2018 Hoosiers Out Together Conference

Hoosiers Out Together

HOT CON logo

IUPUI is proud to host the second annual Hoosiers Out Together Conference.

HOT CON is a college conference that focuses on the history, present conditions, and future visualizations of LGBTQ+ people in Indiana. It brings together students, faculty, staff, and community members from across the state to participate in presentations, workshops, discussions, keynote, and artistic celebration associated with the LGBTQ+ community. Presentations include information on student activism, professional development, faculty research, assessment, community building, and art/media. It is our chance to learn from and build community with one another. Our existence is resistance.   

This year's HOT CON will be on the campus of IUPUI, downtown Indianapolis, from October 26th to 27thThis year's theme is OUR STORIES | OUR STORY

Explore more about HOTCON!

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Resource Fair

Keynote Speaker

Conference Information and Schedule




Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

  • Refreshment sponsor
    Sponsors will be featured in the program booklet, as well as on signage during sponsored food service. Sponsors will also receive 10 free conference tickets. If you would like to donate your tickets to students, please indicate so at checkout. Sponsors can also purchase individual conference tickets to cover the cost for attendees who would otherwise be unable to attend.Buy 10 tickets and have your organization’s logo featured in the program.
  • Conference program advertisements
    Full page: $250 Half page: $125
    The conference program will be distributed to all conference participants, an anticipated audience of 150 people. Many conference participants will be coming from outside Indianapolis and looking for places to eat, drink, and be merry the weekend of HOT CON.Purchasing an ad in our program booklet is a great way to let them know about your bar, restaurant, or organization!

For more details contact AJ Young at

Resource Fair

Interested in tabling during HOT CON?

As part of the conference, we are having a resource fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will include a 6-foot table and 2 chairs in a fully accessible, air-conditioned, indoor space. We anticipate an audience of 150 people from around the state and region for HOT CON. Participating in our resource fair is a great way to spread the word about your organization, programs, and resources!

IUPUI departments and non-profit organizations: $30
For profit organizations and corporations: $50

Please note: Resource tables will not have access to electrical outlets, and we cannot allow merchandise sales or other vending as part of the resource fair.

Questions about the resource fair? Contact AJ Young at

Keynote Speaker 

We are pleased to present elle roberts as this year’s keynote speaker!

Photo credit: Joseph McCoy

elle roberts is a writer, artist, and facilitator based in downtown Indianapolis. She explores sociopolitical issues with a focus on race, class, gender, and sexuality in the Midwest. When not writing, she creates and facilitates community programming and performs her music and essay readings throughout Central Indiana. elle is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and a self-led student of black feminist theory and praxis. She is the founding organizer of shehive, a four-year grassroots gender equity project, and anthropologetics, a writing space exploring the connections and collisions between the personal, poetic, and political.