Gender Odyssey Expands Training Conference to L.A., Full Conference in Seattle in August

Gender Odyssey Expands Training Conference to L.A., Full Conference in Seattle in August

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Professional Training Conference on Transgender Issues Expands to Second City

In response to overwhelming demand, Seattle’s long-running Gender Odyssey conference has announced it is expanding in 2017 to include a two-day professional conference in Los Angeles, California. Gender Odyssey Professional – Los Angeles (#GOProLA) will premiere Wednesday and Thursday, June 28-29, at the Burbank Marriott.

GO Pro Seattle (#GOProSEA) will continue at the Washington State Convention Center August 23-24, 2017 along with the Gender Odyssey and Gender Odyssey Family Conferences on August 25-27.

Like the annual GO Pro conference in Seattle, GO Pro LA is targeted toward medical and behavioral health care providers, teachers and school administrators, social workers, care givers and guardians, attorneys, employers and recruiters, government employees, and students preparing for these professions. Continuing education credits in a number of career fields will be available for Los Angeles attendees. Registration is open for GO Pro LA and Seattle; additional information will be released later this fall.

Call for Submissions

You can help educate all those who serve the transgender community. What have you learned in your professional experience that you feel is valuable or even critical for others to know? If you’d like to share this knowledge and experience with others, Gender Odyssey invites you to submit a workshop proposal and become an integral part of this professional programming.

All sessions are 90 minutes long; Gender Odyssey encourages presenters to allot at least 30 minutes for audience participation. All presenters must demonstrate an understanding of the elements of diversity and intersectionality (such as race, class, age, gender identities, ability, regionalism, etc.) with relation to each workshop’s theme. Complete details are available on the online application form.

Submissions from people of color and those who primarily serve people of color and immigrant populations are specifically sought. To complete the submission form for either or both event locations, please visit: genderdiversity.org/submit-workshop. The deadline for workshop submissions for both locations is November 27, 2016.

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