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GSA Leadership Conference/Game Change Conference
Monday, Oct. 9 at Kent State University

Register School and Student Team Here by Friday, Sept. 30:

GLSEN Northeast Ohio is very excited to present our new fall conference for high school students that will take place during the academic school day on Monday, October 9.  For the past 10 years we have been able to offer an annual conference, but always on a Saturday. This year we will team up with the Game Change Conference at Kent State University in order to host a GSA leadership conference.  The Game Change Conference has provided a place for professionals to come together to learn about and discuss the latest in LGBTQ issues for the past four years.

We are welcoming high school GSAs, or like-minded clubs, to participate with teams of up to 10 students with 1 to 2 adult chaperones.  Space is limited to 100 student participants.  The cost for this event is only $5 per person and GLSEN Northeast Ohio will pay the additional costs per person. This price will include a light breakfast and lunch.

Below is a description of what we are planning for the day. We hope that you, as advisors and your administration, will find value in this leadership opportunity which will also include discussions about college life for LGBTQ students and allies while visiting Kent State University’s campus. 

GLSEN Northeast Ohio Game Change Conference Youth Track 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:30 a.m. Opening Session
9:45-11:00 a.m. Session: The Human Experience and Empathy
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session: The College Experience and Student Activism
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. Transgender activist and first openly trans person to address any major political party convention at the DNC in 2016.

It is our hope to have 100 Northeast Ohio students engaged in discussion and learning experiences from 9 AM until 1:30 PM. Students often report that our GSA conference is their favorite day of the year because of the affirming and comfortable atmosphere we are able to provide.

We ask that you let us know your interest by emailing GLSEN Co-Chair and then follow up by filling out the Google Form to submit a list of the student and chaperone names.  Please register students and your school by Friday, Sept. 30.  Payments will need to be paid for all registered students prior to attending (not just those who attend).  Please write checks to GLSEN Northeast Ohio.

For questions, email GLSEN Co-Chair, Gary DiBianca at


Kent State University Student Center
1075 Risman Dr.
Kent, Ohio 44240


JULY 2017 GLSEN NEO Newsletter


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