Wanted: Aces and Aros at Creating Change 2017 in Philadelphia!

Hello followers! If any of you are thinking about attending Creating Change this year or plan to submit proposals, please hit me up! I’m part of a facebook group for Aces and Aros at Creating Change and we’ve just started the process of proposal drafting, so nows the time to get connected – we’d love to get in touch with any of you who might be there.

The group also does a lot of planning more casual stuff at CC like group lunches and dinners and hangouts in the ace suite, so you should totally join even if you just plan on attending and not running a workshop.

Aces Wild will also be hosting an ace/aro suite this year which will most likely be open to non-badged attendees – it’s pretty sweet (get it?).

If you’d be interested in joining the facebook group, shoot me an email at asexualitysf@gmail.com for an invite.

About Creating Change:

CC is the big annual conference for all the big-name LGBTQ organizers, with an emphasis on professional development, and it’s happening in January 18-22 in Philadelphia for 2017.

It’s one of the best ways for the ace community to form connections with big-name LGBT leaders and formal LGBT organizers. It’s also super expensive to attend (like $200+ reg fees, plus travel and hotel costs….) but there are some limited student and low-income scholarships and the like – though I’ve heard they are hard to get so if you want to try for one you should apply as soon as they open.

You can also volunteer a certain number of hours to get free admission on the days you volunteer.

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About Sennkestra

I'm an aromantic asexual and a bit of an [a]sexuality nerd, recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in linguistics. When I'm not reading stuff on the internet I like to cook fancy food, watch anime, and make costumes and other arts and crafts projects.
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3 Responses to Wanted: Aces and Aros at Creating Change 2017 in Philadelphia!

  1. luvtheheaven says:

    Is there still a facebook group to join? Me and a couple other organizers our the ace meetup in DC are trying to bring asexuality to the January 2018 CC conference, which is happening in our city/Washington DC… Our group has never done anything activist-y before but we’re trying to get an official instead of unofficial ace suite, and have offered to help with the final decisions on programming. Volunteering at the event might be feasible for a couple of us. There might be more members of our asexual meetup we can bring on board for something related to this conference.

    Especially in terms of getting people to submit ace or aro related proposals for workshops or whatnot, I’m not at all sure where to begin, though…

    • Sennkestra says:

      Yes! Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1655756081336803/

      Have you already reached out to the CC organizing committee or did you need help getting in touch? There’s also a good chance that I’ll be there again this year since I have family nearby that I’d love to visit, so I’d be happy to help as much as I can with planning and such.

      • luvtheheaven says:

        The Facebook group description still says it’s for planning for the 2016 Creating Change conference lol… but i just joined it. Thanks. We’re some degree in touch already, yes – one person in our group knows someone on the Task Force and she and two of us other Asexuals of the Mid-Atlantic co-organizers attended a Creating Change organizing/ planing volunteer meeting at the end of July, which happened to be the third one for them. I certainly attend to return for the next planning meeting which is at the end of August… but I’m not sure my presence at those meetings matters very much. The one i attended wasn’t very… collaborative or productive overall, from what it seemed. Maybe the next one will be different. My email is with the Task Force now but I haven’t been emailed about the specific things I’d like to be emailed with, either.

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