Show Me Pride College Summit 2016


UMKC is proud to host the 4th annual Show Me Pride College Summit in partnership with the Missouri GSA Network. The Summit is a unique “UnConference” experience, created for flexibility and empowerment of Missouri college students. Please register and help us spread the word–all Missouri college students are welcome to attend!

Registration is live! Fill out the form below or click this link:

Deadline for Registration: October 1st
We need to know who is coming so we can be sure to have catering order and space needs set for the Summit.  Help us by getting your friends and colleagues registered soon!

Cost for Registration: $0 per person. Lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided.
UMKC is committed to ensuring as many students can attend as possible so we are not requiring a registration fee.  However, if you can donate, please contribute! Financial contributions will ensure we have amble food and snacks available throughout the day. Reach out to us for more information.

We get some folks may want to make accommodations for lodging—thank you for being willing to make the journey to Kansas City! UMKC is located right next to the Country Club Plaza, which has some reasonable hotels very close to campus. The Holiday Inn at The Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott are more affordable options that provide UMKC guests a discount. If you have any questions about these options or about other alternatives, contact Jonathan at

Follow us on Twitter at #mocollegepride16! And invite your friends on Facebook!

This Summit will also explore best practices for sustaining college LGBTQIA+ groups in Missouri and networking them together, emerging issues within our movement, and provide time for attendees to network and collaborate.

Want to learn more about bringing your campus to the Summit? Want to help us design the conference schedule? Join us for one of two planning conference calls:

  • September 27th at 2pm OR October 3rd at 4pm

Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): (712) 432-1500 Access code: 484474#

The Show Me Pride College Summit is an un-conference, which means that much of the schedule for the event will be planned when attendees arrive at the event.

There will be four types of sessions on the conference schedule:

  • Facilitated Discussion: Pre-selected topic with a discussion led by a facilitator
  • Caucus: Shared identity space
  • Workshop: Interactive activity
  • Presentation: Powerpoint, scripted delivery lecture with Question and Answer

We would love to hear from you! If you would like to tell us before the Summit if you would like to present a workshop, presentation, facilitated discussion, or assist with a caucus, please tell us on the registration form.

Help support this gathering and the work college students across the state are doing across campuses in Missouri with a donation.