Two Weeks Out

We can hardly believe that OUTstanding 2015 is just over two weeks away!

Just a friendly reminder: As we are expecting a large number of attendees at this year’s OUTstanding Seminar, we are REQUIRING that you register. Wristbands will be given out at check in to all those who are on our registration list.

So if you haven’t already, REGISTER NOW!!!

Also, now is a great time to sign up for tabling or to volunteer this year. These are great ways to get yourself or your organization involved.

OUTstanding Tabling 2015

OUTstanding Volunteer Sign-up 2015

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Registration Open

Registration for OUTstanding’s 2015 conference is open now! Register for OUTstanding: LGBTQ+ Self-Revelations here.

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Volunteer work

We have amazing volunteers!! Volunteers have been tabling on Pedestrian Walkway on UT campus!! OUTstanding 2014 has a display case at the University Center. Looks great guys! Have I mentioned that we love our volunteers? Thank you to everyone who is helping make this Saturday a great event!

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Updates for OUTstanding 2014

Workshops for this year have been confirmed and are posted here!!

We have more interest than ever this year with already more than 300 people registered with over a week to go! While this is awesome news, it is important to note that the conference is on a tight budget. Therefore, anyone registering after this date may not be guaranteed lunch. We will continue to work to accommodate everyone who attends. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to still see you at OUTstanding 2014.

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Get excited for our 2014 keynote!

After months of planning, the conference is just around the corner – less than two months away! For this, we are excited to announce our explosive 2014 keynote speaker, Ms. Sonya Renee! She is an incredible talented poet, and will be performing on our own University Center Auditorium.

Performance Poet, Activist and transformational leader Sonya Renee Taylor is a National and International award winning writer and performer, published author, and global change maker. She has shared her work and activism across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands. She is the founder and CEO of The Body is Not An Apology, an international movement of radical self-love and body empowerment that reaches over 100,000 people weekly. Sonya has been seen, heard and read on HBO, BET, MTV, TV One, NPR, PBS, CNN, Oxygen Network, New York Magazine,,, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia,, Ms. Magazine and many more. She has shared stages with such luminaries as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Cornell West, Amiri Baraka and numerous others. Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally. Visit her at www.sonya-renee.comor

This isn’t all we have in store, though! Stay tuned for more information about this year’s OUTstanding LGBTQ+ Conference, including another keynote, and a full day of engaging workshops.

If you’re as excited about seeing her as we are (and we know you are), be sure to register for the event here. The OUTstanding Conference will be held on Saturday, November 8th from 9AM to 5PM in the University Center at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public; breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Register Now!

Registration is live for OUTstanding 2014!!! Please click on the link above to save yourself a spot :)

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Don’t forget we are accepting proposals! Please click on the “Proposals” link above to get more information. Our theme this year is “LGBTQ+: Mind, Body, and Soul” so please keep that in mind :). Also please check out the website of one of our talented speakers Sonya Renee . Have a great week!

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