Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998

Conferences

Conferences

Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PA)

http://www.trans-health.org/

Now in its twelfth year, PTHC proudly offers a space for Trans* people and our allies, families, and providers to come together to re-envision what health means for Trans* people. The focus of this unique conference is promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community. PTHC recognizes the interconnections among all aspects of our well-being; including health, safety, education, employment, housing, and social support.

 

Gender Odyssey (WA)

http://www.genderodyssey.org/

Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community in Seattle, USA.

 

Colorado Gold Rush (CO)

http://www.gicofcolo.org/

Two day conference with keynote speakers, clinical and HR workshops, panels on surgeries, hormones, health care, etc.

 

Transcending Boundaries Conference (MA)

http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/

Attendees can expect programming on issues related to those who blur the lines of sex, gender, sexual and relationship orientations, including the Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, Intersex, Kinky/BDSM, Polyamory and other allied communities. There will be 101 and Intro level topics, as well as programming that looks at activism; relationships, families and parenting; spirituality and religion; interactions with professionals and health care issues; writing/creative arts; and identity and community.

 

Southern Comfort Conference
and Robert Eads Health Partnership — Health Fair for Transmen (GA)

http://sccatl.org/content/

This year is the 21st annual Southern Comfort Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia. Vendors, authors, entertainers and leaders from the entire spectrum of the transgender community will be in Atlanta to create a 4-day symposium full of learning, networking and fun just for you!  The conference is packed with seminars, on-site activities as well as several planned trips away from the hotel. This half-day fair is devoted to providing information and resources applicable to transmen and will include: complimentary/low cost health care services and presentations by community activists, health care providers, and mental health professionals.

 

Gender Spectrum Conference (CA)

http://www.genderspectrum.org/outreach/family-conference

The Gender Spectrum Conference focuses on creating gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. The Gender Spectrum Conference is a special place where you can meet other parents and caregivers raising gender nonconforming children and teens,  offer your gender nonconforming child the gift of meeting other children in similar circumstances,  attend over 40 workshops for adults around relevant topics in the fields of medicine, mental health, education, the law, social issues, and more, attend Kids Camp or Tween Camp, and Teen Conference, and schedule one-on-one time at our Family Support Center with experienced professionals in the areas of medicine, mental health, the law and spiritual guidance. Our workshops and other programming are designed for newcomers and experienced attendees alike. Wherever you find yourself in your journey, this conference welcomes you with open arms.

First Event (MA)

http://www.firstevent.us/event-2013-held-boston-marriott-peabody-ma-january-23-27th-2013/

First Event has something for nearly everyone. Educational lectures, workshops and courses, nightly entertainment and dancing, banquets, special lunches, trans-oriented vendors, and more! 

The Keystone Conference (PA)

http://www.transcentralpa.org/keystone.htm

Dr. Jillian Weiss is the keynote speaker this year. Attendees will find four full days of varied and meaningful workshops, seminars and activities and four nights of social functions, the finale being Saturday night’s Keystone Gala Dinner and Dance in the Sheraton’s resplendent ballroom. For those desiring more social activities, we have arranged activities for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well, and our extraordinary special event rate for this bright and luxurious hotel is extended for those desiring a longer stay in the clean, lovely and historic riverside city of Harrisburg. speaker this year.

 

The Empire Conference (NY)

http://www.transeventsusa.org/empire/

Whether Transgender, Crossdresser, Transsexual, Transvestite, Female to Male, Male to Female, Significant Other, Friend, Helping Professional, Student, or Educator — please join us at the Empire Conference for the information & learning, the networking & socializing, and just for the fun!

 

Espirit (WA)

http://www.espritconf.com/
Welcome to Esprit 2013, one of the nation’s leading transgender conferences. We offer a full program of all your favorite classes and activities plus a selection of new offerings for everyone under the transgender umbrella including cross-dressers, transsexuals, Significant Others, and family members.

 

Translating Identities Conference (VT)

http://www.uvm.edu/~tic/

A free, one day conference hosted by the University of Vermont.

