Call for proposals

CLOSED JAN. 4th 2021

The Moving Trans History Forward conferences are not just for scholars, or just for community people. MTHF conferences are a unique blend that create opportunities for cross-fertilization among members of general public; students and faculty; artists; activists; Trans, Nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and other gender-diverse people; family members; allies; and service providers. Conferences consider both our history, and the crucial issues which impact us today, and into the future—locally, nationally, and globally. 

The 2020 edition of the conference had to be cancelled because of the global pandemic.  We are happy to announce that the next conference, once again presented by the Chair in Transgender Studies, will be held online LIVE ON ZOOM, MARCH 11TH-14TH, 2021 (#MTHF21).

We invite you to submit proposals for individual or panel presentations, workshops, and creative works to present online at the next Moving Trans History Forward conference.  Please ensure that your presentation is in accessible plain English.

While proposals on all topics are welcome, we especially would like to encourage submissions on two of the topics that have defined 2020 and will define 2021: the global pandemic and the concerns of racial justice. 

Submissions from all perspectives and disciplines, and pertaining to all regions of the world are welcome, but please limit your proposals to unpublished material.  Minimum technical requirements are a stable and strong internet connection, and a computer with a camera and microphone capable of high-quality audio and video.  The conference will take place as Zoom Webinars and Meetings.

The language of the conference is PLAIN ENGLISH.

The online form requests the following information:

  • Your name & email address
  • Your community group or institution, if you are representing one
  • Where you live/work
  • The format you would like to use (individual presentation, panel, workshop, creative work)
  • Number & names of additional presenters
  • A title for your proposed individual presentation, panel, workshop, or creative work
  • Brief abstract or description (max. 1,000 characters, spaces and punctuation included) that includes:
    1. an overview of what you want to talk about or do 
    2. your core message and why it is important for people to know it
  • Biographical information - optional (max. 400 characters, spaces and punctuation included)