Show Me Pride College Summit 2017

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Saturday, October 14th, 9am-4pm
University of Misouri, Columbia, MO

Registration Deadline is Friday, October 6th

Show Me Pride College Summit 2017 has passed! Stay tuned for information about the 2018 Summit

The University of Missouri is proud to host the 5th annual Show Me Pride College Summit.  The Summit is a unique “UnConference” experience, created for flexibility and empowerment of the participants.  Please register and help us spread the word-all Missouri college students are welcome to attend!

Registration is now live! Deadline to register is Friday October 6th. Registration is FREE for participants.  We ask schools who are attending to consider supporting the conference, see below for more information.

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Wait... Unconference?

Show Me Pride College Summit is structured to allow participants to guide the direction of the day. In the morning, we will have some pre-set programs and sessions, but will open up the Summit with a conversation to decide what the day may look like.  There are four kinds of sessions:

-Facilitated Discussion: Pre-selected topic with a discussion led by a facilitator
-Caucus: Shared identity space (Can be open or closed to other identities)
-Workshop: Interactive activity
-Presentation: PowerPoint, scripted delivery lecture with Question and Answer

Tentative Schedule: *Please note: There was a slight update to the schedule as of 9/29

Check in/Registration 8:00am – 9:00am
Welcome and Opening Remarks 9:00am – 10:00am
Break Out Session #1 10:10am – 11:00am
Break Out Session #2 11:10am – 12:00am
Lunch 12:10pm – 1:10pm
Break Out Session #3 1:20pm – 2:10pm
Break Out Session #4 2:20pm – 3:100pm
End of Day Debrief 3:20pm – 4:00pm

How do I prepare for Show Me Pride College Summit?

You can prepare as little or as much as you want! Think of specific conversations that you’d like to see, or prepare a presentation.  Bring an activity that you think is helpful, or bring a question that might be worth talking about! The day is up to the participants, so there is a lot of flexibility.  In your registration form we will ask if you are thinking of bringing a presentation so that we have A/V set up and ready to go.

Because this is an Unconference, there tends to be a fair amount of conversation. Be sure to take care of yourself so that you’re ready to participate as much as you can!

Have questions about setup needs? Email us at

How Much Does This Cost?

Show Me Pride College Summit is free for participants. This is made possible by the support of Missouri Colleges and Universities coming together to support this program financially.  We ask that colleges that are sending students consider supporting the conference.  Suggested levels are provided below, but we will take any kind of support.  Questions about sponsorship and funding can be sent to Sean Olmstead at

School with Dedicated Staff and space for Gender/Sexual Orientation $200
School with Dedicated Staff OR Space for Gender/Sexual Orientation $100
School with no Dedicated Staff OR Space for Gender/Sexual Orientation $0

Where do I park?

We will provide parking for all guests! Virginia Avenue Parking Structure, located on Virginia Avenue, is one block away from the MU Student Center. If you plan on arriving in a vehicle larger than a 12-passenger van, please contact Sean Olmstead at to arrange this in advance.

10/2/2017 Update on Parking: Parking on levels 1-3 of the Virginia Avenue Garage is free and open to guests.  This is located at 901 Virginia Ave.

Can I find Lodging?

Residential Life at Mizzou advertises Weekend Housing, find more information about On-Campus Weekend Housing here.

If housing is inaccessible, please contact us at