Top 6 things to know before coming to MBLGTACC 2023

As you prepare to head to Lexington for the 31st annual MBLGTACC, Queer Joy As Our Lasting Legacy, we've assembled a list of the top 6 things you'll need to know. Please monitor your email later this week for special check-in notification and instructions.

1. Your paid order gets you through the door

To be admitted to the conference, an attendee’s registration must be paid. For delegations sponsored by their college or university, the primary point of contact must provide proof that a college or university check has been remitted by mail.

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2. Accessibility: making MBLGTACC a conference for all of us

MBLGTACC planners and the Institute are committed to the accessibility of the conference for all attendees. While attendees are asked to disclose their accessibility questions or requests during the registration process and before the Oct. 3 deadline, we recognize that sometimes things just come up. Let us know if you may need a last minute accommodation, and we’ll do whatever we can with remaining resources.

3. Do NOT miss this keynote lineup...

MBLGTACC 2023 will kick off with a keynote by Deaf activist and comedian Hayden Kristal. Author and award-winning sports journalist Katie Barnes will address attendees on Saturday. Plus there's so much in between, including the Revoluncheon, Marker Market and Vendor Fair, Identity Forums, and more!

Learn more about conference keynotes and entertainment
Download a PDF of the conference program

4. Think ahead about your parking and transportation needs

Paid parking is available at and near Central Bank Center. Lexington itself has local bus transit and is surrounded by several major roadways and ready access to Bluegrass Airport (LEX).

5. Dress for the weather

The Weather Channel is forecasting temperatures between low 40s to low 60s (Fahrenheit) for Lexington during the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the conference.

6. Tip your drag performers

Did you know that tipping performers is a customary feature of drag shows, both as part of the show and as an expression of appreciation for one of the most attacked art forms of our time? We encourage drag show attendees to bring a little old-fashioned cash to tip these fabulous performers.

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