FAQs

The following Frequently Asked Questions are based on various topics related to the ¡Presente! Conference. If you are confused about any topic and your questions are not addressed in the following FAQ, then feel free to e-mail nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu

What is the purpose of the ¡Presente! Conference?

¡Presente! Conference is a queer college conference for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) with a focus on people who identify as part of the Latin/South/Central American diaspora, including but not limited to  Afro-Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Brown, Latinx, Chicanx, and Indigenous people. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to apply to attend. 

How do I contact the ¡Presente! Conference organizers?
Email La Familia de UCR at lafadeucr09@gmail.com or contact Nancy Jean Tubbs, LGBT Resource Center director, at 951.827.2267 or nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu 

When is the rd ¡Presente!  Conference?
March 1-2, 2019. For more information, visit the Schedule page.

Where is the ¡Presente! Conference?

UC Riverside is hosting the conference in the HUB (Highlander Union Building). Visit the the Travel & Stay page for more information.

Who may attend the ¡Presente! Conference?

Friday's opening event is free and open to all.

Saturday's conference events are organized to focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) with a focus on people who identify as part of the Latin/South/Central American diaspora, including but not limited to  Afro-Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Brown, Latinx, Chicanx, and Indigenous people. An online application process is used to select attendees. People of all sexualities and gender identities are welcome to apply. The conference is focused towards people on college campuses (students, staff and faculty).  

Can high school students attend?

No, this conference is for folks who are 18 and over. Youth presenting workshops may attend with signed liability waivers.

How much does it cost to attend Saturday's events? 

Note: Friday's opening is free to all.
  • The Regular Registration Fee is $20 per person and a t-shirt is included.
  • The Reduced Registration Fee is $10 per person, with no t-shirt.
  • UCR Registration Fee is $0 per person and a t-shirt is included.
  • Some scholarships will be available for those unable to afford reduced registration.
  • Group Registration Fee for campuses is $200 for unlimited people (students, staff, faculty) accepted to attend, with t-shirt included, as long as they apply/register online by the deadline of February 8, 2019.
  • For those receiving support from their campus (student government or departments) or community organization), an invoice and W-9 form will be provided upon request.

What food will be provided?
Registered participants will be provided hospitality on Saturday morning, lunch on Saturday afternoon, and hospitality on Saturday evening.

Will there be gender inclusive restrooms?

The conference takes place in the Highlander Union Building, which has two single-occupancy gender inclusive restrooms on each level. For Saturday's conference events, all multi-stall restrooms on the 3rd level will be gender inclusive, too.

Where do I park and how much does it cost?

Parking is FREE!!  Attendants will be giving out free permits on Friday, 5pm to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 11am. Check back for the Lot location. Please tell the parking attendant you are attending the ¡Presente! Conference and you will be given a free parking permit for the day.

What’s the best way to use air travel to attend the 
¡Presente! Conference?

Ontario International Airport is 17 Miles from UCR, and by far the easiest airport to fly into. Also, Southwest Airlines offers direct service between many cities and Ontario.

Where can I stay in Riverside and how much are hotels?

Visit the Travel & Stay page for more information.

Will ADA-related accommodations be provided to participants?

Please include needed accommodations when you apply/register online. Please email nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu by February 1, 2019 if you require ASL interpretation for Saturday's conference events. ASL interpretation will be provided for Friday's opening.

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