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The National LGBTQ Task Force is now accepting session proposals for our 32nd Creating Change Conference, to be held January 15-19, 2020 in Dallas, Texas.

Our call for workshop proposals is now open. 

Proposal Review

Proposals received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on September 6, 2019 will be reviewed and considered for scheduling. The Task Force reserves the right to decline to review proposals received after this deadline.

The Task Force will not review proposals for sessions that primarily promote or sell commercial products or promote or sell the commercial work product of an individual presenter.

Proposals are reviewed by teams of Task Force staff and outside experts in the track and topic areas you select. Considerations for selection include relevance of the proposed session to the values and principles stated here, especially the Task Force’s 2020 tracks; depth of content; presenter qualifications/experience with the topic; overall strength of the submission; and proposals that reflect the Task Force’s commitment to representation of race, gender, class, age and disability. The Task Force reserves the right to reject proposals.

You will be notified by email of the status of your proposal after November 1, 2019.

Presenter Registration

To keep everyone’s Conference registration as affordable as possible, we ask our Presenters to volunteer their time and expertise at Creating Change. To thank them for this contribution, we offer a discounted registration rate for Presenters. This rate is inclusive of all plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables, trainings, screenings, caucuses, and special events/receptions for which there is no published cover charge or donation. This registration rate does not include day-long institutes, any separately ticketed special events, nor does it include travel or hotel expenses.

Once a proposal is accepted, a Presenter registration packet which includes a link to the online conference registration form will be sent via email. If your proposal is approved, you and any co-presenters are responsible for completing the registration form to attend the conference. A link to register will be sent to you if your proposal is accepted. The presenter registration rate is limited to four presenters per session.

Should your proposal not be accepted for scheduling, you will receive a link to register at the Early Bird rate. Please do not register until you receive notification of your session acceptance or decline. 

Presenter Responsibilities

Presenters are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.

All sessions will be scheduled on Friday January 17, Saturday January 18, or Sunday, January 19, 2020. All sessions will be held at the Sheraton Dallas.

Each meeting room in which sessions take place will be equipped with: easel pad/markers set, and LCD projector and screen. There is no additional charge for this equipment.

Before submitting your proposal, please read the following guidelines:

 

Proposal Guidelines

Once you’ve read the guidelines, you are ready to submit your proposal!

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