THE POWER OF YOU. - National LGBTQ Task Force
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THE POWER OF YOU.

Welcome to Creating Change!

We're so happy you're here.

Join us at the 33rd Creating Change Conference

January 28-31, 2021

For 33 years, the National LGBTQ Task Force has brought you Creating Change, the largest LGBTQ activist conference in the country. Every year, thousands of people from across the country come together to learn, connect, and resist. At Creating Change we sharpen our minds with skills and knowledge, fill our hearts with love and joy, and deepen our commitment to freedom, justice and equity for all LGBTQ people. Creating Change 2021 will be no different, with one big exception: Creating Change 2021 will be our first ever virtual conference. 

Schedule at a Glance:*

January 28, 2021
Noon to 1:00 pm ET / 9:00 to 10:00 am PT: Opening Plenary
1:15 to 6:15 pm ET / 10:15 am to 3:15 pm PT: Day Long Institutes, Part 1
Evening events include the Opening Cruise and other activities.

January 29, 2021
Noon to 5:00 pm ET / 9:00 am to 2:00 pm PT: Day Long Institutes, Part 2
5:15 to 7:00 pm ET / 2:15 to 4:00 pm PT: Keynote Plenary with Dominique Jackson and performances by Big Freedia
Evening events include the Agents Of Change Ball and other activities.

January 30, 2021
Noon to 1:00 pm ET / 9:00 to 10:00 am PT: Workshop Sessions, Block 1
1:15 to 2:15 pm ET / 10:15 to 11:15 am PT: Workshop Sessions, Block 2
2:30 to 3:45 pm ET / 11:30 am to 12:45 pm PT: State of the Movement Plenary with Rea Carey and Kierra Johnson
4:15 to 5:30 pm ET / 1:15 to 2:30 pm PT: Caucus Sessions, Round 1
Evening events may include an open mic night, game night and other activities.

January 31, 2021
Noon to 1:00 pm ET / 9:00 to 10:00 am PT: Workshop Sessions, Block 3
1:15 to 2:15 pm ET / 10:15 to 11:15 am PT: Workshop Sessions, Block 4
2:30 to 4:00 pm ET / 11:30 am to 1:00 pm PT: Caucus Sessions, Round 2
4:15 to 5:45 pm ET / 1:15 to 2:45 pm PT: Closing Plenary with adrienne marie brown and performances by Big Freedia

*Schedule at a Glance is tentative and subject to changes and additions. Please check back for updates.

Registration rates:

Student/Independent: Please choose the Student/Independent ticket based on individual financial need. This limited income rate is available for anyone who needs it. Amount: $50.00

Organizer: Please choose the Organizer ticket if you are self-funding your registration for Creating Change, and this rate works best for you. Contributing to the conference at this level helps subsidize the cost of registration for other attendees. Amount: $150.00

Change Agent: Please choose the Change Agent ticket if your registration is being funded by your/an organization. Contributing to Creating Change at this level helps subsidize the cost of registration for other attendees and helps maintain the online platforms that make Task Force virtual events possible. Amount: $250.00

Creating Change Sustainer: Please choose the Sustainer ticket if this rate works best for you. Contributing to Creating Change at this level:
1. Helps subsidize the cost of registration for other attendees,
2. Helps maintain the online platforms that make Task Force virtual events possible, and
3. Supports the Task Force's investment in access for all attendees through ASL interpretation, closed captioning, and Spanish-language translation and interpretation. Amount: $500.00

No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Please contact us at creatingchange@thetaskforce.org .

“It was incredible to see so many other queer people in the same space. The sessions I attended helped me connect with others and learn how to take action in my own local community. After the conference I just feel so much more confident. It's honestly completely amazing.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference is the largest and most diverse annual gathering of its kind. Creating Change attracts as many as 3,500 LGBTQ leaders, activists, and supporters from our movement and from the worlds of business, non-profit and government. Over the four-day virtual event, the Conference will feature dozens of workshops, caucus sessions and several large plenaries, where movement leaders share their insights about our progress and what needs to be done to achieve full liberation. Creating Change is where the future of our movement is cultivated. For more than 30 years, Creating Change has taught thousands of people how to make change: public officials and advocates, youth and elders, and professionals in all fields.
All plenary sessions will be interpreted in both ASL (American Sign Language) and Spanish, and all sessions will be closed captioned. Individual workshop and caucus sessions will be interpreted in ASL and/or Spanish if participants request interpretation for them in advance. Please note that requests must be made by January 6, 2021 to ensure we have time to recruit and train enough interpreters. If there's anything else we can provide please let us know!
The short answer is: everybody! The Creating Change Conference is truly one of the most diverse gatherings of its kind. People of every age attend the conference; whether you’re 15, 47 or 92, Creating Change is for you! For our in-person conference, we even offer free childcare for the youngest “attendees” and programming for kids ages 8 to 13. Nearly a thousand college students attend each year, and half of participants are under the age of 30. Creating Change is also racially diverse, with over 50% of attendees identifying as people of color. It's also diverse in terms of gender identity and expression, with over a third of attendees identifying as trans or gender-conforming. People of all socioeconomic and religious backgrounds, people with disabilities, Deaf people, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities from every part of the United States attend, including our straight allies!
Creating Change 2021 will be different from years past. For the first time in its 33-year history, the Conference will be a completely virtual event. If you’ve attended the conference in the past, you’ll notice that some things will be more or less the same, other things will be tweaked for the virtual realm, and a few mainstays of the conference will not be offered this year. While the Creating Change planning team is working hard to maintain as much of the traditional Creating Change Conference as possible, there are some things we won't be able to offer until we’re back in person in 2022. If you were hoping to attend something but can't find it on the agenda, trust us, there's a good reason we had to leave it out. Don't worry, it will return next year!
Our sessions cover a broad range of topics, including political advocacy and organizing, community and identity, faith and spirituality, sex and self-care, and so much more! We offer caucus sessions for over a dozen different communities and identities. Our plenary sessions will deliver rousing keynotes and performances from movement leaders and celebrities!
You bet! We are planning our popular Agents of Change Ball and our flirty Opening Cruise, along with game nights, an open mic event, art classes and much more!
We offer 4 levels for registration: Student/Independent Please choose the Student/Independent ticket based on individual financial need. This limited income rate is available for anyone who needs it. Amount: $50.00 Organizer Please choose the Organizer ticket if you are self-funding your registration for Creating Change, and this rate works best for you. Contributing to the conference at this level helps subsidize the cost of registration for other attendees. Amount: $150.00 Change Agent Please choose the Change Agent ticket if your registration is being funded by your/an organization. Contributing to Creating Change at this level helps subsidize the cost of registration for other attendees and helps maintain the online platforms that make Task Force virtual events possible. Amount: $250.00 Creating Change Sustainer Please choose the Sustainer ticket if this rate works best for you. Contributing to Creating Change at this level: 1. Helps subsidize the cost of registration for other attendees, 2. Helps maintain the online platforms that make Task Force virtual events possible, and 3. Supports the Task Force's investment in access for all attendees through ASL interpretation, closed captioning, and Spanish-language translation and interpretation. Amount: $500.00
Please contact us! No one will be turned away. creatingchange@thetaskforce.org

Special Guests

Dominique Jackson - Opening Keynote

Big Freedia - Featured Talent

adrienne maree brown - Closing Keynote Speaker

Sandra Valls - MC

Thanks to all who attended our fall event, Queering Racial Justice!

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Plenary Sessions

16

Day Long Institutes

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Workshop and Caucus Sessions

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