Overview

The LGBT Institute is pleased to host our first symposium, presented by Delta Air Lines. The symposium will focus on LGBT civil and human rights scholarship with an emphasis on intersectional research. It will also be a time for networking among academics and advocates, helping enhance coordination and communication to maximize impact.

Symposium presentations will focus on one of the Institute's three main areas: (1) Education & Employment, (2) Criminal Justice & Safety, or (3) Public Health & Wellness. In particular, we have sought out research and other presentations that help to explain the dynamics and systems operating in relation to these three focus areas; the individuals and communities least likely to have access to needed resources and most vulnerable to harm; and hear stories that have not been told.

Identifying and filling the research gaps within the focus areas will help to build critical connections between academics and advocates in order to move from research to action and from action to research. Many of the symposium’s presenters will also be touching upon LGBTQIA experiences and issues in relation to gender identity, racial and economic justice, class, immigration and citizenship, age and aging, ability and disability, incarceration, and other categories and social concerns.

We look forward to learning and connecting with you!

SCHEDULE

Schedule-At-A-Glance

NOTE: 

Friday's Opening Reception will be held at the Georgia State University Archives (Library South, 8th Floor, 100 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303(open to all symposium attendees). Saturday and Sunday sessions will take place in Student Center East, located 55 Gilmer St. Atlanta, GA 30303Parking is available in G Deck. See MAP

The LGBT Institute plans to film some of the symposium's sessions and has therefore included this consent to use of photographic images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the LGBT Institute Symposium constitutes an agreement by the registrant to LGBT Institute's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.

 

Friday, November 18th 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Opening Reception at the Georgia State University Archives                                       (Library South, 8th Floor, 100 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303)

(open to all symposium attendees)

 

Saturday, November 19

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.              Registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.             Breakfast                    

10:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.           Breakfast Plenary

11:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.           Block 1 Sessions

12:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.             Lunch Plenary

2:10 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.               Block 2 Sessions

3:25 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.               Block 3 Sessions

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.               Dinner on Your Own / Hotel Check In

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.               Transition to Community Event

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.              Community Event

 

Sunday, November 20

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                Breakfast Plenary

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.              Leadership for Educational Equity Panel             

10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.            Block 4 Sessions

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.            Lunch Plenary

12:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.              Block 5 Sessions

2:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.                Block 6 Sessions

3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                Group Photo

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.               Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

 

FULL SESSION DESCRIPTIONS:

(Scheduled times are tentative and may change)

Symposium Partners

Academic Partners

Sponsors

founding Presenting Sponsor:

Official Hotel Sponsor:

Where to Stay

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the LGBT Institute's Official Hotel Sponsor, is providing a special rate for our attendees of $110 per night.  Those wishing to stay at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta must book their room(s) by Friday, October 21. (Room blocks are reserved under National Center for Civil and Human Rights)

parking / DIRECTIONS

RECOMMENDED PARKING

The closest lot for visitor parking to the Student Center East building is the G Deck. However, it does back up quickly in the morning of the conference. This lot can be accessed off of Gilmer Street).

Parking rates are subject to change.

  1. G Deck » ($7)

View the parking map »
More information about parking at GSU »

DIRECTIONS TO STUDENT CENTER EAST from Hyatt Regency

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO STUDENT CENTER EAST

From the North

  • Take I-75/85 South to exit #249A (Courtland Street)
  • Traffic will flow into Courtland Street
  • At the 7th traffic light (Edgewood Avenue), you will enter GSU’s campus
  • Continue straight on Courtland to the next light (Gilmer Street)
  • The GSU Student Center is located on the left-hand side at the corner of Courtland and Gilmer streets

From the South

  • Take I-75/85 North to Exit #246 (Central Avenue/Fulton Street)
  • Take the RIGHT fork following the sign to Fulton Street
  • At the 1st traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Fulton Street
  • At the next light, turn LEFT onto Capital Avenue
  • Capital Avenue becomes Piedmont Avenue at the corner of MLK Jr. Drive
  • Proceed to the 2nd traffic light (Gilmer Street)
  • The GSU Student Center is on the left-hand side at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer

From the West

  • Take I-20 East to Exit #56-B
  • At the 3rd traffic light, turn LEFT on Central Avenue
  • At approx. the 7th traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Decatur Street
  • At the 2nd traffic light, turn LEFT onto Piedmont Avenue
  • The GSU Student Center is located at the 2nd traffic light on the left-hand side at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer

From the East

  • Take I-20 West to Exit# 58-A (Capital Avenue)
  • Turn RIGHT onto Capital Avenue
  • Capital Avenue becomes Piedmont Avenue at the corner of MLK Jr. Drive
  • The GSU Student Center is located at the 2nd traffic light on the left-hand side at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer

From Midtown

  • Starting on Peachtree Street NE, proceed south
  • Turn LEFT onto Pine Street
  • Turn RIGHT onto Courtland Street
  • At Edgewood Avenue, you will enter GSU’s campus
  • Continue straight on Courtland to the next light (Gilmer Street)
  • The GSU Student Center is located on the left-hand side at the corner of Courtland and Gilmer

On MARTA

  • Take the East/West rail line to the Georgia State MARTA Station
  • Exit the station on Piedmont Avenue
  • Turn RIGHT and walk two blocks to Gilmer Street (you will cross Decatur Street)
  • The Student University Center will be on your left at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer