Mission Statement of MOCC: The purpose of the Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference (MOCC) is to annually bring together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two spirit, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, and other allied persons from colleges and universities throughout the state of Minnesota and surrounding areas to network, socialize, and educate each other with the intention of creating positive change in all aspects of our campuses communities.

Conference Theme: Equity as a human right: The evolution from equality to equity.

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

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

Deadlines: The deadline for proposals is October 16, 2015 11:59PM. Proposals submitted after this date will NOT be accepted. Those who turned in applications by the deadline will be notified of their application status by October 23, 2015 via email.

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. Your research must must pertain to the theme/mission of MOCC. 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.

Some Topics to Provide Inspiration (but please feel free to submit proposals on other LGBTQIA+ related topics):


  • Researching LGBTQIA+ Communities
  • Challenging Research Methodologies in Sexuality Studies


  • Mental Health Access
  • Inclusive Health Studies
  • Accessible Healthcare
  • Self-Advocating for Quality Healthcare with Safe Providers


  • Bridging Higher Ed. with LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Students at Colleges with Discriminatory Policies


  • Leadership Development and Leadership Transition
  • Student Leadership on Campus


  • Intersectionality
  • Queer People of Color
  • Bisexual Visibility
  • Queer Women Issues
  • Queer Men Issues
  • LGBT Youth in MN
  • LGBT Elders
  • Queer People of Color (QPOC) Workshop
  • Racial Justice/White Privilege
  • Trans* Issues
  • Disabled and LGBTQIA+


  • Anti Discrimination Laws and Policy
  • Grassroots Organizing in MN
  • Building Safe Spaces in Rural Areas
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Queer Radical Movements in Minnesota
  • Building Faith Coalitions


  • Sex Positivity
  • Coming Out

Health/Self Care

  • Work/Life/Volunteer Balance
  • Relaxation and Self-Care
  • Sobriety
  • Safe Sex Practices for All Bodies
  • Relationships – Different Varieties and Flavors
  • Queer Art
  • Storytelling


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