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The following Frequently Asked Questions are based on various topics related to the Queer People of Color Conference. If you are confused about any topic and your questions are not addressed in the following f.a.q. feel free to e-mail us via this or use the help of and not worry about not knowing certain points.

When is the QPOC Conference?
  • April 8-10, 2011. The conference opens Friday at 6pm and closes Sunday at noon. For more information, visit the Schedule page.

Where is the QPOC Conference?
  • UC Riverside is hosting the conference. Visit the Maps page for more information.

What’s the best way to use air travel to attend the QPOC Conference?
  • Ontario International Airport is 17 Miles from UCR, and by far the easiest airport to fly into. Also, Southwest Airlines offers direct service between many cities and Ontario In addition, SuperShuttle offers airport service for $39 each way between Ontario and Riverside.

Who may attend the QPOC Conference?
  • The conference is organized primarily for people on college campuses (students, staff and faculty). A high school track and policy and practice track will also be offered. Community members are also welcome to attend.

Can out-of-state students attend?
  • Yes! We welcome students from any state.

Can high school students attend?
  • Yes, we will offer a high school track in collaboration with Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance and GSANetwork Liability waivers will be posted on the Registration page, to be signed by parents of participants who are under the age of 18.

How much does it cost to attend?

  • The cost is $25 per campus delegation (NOT per person), whether a campus sends 1 person or 100 people. If you are the only one from your campus wishing to attend and you cannot afford $25, then please contact us at 
  • The cost is free for high schools (students, teachers, and administrators). We are providing specific track for high school students, and a policy & practice track for educators. 
  • The cost is $25 per Social Services Organization (NOT per person), whether an organization sends 1 person or 100 people. 
  • The cost is $25 per Community Member (individuals not affiliated with a college or high school campus or social services organization). 
  • Some scholarships will be available for those unable to afford registration. Please look for an online scholarship form after registration opens.

When does Registration open?
  • Registration will open in January 2011.

Where do I park and how much does it cost?
  • You will park in Lot 1. Rates are $5 after 4pm on Friday, and $5 all-day Saturday and all-day Sunday. . Please check back for more info on Events Parking. 
  • Parking Reciprocity - UCR extends parking privileges to visitors owning a valid faculty or staff commuter parking permit from other UC campuses. A one-day permit can be obtained at no charge from an Information Kiosk attendant. 
  • Disabled Parking - A disabled visitor may park in any disabled parking space displaying only a DMV-issued disabled parking placard.

Where can I stay in Riverside and how much are hotels?
  • Visit the Hotels page for more information, including special conference rates.

What food will be provided?
  • Registered participants will be provided lunch on Saturday and hospitality on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Can white people and/or straight people attend?
  • Yes, we welcome our allies. We just ask that everyone attending the conference respect certain closed spaces.

What are “closed spaces?”
  • Closed spaces such as caucuses bring together people around a particular identity. In order to create a safer space for courageous conversations, we ask only people who self-identify with the space’s intended audience participate. These spaces will be clearly marked in the conference program book.

Can I present at the QPOC Conference?
  • Yes! Visit the Workshops page to submit an online proposal.

Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
  • Yes. Most conference activities will take place in the Highlander Union Building. The 3rd floor will have 2 gender neutral, multi-stall restrooms and 1 single-occupancy restroom. The 2nd floor has 2 gender specific, multi-stall restrooms.

Will there be ASL interpretation and other accommodations?
  • Professional ASL interpretation will be provided at keynote presentations and possibly for performers. A limited number of volunteer ASL interpreters will be available for individual participants attending workshops. We also can provide golf cart transportation for people with limited mobility, and larger-print programs for people with reduced vision. Please notify us of needed ADA-related accommodations by contacting Eric Peterson by March 11, 2011.

My campus wants to host the QPOC Conference in 2012. What do we do?
  •  A Call for Proposals to host will be available in January 2011. A decision on who will host will be determined at the UC Riverside conference and announced during the Closing Ceremony on April 10, 2011.

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Registration for the 2011 QPOC Conference will be $25 per campus.This fee is not per individual and we encourage schools to bring multiple students.
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