Present at MBLGTACC 2020

Presentation opportunities

Lead a workshop

Presenting at MBLGTACC can be an enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding experience. Our workshop sessions are the conference's bread and butter, bringing together students from across the Midwest to learn and grow through the knowledge and experiences of their peers and mentors.

We encourage anyone—students, staff, faculty, community organizers, and others—to consider what knowledge and experiences they can thoughtfully and confidently bring to a workshop of attendees, and to submit a proposal.

Proposals are reviewed by a committee comprising students, staff, and advisors. By submitting a workshop proposal for this volunteer, peer-to-peer conference experience, you understand that you will not be compensated and that all conference participants are responsible for their own food, lodging, and travel, except where otherwise negotiated by contract.

We are no longer accepting workshop proposals for MBLGTACC 2020. Visit for more information.

Keynote or perform

Over its 28 year history, MBLGTACC has become a destination for acclaimed entertainers, activists, and thought leaders, including Kate Borenstein, J Mace III, Chely Wright, Janet Mock, Jujubee, and others. From the very beginning, conference organizers sought to create an oasis in what Justin Connor (MBLGCC ‘94) says was seen as “a queer desert.”

MBLGTACC has also given a platform for countless local and regional leaders and performers. Much of this success is the product of rich ties to our communities around the Midwest, and we're excited to expand our circles.

We are no longer seeking keynotes or performers for MBLGTACC 2020, but we're always updating our list of interested speakers and performers and our successor hosts will review them as they build out their lineups. If you or someone you represent would like to learn more about keynoting or performing or be added to our list, reach out to us.

News for presenters

Brooks, Drwencke welcome MBLGTACC attendees to Kalamazoo

February 14th, 2020 | Nick Pfost

Institute leadership Justin Drwencke and R.B. Brooks welcomed students and community members to the 28th annual MBLGTACC this weekend in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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New MBLGTACC mobile app puts the program booklet right in your pocket

February 9th, 2020 | Nick Pfost, MBLGTACC 2020 Campus Planning Team

The Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity has developed and launched a new, free app that will allow you and other MBLGTACC attendees using iOS or Android devices to have the conference program right in your pockets. It is the first-ever standalone app for the conference and is tailored specifically to our attendees and conference programming, with room for additional, future customizations that were not possible under previously used third-party apps. The MBLGTACC app is...

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8 things you need to know before coming to the 28th annual MBLGTACC

February 5th, 2020 | MBLGTACC 2020 Campus Planning Team

Coming to MBLGTACC in Kalamazoo? Attending a conference can be a lot to handle, even for the most experienced among us. To help you prepare for our 28th annual gathering, we’ve compiled a list of the top things you need to know.

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