LGBTQ Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Center

Rising Voices

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Rising Voices: A Wake Forest LGBTQIA Alumni Conference will bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to discuss current work in LGBTQ scholarship, arts, and public policy, provide mentorship to students, and create an oral history documentary project.


Registration for Rising Voices is closed. We will accept walk-up registration at the same cost ($40 for alumni and community members, free for current WFU students, faculty, and staff) at the conference. Registration will be open in Farrell Hall from 1:00 – 5:00 pm on Friday, October 23, and in ZSR Library from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 24.

If you have any questions regarding the Rising Voices conference, please email Kimberly Thornton Scholl at

Schedule at a Glance

Visit the Conference Schedule page to view the detailed schedule for Rising Voices.

Friday, October 23

2:00 - 2:50 pmTeach-In Session 1Farrell Hall
3:00 - 3:50 pmTeach-In Session 2Farrell Hall
4:00 - 4:50 pmTeach-In Session 3Farrell Hall
5:00 pmWelcome ReceptionFarrell Hall

Saturday October 24

8:30 am - 9:15 amBreakfastZSR Library Auditorium
9:15 - 9:30 amWelcomeZSR Library Auditorium
9:30 - 10:45 amPanel: "Telling Our Stories"ZSR Library Auditorium
10:45 - 11:15 amCoffee BreakZSR Library Auditorium
11:15 am - 12:30 pmPanel: "Professional Journeys"ZSR Library Auditorium
12:30 - 2:00 pmLunch and Student PanelBenson Center Room 401
2:00 - 3:30 pmPanel: "Wake Forest's LGBTQ History"ZSR Library Auditorium
3:30 - 4:30 pmCoffee Break and Oral History CollectionVarious Locations
4:30 - 5:45 pmPanel: "Intersections of Identity"ZSR Library Auditorium
6:30 pmDinner and Keynote Address: "Rising Voices: Creating LGBTQIA Inclusive Campuses and Communities"Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall