February 16-18, 2018Register Now
Registration is $75 until 11:59 PM CST February 11th, 2018. At that time you will no longer be able to register online. On-site registration will cost $100.
At 11:59 PM CST on January 17th, 2018, late registration will begin. Registration will still be $75; however, you will not be guaranteed special items such as T-shirts, program books, swag, etc.
Registration will begin on-site at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 16th Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Similar to late registration, you will not be guaranteed special items and the cost is $100.
Accommodation requests need to be made by January 17th in order to provide MBLGTACC 2018 an appropriate lead time for scheduling services. Contact the MBLGTACC 2018 Planning Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. After January 17th, we will do our best to accommodate any accessibility request with the resources we have available at that time.
The flat fee registration of $75 will end at 11:59 PM CST on February 11th, 2018. At that time we will not accept new registrations until on-site registration, which will cost $100.
We want to make check-in as quick and smooth for conference goers as possible. This requires a significant amount of preparation on behalf of the conference staff. We appreciate support of this process for the MBLGTACC 2018 Planning Committee.
Check out our Accessibility FAQ.
Workshops at MBLGTACC are similar to seminars in that they can be lectures, discussions, lessons, interactive/performance art, just to name a few. Spanning an hour, workshops cover lecture topics ranging from sex and sexuality to language and history. Lessons can be over topics focused on educating various groups, whether 101s like simple terminology or more involved options, like how to make your workplace/college more accessible or how to be an ally to transgender and nonbinary friends and coworkers. Discussions ask for more involvement from the attendees and act as focus groups for different intersections.
The MBLGTACC 2018 Programming and Entertainment sub-committee will use a process they've created to evaluate workshop proposals. We recommend submitting workshop proposals that reflect our mission statement and pillars.
Workshop proposals are no longer being accepted. Thank you for all the submissions.
|1:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Registration & Information Booth|
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Dinner Break (on your own)|
|4:30 PM - 6:00 PM||Advisors Social|
|5:30 PM - 6:00 PM||River City Mixed Chorus|
|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Opening Ceremony|
|7:00 PM - 8:00 PM||CeCe McDonald and Joshua Allen — Keynote|
|8:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Pride Players|
|8:00 PM - 10:00 PM||Free CeCe|
|7:30 AM - 6:00 PM||Registration & Information Booth|
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||Session #1
|9:15 AM - 10:15 AM||Session #2
CeCe McDonald and Joshua Allen
|10:00 AM - 6:00 PM||Resource & Sexual Health Fair|
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||State/Regional Caucuses|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Identity Forums|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||State of the Region Address|
|12:30 PM - 1:00 PM||Lunch Break (on your own)|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Dylan Marron — Keynote|
|2:15 PM - 3:15 PM||Career Fair|
|3:30 PM - 8:00 PM||Oversight Committee Meeting|
|3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||Session #3
|4:45 PM - 5:45 PM||Session #4
Tori Grace Nichols
|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Session #5
|7:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Dinner Break (on your own)|
|8:00 PM - 8:45 PM||Tori Grace Nichols|
|9:00 PM - 10:00 PM||Drag Show hosted by JuJubee|
|10:00 PM - 12:00 AM||Dance|
|7:30 AM - 2:00 PM||Information Booth|
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||Session #6
|9:15 AM - 10:15 AM||Session #7
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Blair Imani — Keynote|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Closing Ceremony|
The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual conference held to connect, educate, and empower LGBTQIA+ college students, faculty, and staff around the Midwest and beyond. It has attracted advocates and thought leaders including Angela Davis, Robyn Ochs, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Kate Bornstein, Faisal Alam, and LZ Granderson; and entertainers and artists including RuPaul, Todrick Hall, Margaret Cho, J Mase III, Chely Wright, and Loren Cameron. Learn more about MBLGTACC.
The mission of MBLGTACC 2018 All Roads Lead to Intersectionality is to educate queer and trans Midwest college students to empower and celebrate their identities, while enabling them to resist oppression and develop resiliency against personal and societal injustices.
We need to allow ourselves moments of joy and laughter, especially in safe spaces amongst our community. Happiness drives us all in different ways and can always be enjoyed together.
We encourage challenging the institution, in whatever form or direction it may take, endlessly and fiercely using our community resources and personal strengths. Giving up is not an option.
One of the most detrimental effects of marginalization is the theft of personal agency. Our community has been silenced for too long, and we must strive to find the power to advocate for ourselves.
Knowledge is an invaluable resource to further our cause and can never be taken away from us. Lifelong learning is critical for the betterment of ourselves, our community, and our movement.
Overcoming societal obstacles and adversity is a fundamental aspect of our community’s identity. We seek to cultivate inner strength and resolve, as they are the key to building stable foundations and facilitating growth.