Call for Proposals and Performances
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 15th, 2013
The Translating Identity Conference and Free 2 Be student organization of the University of Vermont are proud to announce the Translating Identity Conference (TIC), a one-day conference focusing on gender and gender identities. Conference registration will be free and open to the public. This event hopes to reach out to the University of Vermont, Burlington, and broader communities and educate us all further about transgender and gender identity topics as well as their intersections with other identities. With multiple panels to choose from at any time, some panels will be directed towards trans people, their partners, and allies; while others will be for those who are fairly unfamiliar with the transgender movement and the topic of gender identity. This conference seeks to translate gender identity to both the queer community and its allies.
Free 2 Be is the University of Vermont's LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Advocate) group on campus. We are a Student Government Association
(SGA).recognized club and are entirely run by students. The mission of Free 2
Be is "To actively work on creating a safe space for people of all
sexualities and individualities within ourselves, the LGBTQA, and the University of
Educating and developing ally communities
Increasing visibility of transgender and queer communities
Providing support and safe space for transgender and queer
Encouraging dialogue about identity politics and intersections
Advocating for the safety and rights of trans-people in the
workplace, healthcare, the legal system, etc.
The 2014 TIC Committee will review all panel, workshop and performance proposals.
Everyone is invited to submit a proposal for a presentation, caucus or performance.
Considerations for selection include:
Relevance to gender politics, policy, strategy and organizing
Content and panelists dealing with diverse groups and
Presenter qualifications and experience
Diverse race/gender/class/age representation among panelists and
Overall strength of the submission
All submissions will receive a response. Affiliation with the University
does not guarantee that your proposal will be accepted. The notification
process will be complete by late July. Free 2 Be reserves the right to
reject any proposals that do not support the mission of the student
organization, the conference planning committee, or the University.
TIC will be held on the University of Vermont campus in the Dudley H.
Davis Center. Presenters/performers must provide their own computers and additional
equipment needed for audio/visual technology (specifically Mac users).
HOW TO PROPOSE A SESSION
All session proposals will be submitted online. The link to the online
form is provided below. Please contact us, if you have any difficulties
with the online form.
For more information, please contact The Translating Identity Conference
Planning Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Translating Identity Conference