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What is queer food? What makes food queer?

We are pleased to announce a hybrid conference on queer food and drink to be held at Boston University from April 27- 28, 2024. This conference will bring together scholars, activists, artists, journalists, and food industry professionals.

The conference includes a mixture of panels, roundtables, and workshops. Topics include but are not limited to: LGBTQIA2S+ cookbooks, farming and land movements, bars, cafes, drinks, potlucks, food advertising, restaurant management, catering, brewing, food writing, health, care, community building, and more. See the conference schedule here:

The conference will be hybrid. In-person panels, workshops, and roundtables will be live-streamed. There will also be some virtual panels, workshops, and roundtables (projected live into the conference). Please note that some activities, such as the group meals and field trips within Boston, will be in-person only.

The in-person conference will take place at 808 Commonwealth Avenue in the Food Studies Programs suite, which is just two blocks from the Amory Street Station on the MBTA Green Line.


Register to Attend Virtually Here:

Register to Attend In-Person in Boston Here: (SOLD OUT in January 2024)

NB: after you click on the link and are directed to the ticket-purchase website, then click on the date "April 27th" on the calendar. This action then will make the one and only ticket option appear. This ticket registers you for both days of the conference.

Conference registration fees for in-person, virtual, and hybrid attendance will be 45 dollars. There will be additional ticketed events available. Registration opens Monday, January 8.

All participants will be invited to contribute to Cook Out: The Queer Food Conference Cookbook. More details here:

Please note that we do not have any scholarships available. We have set the registration fee at $45 to make the conference as financially accessible as possible while covering the costs of hosting the conference. As Boston is an expensive city and travel can also be expensive, we have created the virtual option to also increase the financial accessibility of the conference. We have also created the virtual option as needing to  travel to Boston might limit the participation of people with different disabilities, people with various caregiving responsibilities, and/or people with scheduling conflicts. For more on accessibility, see this page.  

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