Hey fabulous fatties!! Nolose 2015 in Oakland, CA is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!! Early bird registration has been extended through the weekend, but will close this MONDAY, AUGUST 10. After that point, registration for Saturday and Sunday will rise from from $155 to 205. Registration for Friday’s BIPOC Day will remain free and open until capacity is reached. In addition to saving you money, registering before the early bird deadline helps us know how many folks to prepare for. If you have access or food needs, registering by Monday, August 10 helps make sure that we are ready for you.
Your registration fee includes fully catered breakfast and dinner on Saturday, as well as brunch on Sunday. We will also stock two hospitality suites (one general and one for BIPOC) with nutritious and delicious snackage. Menus are designed to be accessible, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu items available at every meal, and allergen information posted. We are excited to be featuring catering from some amazing local and NOLOSE community Black-owned restaurants and caterers during the conference weekend. Friday’s BIPOC day will have an informal sandwich spread for lunch. Dinner will be from Back A Yard. Saturday breakfast will come from homestyle American breakfast buffet from Lady’s Catering. Dinner will be from Lena’s Soul Food Café. And Sunday’s brunch menu will feature a unique collaboration between two rockstar chefs and community food activists, Philadelphia’s Chef JA of f.e.d. (food everyone deserves) and Chicago’s Chef Fresh Roberson of Fresh 82 LLC.
Organizers are currently collecting workshops from track leaders and will be creating the full schedule soon. Our tracks are: BIPOC, Superfat, Trans and Gender Non-conforming, 50+, Disability Justice, Parents and Caregivers, and Community Organizing. Workshops will cover topics like Navigating the Medical Industry, Planning a Local Fat Queer Event, Parenting/Care-giving While Fat, and an Intergenerational Panel. More details including a full workshop list, to come soon.
There will, of course, also be fat ‘n’ fabulous entertainment every evening, vending on Saturday afternoon, and plenty of fatties in the pool all weekend long. Visit http://nolose.org/conference/2015conf/ now for more information or http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nolose-conference-2015-registration-17277965861 to register.