Sage to Host the Northeast LGBT Conference in 2012

June 1, 2011 at 9:18 am

Albany & Troy, NY – The Sage Colleges will proudly host the 17th annual Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Conference (NELGBTC) in the spring of next year.

The theme of the undergraduate leadership conference is Spectrum: reaching across the rainbow to inspire, empower and unite. Forums, workshops and panel discussions will focus on learning, equality, identity, and various issues and trends currently impacting LGBT youth. Sage will introduce an advisory component to the conference, welcoming educators to attend seminars tailored for their roles as student mentors.

”The conference will further highlight Sage’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and compassion,” said Vincent Porfirio, assistant dean of students at The Sage Colleges and conference co-chair. “Sage has a long history of celebrating diversity and the conference will showcase the uniqueness of our dynamic students, faculty and leaders on campus.”

Students and advisors from colleges around the Northeast are invited to attend this celebratory weekend to network, reconnect with friends and to hone their leadership skills so that they can further create change and set a courageous example for other generations.

The Sage Colleges seeks to nurture an environment of acceptance and safety that provides for teachable moments. Hosting the NELGBT Conference allows Sage to put those works into action and sentiment into practice.

To register and to learn more about this dynamic conference, please visit or email for more information.


NELGBT Conference

Join us in Albany & Troy, NY

Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1, 2012