Home EventsLGBT Events Encircle’s Ignite Conference 2017

Encircle’s Ignite Conference 2017

by dav.d

Encircle hosted Ignite at UVU in 2017. It was a conference for LGBTQ+ youth living in Utah County. It was the first conference of it’s kind in Utah County and I was happy for the chance to document the event. There were classes, seminars, activities, musical performances, and more.

They were sitting like this

They were sitting like this

There were a number of musical artists who performed including Tyler Glenn from the Neon Trees. He recently came out and has become a bit of an activist.

Musicians

Musicians

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees and LGBT activist

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees and LGBT activist

LGBTQ+ youth

LGBTQ+ youth

Dancing dancers

Dancing dancers

Volunteers at Ignite

Volunteers at Ignite

Friends attend Ignite

Friends attend Ignite

Ignite attendees

There were a number of families in attendance. It was heartwarming to see parents there to support their children. Coming out is a frightening experience.

Families attend Ignite

Families attend Ignite

Classes for families

Classes for families

Ignite is a conference for LGBT youth in Utah County

Ignite is a conference for LGBT youth in Utah County

Emcee of the event

Emcee of the event

And it was fun to see the diversity at the event. Yes, Utah is predominantly white but there were people of many backgrounds there. This was a group for Latinos. I should have written down the name of the group.

The latino delegation

The latino delegation

Checking out the activity bus

Checking out the activity bus

Families at Ignite

Families at Ignite

Fun times

Fun times

And they had several videographers, story tellers, and photographers to help tell the story of people in attendance.

Video stories—behind the scenes

Video stories—behind the scenes

People enjoying Fuji Instax

People enjoying Fuji Instax

Activities

Activities

A day of fun and bonding

A day of fun and bonding

A photographer creating portraits onsite

A photographer creating portraits onsite

So we recreated the photo with merchandise

So we recreated the photo with merchandise

A day of fun and bonding

A day of fun and bonding

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

You may also like

Leave a Comment