Thank You!

The host committee would like to thank everyone who helped make this conference an enormous success! And we are proud to announce that those who assembled on Sunday morning for the action planning session voted to establish a new organization.

Unite+Fight Midwest Equality NetworkWe voted to form the Unite + Fight Midwest Equality Network! This new entity, to keep midwestern activists in touch with one another and coordinating actions, also voted unanimously to affiliate with Equality Across America. All the individual activists and groups in attenance remain independent and self-governing, but Unite + Fight Midwest Equality Network and EAA will help us coordinate on a regional and national level to make our actions more effective, and to ensure that even those who come out for a ten person action in a tiny rural town know they are part of something bigger.

Those who were present arranged for a first conference call to start organizing our network. We are also setting up a Google group for discussion and a Facebook presence. We’ll have more details soon. If you were unable to make it to the Sunday session but still want to get involved, please email


March 15, 2010 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Give us your feedback!

If you attended the Unite + Fight conference last weekend, we want your feedback! Please take five to ten minutes to fill out our
feedback survey — and thanks!

March 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Session Descriptions Posted

You can now see the full workshop descriptions, as well as addresses and room numbers, on our schedule pages. Below are direct links to each workshop session page for your convenience.

Are you registered yet? Don’t forget that pre-registration closes at noon on Friday, and tickets are limited.

March 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

Register Now!

Space is limited, and we would hate for anyone to miss out on this amazing conference. So please register now. Then remind all your friends! It’s only $15 for the whole weekend.

And what a weekend! A party Friday night, amazing speakers and workshops on Saturday (workshop descriptions coming soon), and then Sunday’s action meeting, where we will plan the next steps for our movement, as well as a screening of the acclaimed documentary Fish Out Of Water.

Pre-registration will close at noon central time on Friday. Secure your spot now.

March 9, 2010 at 1:07 am Leave a comment

Schedule posted

You can now view the draft schedule with a list of workshops for each session. (These are still subject to change.) We are really excited to have such a wonderful slate of speakers and presenters — thank you to everyone who submitted their session ideas!

Less than two weeks left! Have you registered? Have your friends? Why not post about it on Facebook or Twitter and remind them?

March 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Two weeks!

The conference starts in two weeks, everybody! Hard to believe, but it’s true, and we have a great slate of workshops and speakers planned, as well as our Sunday morning strategy session. We’ll be posting the schedule very soon.

Are you ready to come build a grassroots network for equality? Then make sure you’re registered, and set up your hotel or hostel room now.

Once that’s done, why not help spread the word? You can…

  • Are you a member of a local activist group? Post about the conference to that group’s website or email list!
  • Print out a flyer from our media page and post it in your local LGBTQ-friendly establishments.
  • Post a link to our site on your Twitter or Facebook account.
  • Coming from St. Louis? A local group is organizing ride shares. Coming from elsewhere? Maybe you can set up ride shares for your area!

Thanks for getting the word out! This conference is by and for us, the grassroots activists of the midwest, and we need everyone’s voice.

February 26, 2010 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Way To Go, St. Louis

A St. Louis activist group, Show Me No Hate, is organizing ride shares to the conference. If you’re interested, please check out their website. This is fantastic news.

If you’re coming from elsewhere, maybe you can organize ride sharing yourself! If not, please check out the PDF with travel information on our Accommodations page.

February 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm Leave a comment

Finalizing Workshop Decisions

If you submitted a workshop by the deadline, you should be hearing back from us within the next couple of days. We had a lot of great submissions to go through and it took a bit longer than expected. Thanks for your patience!

February 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

Next Meeting

The next planning committee meeting will be this coming Saturday, from noon to 2, at Columbia College’s Underground Cafe, 600 S Michigan. You can RSVP at the Facebook event page.

February 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Last Day for Early Registration!

Just a reminder — today is the last day to register early for the conference at the $10 rate. Tomorrow it goes up to $15 … so register now!

February 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

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