Exploring Gender. Together.

Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse 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 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, USA.
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Gender Odyssey 2017: August 24-27 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center

Last year’s gathering was the most well-attended ever! Don’t miss out on our 16th-anniversary conference! Take a look at last year’s (2016) events and programming  below to see the kinds of activities and content you can expect in 2017:

Keynote Speakers 2016

Gena RoceroGeena Rocero

Maddie DeutschMaddie Deutsch

RETURNING THIS YEAR: Affordable Lodging at Seattle University!

Stay in a single, double, or quad dormitory room within a 20-minute walk to the Convention Center at a MUCH lower rate than offered by our designated conference hotels! Stay tuned for more information.

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Trans Teens Paint: Art Exhibit Opens This Week and Will Display at Gender Odyssey Conference


The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Gender Diversity to bring a unique and moving exhibit, Imagine the Possible: Trans Teens Paint, to the Central library in downtown Seattle this June and July, then moving the exhibit to the Gender Odyssey conference from August 4-7. Continue reading

Meet Our New Conference Director: Michael Woodward


Conferences are amazing opportunities to make connections and learn information, where you’re hearing people’s stories, sharing experiences, and asking questions of people that you don’t normally have access to. I know that they’ve changed my life and made my life so much better by being able to learn from my peers and get the sense of community. You make life-long connections. Continue reading

Meet Our Winner, Jannette!

Jannette Valdez-Witten

Last Saturday, one lucky person was randomly selected to win free airfare and a free conference pass to Gender Odyssey. That winner was Jannette Valdez-Witten, and after reading her thank-you letter you’ll surely agree that Jannette is a WINNER in more ways than one! Continue reading