Lead with Pride 2020

Be a part of the 2020 Lead with Pride LGBTQ+ student leadership conference!

This year, Lead with Pride will take place on Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st, 2020 in the Multi-Faith Centre (also known as Koffler House) at 569 Spadina Crescent. This unique two-day conference, organized by a team of students and staff, brings students together to learn about LGBTQ+ issues, leadership, and community building on campus and beyond. This year, Lead with Pride is sponsored by Manulife and TD Insurance. Learn more about their preferred insurance rates for alumni at affinity.utoronto.ca!

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED for the winter Lead with Pride conference. If you did not get a chance to sign up for the conference this year, stay tuned for news about our next conference coming up in the Summer!


About the Conference

Lead with Pride is open to U of T students across all three campuses from all academic disciplines. We encourage all interested students to apply, including current student leaders, volunteers with LGBTQ+ groups, and new students looking to connect with LGBTQ-related student organizations for the first time. No leadership experience is required to apply. We have budgeted for a number of spots, so attendance will be limited. Everyone is welcome to apply, but priority may be given to students who have not attended Lead with Pride before.

For its 11 year anniversary, the conference will be focusing on the possibilities of the new decade, and the work that is being done to imagine a more inclusive future. Students will be able to engage in discussions around topics such as accessibility, burnout and mental health, community organizing, and activism through art, and more. Throughout the past decade, Lead with Pride has gathered hundreds of students, staff, alumni, and community members to engage in vital conversations around LGBTQ+ leadership, develop an understanding of anti-oppression work, practice self-care, and learn tangible, hands-on skills to support student organizing and leadership. This conference reflects on the work that has already been done to empower our communities and inspires us to dream about the possibilities that lie ahead.

This conference is completely free for U of T students to attend. Meals, with gluten-free and vegan options, will be covered for all attendees. TTC tickets will also be made available to students who require help with these transportation costs. The Multi-Faith Centre, where Lead with Pride will take place, is accessible to wheelchairs and scooters, with a ramp at the building entrance, an elevator inside and accessible and gender-neutral washrooms on each floor.

If you have any questions about the conference or how to get involved, please email: sgdo@utoronto.ca