Speakers Corner

The deadline to submit a session proposal has passed. Selected workshop coordinators have been notified.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists plans to provide over 30 workshop opportunities to over 450 conference attendees at its annual National Convention.

National Convention breakout sessions are 60 minutes. Time adjustments can be made in exceptional circumstances.

If your presentation proposal is accepted, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists will contact you in early Spring to confirm speakers, their bios, head shots and other requirements for the session. NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists reserves the right to combine panels, assign speakers or affix sponsorships and will inform you as such as soon as possible.

If you’ve been schedule to speak, you will receive an email confirmation with details about the time and speaking location. 

Convention Speakers receive a complimentary registration for their speaking session. 

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Please Submit: Biographic Information and Headshots by October 1
All speakers must submit biographic information to Convention@nlgja.org. Please include:

  • Bio (Up to 200 words)
  • Headshot (Print Quality, minimum 2″ x “3, 300 dpi)
  • Professional Title
  • Affiliation / Website
  • Twitter Handle or other Social Media Links

Sponsored Panels
Some sessions at the the 2020 NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists National Convention may be sponsored. If your panel is sponsored, the national office staff will be in contact with the panel moderator about any specifics.

Please note: Any and all panel, workshop and plenary sponsorships must be arranged in advance by the national office. A few words of recognition of an employer and/or project is permissible, but additional recognitions or lengthy remarks about a company or organization may interfere with existing sponsorship commitments and hamper the association’s fundraising efforts. For more information please contact Dillon Lewis at dillon@nlgja.org.