We’re so excited about BECAUSE 2015, which is coming up soon on April 17 – 19!
Our theme this year is Developing Leaders to Empower Community and our keynote speakers Andrea Jenkins and Eliel Cruz certainly exemplify the best in leadership and activism. On Saturday and Sunday, we will offer the usual plethora of workshop sessions. Saturday night includes a variety of social events for introverts and extroverts alike. There’s a special event celebrating the publication of Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men with co-editors Robyn Ochs and H. Sharif Williams (Dr. Herukhuti). We’re also quite pleased to announce that we will once again offer childcare at BECAUSE. Plus, there will be a new People of Color Space at the conference.
When & Where (the important stuff!)
Coffman Memorial Union, 3rd Floor
University of Minnesota, East Bank
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, April 17 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Saturday, April 18 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Sunday, April 19 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
For more information: www.becauseconference.org
BECAUSE 2020 Cancelled
The BECAUSE leadership team and the BOP board have been reviewing forecasts for what this Fall will look like including continued COVID hotspots, limitations on travel, and how people are going to be feeling about being large groups. We feel the most responsible action at this time is to cancel BECAUSE 2020. We have explored moving the conference on line as many conferences and gatherings have done and find it is not the best option for BECAUSE.
The BOP board is developing virtual community building that we hope will help bridge this time for our community. Please check out BOP's Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Meetup Group, and Twitter to stay informed of upcoming events.
We are currently in discussion with our location, Wellstone Center, and our planned speakers and special guests to make BECAUSE 2021 one of the best ever. We hope you will join us in October 2021.
Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community to promote social justice.
Within the next five years grow Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) into a successfully-run Upper Midwest nonprofit organization with annual funding of $100,000 that provides community building, education, and advocacy for the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community and our allies.