Schedule 2019

2019 Program PDF




8:00am-2:30pm       Queer Conference: YOUTH DAY! Programming


12:30pm-3:50pm     Registration for QueerConf open in FPH Lobby


1:00pm-2:15pm       Featured Speaker Gavin Grimm in Franklin Patterson Hall MLH


2:30pm-3:50pm       Workshop Slot 1

  • Meditative Walk - Spiritual Life

  • Queering Curriculum - Katie Morris

  • Getting Paid for Your Educational and Emotional Labor - Hayden Kristal

  • Zines and Speculative Fiction - Memphis Song Washington

  • Time Travel & Shapeshifting Beyond the Binary: Genderqueer Futures - Teal Van Dyck and Maya Sungold

4:00pm                    QTPOC Dessert Reception

5:30pm-7:00pm       Queer Shabbat

7:00pm-9:00pm       Screening of Kiki Followed by Discussion with Cast Member 

                                ChiChi Mizrahi


10:00am                   Registration open in the Robert Crown Center

10:45am                   Housekeeping

11:00am-12:20pm    Keynote with Caleb Luna and Cyree Jarelle Johnson

                                 in Robert Crown Center

12:20pm-12:45pm    Pizza Lunch in Robert Crown Center

1:00pm-2:10pm        Workshop Slot 2

  • Swimming

  • Authentically You! - Shane M. Scott, LCSW

  • Voguing - Chi Chi

  • Exploring Polyamory and Non-Monogamy - Hailey B. Greenhalgh

  • Therapeutic Writing - Patrick Walden

  • Understanding and Dismantling "compulsory heterosexuality" - Ianka Mitchell-Conway

  • No, You're Not Done: Building Truly Inclusive Events (Plus Why it Takes So Damn Long)- Jennifer Heiser

  • Compassion Fatigue and Burnout - Makenzie Peterson

2:25pm-3:35pm        Workshop Slot 3

  • Rock Climbing

  • Bridging Social Gaps through Comedy - Hayden Kristal

  • Talk the Talk: Improving Medical Self Advocacy by Learning the Vocabulary of Healthcare Providers - Kelli Dunham

  • Queer Spirituality - Liza Neal

  • Cosplay: a Study in Gender as Related to Cosplay - Elliot Qiao

  • From Reagan to Trump: Over 30 years of US LGBTQIA+ Policy Failures - Zane Carey

  • Freedom: Ending Mass Incarceration - Taina Asili

3:50pm-5:10pm        Workshop Slot 4

  • Sexual Violence in Prisons & Jails: The Failure of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to Eliminate Rape - Evie Litwok

  • Queer Yoga - Taylor Haaf

  • Beyond Disposability and Navigating Community Response to Harm - Charity O’Connor and Ryn Hodes

  • Trans Millennial Experiences / Campus Change - Genny Beemyn

  • Unpacking Couple Privilege: How the LGBT Movement Left Single Folks Behind & How We Can Reverse This Trend - Kelli Dunham

  • Questioning: How Do We Know Who We Are - Hunter Kirschner

  •  GaySL - Hayden Kristal

5:10pm-6:30pm        Dinner Break (on your own)

6:30pm-7:00pm        Reception hors d'oeuvre's and cash-bar in Robert Crown Center

7:00pm-8:30pm        Evening Performance by Mary Lambert

                                 in the Robert Crown Center

8:30pm-11:30pm       Dance in the Red Barn


9:30am-10:15am       Registration open in Robert Crown Center

10:00am                    Brunch served in the Robert Crown Center

10:20am-10:30am     2nd Welcome & Housekeeping

10:40am-12:10pm     Drag Show

12:30pm-1:50pm       Workshop Slot 5

  • Careers in LGBTQ+ Social Services - Gaines Blasdel

  • D.E.E.P. Aerobics - Noah Witke Mele

  • Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy Services – PPLM

  • Surviving and Writing Queer Trans Grief - Kelli Dunham

  • Queer Parenting: Making the Families we Want - Keely Malone

  • It Gets Better/Better Now! POC-only- Kevin E. Taylor

  • Is it Conflict or Abuse? - Ryn Hodes

2:05pm-3:25pm         Workshop Slot 6

  • Radical Psychology and the Expressive Arts - Ianka Mitchell-Conolly

  • It's NOT a phase Mom! (Queer Punk and Community Building) - Sage Territo and Benin

  • Top Surgery: An Overview in Chest Reduction Surgeries - Gaines Blasdel

  • Understanding SESTA - Bella Vendetta

  • Diagnosed with HIV: HIV Basics Information Sharing and Discussion Group - Amy Dulac

3:45pm-4:45pm         Closing Speaker: Kevin E. Taylor in Franklin Patterson Hall 

4:45pm-5:00pm         Announcing Raffle Winners 


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