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Call for Proposals: Queer MiniCon 2020

September 20, 2020 @ 11:30 pm - 11:55 pm

The LGBTQ Center at UNC at Chapel Hill is partnering with the Sexuality Studies Program, UNC SAGA, Student Life and Leadership, and Honors Carolina Pride to host Carolina’s first-ever Queer MiniCon on October 9th and 13th.

This convention honors National Coming Out Day by showcasing LGBTQIA+ research and expression in NC.

Call for Academic and Creative Proposals

Queer MiniCon will be an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, faculty, postdocs, and staff from all North Carolina institutions of higher education to share research and creative work affirming the experiences of LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals.

We’re looking for 5 to 10-minute proposals for everything from polished academic presentations to early research explorations, to the results of obscure deep-dives and personal expression. We encourage submissions of existing works and early explorations of new work; including that which has previously been presented or exhibited elsewhere.

Considering mini-proposals in the following categories:

  • Academic Paper/Presentation
  • Lived Experience Presentations
  • Creative Performance or Recording
  • Visual Artwork (Static Images)
  • Written Poem or Short Story
  • Category-defying works

The call for proposals will close at 11:55 pm on Sunday, September 20, 2020.

The LGBTQ Center will contact selected presenters and exhibitors by Friday, September 25 to confirm participation and schedule live-streamed sessions.

Click here to learn more or visit go.unc.edu/QMC2020 for submission notes, frequently asked questions, and accessibility details.