Over 250 students have claimed spots for the fourth annual IvyQ Conference — an annual undergraduate conference for LGBTQ and allied students that will be hosted at Yale for the first time this February — since registration opened on Saturday, said the conference’s Vice Chair Stefan Palios ’14.
Since opening registration at 2 p.m. yesterday, the conference has sold out all of its Tier 1 Yale-only tickets, the first set of tickets reserved for Yale students. The second set of Yale-only tickets (Tier 2) will be released Jan. 1.
“We are registering at a pretty consistent, if a little faster, rate this year than in past years,” Palios said. “We hope to sell out all 500 spots by the time the conference rolls around.”
The 2013 conference will offer networking opportunities, student-led panels and faculty speakers, including George Chauncey ’77 GRD ’89, co-director of the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities and professor for “U.S. Lesbian and Gay History,” and Maria Trumpler, director of Yale’s Office of LGBTQ Resources. The 2013 conference will also coincide with the second reunion of Yale University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alumni Association (Yale GALA), Palios said. There will be collaborative events between Yale GALA and IvyQ, including an opening concert and a banquet dinner.
The conference has been previously held at Brown, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania.