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 Latinx/Chicanx/Indigenous/PoC, with a focus on people who self-identify with the Latin/South/Central American diaspora or Brown or Indigenous. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to apply to attend. 

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

When is the 2nd ¡Presente!  Conference?

February 9-10, 2018. For more information, visit the Schedule page.

Where is the ¡Presente! Conference?

UC Riverside is hosting the conference. Visit the the Travel & Stay page for more information. Please note that Friday's opening speaker will be in HUB 302 and Saturday's Conference will be in the Alumni Center.

Who may attend the ¡Presente! Conference?

This queer college conference is for Latinx/Chicanx/Indigenous/PoC, with a focus on people who self-identify with the Latin/South/Central American diaspora or Brown or Indigenous. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to apply to attend Saturday's conference. Friday's opening speaker is free and open to all.

Why is Saturday's Conference registration capped at 150 people?

The Alumni Center only holds 150 people, We can only seat 150 folks.

Are you capping the number of people who can attend from each campus?

No, we are not. We are capping each campus Group Registration at 6 people. However, more than six people from a campus can apply to attend; some will attend under an Individual rate if their application is accepted.

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 $100 for up to 6 people from the group to attend, with t-shirt included, as long as they register online by the deadline of December 1, 2017.
  • 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.

When does the online application/registration form to attend the ¡Presente! Conference open and close?

Registration will open on October 15, 2017. It will close on December 1, 2017. We will announce in December if we've reached the 150 maximum cap. If more spots are available, we will re-open the online Application/Registration until January 19, 2018 or until we've reached the 150 person capacity with a Wait List.

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?

Friday's conference opening will take place in the Highlander Union Building, which has a Gender Inclusive Restroom on each level. Saturday's conference will be held in the Alumni Center, and we will create gender inclusive multi-stall restrooms inside the building.

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 locations. 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 by December 1, 2017.

ASL interpretation will be provided for Friday's opening. If applicants for Saturday's conference request ASL interpretation, it will be provided all day.

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