Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Call for Programs & Registration Now Open for 2nd Asterisk Trans* Conference

The Call for Programs and online Registration is now open for the 2nd Asterisk Trans* Conference, set for February 26-27, 2016 at the University of California, Riverside.

Join us for a college conference to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. Organized by Asterisk of UCR and the LGBT Resource Center, with support from The California Endowment, the conference welcomed over 350 participants in 2015. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to attend.

The Friday night conference opening is free and open to the public, featuring Jennicet GutiĆ©rrez of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement and spoken word performances by Jade Phoenix & Kay Ulanday Barrett. Saturday's events require registration, and include a keynote by Kay Ulanday Barrett and story-telling by Jade Hambaro, Chella Coleman, and Ryka Aoki.

Willy Wilkinson will provide cultural competency training for trans* youth advocates, and Zoey Luna and her mother Ofelia will share their family story. A full program of workshops, as well as lunch and hospitality, will be provided on Saturday.

Registration is $20/individual or $10/UCR participants, with reduced registrations and waived registrations available. Eighteen campuses completed a Group Registration, allowing an unlimited number of students, faculty, and staff to register with no additional fee payment. If your campus wants to do a $200 Group Registration allowing unlimited attendance from your college or university, please contact nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu.

Any person submitting a workshop proposal can register with waived fees, even if the program is not accepted. Deadline to submit a proposal online is November 15, 2015.

Those submitting the online registration form are then redirected to an anonymous, very short, and very helpful demographic survey. Please take the time to do this survey! The final registration step for those paying $20 or $10 individual fees is to mail in check payment.

Check out the conference FAQs for more conference information.