Out in Front Conference
Join us on Saturday February 21st, 2015 at Vanderbilt University for OUT in Front, the sixth annual LGBTQI and Ally College Conference. Meet peers from across the state to share resources, develop leadership skills, and foster a strong community of LGBTQI and allied student leaders.
OUT in Front is open to any currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at a two- or four- year institution. The conference is free to attend.
The mission of OUT in Front is to engage students, faculty, and staff from across the region in issues relevant to the LGBTQI community and society at large. Each year, the conference strives to connect both individuals and communities with resources that will help to enrich the lives of LGBTQI and Allies in the South/Southeast. OUT in Front strives to enhance leadership development for LGBTQI and allied students.
The purpose of OUT in Front is CLEAR:
Community Building * Leadership Development * Empowerment of All * Action for Change * Reaching Beyond
OUT in Front will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21st, 2015.
OUT in Front is held in the Sarratt/Rand Student Center
The conference is free to attend. Though lodging is not required to attend OUT in Front 2015 we acknowledge that many will be traveling to attend the conference. Free lodging options are not guaranteed but we will make every attempt to place each attendee who request lodging assistance. Please keep this in mind when registering.
VOICE: The Power of the Collective Narrative
V – Vocalize
O – Organize
I – Include
C – Create
E – Engage
We are asking the OUT in Front Community to share your voice through digital media & blogging! You can do so by submitting a blog post to the OUT in Front Tumblr. What we’re aiming to do in this space is to bring together the stories of different members of our OIF community as a sort of bonding experience/living scrapbook for attendees both new and old. Consider posting:
- If you’ve attended OIF in the past, share your story! Type it up, use your unique voice and submit it for publication on the blog. We’d love to hear what you loved.
- If this will be your first conference, tell us what you’re excited about! Tell us about you! Where are you coming from, and what are you most looking forward to?
- If you’ve been approved to present a workshop at the conference (and we hope you ALL will submit your workshop proposals for consideration) then we would love a brief post with an overview of what your workshop entails.
- ALSO! ALSO! ALSO! Document your time at the conference as well as your impressions afterward, and we’ll put them up here as well! We want the whole story.