2014 Queer Practices, Places & Lives Symposium

Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

May 16-17, 2014

Keynote Addresses*:

"Willful Queers and Other Wayward Subjects," Sara Ahmed, Professor of Race and Culture Studies, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London;
"Yearning Toward Carrie Buck," Eli Clare, author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation

Thank you for your interest in the 2nd Queer Practices, Places, and Lives Conference at OSU. This event was founded in memory Samuel Steward in 2012 and continues to be supported by the Samuel Steward Fund. We are excited to welcome scholars, faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, artists, activists, teachers, social workers, community members and interested in discussing LGBTQ issues to Columbus in May to begin our second conversation around queer practices, places, and lives.

Queer Conference II Poster


Thanks to our generous sponsors, there is no registration fee for attending Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II. Please note that pre-registration is closed as of 5/9/14. Please register at the door at the conference in the Ohio Union. Follow the signs!


Are you interested in volunteering to help make this conference a success? Please contact osuqueerconference@gmail.com.

Scent-Free and Tobacco-Free Policy

The entire Queer Practices, Places, and Lives II conference is scent aware and smoke free. Please read our full policy here. Please keep it scent-free so everybody can show up and not have to leave due to chemical injury! Leave off perfume, cologne, essential oils and use fragrance-free detergent on your clothes. If you have a strong scent on your body, you may be asked to move or leave.

Gender Neutral Restrooms

There are two gender-neutral bathrooms located on the first floor of the Ohio Union: one in the Multicultural Center, and one in the southwest corner of the building.


We are dedicated to making this symposium accessible to all. Please contact us at sexualitystudies@osu.edu to let us know if you need special services, accommodations, or technology to ensure that you can fully take advantage of the event. Direct inquiries to Debra Moddelmog moddelmog.1@osu.edu or Joe Ponce ponce.8@osu.edu.

**Poster design by Chidanand Sekar**