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Student organizers and the Institute work year-round on the many moving pieces that go into making MBLGTACC a reality. To keep you up to date on the most recent announcements, check out the latest news below, get our RSS feed, and subscribe to our emails.

It's official: MBLGTACC 2021 is moving to October 8-10

September 3rd, 2020 | MBLGTACC 2021 Campus Planning Team, Justin Drwencke

It’s official, and we wanted to let you know as soon as we came to an agreement with all our partners. In full recognition of the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made the decision to move the 29th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC), previously slated for February 2021, to October 8-10, 2021.

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UW-Madison to host 29th annual MBLGTACC in 2021

February 24th, 2020 | Nick Pfost, MBLGTACC 2021 Campus Planning Team

LANSING, MI—The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the next host of America's largest and oldest continuously-held conference for queer and trans+ college students. The 29th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) will be held February 12-14, 2021 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

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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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Kay Ulanday Barrett to deliver opening keynote at MBLGTACC 2020

January 30th, 2020 | MBLGTACC 2020 Campus Planning Team

We are thrilled to welcome Kay Barrett—poet, performer, and cultural strategist—to MBLGTACC 2020. They will deliver a keynote address at the 28th annual conference next month.

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Poet and author Saeed Jones to deliver Sunday keynote at MBLGTACC 2020

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.

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Kat Blaque—YouTuber and popular media contributor—joins MBLGTACC 2020 lineup

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.

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Samantha Irby to deliver keynote at MBLGTACC 2020 in Kalamazoo

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. UPDATE: Sam Irby will no longer be keynoting at MBLGTACC 2020.

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Workshop proposals are now OPEN for MBLGTACC 2020!

October 18th, 2019 | MBLGTACC 2020 Campus Planning Team

Since the early 1990s, the bread and butter of MBLGTACC's programming has been its majority student-led workshop sessions. They bring together students from across the Midwest to learn and grow through the knowledge and experiences of their peers and mentors. They're tuned into what's happening around the region, nation, and world. They've become a DIY laboratory for theory and practice, and a forum for ideas new and old. We're delighted to announce that workshop proposals are now open for the...

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