions on your own.
Or maybe not.