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News and Information Release
March 5, 2011
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DEADLINES FOR EARLY REGISTRATION RATES, CHEAP HOTEL RATES, AND LLOYD RUSSELL FOUNDATION COMING MARCH 15!!!
EARLY REGISTRATION RATE of $99 ENDS MARCH 15
Early Registration Rate of $99 ends on March 15! Do not forget to register before the 15th to take advantage of this incredibly low rate for a weekend full of incredible events, including an art show by Tom of Finland, workshops and poster sessions by well known presenters on a range of topics never before seen at LLC, and the incredible warm weather and scenery if Los Angeles, CA!
To register, go to http://llc15.leatherleadership.org and select Register or click here!
HOTEL RESERVATIONS – MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 15
If you wish to take advantage of the amazingly low rate for the Kyoto Grand Hotel of $119 plus tax for double occupancy,reservations must be made before March 15!
Experience the essence of urban tranquility in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California when you stay at the chic Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens. Located just two miles from the Los Angeles Convention Center and walking distance from iconic cultural attractions, Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens is a full-service hotel that blends Asian-fusion style with contemporary elegance.
To make your reservation at an amazing hotel, go to http://llc15.leatherleadership.org and select Hotel or Hotel Reservations.
LLOYD RUSSELL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE – MARCH 15
are available now, with scholarships accepted until the deadline of March 15, 2011. Those awarded will be notified by March 25, 2011. If you have already registered for the conference, you can be reimbursed for your registration fee.
For more information on the Lloyd Russell Foundation, please go to http://www.lerfoundation.org/. More information on these scholarships are available at http://www.leatherleadership.org. Simply click on Scholarships to find the application!
GIVE AND TAKE!
Still trying to decide about coming the Leather Leadership Conference in Los Angeles? Think about this…it won’t be the same without you.
If you take a look at the list of presentations and presenters you will recognize the names of some of the wonderful folks who have been preparing to make presentations at the conference. They have selected topics designed to help the “leaders: in our community do what they do even better. But anyone who has ever made a presentation knows that the real magic is who is in the room when the presentation is being made. It is a process of give and take. The questions that are asked, the comments that are made, and the conversations that follow are what really make a conference come alive. Sometimes the organized presentations, key note speeches, or poster sessions are just the beginning of a thought process or conversation that is at the root of change in our community.
Every leader faces challenges. Whether it is trying to solve a difficult problem or issue that feels unique to your experience, or trying to maintain enthusiasm after long hours of dedicated work, Leather Leadership Conference is the place to get what you need, and provide what others need as well. Come on a be a part of it.
There is an incredible list of presentations and presenters now available on our website! Take a look!
LOS ANGELES WORKS TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO OVERCOME NEGATIVE REACTIONS TO THE TOM OF FINLAND EROTIC ART FESTIVAL!
Recent events in the Los Angeles Area have involved the leather community. When the West Hollywood City Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) voted NOT to support the Tom of Finland Erotic Art Festival traditionally held in March and a part of the Los Angeles Leather Weekend it was an opportunity for real leadership. The ACAC’s vote was quickly repudiated by the City Council who expressed their consternation and confusion about the vote and their intention to continue to support the festival as they have for more than a decade.
The Los Angeles leather community responded by filling the City Council meeting and expressing their thoughts about the commission’s vote. The City Council listened attentively as speakers from the leather community expressed their thoughts and suggestions about how to resolve this “misunderstanding”.
Art from the Tom of Finland Foundation and other collections will be available for viewing during the Leather Leadership Conference in Los Angeles. Many of the iconic images associated with our leather esthetic are housed in the foundation’s collections and the collections of members of the local leather community. Come see what the “drama” was all about.
Use the opportunity of the amazing programming in Los Angeles to learn how you can work with your local community to overcome challenges in your region!
ABOUT THE LEATHER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The Leather Leadership Conference (LLC, Inc.) is an organization dedicated to strengthening the SM/Leather/Fetish community by providing the stepping stones of learning and knowledge to assist in the development of the leadership skills of community members. Our goal is to aid in the growth and success of organizations and community groups through the development of these skills by providing access to leadership information and topics. By strengthening the leaders in our community we hope to facilitate a greater sense of connection between and within community groups.
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