Connect Conference

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2017 Connect Conference

Existence as Resilience: Mind, Body, Heart

The LGBT Resource Center is proud to host the 2017 Connect Conference. 

The Connect Conference is centered on the LGBTQA community, creating solidarity, and community-building. The conference is a one-day event on January 28, 2017, and will be free to UGA students, staff, and faculty. All other individuals will need to purchase tickets before the event. The LGBT Resource Center's staff is committed to providing access to all those who would like to attend the event; if you are unable to pay the registration fee, please contact the LGBT Resource Center staff at



2017 Keynote Presenter 

Grace Nichols is a rising performance artist, poet, musician, actor, dancer and activist. They identify as a queer, genderqueer, transracial adoptee living with disabilities. Through their work as an educator and organizer, they have been given insight to the multi-layered, multi-issue movements of our time, and our great need for healing. With a background in creative arts therapies, they strongly believe in the power of the arts to create healing spaces in connection with each other and that the restoration of this connection is critical in dismantling our many fear-based systems of oppression. They are enlivened when they can work within communities and with individuals who are as equally as passionate about creating programs and environments where people can feel whole.


Ticket Prices:

  • $25 preordered
  • $30 the day of the event.

The 2017 Connect Conference is open to all including students, faculty, staff, and community members alike. The LGBT Resource Center staff hopes that it will be a day of empowerment, enrichment, and community building for all who attend. The Connect Conference will have a keynote presentation during lunch and a full day of workshops, panels, and opportunities for participants to build connections with other attendees. We look forward to you joining us for this amazing event. 


Parking Information: 

Parking is available in multiple locations. For more information about parking, please visit UGA Parking Services at


Thank You to Sponsors

UGA Sponsors

Institute for African American Studies; School of
Law; School of Public and International Affairs; Office of Institutional
Diversity; Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights; Lamar
Dodd School of Art; Latin American and Carribean Studies Institute;
Department of Public Administration and Policy; Department of
Psycology; and the Department of Communication Studies.


Community Sponsors

Jittery Joe’s and Marti’s at Midday

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221 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602


Meg Evans, Director

J. Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator

Lee Fowler, Administrative Associate