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!
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.
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, MSNBC.com, Today.com, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, Shape.com, 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 www.thebodyisnotanapology.com
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.
Registration is live for OUTstanding 2014!!! Please click on the link above to save yourself a spot :)
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 http://www.sonya-renee.com/ . Have a great week!
Come to the last Outstanding meeting of the semester, where we will talk about Knoxville Pride and everything that’s been going on in the last few weeks (lots of updates!). There will be pizza involved ;)
When: Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
Where: UTK Outreach Center. 1616 Melrose Ave. Melrose F103