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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.