Information on Summit 2022
CBRC’s annual knowledge exchange and capacity building conference on 2SLGBTQ+ health research, programming, and advocacy in Canada takes place online from October 17-26 and in-person on October 27-28. Summit 2022 begins with free online events beginning on October 17, and concludes with a two-day in-person conference held in Vancouver on October 27 and 28.
Summit 2022 events taking place online will be offered free-of-charge, while a daily registration fee applies for participation at the in-person conference. A limited number of scholarships for Summit 2022 presenters and participants will be made available to support in-person participation. Please see the Summit 2022 Scholarship Application Form for more details – applications are due on August 7, 11:59 PM Pacific time.
Additional information on the online and in-person Summit 2022 activities will be made available in August. Please refer to the Summit 2022 information page for details (and join our mailing list to be notified when registration goes live!).
About Submitting a Proposal to Summit 2022
Everyone and anyone is welcome to submit a presentation proposal to Summit 2022, for either in-person and/or virtual conference activities This includes community organization staff and/or volunteers, researchers and/or students, health and/or service providers, community and/or grassroots organizers, government staff and/or policymakers, and 2SLGBTQ+ community members.
We invite proposals for short oral presentations, panels or roundtable discussions, workshops, or an alternative format that you propose. We welcome submissions that identify community need as well as promising interventions or practices in health, social, and community services that support the wellbeing of diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Submissions can be based on research, programming, policy initiatives, advocacy, activism, art-based approaches, grassroots responses, and/or community-based actions engaging 2SLGBTQ+ people in Canada or abroad.
We especially encourage submissions that answer the following questions:
- What programs, advocacy, and/or research are helping to push possibilities for strengthening health and wellbeing for 2SLGBTQ+ communities, such as our ability to access and navigate healthcare systems or services? How can we support, sustain, and scale-up these initiatives?
- What insights from research, programming, and/or advocacy can shed light on how we can push for a more equitable, inclusive, and accessible future for 2SLGBTQ+ communities? How can we leverage these insights to reduce barriers to care and support for HIV and STBBIs, mental health, gender-affirming care, substance use, and chronic health needs within 2SLGBTQ+ communities?
- Who is being left out of current 2SLGBTQ+ health research, advocacy, and/or programs? How can 2SLGBTQ+ community organizations and researchers, as well as healthcare and service providers and policymakers stand in solidarity for community members facing exclusion, marginalization, and/or violence?
The deadline to submit a proposal is August 7th, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Proposals must be submitted through the Summit 2022 Proposal Submission Form.
We encourage queer and trans people with diverse lived experience to submit a proposal, and in particular, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, Francophones, and historically underserved and underrepresented people in our communities, including but not limited to people living with HIV, drug users, sex workers, disabled folks, and people who are not “out.”
Never attended or presented at Summit before? Not a problem. We highly encourage first-time presenters to submit a proposal, as well as past Summit presenters. For additional questions or support on preparing your proposal, please contact Darren Ho at [email protected].
CBRC is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible Summit in order to support participation for everyone. This commitment includes offering free-of-charge participation for online events, providing full and partial scholarships for the in-person conference, enabling simultaneous interpretation and captioning services (in-person and online), and offering support to potential Summit 2022 proposal submission authors. Additional information on CBRC’s commitment to accessibility at Summit 2022 will be included in the conference program.