15th annual LGBTQ College Leadership Conference at William Paterson University


Northern New Jersey has held an LGBTQA college leadership conference for many years. This year the educational and leadership development conference is celebrating the 15th Anniversary at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.

The conference is an opportunity for all college students, faculty, staff, and allies in the New Jersey, New York and Connecticut region to meet yearly. The conference will bring together hundreds of participants to explore and develop the skills necessary to build and support a united and inclusive LGBT movement say organizers.

This year’s theme is “Queer Students: Activism From Hashtag to Conscious Engagement.” Organizers will discuss various ways for students to use social media as a platform, but to also to engage within the community as well. “The conference will inspire and help shape student leaders to foster an LGBT movement where meaningful conversations broadened through social media can continue to grow into conscious engagement that leads to effective action,” said University Student Ambassador Matthew Diaz.

This year the host colleges are: Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey City University, Pratt Institute, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and William Paterson University. The conference is free for students with valid college, university, or high school ID. High school students must be accompanied by an adult. For all other attendees the cost is $15.

The conference starts on Friday, October 13th at 8:30 am and will run throughout the day until 3:30 pm. This is an indoor event on the University campus located at 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ. To register and see a full list of speakers and programs visit:  lgbtqaleadershipco.wixsite.com/njlgbtqa.