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Registration now open for MBLGTACC 2019

October 13th, 2018 | MBLGTACC 2019 Campus Planning Team

Come to Wichita! Today, we're excited to open early registration for the 27th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC). MBLGTACC is America's largest and oldest continuously-running conference for queer and trans+ college students.

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You—yes, you—could present at MBLGTACC

October 2nd, 2018 | MBLGTACC 2019 Campus Planning Team

Presenting at MBLGTACC can be an enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding experience. We encourage anyone—students, staff, faculty, community organizers, and others—to consider what knowledge and experiences they can thoughtfully bring to a workshop of attendees, and to then submit a proposal. Presentation proposals are due by Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm CDT.

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Announcing MBLGTACC 2019 registration costs

October 2nd, 2018 | MBLGTACC 2019 Campus Planning Team

We’ve updated the MBLGTACC website with registration cost information essential to planning your attendance at the upcoming Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference, to be held February 15-17, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas. The registration costs are: $75 per person when registering on or before December 31, 2018; $85 per person when registering from January 1 - February 1, 2019; and $100 per person when registering on-site at the conference.

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An updated name for the nation’s largest conference for queer and trans+ college students

October 1st, 2018 | Nick Pfost

LANSING, MI—Today, the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, America’s largest and oldest conference for queer and trans+ college students, is changing its name and taking an important next step in intentionally recognizing and centering the needs of asexual students in our collective work.

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All new everything—we’ve re-launched the entire MBLGTACC website

September 22nd, 2018 | Nick Pfost, MBLGTACC 2019 Campus Planning Team

Welcome—today, we launched the all-new website for MBLGTACC, the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference. We refreshed the look-and-feel of the website, including much-needed upgrades to navigation, way-finding, and search. Pull it up on your mobile device, too—the site is device-agnostic, with all critical functions and information accessible on phones and tablets.

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In 2019, MBLGTACC heads to Kansas for the first time

February 19th, 2018 | Nick Pfost

LANSING, MI—Wichita State University will be the 2019 host campus for the 27th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC). The WSU student planning team proposed a successful bid to the MBLGTACC Oversight Committee in February 2017 and have been diligently planning the upcoming event.

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Drwencke, Brooks welcome MBLGTACC attendees in Omaha

February 17th, 2018 | Nick Pfost

This weekend, Justin Drwencke, the Institute's executive director, and R.B. Brooks, director of operations, welcomed students and community members from across the Midwest to Omaha for the twenty-sixth annual MBLGTACC. Below is a transcript of their remarks. JD: Hello! My name is Justin, they/them pronouns, executive director of the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. This is my 8th year at MBLGTACC. RB: Heyhihello! I’m RB, they/them, director of operations for the...

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Institute to host 2nd annual State of the Region at MBLGTACC

February 6th, 2018 | Nick Pfost

LANSING, MI—Join the Institute as members of its leadership team and board of directors highlight some of the major issues facing queer and trans+ individuals in our region. The 2nd annual State of the Region panel will take place at the 26th Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Bring MBLGTACC to your campus in 2020!

December 18th, 2017 | Nick Pfost, Justin Drwencke

The opportunity to host the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference is a rewarding adventure presented to one group of student leaders in the Midwest each year. As we near the 2018 conference weekend, the Institute is seeking bids from interested colleges and universities to plan and execute the 28th annual conference in 2020! This two year commitment requires a dedicated team of students who are ready to plan their conference vision and put in the effort to make it...

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Drwencke, Brooks introduce the Institute at MBLGTACC 2017

February 20th, 2017 | Nick Pfost

Justin Drwencke and R.B. Brooks introduced the Institute to students and community members attending MBLGTACC this past weekend in Chicago. Below is a transcript of their remarks. Hey hi hello, my name is R.B. They/them. I am the Chief Operations Officer of the Institute. This is my sixth MBLGTACC. I've been attending since 2012 in Ames, Iowa. I also had the privilege of being co-chair of mblgtacc 2014 hosted in Kansas City MO. I’m Justin, he/him/they/them, and I am the Chief Executive...

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