Below is the most up to date schedule of the October 2022 North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit. Please check this page for updates as we confirm additional programming. There will also be a youth track, with specific programming for youth on Saturday.

Friday, October 14

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Social gathering & Welcome - come meet with other summit participants, and participate in icebreaker activities to get to know each other.

Welcoming remarks from a special guest. Refreshments provided.

Saturday, October 15

8:00 AM

Registration opens

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote session: What is Two-Spirit?

Speakers: Cardinal Red Bird, Mikey Laducer

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Save Democracy Training

Speaker: Brandi Hardy

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Session: Understanding and Advocating with the ND Legislature

Speaker: Rep. Joshua Boschee

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


SESSION A: Taking Action: Applying New Knowledge and Getting Involved

Speakers: TBD

SESSION B: Healthcare Access

Speakers: TBD

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Break & Youth Social

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Legal Panel - After Roe - What This Means for the ND LGBTQ+ Community

Speakers: Julie Gonen and Tammi Kromenaker

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

UND Law Know Your Rights Project

This session features a discussion about features of a LGBTQ+ Student Self- Advocacy Toolkit authored by University of North Dakota School of Law students. The presenters will walk through certain portions of the toolkit which can be used as a guide to help LGBTQ+ students advocate for themselves if they encounter inequitable, discriminatory, or bullying behavior in school. The toolkit addresses problems that are frequently or uniquely experienced by students that belong to the LGBTQ+ community. Presenters will highlight information in the toolkit that identifies the rights of North Dakota students and steps students can take to assert those rights on their own or with the help of a trusted adult.

Presenters: Mattie Bogart, MacKenzie Thompson, Raymond Johnson, Edi Planincic

6:00 PM

Roundtable discussions, hosted by Trevor Project and Gender Justice

7:30 PM

Film Screening: A Run for More


The summit will keep a space open for participants to socialize, make action plans, create art, eat together, or just hang out.

Sunday, October 16

8:00 AM

Registration opens

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Got Sex Ed?

Comprehensive sex education dismantles stereotypes, builds self-acceptance, and recognizes that sexuality lasts a lifetime. Regardless of your age, you deserve honest and accurate information about your sexuality. Join this workshop to learn what sex education looks like at different stages of life.

Presenter: Katie Christiansen

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Starting and Running a Successful GSA

Presenters: Gabby Johnson and others

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Panel

Speakers: Zach Packineau, Gabby Johnson, LexX Francis

Ming Wong (moderator)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Conversation with ND LGBTQ+ Organizations


Aaron Zimmerman, PFund Foundation (Facilitator)

Marg Nelson, Chair, Red River Rainbow Seniors*

Alex Johnson, Rainbow Rendezvous

James Falcon, Magic City Equality 

Lily Rose Guetter , Pride Collective and Community Center

CJ Vondal, UND Queer and Trans Alliance

Jonathan Frye, Dakota Outright

Katrina Koesterman, Tristate Transgender

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Break & Youth Caucus

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Building Community - Where Do We Go from Here?

3:30 PM

Wrap-up and Farewell