2018 LGBT+ College Conference Details

Please note: The 2018 LGBT+ College Conference is still in development. Information on this page is still a work in progress and should not be regarded as definitive at this time. Questions or ideas? Email William Langston at william.langston@mtsu.edu
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
Buy Conference Shirt Purchase a conference T-shirt
Support Make a financial contribution to the conference or buy an awards dinner ticket
Submit Submit a presentation, film, open mic performance, or award nomination
Register Register for the conference, workplace tour, 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.
  • Download 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 purchase a conference T-shirt

 

I would like to make a financial contribution to support the conference (or purchase an Awards Dinner Ticket)

 
2018 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 ackowledged in the Awards Dinner Program if it is completed by March 21, 2018).
  • 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
Organization sponsorship

I would like to submit something to the conference (a presentation, film, open mic performance, or award nomination)

 
I would like to submit a PRESENTATION
I would like to submit a film for the film festival
I would like to submit an Open Mic Performance
  • The 2018 LGBT+ College Conference Open Mic will be held Friday evening, April 6, 2018
  • The 2018 LGBT+ College Conference Open Mic is a true open mic, so show up early to sign up to perform; first-come, first-served, no pre-registration is needed
I would like to submit an award nomination

I would like to register (for the conference, for a workplace tour, 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 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.
I would like to register for the Nissan TOUR
  • Workplace tours will take place Thursday, April 5, 2018 and registration is limited to the number of people who can be accommodated at the venue.
  • 2018 LGBT+ College Conference Nissan Tour Registration Form (coming soon)
I would like to register for safe zone training

I would like to volunteer to work at the conference

 
We have exciting volunteer opportunities for you to support the 2018 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.

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.
  • Please note that we have reserved spaces within the designated lots; you MUST park in the reserved section or you might be ticketed.
  • In order to get into the reserved spaces, you need to print the parking pass and bring it with you. The lot attendants will not know you are authorized without the pass.
  • If you have an appropriate disabled parking decal, you may park in any designated spot on campus without a special permit.
NOTE: Middle Tennessee Boulevard is under construction, so the images from Google may not be entirely accurate. Please plan for serious delays related to lane closures and possible street closures.
 
Thursday, April 5 - Research and Examination

James Union Building, Lobby

James Union Building (JUB), 516 Alma Mater Drive, MTSU campus map coordinates B4
Parking: Bell Lot (green section), MTSU campus map coordinates A4
Thursday Evening - LGBT+ College Conference Film Festival

Keathley University Center, Theatre

Keathley University Center (KUC), 1524 Military Memorial, MTSU campus map coordinates C4
Parking: Jones Lot, MTSU campus map coordinates C3,4
Friday, April 6 - Intersections of Identity with the Broader Community

James Union Building, Lobby

James Union Building (JUB), 516 Alma Mater Drive, MTSU campus map coordinates B4
Parking: Bell Lot (green section), MTSU campus map coordinates A4
Friday evening - Open Mic Performances

Keathley University Center, Theatre

Keathley University Center (KUC), 1524 Military Memorial, MTSU campus map coordinates C4
Parking: Jones Lot, MTSU campus map coordinates C3,4
Saturday, April 7 - Working and Learning Sessions

College of Education Building, Room 160

College of Education Building (COE), 1756 MTSU Boulevard, MTSU campus map coordinates D4
Parking: Student Union Lot, MTSU campus map coordinates E3 (overflow to Greenhouse Lot, D,E3)
Saturday evening - LGBT+ College Conference Awards Dinner

James Union Building, Tennessee Room

James Union Building (JUB), 516 Alma Mater Drive, MTSU campus map coordinates B4
Parking: Along Old Main Circle, MTSU campus map coordinates B4 (overflow to KOM Lot, B3)
Hotel information
Our 2018 hotel block is with the Hilton Garden Inn in Murfreesboro

Conference Contacts

Program Presentations and Participation
Professor William Langston (william.langston@mtsu.edu)
Sponsorships and Support
Development Director Paul Wydra (paul.wydra@mtsu.edu)
Corporate and Community Engagement
Advisory Board Chair Jeffery Humble (jefferyhumble@gmail.com)

Presenting Sponsor
 
Nissan
 

2018 LGBT+ College Conference Sponsors


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Lambda hosts weekly meetings and membership is open to all currently enrolled MTSU students who act in good faith of Lambda's Constitution and Community Standards. Membership dues are announced at the beginning of each academic year, but are not required to attend weekly meetings or events.

Lambda has an office in the Student Union Building within the office for Student Organizations. STU Room 320G.

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