Present a workshop at MBLGTACC

Presenting at MBLGTACC can be an enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding experience. Breakout 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.

At MBLGTACC 2024, each breakout session will be 60 minutes long and take place on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27.

Workshop submissions are open until May 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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.

Formats and tracks

When you submit your proposal, you'll be asked if your session aligns with a particular track—collection of sessions centered around a common theme, topic, or experience—or format—telling attendees how your session will be organized and the extent to which they can/should expect to participate.

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. In order to give an opportunity to present to as many people as possible, we will accept a maximum of two sessions per presenter.

Process and timeline

Complete your submission by May 28, 2024 (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 15: Submissions opened

  • May 28: Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. ET

  • July 12: Notice to presenter of decision

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

  • July 29: Presenter confirmation deadline

  • August 12: Final titles and descriptions due

  • TBA: Presenter orientation

  • Sept. 3: Presenters notified of workshop schedule

  • Sept. 25 Presentation materials submitted to conference staff

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


All official communications will be sent via email to the address you provided at the time of submission. Please be sure to add and to your email client’s contact or safe contacts list. Please also be attentive to your email and be mindful of any communicated due dates.

Our venue: Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives, and nationally recognized academic programs. NMU also ranks among the safest public universities in both Michigan and the country.


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