Saturday, February 14, 2009

Registration Is Open for BECAUSE 2009: Midwest Conference on Bisexuality

Bisexual Empowerment Conference:
A Unique Supportive Experience!

Taking place this year from Friday April 17, 2009 thru Sunday April 19, 2009 at the Coffman Memorial Union on the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota, the BECAUSE Conference is the premier weekend for bisexuals, pansexuals, fluid, queers, "straight-but-not-narrow" questioning and all others who are neither one thing nor the other.

BECAUSE 2009: Midwest Conference on Bisexuality Bisexual Empowerment Conference: A Unique Supportive Experience! Friday April 17, 2009 thru Sunday April 19, 2009 at the Coffman Memorial Union on the Twin Cities Campus of the University of MinnesotaBECAUSE attracts people from throughout the Midwest and beyond to attend various educational workshops, get active and generally enjoy the community experience. This is the 15th annual BECAUSE bisexual empowerment conference! What a great way to celebrate!

And things are getting so exciting around the planning tables these days! The Theme this year is "Images" -- taking a look at Images in Media and Art of Gender Expression and Sexuality.

  • Robyn Ochs - Keynote Speaker

  • Erika Kate MacDonald - performing FLUID

  • FREE screening of the film Bi the Way at its Minnesota Premier


  • Our conference is going to be bigger and better than ever before. Drag show, live musical entertainment, spoken word, free parking in ramp closest to conference, free breakfast and lunch, and DOZENS of workshops to choose from!

    Friday
  •  6:30pm - Registration begins

  •  7:00pm - Keynote Speaker

  • Saturday
  •  8:30am - Registration opens

  •  9:00am - Breakfast (provided

  •  9:15am - Workshops

  • 11:30am - Workshops

  • 12:30pm - Lunch (provided) / FLUID Performance

  •  2:15pm - Workshops

  •  4:00pm - Workshops

  •  5:30pm - Dinner (on you)

  •  7:00pm - Social Networking & Refreshments

  •  8:00pm - Entertainment, Drag Show thru 11:30pm

  • Sunday
  • 12 Noon - "Bi The Way" FREE Film screening at U of M's Bell Auditorium


  • Click here to Register NOW Suggested donations for conference attendance: General Admission $45 Student Rate $30. Please pay what you can. If you are able, give a little more to help those who need assistance.

    There is a block of rooms being held at the Days Hotel near Coffman Union --it's pay-your-way, but it will save you searching on your own. Reserve your room right away --they are filling up fast!

    Want to:
  • get involved or volunteer? Ask a question? Send general queries to: tcbop1@yahoo.com


  • submit a Workshop Proposal? Click here to see the guidelines, but hurry the deadline is fast approaching. Need an extension? please contact kimberlyjorgensen@gmail.com


  • partake in a drag show? Do you sing, play an instrument, perform spoken word, or have some other talent to share? Contact tina_rolfes@hotmail.com to get the skinny on the Saturday night entertainment lineup at the conference.


  • Stay up to date with details about the conference by:
  • joining our Yahoo group

  • adding our Event on Yahoo's Upcoming

  • joining our myspace page

  • joining our facebook page


  • We're looking forward to seeing you there!