The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is pleased to announce its Request for Proposals (RFP) for workshops and cultural activities for the NQAPIA 2012 Conference . The theme for the 2012 conference is “Presence, Power, Progress.”
Here is more info on the conference and the RFP:This year’s conference committee looks forward to providing the opportunity for everyone to help promote individual and organizational team-building, break barriers and establish grounds for progress and (re)strengthen our movements as a unified community. This RFP will allow participants to help develop the conference programming from issue-based workshop sessions to arts and cultural performances and programming.The conference seeks to network, organize, agitate, educate, and build capacity of the nation’s LGBTQ AAPI community, and are committed to principles of inclusion in every phase of conference planning, outreach, execution and evaluation. There will be workshops, panel discussions, presentations, open forums, caucuses, speakers, and performance art.This Request for Proposals (RFP) for workshops and cultural activities is to maximize community involvement. We hope for a wide array of topics on politics, organizing, skills, arts and culture, health and wellness, and others. We hope for presenters to be balanced in terms of gender/gender- identity, geography, and ethnicity. Caucuses will provide attendees with opportunities to network. Some will be regional meetings based on geography, others peer-support based on identity, such as women, transgender, students/youth, bisexuals, South Asians, polyamorous, etc. Social and cultural activities are also planned to recharge ourselves, connect with each other and recognize our cultures.Funding and Support: Funding for the conference is particularly tight, but we are focused on making this space accessible, particularly for sectors of our community with limited resources. Your partnership and flexibility are greatly appreciated.There will be no reduced conference fees for presenters (with our apologies) but all participants (speakers and performers), will be able to apply for scholarships for reduced registration fees. At this time there is no support for travel or hotel. In addition, A/V is a particularly expensive commodity at the conference venue, and we will have limited ability to provide this for presenters.