MBLGTACC 2018
All Roads Lead to Intersectionality

February 16-18, 2018

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Registration

How much does attendance cost?

Registration is $75 until 11:59 PM CST February 11th, 2018. At that time you will no longer be able to register online. On-site registration will cost $100.

What is late registration?

At 11:59 PM CST on January 17th, 2018, late registration will begin. Registration will still be $75; however, you will not be guaranteed special items such as T-shirts, program books, swag, etc.

What is on-site registration?

Registration will begin on-site at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 16th Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Similar to late registration, you will not be guaranteed special items and the cost is $100.

When do accessiblity requests need to be made by?

Accommodation requests need to be made by January 17th in order to provide MBLGTACC 2018 an appropriate lead time for scheduling services. Contact the MBLGTACC 2018 Planning Committee at unogsrc@unomaha.edu with any questions. After January 17th, we will do our best to accommodate any accessibility request with the resources we have available at that time.

When does registration end?

The flat fee registration of $75 will end at 11:59 PM CST on February 11th, 2018. At that time we will not accept new registrations until on-site registration, which will cost $100.

Why does registration close a week before?

We want to make check-in as quick and smooth for conference goers as possible. This requires a significant about of preparation on behalf of the conference staff. We appreciate support of this process for the MBLGTACC 2018 Planning Committee.

Where do I register?

You can click the Register Now button below, or you can go to mblgtacc.org/register.

Workshops

What is a workshop?

Workshops at MBLGTACC are similar to seminars in that they can be lectures, discussions, lessons, interactive/performance art, just to name a few. Spanning an hour, workshops cover lecture topics ranging from sex and sexuality to language and history. Lessons can be over topics focused on educating various groups, whether 101s like simple terminology or more involved options, like how to make your workplace/college more accessible or how to be an ally to transgender and nonbinary friends and coworkers. Discussions ask for more involvement from the attendees and act as focus groups for different intersections.

Who can submit a workshop?

Anyone can submit a workshop at mblgtacc.org/workshop-proposals.

How does a workshop get chosen?

The MBLGTACC 2018 Programming and Entertainment sub-committee will use a process they've created to evaluate workshop proposals. We recommend submitting workshop proposals that reflect our mission statement and pillars.

Submit Workshop Proposal

Workshop proposals are due on November 15th, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST.

Speakers

Remy the Rat - Keynote #1

Keynote #1

Remy the Rat - Keynote #2

Keynote #2

Remy the Rat - Keynote #3

Keynote #3

Tentative Schedule

Friday

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Registration & Information Booth
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Socials
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM Dinner Break
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Opening Ceremony
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Keynote #1
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Entertainment #1

Saturday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Registration & Information Booth
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Session #1
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Session #2
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Resource & Sexual Health Fair
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM State/Regional Caucuses
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Keynote #2
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Career Fair
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Session #3
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM Oversight Committee Meeting
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Session #4
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Session #5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner Break
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM Entertainment #2
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Drag Show
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Dance

Sunday

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Information Booth
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Session #6
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Session #7
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Lunch Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Keynote #3
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Closing Ceremony

Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Aksarben Village

Comfort Inn and Suites Grover

  • 7007 Grover St, Omaha, NE 68106
  • (402) 934-4900
  • Thurs: 24 Rooms
    Fri & Sat: 60 Rooms
  • Accessible Transportation Available  Free ADA compliant transportation will beavailable at all hotels.
  • $119 – $149  For this hotel you must call them and request to reserve a room in the MBLGTACC 2018 room block.

Residence Inn Omaha Aksarben Village

The Hotel RL

  • 3321 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68124
  • (402) 393-3950
  • Fri & Sat: 200 Rooms
  • Accessible Transportation Available  Free ADA compliant transportation will beavailable at all hotels.
  • $99  For this hotel you must call them and request to reserve a room in the MBLGTACC 2018 room block.

Entertainment

Remy the Rat - Keynote #1

Entertainment #1

Remy the Rat - Keynote #2

Entertainment #2

Remy the Rat - Keynote #3

Drag Show MC

What is MBLGTACC?

The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual conference held to connect, educate, and empower LGBTQIA+ college students, faculty, and staff around the Midwest and beyond. It has attracted advocates and thought leaders including Angela Davis, Robyn Ochs, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Kate Bornstein, Faisal Alam, and LZ Granderson; and entertainers and artists including RuPaul, Todrick Hall, Margaret Cho, J Mase III, Chely Wright, and Loren Cameron. Learn more about MBLGTACC.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of MBLGTACC 2018 All Roads Lead to Intersectionality is to educate queer and trans Midwest college students to empower and celebrate their identities, while enabling them to resist oppression and develop resiliency against personal and societal injustices.

Our Pillars

Celebration

We need to allow ourselves moments of joy and laughter, especially in safe spaces amongst our community. Happiness drives us all in different ways and can always be enjoyed together.

Resistance

We encourage challenging the institution, in whatever form or direction it may take, endlessly and fiercely using our community resources and personal strengths. Giving up is not an option.

Empowerment

One of the most detrimental effects of marginalization is the theft of personal agency. Our community has been silenced for too long, and we must strive to find the power to advocate for ourselves.

Education

Knowledge is an invaluable resource to further our cause and can never be taken away from us. Lifelong learning is critical for the betterment of ourselves, our community, and our movement.

Resiliency

Overcoming societal obstacles and adversity is a fundamental aspect of our community’s identity. We seek to cultivate inner strength and resolve, as they are the key to building stable foundations and facilitating growth.