Transgender Conferences



First Event 2017        January 25-29, 2017       Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel       Marlboro, MA

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 educational lectures, workshops and courses, nightly entertainment and dancing, banquets, special lunches, trans-oriented vendors, and more! Come in out of the cold for fun and friendship.




Keystone Conference       March 22-26, 2017     Harrisburg, PA    Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel.


Welcome to the Ninth Annual Keystone Conference, “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.


Diva Las Vegas     Mar 26-31, 2017    Las Vegas, NV     Contact:

Diva Las Vegas is a vacation, not a convention, and is quite different from the vast majority of the TG community events you’re likely to know. There are no speakers, no seminars, no talent contests, and no big communal closet feeling. However, we have a complete schedule of activities of all types. The discussion forum for DLV is here.




Espirit 2017     May 14-21, 2017     Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles, WA     Contact:

Sponsored by The Emerald City Social Club of Seattle and the The Cornbury Society of Vancouver, BC   Esprit focuses on changing lives for the better and creating pride and self-respect for anyone who is transgender. Educational, inspirational, and experimental, Esprit is steeped in prospects for personal growth and friendship.




Sparkle     July 1-9, 2017     Manchester England

Sparkle is a celebration of gender diversity, an opportunity to make new friends and obtain help, support and information on gender issues. But above all it is our chance to be proud of who we are and show the world what being TG is all about. The most important person at Sparkle is you, this is your weekend so make the most of it and enjoy being yourself among friends! Watch Sparkle here and here.


Gender Odyssey       August 24-27, 2017     WA State Convention Ctr,  Seattle, WA


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.


Southern Comfort has been cancelled

Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference     Sep 7-9, 2017   Philadelphia PA       Sponsored by the Mazzoni Center

Now in its 13th 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.


2017 River City Sparkle    October, 2017       No details available


Fantasia Fair      October 15-22, 2017     Provincetown MA     Contact:

Held every October, Fantasia Fair is more than a conference and more than a vacation… It is a week-long celebration of the transgender community.

Activities and special events take place throughout the week including daily workshops, a fashion show, cabaret show, and two formal banquets. There are so many activities and they are so varied, you will find your biggest problem is choosing what to do. The speakers are some of the finest and most knowledgeable in and out of the trans community. You will be fascinated by the topics, which range all the way from gender theory to wig care.

Couples find support, friendship, and caring, and enjoy the opportunity to share and partake of workshops and sessions that explore and recognize the ups and downs of a TG partnership. The Fair organizers have long understood how much the presence of partners adds to the Fair. To encourage couples to come, there is a generous discount for your partner’s registration.

In addition, attendees have all of the fun that is Provincetown, Massachusetts. Being a well-known LGBT vacation destination, this quaint little village is warm and accepting of trans people. Enjoy the clubs, go on a whale watch, visit a local winery, and taste some of the best seafood found on the east coast.

Fantasia Fair is a surprisingly great value when you consider what you get for an entire week’s worth of activities. Discounts are available with early registration. For those with financial difficulties, scholarships are offered.


Lake Erie Gala 2017     Nov 15-19, 2017     Clarion Bel-Aire Hotel on W 8th in Erie

Sponsored by the Erie Sisters.        Contact Melanie Shubitowski at 440-265-8191


Beauty and the Beach     Dates pending      Rehobooth Beach, DE


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