Registration for HOT CON 2018 is now open. Each $30 registration includes a parking validation for Friday and Saturday. Light refreshments will be served on Friday evening, as well as lunch Saturday. Click here to register.  

HOT CON participants are invited to our sibling event the Harvey Milk Dinner on Saturday evening for a discounted price of $25.

Registration for the Harvey Milk Dinner must be completed through the Harvey Milk Dinner webpage. Use the code HOTCON at checkout to receive your discount. 

HOT CON presenters will receive a free ticket to the Harvey Milk Dinner, but must pay registration for HOT CON.

Questions about registration? Email us at


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Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Resource Fair

Keynote Speaker

Conference Information and Schedule




Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

  • Refreshment sponsor
    Sponsors will be featured in the program booklet, as well as on signage during sponsored food service. Sponsors will also receive 10 free conference tickets. If you would like to donate your tickets to students, please indicate so at checkout. Sponsors can also purchase individual conference tickets to cover the cost for attendees who would otherwise be unable to attend.Buy 10 tickets and have your organization’s logo featured in the program.
  • Conference program advertisements
    Full page: $250 Half page: $125
    The conference program will be distributed to all conference participants, an anticipated audience of 150 people. Many conference participants will be coming from outside Indianapolis and looking for places to eat, drink, and be merry the weekend of HOT CON.Purchasing an ad in our program booklet is a great way to let them know about your bar, restaurant, or organization!

Click here to purchase a conference sponsorship or program advertisement
Questions about sponsorship or advertising opportunities? Contact AJ Young at

Resource Fair

Interested in tabling during HOT CON?

As part of the conference, we are having a resource fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will include a 6-foot table and 2 chairs in a fully accessible, air-conditioned, indoor space. We anticipate an audience of 150 people from around the state and region for HOT CON. Participating in our resource fair is a great way to spread the word about your organization, programs, and resources!

IUPUI departments and non-profit organizations: $30
For profit organizations and corporations: $50

Table reservations will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 15, or until all tables have been claimed.

Please note: Resource tables will not have access to electrical outlets, and we cannot allow merchandise sales or other vending as part of the resource fair.

Click here to reserve a table. 

Questions about the resource fair? Contact AJ Young at

Keynote Speaker 

We are pleased to present elle roberts as this year’s keynote speaker!

Photo credit: Joseph McCoy

elle roberts is a writer, artist, and facilitator based in downtown Indianapolis. She explores sociopolitical issues with a focus on race, class, gender, and sexuality in the Midwest. When not writing, she creates and facilitates community programming and performs her music and essay readings throughout Central Indiana. elle is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and a self-led student of black feminist theory and praxis. She is the founding organizer of shehive, a four-year grassroots gender equity project, and anthropologetics, a writing space exploring the connections and collisions between the personal, poetic, and political.