GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Equality Conference & Gala will be held on Nov. 12 in its fifth year celebration.

The conference will take place at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Elliott Center from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Student caucus will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. It will provide attendees with a day full of advocacy training, workshops and more. The Gala will follow at the Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St.

During the gala, the 2011 Legislative Leadership Award will be presented to state Rep. Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford), along with the Equality Champion Awards for regions that span the state.

Sponsorships and program guide advertisers are currently being sought. In addition, there are still spots for table captains and sponsors, as well as those who wish to set up display space at the conference. Rates and specifics are available online.

A number of foundations have lent their financial support to enable students to receive a 50 percent discount on student admission. These are available on a limited basis. Email devin@equalitync.org for more details.

Early bird registration rates are available through Oct. 21. Conference regular admission is $50 ($65 after); student, $25 ($35 after) ($12.50 for a limited time only and as available); and income challenged $35 (reduced rate not available after Oct. 21). Gala regular admission is $145 ($175 after); student, $75 ($95 after) ($37.50 for a limited time only and as available); and income challenged $85 (reduced rate not available after Oct. 21).

Host hotel is the Greensboro Marriott Downtown. Call 800-228-9290 to make reservations.

To register or for complete information, call 919-829-0343, ext. 112 or visit equalitync.org.

 

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at specialassignments@goqnotes.com and 704-531-9988,...