Seeking innovative workshop ideas that address the needs of Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary communities.
Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce it is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2019 Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC19) scheduled for July 25-27, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. PTWC18 drew more than 10,000 attendees from cities and towns all over the United States, and internationally from countries such as Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, Uganda, India, and the United Kingdom. The Professional track drew 700 professionals and students to 55 accredited workshops.
Mazzoni Center is seeking workshop proposals on a diverse range of topics that appeal to a wide spectrum of transgender individuals, their families, and friends, including workshops for parents and children. In addition to lecture-style workshops, they highly encourage proposals for interactive workshops, panels, group discussions and “show-and-tells.”
Mazzoni Center is especially interested in presenters and workshops that give voice to those who are marginalized or less often heard, such as trans people of color, those who identify as gender non-binary, youth and elders, immigrants, indigenous communities, deaf, and disabled people.
Proposals may be submitted for either, or both, of the conference’s two tracks:
- General Track, which offers workshops on a broad range of topics relevant to the trans community
- Professional Track whose workshops in finance, medical, behavioral health, and legal qualify for continuing education credits. NOTE: For 2019 ProTrack has been expanded to three days (up from two in 2018), so more workshops are available.
All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST), January 14, 2019.
To submit a proposal, visit www.mazzonicenter.org/trans-wellness/now-accepting
Important Dates & Deadlines
Proposal Submission Process opens: November 9, 2018
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 14, 2019.
Proposal acceptances announced: February 28, 2019
Accepted Proposals Presenter Deadline to RSVP and Register: March 18
About the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference
The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, a program of Mazzoni Center, was created to educate and empower Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary individuals on issues of health and well-being, and educate and inform allies and health service providers, and to facilitate networking and community building.
About Mazzoni Center
Mazzoni Center is Philadelphia’s leading health center focused on the needs of the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities. Mazzoni Center’s mission is to provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals it serves. Currently Mazzoni Center provides care and services to more than 35,000 patients and clients annually.
[From a News Release]