For everyone who’s NOT going to New York this weekend: IvyQ 2012

Staying in Providence for the long weekend and want to make some transcontinental friends? You’re in luck: While many Brown students go M.I.A., around 300 students from other schools will be flocking to College Hill for the third annual IvyQ conference.

This meeting of queer-identifying students and allies “aims to create a pan-Ivy community of LGBTQ students and allies equipped with the skills to examine their identities, value those of others, and understand intersectionality,” according to the conference’s official website. While the conference originated in the Ivy League, it’s grown to include colleges from around the country, from UNC-Chapel Hill to Grinnell (which is in Iowa, by the way).

While registration filled up two weeks ago due to high demand (500 students, oh my!), some events, like the keynote speeches, will be open to the general public. And students dying to participate can still sign up for the waitlist.

BlogDH spoke with some of IvyQ’s coordinators, who gave us the lowdown on the conference. Continue Reading