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Massachusetts Conferences

First Event

Boston Marriott – Peabody, Massachusetts – January 22-26, 2014
First Event has grown into one of the largest trans gatherings in the world and the only major winter conference. Join us in historic Boston for fun, friendship and facts to plan your journey. Come out of the cold for loads of entertainment, workshops and activities!

Trans Youth Summit

Boston MA
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, get support, learn about the larger transgender community, and participate in workshops and fun activities. '

Trans Youth Summit Parent track The Trans Youth Summit also includes a separate summit at the same location and date for parents and care givers of Trans Youths.

Fantasia Fair

Provincetown, October 20 through October 27, 2013
Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender event held every October in the LGBT resort town of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Part conference, part social gathering, the Fair is a “full immersion” experience, meaning that attendees can and usually do spend an entire week 24/7 presenting their gender as they wish.

Live Out Loud Berkshires

Annual one-day conference, end of March/beginning of April About: “Berkshire County’s annual community conference to strengthen our understanding and advocacy of the LGBTQIA+ population. Beginning in 2014, the Live Out Loud Conference is designed to build community in Rural Berkshire County. The conference is now entering its fifth year, with a bright future ahead.”

National Conferences

Transgender Lives Conference

Annually, April in 2018 at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Ct.
"Our primary theme Intersection of Health and Law seeks to raise awareness of the interconnectivity and interdependence of two critical areas to the lives of the trans and gender non-conforming individual."

Translating Identity Conference

Annually, November in 2018 at the University of Vermont
Opening its doors to the public each year, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) explores a wide array of topics in discourses regarding gender and transgender identities, expressions, communities, and intersections. TIC is a free, student organized, non-profit conference that seeks to reach not only the University of Vermont & the Burlington community, but the nation as a whole. A one-day event, TIC has numerous sessions to choose from at any time that are directed towards people at all levels of inclusion in the trans and allied communities. This conference is a safe space for everyone to come, learn, and enjoy themselves!

Diva Las Vegas

Annually, April in 2018 in Las Vegas
Diva Las Vegas is a vacation not a conference. There are no speakers or seminars instead there is a large list of activities to give you a chance to meet and bond with other transgender individuals.

Philadelphia Trans Wellness conference

Annually, August in 2018
The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference is a FREE conference that offers three full days of workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities and allies.

The Keystone Conference

Annually, March in 2018 in Harrisburg, PA
"A Celebration of Gender Diversity," hosted by TransCentralPA in Pennsylvania’s capital city of Harrisburg! You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time among members and supporters of the Transgender community at the lovely Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel."

Southern Comfort Conference

Annually, September in 2018 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida
At SCC you’ll find support, information and friends in a welcoming atmosphere of Southern hospitality. Vendors, authors, entertainers and leaders from the entire spectrum of the transgender community will be on hand for five days of learning, networking and fun.

Gender Odyssey

June 2018 in Los Angeles
August 2018 in Seattle
Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming 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.

International conferences

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Amsterdam, Netherlands, june 17-21 2016
As an international multidisciplinary professional Association the mission of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.