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.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit your workshop proposal by December 6th, 2019!
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.
November 8th, 2019 | MBLGTACC 2020 Campus Planning Team
We're thrilled to announce that Saeed Jones will deliver at keynote at MBLGTACC 2020 when it is held in Kalamazoo early next year. He will speak on Sunday, February 16.
October 27th, 2019 | MBLGTACC 2020 Campus Planning Team
Our hearts are warmed to welcome Kate Blaque as a keynote speaker at MBLGTACC 2020 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Blaque is an animator, illustrator, and YouTuber from southern California who uses her platforms to speak about the topics she’s passionate about as well as spread information, and cultivate conversations that encourage education across intersections. Her keynote will take place on Saturday, February 15.
October 22nd, 2019 | MBLGTACC 2020 Campus Planning Team
We're thrilled to announce that Sam Irby—author of the blog bitches gotta eat and the upcoming book Wow, No Thank You— will deliver a keynote at MBLGTACC 2020, when the conference is held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She will speak to conference attendees on Friday, February 14, 2020.