LGBTQ+ Showcase: Asking for Assistance in Disseminating Call for Abstracts

Monday, October 30, 2023 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
Merten Hall, #2500 (First Floor)

LGBTQ+ Showcase: Asking for Assistance in Disseminating Call for Abstracts

Name: LGBTQ + Interdisciplinary Showcase 

Date: October 30th, 2023 

Location: Merten 1st Floor & 2500; 11:30am-4:30pm 


This Fall, The LGBTQ+ Resources Center, Women & Gender Studies Center, and Graduate Student Life are sponsoring Mason’s first LGBTQ+ Interdisciplinary Showcase! This one-day in-person event will spotlight Mason’s graduate and undergraduate students’ outstanding scholarly, research, and creative works through posters, oral presentations, and creative, visual, and performing arts that highlights the work done by LGBTQ+ identifying students at Mason. It will also feature a Keynote Luncheon with a speaker from our local community.  We are reaching out to various departments across George Mason University to request your support in disseminating the Call for Abstracts to our diverse community of undergraduate, faculty/staff, and graduate students. 

Call for Abstracts: 

The call for proposals for the 2023 LGBTQ+ Student Showcase will open on August 1st, 2023. GAPSA and the conference planning committee invite all Mason graduate, professional, and undergraduate students to submit their abstracts (250 words maximum, including optional personal statement of 1-3 sentences) for consideration. As this is our inaugural year, we won’t be sponsoring a specific theme and encourage all our students to submit current and/or in-progress work they are interested in sharing with our community. We call for proposals from any discipline or area of study, which may be submitted by graduate, professional, and undergraduate students individually or in collaboration with their faculty. Proposals can be individual/group papers, documentaries, films, and visual presentations and performances. While the call for proposals is open only to current Mason graduate, professional, and undergraduate students, we allow students to submit works in which they collaborate with external researchers.  


The deadline for Presenters to submit their abstracts electronically is October 1, 2023, at 5pm (COB). Please use this link to submit:   


Why Students Should Participate: 

The goal of the Showcase is to foster connectivity and initiate conversation among our LGBTQ+ graduate, professional, and undergraduate students by providing an academic community to practice submitting scholarly and creative proposals and presenting as researchers and practitioners. It also creates an avenue for students to connect with their colleagues, learn about emerging research topics, network with specialists in the field, and engage in constructive interdisciplinary conversations on works-in-progress.  


If students have questions about this program, please reach out to the planning team at,  including “LGBTQ+ Showcase” in the subject of their email.

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