All about the Spring GSA Conference

Stevens Point Rainbow MapOur Spring 2015 GSA Conference will be held at Mid-State College in Stevens Point on Saturday, March 14th.

GSAFE’s Spring Conference is open to current middle school and high school students, as well as to GSA advisors and other school professionals who are supporting GSAs and similar clubs.  The cost to attend is $8.00, which covers lunch for all participants.  Need-based scholarships are available upon request, so please let us know if you have a student or students who requires a scholarship.

The conference will run from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.  To download a registration form for the conference, click here.

Registration opens at 9AM at Mid-State Technical College, which is located at 1001 Center Point Drive in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  The day will start out with a big welcome, large-group networking and icebreaker activities, and then participants will be able to choose between different workshops to attend.

Here is a tentative schedule of the day, which may change slightly:

9:00AM to 9:30AM – GSAs arrive and check-in

9:30AM to 10:00AM – Welcome and icebreaker activities

10AM to 11AM – GSA mixer activity

11:AM to 12:15PM – Workshop session 1

12:30PM to 1:30PM – Lunch

1:30PM to 2:45PM – Workshop session 2

2:45PM to 3:45PM – Large-group afternoon session

3:45PM – Evaluation and closing 

We are still finalizing the workshops, but right now we know that there will be workshops on such topics as coming out, trans* identities, racial justice, running effective clubs, intersectionality, suicide prevention, and an open mic workshop space.

You do not have to send in the registration forms ahead of time, but it would be great to let GSAFE know an estimate of how many students and adults will be coming from your school.  When you have a rough headcount, give Tim Michael a call at (608)661-4141 or email tim@gsafewi.org.

See you in Stevens Point on March 14th!

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