Early Bird Registration Opens for 2016 Creating Change Conference in Chicago

WASHINGTON, DC, August 31, 2015— Early bird registration has opened for the National LGBTQ Task Force’s 28th Creating Change Conference, January 20-24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The nation’s premier annual LGBTQ advocacy and activist gathering is expected to attract more than 4,000 attendees from across the country. For more information about the conference and to register, please visit www.creatingchange.org.

 “Creating Change is 360 degrees of training and mobilizing, issues and actions — from sharpening your lobbying skills to organizing an online event, from changing laws to improving lives,” said Sue Hyde, Creating Change Conference director. “Creating Change brings together LGBTQ equality movement trailblazers 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 and partnerships to be formed — that will last a lifetime. We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of LGBTQ people and our allies to the Windy City in January.”

 Creating Change’s Early Bird Registration Rate ($325) is available for all attendees registering before the October 31 deadline. A Presenter rate of $275 is offered to anyone who submits a session proposal (RFP) by the September 30 deadline and a special complimentary rate of $0 is offered for those 18 and under; and 65 and over. A Limited Income and Student rate of $185 is also available for anyone for whom the cost of attendance may be prohibitive. Eric Rofes Scholarships, covering registration fees, are available; application deadline is December 1.

 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. These include trainings and strategy sessions from the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Leadership Academy 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/activist Laverne Cox, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Civil Rights icons Coretta Scott King, Dolores Huerta and Julian Bond, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) President Thomas Saenz, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, and former NAACP President Ben Jealous among many others.

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


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