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Tentative: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Thank you to everyone who made our first conference a SOLD OUT success!! We are busy planning next year's event. Please check back in the fall for our Request for Class Proposals.

Conference Location

Visit our Venue and Schedule page

Silent Auction
Sponsors

Visit our Partners page

Speakers

For our 2018 conference, we will be seeking as many local presenters as possible. This is for two reasons. First, we believe that communities must be built locally before moving out into wider circles - statewide, regionally, nationally. Second, it is important to compensate the skills and time of our presenters whenever possible. As we are a new and small conference, we are unable to pay the necessary travel and lodging expenses of presenters from out of town. When we are able to offer such compensation, then we will cast a wider net for presenters. Please check out our "Donate" page if you are able to help sponsor presenters from outside of Chicago. Thank you!

A brief recap of our 2017 Speakers can be found HERE.

 

Silent Auction

We will be holding a silent auction during the first half of the conference. Proceeds from this fund-raiser will go to benefit Upswing Advocates. Upswing Advocates is a research-focused training and coaching organization that uses a collaborative, individualized approach to build skills and resilience in ways that strengthen and support the LGBTQIA community in Chicago and surrounding areas. 

To read more about Upswing Advocates, please click on the link below.