NEQTPOCC 2018 Call for Workshop Proposals

The 5th Annual Northeast Queer and Trans People of Color Conference (NEQTPOCC) will be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on March 23-24th, 2018. The theme for this year's conference is "Being Enough: Resistance, Vulnerability, Wholeness, and Magic." We are excited to announce our call for workshop proposals.

NEQTPOCC's mission is to foster an environment of unity, empowerment, visibility, and validation for Queer and Trans People of Color in the Northeast region of the United States. Our goal is to provide multiple spaces and means to have conversations that are complicated, nuanced, contradictory, and messy in the most intentional, authentic ways possible through centering the voices and knowledge of those most marginalized in our communities.

This form is a call for those who would like to create and facilitate a workshop or presentation. NEQTPOCC invites interested students, faculty, staff, and community leaders and activists to submit an idea for a workshop or presentation.

We especially welcome workshops that center Blackness, Indigeneity, disability, and transness/gender nonconformity. We are also interested in workshops that allow participants to learn and/or practice concrete skills, such as dancing/movement, self and community care, writing, applying makeup, peer/community counseling, herbal medicine/emergency first aid, and self-defense.

Below are guiding questions to help conference organizers, figure out what workshops will best complement our mission as stated above.

Details and Expectations:

• Workshop sessions are 75-minutes time blocks.

• Proposals are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

• Notifications of accepted workshops will be announced by the end of the day on Friday, February 9th, 2018.

• Presenters and facilitators are expected to provide their own transportation and hotel accommodation, if needed.
Please visit to book a hotel room at Hotel UMass in the Campus Center (the site of the
conference). Please tell them you are booking under room block NQT18C. (Some community housing may be
available, if there are extenuating circumstances or need. Please contact the conference organizers at

• If selected to participate in this conference, presenters and facilitators must notify conference organizers as soon as
possible if they need to cancel.

For more information about the conference, please visit:

Email address *
Your Name *
This does NOT have to be your legal name. Name will be published in the conference program.
Your answer
Pronouns *
Your answer
School/Organization Affiliation
For publication in the conference program.
Your answer
Phone Number: *
Your answer
Workshop Title: *
For publication in the conference program.
Your answer
Brief Workshop Description: *
For publication in the conference program.
Your answer
Workshop Objectives and Brief Outline: *
NOT for publication
Your answer
Do the presenters identify as QTPOC? (This question allows us to center the voices and perspectives of QTPOC presenters). *
Short biographies of those leading and/or organizing the workshop: *
For publication in the conference program.
Your answer
Will you need audio and/or video equipment? (e.g., laptop, projector, sound, internet access) *
If yes, please describe A/V needs
Your answer
If you are needing a laptop or tablet, will you be bringing your own? (* please bring your own unique connection devices or adaptor)
Do you need a specific room set up?
i.e., open space for dance/movement, circle of chairs, a room with tables, rows of chairs, etc.? While we cannot guarantee room set up, we will do our best!
Your answer
Do you have any accessibility concerns or accommodations needs? *
(Please describe or N/A)
Your answer
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