2023 Keynote Speakers
Photo credit: Jon Cherry Photography
Greaves Hall, NKU Fine Arts Center
Perhaps best known as Kentucky's first openly transgender elected official, Rebecca Blankenship is an issues-first political operative working to make Kentucky a freer, more rational place. She has worked on political campaigns from U.S. Senate down to city council. At the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, she advocates on bills concerning students' rights, First Amendment protections, LGBT rights, and nuclear energy. She lives in Madison County, Kentucky.
Mason Kalinsky is the Organizing Director for Hood to the Holler. He is dedicated to community organizing and building progressive people power in Kentucky. He also has worked in Frankfort to protect trans rights and is familiar with the movement to protect trans kids across the United States. In 2018, he published a study on a peer-to-peer gatekeeper intervention to reduce rates of suicide among LGBTQ adolescents.
Annual Meeting Links 2023
Welcome to Northern Kentucky University
Saturday Field Trips
Kentucky Junior Academy of Science
Career Fair and Exhibitors
Friday Night at Newport Aquarium
Parking, Hotels, Food, Accommodations
Social Media Photo Contest
Top Scoring Students
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