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NOTE: The 2020 LGBT+ College Conference has been cancelled. Join us for the 2021 conference, April 1-3, 2021!

2020 LGBT+ College Conference Details

This page has information to help you manage your conference preparation and your conference experience.


What would you like to do?

Pre Plan your conference experience
Support Make a financial contribution to the conference or purchase an awards dinner ticket
Submit Submit a presentation or award nomination
Register Register for the conference or Safe Zone training
Volunteer Volunteer to work at the conference
Getting Here Get driving directions and parking information
Hotel Reserve a room in our hotel block
 

I would like to see tips to get the most out of my conference experience

 
The conference values are encapsulated in the True Blue Pledge
 
All Diversity is True Blue
 
Before the conference
    • The conference is free to attend for everyone. Please register to help in planning. Corporate participants and faculty/staff/administration are encouraged to have their organizations sponsor the event to allow us to continue making it possible for students to participate at no cost. Individual sponsorships are also available for participants who would like to support the conference.
  • Review the conference schedule and choose the events that you would like to attend.
  • Review the driving and parking information for the days you plan to attend.
During the conference
  • Remember that, in the words of the True Blue Pledge, you are a recipient and a giver, a listener and a speaker. Be sure to participate fully, your contribution is valued!
  • Identify things to address in the working sessions; bring them up.
  • Interact with other conference participants to help build a statewide network.
  • Listen for challenges that others are facing; share solutions if you have them.
  • If you are facing challenges, seek out people who might be able to offer solutions.

I would like to make a financial contribution to support the conference (or purchase an awards dinner ticket)

 
2020 LGBT+ College Conference Awards Dinner Tickets/TABLE SPONSORSHIP
  • Purchase tickets for the awards dinner in the LGBT+ College Conference Marketplace
  • You or your organization can also sponsor a table at the awards dinner by visiting the LGBT+ College Conference Marketplace (your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the Awards Dinner Program if it is completed by March 13, 2020).
  • The dinner is a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues and peers. Your support by purchasing tickets and/or sponsoring a table allows all registered student attendees of the conference to attend the dinner at no cost.
Individual sponsorship
  • Become a patron sponsor by visiting the LGBT+ College Conference Marketplace (your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the Awards Dinner Program if it is completed by March 13, 2020).
  • Your contribution helps us provide the best quality programming and conference experience to every attendee at no cost.
Organization sponsorship

I would like to submit something to the conference (a presentation or award nomination)

 
I would like to submit a PRESENTATION
  • The 2020 LGBT+ College Conference Tennovation Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Full details are on the conference schedule page. Submissions close on March 18, 2020. An abstract book will be published on March 31, 2020.

Submit a Presentation

I would like to submit an award nomination
  • Nominations close on March 18, 2020. The 2020 LGBT+ College Conference Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday evening, April 4, 2020. Full details are on the conference schedule page.

Submit a Nomination


I would like to register (for the conference, for Safe Zone training)

 
I would like to register for the conference
  • The conference is free to attend for everyone. Please register to help in planning. Corporate and advisor/faculty participants are encouraged to have their organizations sponsor the event. Individual sponsorships are also available for participants who would like to support the conference.

Register Here

I would like to register for safe zone training
  • Safe Zone training is available on Thursday, April 2, 2020 and is limited to the first 20 people who register. Full details are on the conference schedule page.

Register for Safe Zone Here


I would like to volunteer to work at the conference

We have exciting volunteer opportunities for you to support the 2020 LGBT+ College Conference at MTSU! In order for students and attendees to get the full impact of the event and be able to attend all sessions, we need your help and your support is greatly appreciated! You'll receive volunteer information via email when we get close to the event.

Volunteer Here


I would like to know how to drive there or where to park for an event/Where to stay

 
General
  • MTSU has a mobile app. Download it to help with campus navigation.
  • The main MTSU maps and directions page can provide valuable tips for getting to campus.
  • MTSU Campus Parking Map
  • You need to print a parking pass and bring it with you. The conference pays per download, so please only download and print the number of passes that you actually need.
  • Your pass allows you to park in any legal parking space for red, white, or green tags (reserved spaces are not open for guest parking). There are no conference reserved spaces. Please read the relevant signage for policies regarding various lots and be sure that you park in spaces that are not reserved. Some lots require the appropriate tags at all times, including nights and weekends. The conference is not responsible for parking tickets.
  • If you have an appropriate disabled parking decal, you may park in any designated spot on campus, but you MUST have our pass as well.
  • You will need information about your vehicle to download your pass. Review the parking pass download directions and have your paperwork ready before you begin the download process to make it go more smoothly. Follow the links for Thursday and Friday below to get your passes.
Thursday, April 2 - Research and Examination

James Union Building, Lobby

James Union Building (JUB), 516 Alma Mater Drive, Interactive MTSU Campus Map

Thursday parking pass download link:
 
 
Thursday Evening - LGBT+ College Conference Film Festival

Keathley Student Union Building, Theatre

Keathley Student Union Building (KUC), 1524 Military Memorial, Interactive MTSU Campus Map
  • No parking pass required after hours
Friday, April 3 - Intersections of Identity with the Broader Community

James Union Building, Lobby

James Union Building (JUB), 516 Alma Mater Drive, Interactive MTSU Campus Map
Friday parking pass download link:
 
 
Friday evening - Game Night

Student Union Building, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership

Student Union Building (STU), 1768 MTSU Boulevard, Interactive MTSU Campus Map
  • No parking pass required after hours
Saturday, April 4 - Working and Learning Sessions

Business and Aerospace Building, State Farm Room

Business and Aerospace Building (BAS), 1827 MTSU Boulevard, Interactive MTSU Campus Map
  • No parking pass required on Saturday
Saturday evening - LGBT+ College Conference Awards Dinner

James Union Building, Tennessee Room

James Union Building (JUB), 516 Alma Mater Drive, Interactive MTSU Campus Map
  • No parking pass required on Saturday
Hotel information
Note that the 2020 conference is cancelled and the hotel block has been cancelled.
Our 2020 hotel block is with the Hilton Garden Inn in Murfreesboro
  • You may book through the hotel's direct link:

Book a Room Here

  • You can call the hotel direct at 615.225.2345 and ask for the MTSU LGBT Conference Block.
  • Hotel grants for student organizations outside of the Greater Middle Tennessee area may be available. Contact William Langston for information (william.langston@mtsu.edu) and apply here.

Presenting Sponsor
 
Nissan
 

2020 LGBT+ College Conference Sponsors


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