Join Dakota Outright, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, Red River Rainbow Seniors, the Pride Collective, the Equality Federation, and Rural Pride for the first North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit

United Across North Dakota, the Summit will engage education to promote unity between all LGGBTQ organizations around the state in advocacy and action.

The Summit will be spread across three days: Friday, October 5 – 5:30 opening reception; Saturday, October 6 – all day sessions closing with dinner; and Sunday, October 7 – Closing at 2 p.m.

Agenda as it now stands (subject to change):

Friday, October 5 –
Registration and Opening Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Address by Rep. Josh Boschee, Candidate for SofS

Saturday, October 6 –
9:00 a.m. – Opening Plenary
9:45 a.m. – Mapping the Environment – Facilitated Discussion
10:30 a.m. – Mapping our work – Facilitated Discussion
11:30 a.m. – Building collaboration – Facilitated Discussion
12:15 p.m. – Lunch with Political Action Panel
1:45 p.m. – Breakout Session 1
3:15 p.m. – Breakout Session 2
4:45 p.m. – Closing plenary
6:30 p.m. – Dinner – LGBT Policy at the Federal Level

Sunday, October 7 –
9:00 a.m. – Opening Plenary
10:45 a.m. – Breakout Session 3
12:00 – Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Next steps and closing – Facilitated Discussion
2:00 p.m. – Depart

The Summit will take place at the Baymont Inn and Suites, 2611 Old Red Trail, Mandan, ND – For reservations: (701) 663-7401 / (800) 597-7327; special rates of $91/night apply until September 21.

Scholarships are available. If your attendance is dependent on travel or hotel money, please contact Barry Nelson at (701) 388-6156 or

Additional Summit information will be emailed to you after registering for the conference.

The Board Services of the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners has approved this summit for continuing education credits. Please see below from their reviewer:

The event will be approved for 11 hours.
Saturday: 7 hours
Credit will be given starting at 9:45 session and ending at 4:45pm
Sunday: 4 hours total
9 am- 12pm: 3 hours
1-2pm: 1 hour

If more information is available for sessions prior or after this time, it can be reconsidered.


Register for the Summit by Following this Link.