Present a workshop at MBLGTACC

Presenting at MBLGTACC can be an enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding experience. Workshop sessions are the heart of the conference, bringing together students and higher ed pros from across the Midwest to learn and grow through the knowledge and experiences of their peers and mentors.

Workshop proposals will be accepted through May 22, 2023.

Resources for aspiring presenters

So you’ve got a great idea for a workshop or discussion at MBLGTACC... now what? It's a great time for you to do some brainstorming. Read our helpful guide to learn more, (re)watch our livechat, and view workshops in past conference programs.

Eligibility and process

Presenters of accepted workshops receive complimentary conference registrations. 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.


Submissions are open to all students, staff, faculty, community organizers, and others with knowledge and experiences relevant to sexuality and gender, identity, college students and young adults, aligned social justice work, and more.


Complete your submission by May 22, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Following the closing of the proposal period, a committee comprising students, staff, and advisors will review, rank, and select a slate of workshops for this year's conference. Presenters will be notified by the end of June of the status of their proposals, and presenters of accepted workshops will be asked to confirm their intent to present at MBLGTACC and key information about their program.

  • April 10: Submissions opened

  • April 17: "MBLGTACC 101: Presenting at the Conference" webinar and live chat

  • May 22: Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. ET

  • June 23: Notice to presenter of decision

Those selected to present at MBLGTACC are also advised of these additional dates:

  • July 21: Presenter confirmation deadline

  • Sept. 1: Presenter orientation

  • Oct. 20: Presentation materials submitted to conference committee

Subscribe to the MBLGTACC key dates Google Calendar to add these dates to your calendar.

Workshop tracks

Many MBLGTACC workshops will be organized into workshop tracks, curated series' of workshops centered around a common theme, topic, or experience. Tracks create opportunities for deeper engagement and help attendees align their schedules and interests. When you submit your proposal, you'll be asked if your session should be considered for inclusion in any of the tracks, but alignment with a track isn't required.

Our venue: Central Bank Center

As the region’s most popular multi-use entertainment and convention complex, the Central Bank Center stands ready to meet the demands of attendees, organizers, and partners, affording attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and visitors alike the warm hospitality for which Lexington and Kentucky are so famous.

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