NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is pleased to announce that we will host our National Convention from September 9-12, 2021. The National Convention will feature a Career & Community Expo, more than 40 breakout and plenary sessions, and opportunities to network and connect. 


Registration costs $150 for NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists members and $250 for non-members. Student members receive a complimentary registration and student non-members may register for $25 with a valid student I.D. There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for those experiencing financial hardship. Requests for a discounted registration may be submitted to

The convention was originally scheduled to be held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The board of directors is continually monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19. As the pandemic and state and local ordinances continue to change, we will announce any additional opportunities for in-person networking that may be available.


*NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists suggests using Google Chrome to register*

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Members must sign in to their member profile to receive the member rate. If you are not a member or your membership has expired, become a member before proceeding in order to access member rates.

  Registration Rate
May 11 – September 6
Basic Registration – Member $150
Basic Registration – Non-Member $250
Student Registration – Member (must provide copy of Student ID) Complimentary
Student Registration – Non-Member (Must provide copy of Student ID. Includes One-Year Membership Dues**) $25
Hardship Discount* $75
Speaker Complimentary

*To request a discount due to financial hardship, please email A limited number of discount registrations are available, and are only available to current members.
**Please email to set up member profile.
***University group rates are available. Please email for more information.