The conference will be in New York and return to the the New School August 28th- 30th!


Online registration has been reopen! Be sure to register before we hit capacity though!

Impacted Community Member $25.00
Student $50.00
Regular Registration $100.00
Activist Registration $150.00
Solidarity Registration $200.00
Institutional Registration $400.00

Sponsor #qi2 today!

We are proud to mark our second year of this international conference pursuing our mission to address the intersections of the lived experiences of LGBTQI & HIV+ Immigrants. 

We hope that you will join the Task Force and African Service Committee in becoming a sponsor of the conference– sponsorship begins at $750 and program ad sponsorship starts at just $75!

We invite you to support the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project and the movement to end LGBTQI by becoming a conference sponsor through one of our levels, or to also become a sponsor by taking out an ad in our program book. Taking out an ad is a great opportunity to connect with conference attendees, show your support for QDEP, and make this historic gathering accessible to emerging asylees/detainees/undocumented/DREAMer leaders and experienced activists regardless of their financial situation. Registration rates are tiered and include food for the weekend and all sessions are bilingual and in accessible spaces. Deadline is August 21st, 2015.

#qi2: Queering Immigration Conference is the largest gathering of LGBTQI immigrants/previously detained/asylum seekers, organizers, service providers, legal workers, healthcare providers, community healers, and more in the world. We will highlight emerging strategies and new frameworks that focus on ending violence and provide resources for LGBTQI asylum seekers/ detainees/ undocumented/ and immigrants. This will be done through providing information, resources, engaging in skill shares, and providing healing to those that are in attendance while also creating creative solutions that provide alternatives to detention and to stop policing of our communities.

The conference topics range from asylee/asylum seeker issues, Know Your Rights trainings, the policing of our communities, Detention/Prison Divestment, HIV/AIDS, detention systems, solitary confinement, Transwomen Empowerment, how to organize systems of resistance, messaging, social media, life- post detention, faith and immigration, refugees, alternative- to- detention building, program development, funding strategies/ workshops, skill shares, legal, and holistic healing.

Your organization and logo will be displayed in our program. Below are the ad rates and specifications. If you have any questions at all please feel free to email us at

Sponsors that give over $750+ will receive a full­ page advertisement, recognition on the #qi2 website, as well as all #qi2 promotional materials.

  • Solidarity sponsorship $3,000
  • Organizer sponsorship $1,500
  • Activist sponsorship $750
  • Supporter sponsorship $_______ ($750+)


Advertisement Info:

Program page size is standard 8.5” x 5.5”. Ad dimension details attached. Please choose your ad size below. All ads will only be listed in the #qi2 program booklet.

  • Full page (8.5” x 5.5”) $500
  • Half page (4.25” x 5.5”) $300
  • Quarter page (4.25” x 3”) $200
  • Business Card (2.75” x 3”) $75

We thank you in advance for your willingness to partner with our community to enhance the impact of the #qi2 conference.

Please complete the form below and follow the instructions for payment. If you miss the payment button, it is also listed below.


Queer Detainee Empowerment Project #qi2 Committee

#qi2: Scholarship Fund

QDEP is currently looking for travel sponsorship donations to help directly impacted folks with their travel costs. You could support an impacted community member’s travel by giving as low as $50!

We thank you in advance for your willingness to partner with our community to enhance the impact of the #qi2 conference. Join the team of folks that have already given to this fund to help support folks nationally! QDEP wants to give a HUGE shout out to Chuck Pacheco and Roland Quirion for leading the way by donating $250 towards our scholarship fund! We appreciate your support, as always!

Below are the break down of costs for a travel scholarship for folks coming from all over the nation:
● Bus on the East Coast $50
● Bus from the Midwest $100
● Flight from West Coast $250
● Add your own amount $_____

The money you donate will go directly towards alleviating the financial burden of travel on directly impacted folks. We thank you for your support!

Here’s how to donate!

  1. Click the button below that says, “Complete Payment Here”
  2. Scroll down below the regular registration and input your sponsorship amount in the “Additional Contributions” section (example below).


Workshop Proposals

Session Proposals have closed! Be sure to check back for the 2015 workshops soon!

Scholarship Application

#qi2 Scholarship applications have closed! If you have questions on how to make the conference happen on a budget, please contact Alejandrx at