 

Creating Change (Location varies)

http://www.creatingchange.org/

The national conference on LGBT equality. The largest annual gathering of activists, organizers, and leaders in the LGBT movement. Hosted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.

 

WPATH Biannual Symposium (Location varies)

http://www.wpath.org/events_symposium.cfm

Next year’s will be held in Bangkok, titled “Transgender Health in Global Perspectives”.

 

National Transgender Health Summit (CA)

http://www.wpath.org/events_other.cfm

The National Transgender Health Summit aims to provide a multidisciplinary program presenting cutting edge research in transgender health and evidence-based clinical training curricula for healthcare providers of all backgrounds.

 

Transgender Lives Conference (CT)

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8isg4pbab&oeidk=a07e5me7y7b783feff4

This all day conference is geared towards Service Providers, Medical and Legal Professionals, Trans and Gender non-conforming community, allies and all those interested in the Health and Law issues facing the Trans and gender non-conforming communities. General Registration price is $25 per person (including lunch), There are also a limited number of Scholarships available for those needing assistance with the registration cost.

National Transgender Health Summit (CA)

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=ev-summit

We invite health care providers and health profession students interested in improving health care for transgender people to attend this groundbreaking summit, which will include plenary sessions by world-renowned experts in the field of transgender health care, as well as workshops, films, and networking opportunities.

 

Transgender Leadership Summit (CA)

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/ai1ec_event/transgender-leadership-summit?instance_id=

Transgender Law Center is Proud to present our Annual Transgender Leadership Summit. This one-of-a-kind leadership conference builds the foundation for community members to take action for transgender rights through informative workshops ranging from legal, health care, organizational development and much more. This year we are going national! The Transgender Advocacy Network, a national network of transgender advocacy and educational organizations, will be presenting workshops of lessons learned from advocacy work across the country.

 

Circles Transgender Conference & Retreat (CA)

http://www.tsroadmap.com/notes/index.php/site/comments/circles_retreat_at_manzanita_retreat_center_april_11_13/

CIRCLES is a small gathering of usually no more than 15 to 25 participants. It is part conference, part retreat. A time to relax in an informal atmosphere on the breathtakingly beautiful land at Manzanita Village, and to explore whatever issues might be on our minds. The schedule is co-created in part by the participants. Anyone who would like to can facilitate a workshop or lead a discussion. You don’t have to be an expert. in fact it’s best if you’re not. It’s better if you are willing to simply explore, experiment, and listen…and if you don’t want to facilitate anything, that’s fine too. Conference highlights include:
* Workshops and discussion groups co-created by participants,
* Accommodation and fine vegetarian, mostly organic meals
* Exploration of issues such as: internalized oppression, internalized transphobia, identity beyond binary paradigms, The Wisdom of Insecurity, trusting our Power, Class, Race, and Gender, Strategies for facilitating change: personal, communal, and societal, Trans issues and the law, Coming Out to our family and children, genderqueer, trans, and ‘two-spirit’ people in traditional societies, Spiritual Practice and Trans Issues, relationships, the Transgender Liberation Movement, body image, etc. This is NOT just for trans people ‘in transition.’ We are all always, in transition of one sort or another – whether we are gay, straight, trans or otherwise.

 

Sparkle (the UK)

http://www.sparkle.org.uk/

The UK’s national transgender celebration. A weekend dedicated to the transgender community. Includes workshops, talks, and vendors.

 

TransForm New Hampshire (NH)

http://transform.transmentors.org/nh/

“Equal rights for Transgender People is the next front in the equal-rights-for-all effort.  But more of our citizens need to understand the experiences, challenges and needs of their trans neighbors.  This conference is an extraordinary opportunity to hear national leaders as well as local activists, speaking to the experience and needs of our trans citizens.  Even gay and lesbian people are often uneducated and unfamiliar with the complexities of our trans brothers and sisters who have been so supportive of our efforts for full equality.

