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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The NERP-POSE Conference brings together InterPride members and other organizations in a joint conference of the U.S. East Coast’s two InterPride regions: Northeast Regional Prides and Prides of the Southeast. Held every three years, the joint conference offers expanded opportunities for education and networking among Pride organizers. NERP’s region contains more than 50 member and non-member Pride organizations spread across 11 northeastern states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont) and Washington D.C. POSE’s region contains more than 70 member and non-member Pride organizations in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia. Pride organizations and other groups outside of the NERP and POSE regions are always welcome to attend the conference.

KEEPING THE SPIRIT OF STONEWALL STRONG FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS

NERP-POSE CONFERENCE 2020
MARCH 19-22, 2020
CHARLOTTE, NC

Join Pride organizers from across the East Coast for the 2020 NERP-POSE Conference in Charlotte! As we reflect on five decades of Pride, we’ll come together to learn how we can keep the Spirit of Stonewall alive and strong for the next 50 years.

Conference attendees will have unique opportunities to network, learn more about the nuts-and-bolts of Pride event organizing, and dig into emerging topics in LGBTQ community programming and organizing.

Hosted in North Carolina’s Queen City, conference-goers will also have opportunities to explore the unique history and culture of this vibrant New South city — from its glimmering Uptown skyline to its eclectic, diverse, and immigrant-friendly neighborhoods and cultural hotspots.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the NERP-POSE 2020 Conference is now open! Don’t wait to take advantage of our early bird rates!

SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications for conference registration scholarships are now open. Fill out our application form to be considered for a conference scholarship.

WORKSHOPS & SCHEDULE

We are pleased to announce our general outline for the conference schedule and our workshops. Take a look and stay tuned for more detailed information soon!

HOST HOTELS

We are happy to partner with Charlotte Marriott City Center and Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center. Both hotels are located within walking distance of our conference location and a plethora of Uptown attractions and amenities.

SPONSORSHIPS

Interested in supporting the NERP-POSE 2020 Conference? A wide range of sponsor and partner opportunities are available. Email jerry@charlottepride.org for more information.

CONFERENCE LOCATION:

FOUNDATION FOR THE CAROLINAS

We are pleased to welcome our guests to the 2020 NERP-POSE Conference location at the beautiful offices of The Foundation For The Carolinas. Our main gathering space in the Kearney Solarium & Silverman Pavilion provides breathtaking views of Uptown Charlotte. Breakout sessions will be held in the Levine Conference Center, with special events held in the Sonia and Issac Luski Gallery. We cannot wait to see you here in the beautiful Queen City!

CHARLOTTE: THE QUEEN CITY

With a metro-area population of more than 2.6 million, Charlotte is the Carolinas’ largest city and home to the region’s largest, most diverse and most vibrant LGBTQ community. In 2019, more than 200,000 visitors flocked into Uptown Charlotte for the annual Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade. The Queen City is home to some of the nation’s most iconic and recognizable brands and companies, along with strong and innovative LGBTQ community organizations and institutions. Celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2019, Charlotte has a long, rich history and a unique culture visitors to the city never forget. We can’t wait for you to visit with us!