The Consortium at Creating Change

Creating Change is an annual conference organized by the National LGBTQ Task Force. We encourage you to attend the Racial Justice Institute on the first day and invite you to our day-long institute for interested members committed to their personal and professional growth and development. The Consortium also holds its annual business meeting during this conference in which members can find out what’s new, share in the recognition of your peers and colleagues with an award ceremony, and connect with colleagues from across the U.S. and abroad. Join us at Creating Change 2018 in Washington, D.C.!

Creating Change 2018 Schedule of Events

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As in previous years, the Consortium will have a suite where many of our meetings will be held. Unfortunately, we won’t get the room number until we arrive at Creating Change. We will send an email out with the Consortium Suite number once we have it, and we will also share it with you at our various meetings.

Tuesday, January 23

  • Executive Board Winter Board Retreat

Wednesday, January 24

  • Racial Justice Institute (Not Consortium sponsored, but we encourage Consortium members to attend)
  • Consortium Business Meeting: 8:00pm - 9:30pm (7:30pm -8:00pm networking) in  Delaware Room A/B
  • Post Business Meeting Social: 9:30 pm in Lobby Bar. Cash bar and free appetizers.

Thursday, January 25

  • 2018 LGBTQ Campus Resource Professionals Institute: 9:00am - 5:00pm - Location TBD
    • The Institute will feature a morning panel and roundtable discussions on tensions in the field, lunch on your own, race affinity caucus space, regions meeting time, and wrap-up with a mix and mingle opportunity for members to network.
    • Please register to the Consortium for Thursday’s Institute here:
  • Immediately following the opening plenary:
    • Past and Current Board Members Gathering: 10:00pm - 11:00pm in Consortium Suite
    • Meet and Greet with the Consortium Board: 11:00pm - 12:00am in Consortium Suite

Friday, January 26 (all events are located in the Consortium Suite)

  • Grad Student Breakfast: 8:00am - 9:30am in Consortium Suite
  • People of Color Constituency Group Lunch: 11:00am - 12:30pm in Consortium Suite
  • State of the Movement Address and Presentation of Consortium Award for Research and Assessment: 1:30pm - 2:45pm - Marriott Ballroom
  • Emerging Research on Queer and Trans Spectrum Students across Higher Education: 3:00pm - 4:00pm in Consortium Suite
    • Presented by Dr. Sue Rankin, Co-Investigator
    • Session Description: In addition to the normative challenges of college, queer spectrum and trans spectrum students (QTS) are often exposed to stressors related discrimination contribute to negative outcomes among QTS students. These stressors may lead to QTS students’ greater propensity to use and abuse alcohol and/or drugs, to think about or attempt suicide, and to consider leaving their college/university. The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between campus climate, health outcomes (e.g., alcohol use, drug use, depression, suicidality), and academic outcomes (e.g., intent to persist, perceived academic success, overall GPA) for QTS students.
  • Sober Social: 8:00pm - 10:00pm in Consortium Suite

Saturday, January 27 (All activities in the Consortium Suite this day)

  • LGBT2 Constituency Group Lunch: 11:00am - 12:30pm in Consortium Suite
  • Regional Representatives Meeting: 3:00pm - 4:00pm in Consortium Suite
  • TGQ Constituency Group Dinner: 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Consortium Suite

We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC! And don’t forget to register for the Consortium Institute! See you next week!