 

TransOhio Conference (OH)

http://transohio.wordpress.com/

TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community. Speakers, workshops, and entertainment provided. All workshops are held 2 times: once open to all audiences, the second open to specific target audiences: transfeminine, transmasculine, genderqueer, and / or POC.

 

Trans Youth and Parent Summit (MA)

http://www.masstpc.org/community-events/tys/trans-youth-summit/

The goal of this summit is for youth aged 13-22 from Massachusetts and Greater New England that identify with, or could fall under, the label “transgender”–or youth who are in some way connected to the transgender youth community, such as partners/friends–to meet and connect with other transgender and gender-variant youth. At the summit, youth will have the opportunity to share ideas, learn about their legal rights, learn about the larger transgender community, and participate in workshops and fun activities. Activities and presentations include: Dance, Gender Identity Groups, Exploring Your Voice: A Writing Workshop, Creating Art, Performance and Drag Exploration, Organizing in Schools and Communities, and Health and Legal Information. The Transgender Youth Summit is free. Transportation stipends are also available for Massachusetts youth.

http://www.masstpc.org/community-events/tys/tys-parents/

There will be a separate track with a full day of programming for parents and/or guardians of transgender and/or gender questioning youth. Parents/guardians activities include such areas as: addressing legal issues and advocating for your child, health care, and time for networking and guided support groups. This event is closed to the public and only registered participants will be admitted. This event is free and light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

Transgender Health and Wellness Conference (MN)

http://www.mntranshealth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=59

The Minnesota Trans Health and Wellness Conference is offering two days of community programming that will give trans and gender nonconforming people, families, partners and allies the tools they need to succeed and thrive in daily life. We will also have workshops throughout both days for health professionals, social workers, and students, to support them in providing inclusive and culturally-competent services to trans individuals and their families.  This year’s theme is “A Bridge to Access: Providers and Community Together.”  We invite proposals that address a wide range of topics approached with an understanding of access to health, health care, and daily life needs as they relate to trans and gender non-conforming people. MTHC encourages a wide range of topics in regards to gender identity, race, ethnicity, gender role, family make-up, sexual orientation, ability, culture, and class. Some of the topics to be covered at the upcoming conference include: Holistic Health Care and Self Care, Western Medicine Approaches to Transitioning, Health Advocacy, Life Skills, and Expanding the Trans Experience.

 

Out & Equal Workplace Summit (Location varies)

http://outandequal.org/annual-summit

The Out & Equal Workplace Summit provides attendees with all the information and resources they need to become an out and equal workplace. At the Summit, individuals, human resources professionals, diversity managers, employee resource group (ERG) leaders, and allies have the perfect platform from which to make powerful connections, share best practices, and formulate a strategy that allows for a powerful demonstration of their commitment to equality in the workplace. The Summit boasts more than 2,500 attendees who participate in over 140 workshops and caucuses all designed to create an inclusive workplace. The abundance of activities and nationally celebrated keynote speakers result in an experience that has been described as “an enlightening watershed of information.” The Summit justly deserves its international reputation as the premier conference on LGBT issues in the workplace.

 

Fantasia Fair (MA)

http://fantasiafair.org/Welcome.aspx

Fantasia Fair is a week-long celebration of gender diversity and the longest-running annual conference in the transgender world. Every day of the Fair offers activities and events to help and entertain you. There are workshops in the morning and afternoon, a Keynote speaker following lunch, and special events each evening. Learn from community leaders, helping professionals, and your peers in formal and informal situations. Topics, which range from gender theory to hair removal to wig care to speaking in a feminine voice to workshops that explore and recognize the ups and downs of a relationship with a transgender partner.

 

River City Sparkle Celebration

http://www.rivercitysparkle.org/index.html

Join us for Northern California’s most glamorous transgender event of the year! River City Sparkle 2012. Celebrate transgender unity and experience an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment for the whole transgender community. The theme for this year’s fifth annual ball will be “Amethyst Affair.” Last year was a huge success with almost 100 lovely transgender ladies, friends, family, and several visitors from out of state as well as many from throughout California.