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Good news from one of our programming co-chairs!

"We're excited about all the presenter proposals we've received thus far, but if you wanted to submit and thought you missed the deadline, good news! We're extending the deadline to Wed. May, 6. We will continue to evaluate proposals on a rolling basis, so please submit sooner rather than later."

For  a description of what we're looking for, see our previous post, but basically if you're part of one of the numerous demographics served by TBC and have something to say...WE WANT YOU to submit.

This is the form you fill out to submit a presentation.  We'll be meeting to make our first round of selections April 14th.


We are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Transcending Boundaries Conference is now accepting proposals for presentations! The theme this year is "Remembering Our Past, Building Our Future.” 

Transcending Boundaries, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide education, activism, and support for persons whose sexuality, gender, sex, or relationship style do not fit within conventional categories. The organization serves our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, asexual, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, polyamorous, and kinky persons, as well as allies and those who prefer not to use labels.

 This year's conference will include a variety of programming formats ranging from traditional informational lectures to panels to workshops to discussion groups to performances and everything in between. Whether you're an experienced presenter or interested in leading your first workshop, we'd love to consider your proposal."

 Time slots for presentations range from 50 to 75 minutes. The 2015 Transcending Boundaries Conference will take place November 20-22, 2015 at the Sheraton Springfield in Springfield,  MA.  The deadline for submission is March 30th, 2015 (EXTENDED TO MAY 6th), but please don’t wait till the last minute! Presentations will be accepted on a rolling basis, meaning if we see something we like, we’ll put it in the schedule and programming space MAY fill before the deadline!

 We are especially interested in presentations that specifically address the conference theme and/or one (or more) of the following topics:

  • Activism
  • Relationships, Families and Parenting

  • Spirituality and Religion

  • Interactions with Professionals and Health Care Issues

  • Writing/Creative Arts

  • Identity and Community

  • Intersex

  • Asexuality

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Any presentation which has relevance to multiple sub-populations within our community

We are also particularly seeking to increase the racial/ethnic diversity of our presenter base.

While our website is currently under construction, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more information about who we are. We can provide you with a copy of the PDF for our 2014 conference.


 The next Transcending Boundaries Conference will be held November 20, 21 and 22, 2015 in Springfield, Massachusetts at the Springfield Sheraton.  For those of us who joined us in 2011 and 2012, the Springfield Sheraton was the host hotel. Our keynote speaker will be bisexual activist, Faith Cheltenham.

 

 

Faith has been a major player in LGBT activism in the US for the past 15 years. Earlier this year she made history, being the first leader of a bisexual non-profit to have a private meeting with the president and witness an executive order signing. In 2013 she co-organized the first bisexual community issues roundtable at the White House. 
 
In addition to her political activism, Faith has appeared on several major news outlets and in PSAs for the American Institute of Bisexuality.  Faith is a published author, writing for for both LGBT and mainstream media. An accomplished stand-up comic, Faith brought humor and activism together in 2009 by organizing the first “Zombie Pirates For Healthcare Reform” protest.

Currently she serves as president of BiNet USA, the original founders of the Transcending Boundaries Conference. We couldn’t be happier to be connecting with our BiNet roots by working with Faith this year. If you want to learn more about this amazing intersectional activist and the work she is doing here are some places to start:
 

The chairpersons for TBC 2015 will be Lorelei Erisis and Sara Brosnan, both members of the Transcending Boundaries Incorporated board.

If you want to get involved in organizing, have any questions, or would like more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Transcending Boundaries, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide education, activism, and support for persons whose sexuality, gender, sex, or relationship style do not fit within conventional categories. The organization serves our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, asexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, polyamorous, and kinky persons, as well as allies and those who prefer not to use labels.