NERP OUTCT CONFERENCE 2021
APRIL 8-10, 2021
VIRTUALLY FROM NEW LONDON, CT
Join Pride organizers from across the East Coast for a Virtual NERP OutCT Conference 2021 from New London, Connecticut!
Conference attendees from Region 6 which comprises the Northeast Region (NERP) which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC. and more will have unique opportunities to network, learn more about the nuts-and-bolts of Pride event organizing, and dig into emerging topics in LGBTQ community programming and organizing.
Hosted from New London, CT conference-goers will also have opportunities to explore the unique history and culture…
New London is a diverse, business-friendly community with a rich arts and music scene, ample housing options, fine dining, public parks,and numerous recreational activities. We work diligently to support existing businesses and attract small enterprises and large corporations to our city.http://www.ci.new-london.ct.us/content/7439/default.aspx
Within its compact borders, Connecticut has forested hills, new urban skylines, shoreline beaches, white-steeple colonial churches, and historic village greens. There are classic Ivy League schools, modern expressways, great corporate offices, and small farms. Connecticut is a thriving center of business, as well as a vacation land. It is both a New England state, and neighbor to New York City and Boston.https://portal.ct.gov/About
OutCT is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 2013 by a diverse group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queers and their allies in Southeastern Connecticut to plan a New London Pride Festival. They quickly realized they had enough interest and energy to do more. In addition to a pride festival, OutCT has planned an art exhibit, film series, educational forums, drag shows, and a youth program.
Building a community through educational, cultural, and social programming that promotes acceptance, tolerance and understanding of all sexual orientations and gender identities
NERP members participate in two types of conferences: the regional NERP conference, and the InterPride World Conference & General Meeting. The purpose of these conferences is for our member organizations and their staff, volunteers, stakeholders to network with and learn from other Pride organizers and from experts in event planning, human rights activism, social justice advocacy, and community members.
InterPride is the international organization that ties Pride together globally. Members of our organization are dedicated volunteers who organize and work to put on Pride events all over the world. InterPride’s Vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all. InterPride’s Mission is Empowering Pride Organizations Worldwide. InterPride acts as a source of education and a stepping-stone to elevating community interaction for Pride events worldwide. We promote Pride on an international level and increase networking opportunities and communication among Pride Organizations.
At the center of InterPride’s activities are continuing education and professional development for Pride organizers and its international human rights and solidarity work, supporting Pride organizers around the globe.