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Task Force Opens Registration for 27th Annual National Conference 
on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

Date: 
August 21, 2014

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Task Force Opens Registration for 27th Annual National Conference 
on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

Early bird registration fee ends October 31

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 21, 2014 —The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has announced that early bird registration is now open for the 27th Annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change ("Creating Change"). Close to 4,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community leaders and activists from across the country are expected to converge in Denver, Colorado, on February 4-8, 2015 for the nation's premier annual organizing and skills-building LGBTQ conference. 


"Creating Change is 360 degrees of issues and action, from changing laws to improving lives. And for more than a quarter century, the conference has trained over 40,000 activists and community leaders from across the country and elsewhere in the world," said Sue Hyde, Creating Change Conference director. "Creating Change brings together LGBTQ equality movement pioneers and emerging leaders from diverse communities by cultivating a unique space that enables innovative ideas to be shared, critical skills to be taught, and new friendships that will last a lifetime to be formed. We've made significant gains in our work to secure basic rights for LGBTQ people, but our nation's promise of full equality is yet to be fulfilled. Our work to create change continues, and along with our coalition partners we're excited to open registration for next year's conference in Denver."

Creating Change's Early Bird Registration Rate ($300) is available for all attendees registering before the October 31 deadline. A Presenter rate of $225 is offered to anyone who submits a Request for Proposal (RFP) by the September 30th deadline and a special complimentary rate of $0 is offered for those under 16 and those over 65. A Limited Income and Student rate of $165 is also available for anyone for whom the cost of attendance may be prohibitive.

Included in the cost of registration is admittance to any of our many day long institutes, the welcome reception, four dynamic plenary sessions, and over 350 skills-building workshops, presentations, and trainings. Attendees may also choose to engage in the Task Force's Academy for Leadership and Action sessions, in which our team of Task Force organizers offer trainings and strategy sessions on a range of issues. The conference also features special receptions, caucuses, film screenings, networking sessions, hospitality suites, interfaith services and much more.

Since 1988, Creating Change has grown from 300 people to over 3,800 attendees. Previous conference keynote speakers include actress Laverne Cox, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Civil Rights leader Coretta Scott King, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) President Thomas Saenz, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, and former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Ben Jealous among many others.

For more information about the conference and to register, please visit www.CreatingChange.org.

For media credentials, please contact Jorge Amaro at jamaro@theTaskForce.org.

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