Workshop Proposals


Please click on this link to submit your proposal, “MOCC 2017 Workshop/Panel/Research Presentation Proposal Form.”

Mission Statement of MOCC: The purpose of the Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference (MOCC) is to annually bring together gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two spirit, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and allied persons from colleges throughout the state of Minnesota to network, socialize, and educate each other with the intention of creating positive change in all aspects of our college campuses and LGBTQIA2S+ communities. Proposals in conflict with the mission and work of MOCC, the MN Campus Alliance, and the Minnesota State University, Mankato will not be accepted.

Conference Theme: This year’s theme is “Resistance and Persistence: Action in a New Era.” As members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community are used as propaganda to help push agendas that divide or further marginalize our communities, resistance is necessary. Through marches, protests, and other forms of civic engagement, we must persist in ensuring social justice for all.  Using tools within our own spaces and communities, we must recognize ways to support our goals, each other, and our own well-being.

Honorarium: No presenter will receive an honorarium of any kind unless an explicit written agreement is reached between the said presenter and the MOCC Planning Committee.

Lodging & Travel: Presenters are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses.

Deadline: October 18 2017 11:59PM

Length of Workshops/Panels: Submitted proposals must be 60 minutes in total length.

Research Presentations: During each 1 hour session there will be a research track where participants will have the opportunity to attend a research presentation or a workshop.  Guidelines for submitting to present your research proposals are the same for presenting a workshop.

Applying for Multiple Workshops/Panels: Conference attendees can submit more than one proposal. Each must be completed separately.

Recommendations: The MOCC Planning Committee recommends that presentations include an interactive component with the audience, that handouts be readily available to all of the workshop participants, and that workshops/panels are accessible to persons with disabilities. We welcome “traditional” formatted workshops and those outside PowerPoint! You define your teaching and learning space!