Conference Workshop Proposal

We are happy to announce our invitation to submit workshop proposals for the 10th Annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference!

The Black Trans Advocacy Conference provides thought-provoking and stimulating forum opportunities for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share practical ideas and best practices that advance black trans equality and that are particularly focused on ending the disparities faced by transgender people in health, housing, employment and education.  

“If you want to learn or impact our Black Trans Community, you need to be at events where we gather and talk about our issues”.

Our BTAC 2023 conference theme and mission is “Defining the Decade: Honoring the Past, Advocating For the Future”

BTAC conference invites transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and our family, friends and community allies to gather, educate, learn, build and grow together in unity.

Help us to achieve our mission and bring our conference theme to life with your workshop proposal!

We are looking for proposals to support the below general education, leadership and professional development  workshops and training opportunities.

BTAC 2023 Conference Topics

General Education Track

Identity Development:  Human, Spiritual, Race & Cultural, Gender Identity, Sexual Identity development topics

Holistic Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, Intellectual, Occupational, Financial, Environmental Wellness topics

Leadership Track

Social Advocacy Training: Community education, community organizing, community Service, philanthropy, fundraising and Coalition Building topics

Mentor Advocacy Training: Structured identity development & holistic wellness based topics for mentors

Health Advocacy Training: Physical and mental health service access, education and public policy activism.

Housing Advocacy Training: Emergency, transitional, supportive housing service access, education and public policy activism.

Employment Advocacy Training: Job readiness,  access, education and public policy activism.

Anti Violence Advocacy Training: Hate crimes, sexual assault, criminal justice education and public policy activism

Professional Track

Professional Development: Transgender Cultural Competency and Community Organizing for Health Care, Housing Service Providers,
Employers, Faith Community and Law Enforcement topics

Additional Presenter Information

BTAC Audience: We are preparing to provide free education and empowerment opportunities for 300 trans and gender nonconforming individuals as well as family, friends and allies. Target Audience: Trans*, Transmen, Transwomen, Spouses/Partners, Seniors 55+.

Course Offering: Approved workshops will be added online allowing up to 40 attendees to register for your course and the ability to connect with the instructor after the course has ended. General Workshop sessions are offered Wednesday – Friday 9AM -4PM.

Session Format: Approved workshop will be offered in 45 and 60 minute increments of course education.

Seating: Classroom style seating with table, chairs, projector and sound is prepared for professional development courses and/or available by request. Theater style seating for all courses either traditional or in a circle.

A/V: Audio/Video projector and screens will be provided as needed.

Evaluation:  Attendees should be provided time to complete a workshop evaluation at the end of each session.  Presenters will be provided the evaluations electronically after the conference.

Honorarium/Presenter Fees:  Presenters provide free workshops to the public. Honorarium/Presenter Fees are not compensated.

Accommodations: Approved workshops are provided either Complimentary Full Conference Registration or Travel Reimbursement for each workshop presenter. (Up to $150 Each. 2 max.)

Travel Accommodations:  Presenters are responsible for their own, lodging and travel arrangements.

Conference Registration: BTAC conference registration is free.  Each presenter must be registered online on or before the March 1 deadline.

Proposal Deadline:  Due to the limitations in space, proposals submitted prior to the deadline will be scheduled first. If you have missed the deadline, late proposals are accepted and will be considered as space is available. The deadline to submit presentation proposals is February 1.

Workshop Proposal Details

Deadline to Submit Proposal Feb 1