Stimulate your mind and your heart at the World OutGames Miami Global Conference on Human Rights. The conference will open minds with the most powerful global gathering of internationally respected human rights activists, researchers, legal scholars and organizations.
26 May 2017 through 29 May 2017
Miami Beach Convention Center
The World OutGames Miami Global Conference on Human Rights is actively accepting abstracts for individuals interested in presenting during the 2017 conference.
To be considered for selection as a conference presenter, you must complete the following application. If you are submitting multiple topics for consideration, you must submit an application for each topic. The World OutGames Miami Global Conference on Human Rights will confirm and notify presenters within 10 business days of submission if they are selected to participate in the conference.
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Nadine Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Equality Florida the state's largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
A former award-winning journalist turned organizer, Nadine was one of four national co-chairs of the 1993 March on Washington. She was part of the historic oval office meeting between then - President Clinton - the first such meeting between a sitting President and gay community leaders. She served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization.
She is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee, a Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee, and served on President Obama's National Finance Committee. In 2013, she was named one of the the state's ""Most Powerful and Influential Women"" by the Florida Diversity Council. She was also given the League of Women Voter's Woman of Distinction Award in 2015.
She lives in St. Petersburg with her wife Andrea and son Logan.
Mark Tewksbury is a recognized as a leader of social change. Author of three books, including Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock, Tewksbury is one of the few openly gay Olympic champions in the world. Not someone afraid to speak out, Mark co-founded OATH with other leading athletes and advocates to take a difficult but necessary step to hold the International Olympic Committee accountable to its own ideals.
In 2006, Mark was the president of the first World Outgames held in Montreal, and was recognized as one of OUT Magazine’s top 100 people. In 2007, he was named by Foundation Emergence as the person of the year for his fight against homophobia, and in 2008, he was asked by the Government of France to speak on LGBT issues at the United Nations in NYC. He was also an ambassador for the historic Pride House at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in 2010, ensuring the LGBT community had a presence for the first time at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Most recently, Mark lent his Olympic gold medal to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights to be displayed as part of the “2015 Year of Sport” exhibit.
For his ethical leadership and active humanitarianism, Mark has received Honorary Doctorate of Laws degrees from the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Calgary. Mark is currently the Vice Chair of Special Olympics Canada and resides in Calgary, AB.
Deondre is currently a senior at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, obtaining his bachelors of Business Administration with my major in Human Resource management. On April 21, 2014 at the age of nineteen, he was diagnosed with HIV on his college campus. After his diagnosis, he decided that he would dedicate most of my time to help his community and peers to get the necessary education on HIV and prevention.
Deondre became an official Greater Than AIDS ambassador after joining their SpeakOut Campaign in 2015. Since then, he has used this platform to do outreach not only in his community or across the state of Texas but as well as across the nation. Due to his hard work The Kaiser Family Foundation and Greater Than AIDS recently selected him out of the seventy ambassadors across the nation to become a part of the SpeakOut advisory committee. In July of 2015 & 2016 Deondre was selected to become a part of the National Minority AIDS Council's Youth initiative as a Youth Leader. Youth leaders play a key role in the United States Conference on AIDS, and Deondre helped lead their 60 second challenge campaign. Which promotes the 60 second rapid HIV test.
In 2016, Deondre became one of the official spokesperson for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, by way of their “Positively Fearless” Campaign. Which is a campaign that celebrates and promotes Black Gay men, living their lives out and proud of who they are, even when faced with being HIV positive. Due to his hard work in the community, he had the privilege of spending the 2016 summer in Washington D.C. as an intern for the Human Rights Campaign. He has done seminars over HIV/AIDS education and prevention on various University campuses as well as leading HIV positive people in the proper direction to get the care they need.
LGB, Intersex, Trans & Women
Programming for this track will be annouced at a later date.
HIV, Disability, Sexuality, Body Politics & Human Trafficking
Labor/Trade Unions, Religion, LGBTI Criminalization & Workplace Issues
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
On-site parking is available at the Miami Beach Convention Center. A City of Miami Beach public parking garage is also available adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Take FL-836 E / Dolphin Expy E toward I-95 / Downtown. Keep right to take I-395 E toward Miami Beach / US-1 / Biscayne Blvd. I-395 E becomes US-41 E / FL-A1A N / MacArthur Cswy E. Keep right to take US-41 E / FL-A1A N / MacArthur Cswy E toward Miami Beach. Turn slight left onto Alton Rd / FL-907.Turn right onto 17th St. Turn left onto Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach Convention Center is on the right.
Traveling north or south on I-95, exit at 2D toward I-395 E/Miami Beach. Merge onto MacArthur Causeway. Continue onto Florida A1A N/MacArthur Causeway. Turn slight left onto Alton Rd / FL-907.Turn right onto 17th St. Turn left onto Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach Convention Center is on the right.
Traveling north or south on the Palmetto Expressway, exit FL-948/NW 36th St exit toward Miami International Airport. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto FL-948 E/NW 36th St (signs for Jai-Alai). Use the right lane to take the ramp to FL-112 E. Continue onto FL-112 E. Continue onto FL-112 E/I-195 E. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 5 for FL-907 S/Alton Rd. Continue straight onto Alton Rd. Turn left onto N Michigan Ave. Turn left onto Dade Blvd. Turn right onto Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach Convention Center will be on the left.
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139