Welcome to IvyQ 2017!


IvyQ is an inter-Ivy conference that aims to give LGBTQ+ undergraduate students an opportunity to connect across colleges and class years. Our conference will be held on Thursday November 2nd - Sunday November 5th.

This year's theme is Envisioning Queer Futures, with a focus on queer coalition-building at a grassroots level. Much of the conference's programming will consist of workshops run by young adults and students working in local queer organizations.

Keynote Speakers

Jacob Tobia is a writer, producer, and author of the forthcoming memoir Sissy with Putnam Books at Penguin Random House. As a performer, visionary, and internet personality, Jacob helps others embrace the full complexity of gender and own their truth, even when that truth is messy as hell. Currently living in Los Angeles, Jacob recently wrapped as the Social Media Producer on Season 4 of Jill Soloway’s Emmy Award-winning series, Transparent.


Moises Serrano is an openly queer and undocumented activist and storyteller. Since coming out as undocumented in 2010 he has relentlessly pursued equality for his community through the sharing of his narrative. His mission is to de-criminalize and humanize the issue of migration while advocating for immediate relief to migrant communities. Moises quickly became one of the most requested speakers in the state of North Carolina. Described as a "consummate orator," his advocacy has led him to lead a Tedx talk in Greensboro and to be named a notable Latino of the triad. Moises' story has been filmed in the feature length documentary, Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America. The four-time award winning film premiered nationally on LogoTV and is currently touring the country through film festivals and community screenings. Moises is at present an undergraduate student studying Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College.