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Region 4 Conference

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Midwest Regional Conference brings together InterPride members and other organizations in a joint conference of the U.S. The conference offers expanded opportunities for education and networking among Pride organizers. Region 4 contains more almost 50 member and non-member Pride organizations spread across the many States in the Midwest.

KEEPING THE SPIRIT OF STONEWALL STRONG FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS

MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE 2020
APRIL 17 - 19, 2020
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

Join Pride organizers from across the Midwest for the 2020 Midwest Regional Conference in St. Louis, Missouri! 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 the "Gateway to the West"; St. Louis, conference-goers will also have opportunities to explore the unique history and culture of this vibrant city — from its glimmering Uptown skyline to its eclectic, diverse, and friendly neighborhoods and cultural hotspots.

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Welcome to St. Louis

Whether visiting for business or pleasure the Explore St. Louis website is your guide to the best restaurants, hotels, attractions, entertainment and nightlife the Gateway City has to offer. Start exploring today to plan the St. Louis experience that is perfect for you.

CONFERENCE LOCATION:

THE LAST HOTEL

Built inside the historical International Shoe Co. building

Steeped in history and architectural richness, The Last Hotel embodies the preservation, restoration and reinvention of the International Shoe Company. Originally opened in 1909, the iconic building boasts elaborate stone carvings, ornate metalwork and terrazzo floors all in the Neoclassical and Art Deco styles. By forging a marriage of historic details and modern interiors, The Last comes alive with renewed energy while nodding to a bygone era. Located in the heart of the Washington Avenue Garment District, The Last Hotel carries the torch of culture and growth in downtown St. Louis.

GROUP CODE: 5243503

Don’t forget to enter the group code to get the special room rate!!!!

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Conference is COMING SOON!

COMING SOON

SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications for conference registration scholarships COMING SOON.

COMING SOON

WORKSHOPS & SCHEDULE

Submit your proposals:

Proposals can be in the form of workshops, presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, or personal narratives. We are looking for proposals that are educational, unique and address issues that concern or improve our Pride Festivals. All types of proposals are welcome and encouraged.

SPONSORSHIPS

Interested in supporting the Conference? A wide range of sponsor and partner opportunities available soon. Email jordan.braxton@pridestl.orgmatt.harper@pridestl.org for more information.

SCHEDULE
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FRIDAY

4:00pm–6:00pm                            Registration

The Last Hotel – 10th Floor

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm                          Reception

The PrideCenter      

 

9:00pm – 1:00am         South Broadway Bar Tour

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SATURDAY

7:00am – 8:00am     Sunrise Yoga and Meditation

The Last Hotel – The Last Gym, 8th floor

 

8:00am – 8:50am     Registration & Refreshments

The Last Hotel            

 

9:00am – 9:50am          Educational Sessions

The Last Hotel – 10th Floor, Room

 

10:00am – 10:50am      Educational Sessions

The Last Hotel – 10th Floor, Room

 

11:00am – 11:50am      Educational Sessions

The Last Hotel – 10th Floor, Room

 

12:00pm – 12:50pm      Lunch and Roll Call

(each organization provides 90 seconds updates)

 

1:00pm – 1:50pm           Educational Session

The Last Hotel – 10th Floor, Rooms

 

2:00pm – 2:50am            Educational Sessions

 The Last Hotel – 10th Floor, Room

 

3:00pm – 3:50pm           Educational Sessions

The Last Hotel – 10th Floor, Room

4:15pm – 5:00pm                      Caucus

The Last Hotel – 10th Floor, Room

 

6:30pm – 8:00pm                      Dinner

The Last Kitchen – The Last Hotel

 

9:00pm – 2:00am          The Grove STL Bar Tour

The Grove STL         

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SUNDAY

7:00am – 8:00am     Sunrise Yoga and Meditation

The Last Hotel, The Last Gym, 8th Floor

 

9:00am – 10:00am      Breakfast, Swap Meet and

Keynote Speaker       

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10:00am – 11:30am                       Caucus

The Last Hotel, 10th Floor, Room