Translating Identity Conference (TIC)
University of Vermont
October 13th, 2012
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 29th, 2012
The Translating Identity Conference and Free 2 Be student organization of the University of Vermont are proud to announce the 11th 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 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance (GLBTA). 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 GLBTA, and the University of Vermont community."
Educating and developing ally communities
Increasing visibility of transgender and queer communities
Providing support and safe space for transgender and queer participants
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 2012 TIC Committee will review all panel and workshop proposals. Everyone is invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or caucus. Considerations for selection include:
Relevance to gender politics, policy, strategy and organizing
Content and panelists dealing with diverse groups and communities
Presenter qualifications and experience
Diverse race/gender/class/age representation among panelists and presenters
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 July 18, 2012.
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. PRESENTER RESPONSIBILITIES TIC will be held on the University of Vermont campus in the Dudley H. Davis Center. Presenters 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. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F99GN39 For more information, please contact The Translating Identity Conference Planning Committee at tic at uvm dot edu