Fighting for affordable & accessible higher education for all Oregonians since 1975.

Join us for the 4th annual OSERA Symposium! Held on Saturday May 20th at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.

The goal of this unique symposium is to politicize LGBTQ college students around issues affecting them and increase their ability to advocate for an affordable, quality, and safe college education. This conference will prioritize the needs, voices, and issues of LGBTQ students while challenging societal norms around gender identity and sexual orientation.  We want to provide an opportunity to queer and trans students to come together and learn in ways that are often not provided on individual campuses due to lack of support and resources.

Registration Information

Early Registration Rate: By April 28th

$50 for OSA member schools

$65 for non-OSA member schools

Late Registration Rate: By May 5th

$60 for OSA member schools

$75 for non-OSA member schools

Click here for the Registration Form and here for the payment form.


8:30am-9:15am: Registration and Breakfast

9:15am-9:30am Opening Remarks

9:40-11:00am Workshop Session 1

11:05pm-12:25pm Workshop Session 2

12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:05pm-2:25pm Workshop Session 3

2:30-3:50 Workshop Session 4

4:00pm-5:30pm Dinner and Keynote

6:00pm-9:00pm End of Day Activity

Workshop Proposal Information

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the OSERA Symposium!

 Workshop Proposal Deadline: Friday May 5th

Click here for the workshop proposal form


The theme will be “Resistance through Existence: Taking Back the Power That Was Stolen”, and will focus on decolonizing, highlighting the personal as political, a foundation of knowing the history of our movement, and making space for queer people of color and queer people with disabilities in the fight for queer liberation.

Keynote Speakers

Coming Soon!