LGBTQ Research Symposium

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7th Annual LGBTQ Research Symposium

Research for Change

May 23 - 24, 2019
Hyatt Champaign
217 N Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820

Cost to attend: $35.00 per day or $60.00 for both days.

*Keynote Speaker: Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. *
Kevin Nadal is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City and is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; and other marginalized groups. Dr. Kevin Nadal has published over 100 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education. He has delivered hundreds of lectures across the United States and has won numerous awards, including the APA 2017 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest.

Program: This year’s program builds upon the success of the past five LGBTQ Research Symposiums that provided researchers with an opportunity to present their own challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned while conducting social science research with LGBTQ populations. Our theme for 2018 is Queer Thriving in the Current Social & Political Climate.

This year’s symposium will be two full days! On Day 1 (Thursday, May 23, 2019) there will be an opportunity for mentoring sessions, an applied methodological workshop, and research round tables where researchers can receive feedback on current projects. The program for Day 2 (Friday, May 24, 2019) will include Dr. Kevin Nadal’s keynote address and a variety of breakout sessions, each including 3-4 panel speakers. The detailed program will be posted on our website ( by April 15, 2019.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Champaign. To reserve a room, call 217-531-2800 or visit the website. When booking a stay, tell them you are attending the LGBTQ Research Symposium at a special rate.

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