Call for Proposals

Transgender Spectrum Conference

The deadline for the submission of proposals has passed and the planning committee is no longer accepting proposals. Look for the full conference schedule on the “schedule” tab–coming mid-summer 2016.

The Transgender Spectrum Conference planning committee invites proposals for papers, panels, or workshops in any field on any topic pertaining to transgender issues, sex/gender variance, and gender expansive identities. We seek the involvement of activists, trans community members, health care providers, social workers, educators, as well as scholars, students and family members of trans people. This year’s theme is Education, Liberation, and Healing. We seek proposals for individual papers, panel/group presentations, and workshops that will engage with the theme, as well as those that expand our framework. Creative and artistic presentations are welcome. We are particularly interested in presentations by, and for, trans people of color.

PANELS could consist of a group of people discussing a shared topic of expertise, a group of papers with a uniting theme, etc. WORKSHOPS are programs that usually include audience participation. Examples include a round table discussion or an interactive learning experience.

PAPER presentations should be a maximum of 20 minutes, PANELS will have 60 minutes, WORKSHOPS may be 60-90 minutes. If submitting a WORKSHOP proposal, please indicate amount of time required (in the description section of the linked form).

Submit proposals here.

Deadline for submission: 31 May 2016
Decision and notification: 15 July 2016

Questions? Contact the planning committee.

Download a PDF of the call for proposals.

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