Exploring Gender. Together.
Now in San Diego!
Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse children of all ages, their families and supporters, and the professionals who serve them.
Our conference is packed with thought-provoking workshops, including medical information and consultation opportunities, professional education, discussion groups, networking, children and youth programming, and social events. This one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of connection, support, and community.
Gender Odyssey will be in San Diego this summer, 2019!
Gender Diversity’s mission includes expanding our community-building efforts beyond the greater Seattle area to provide support to families and professionals across the country and internationally as well. And we currently have two opportunities to propel this mission forward!
For over two years, Gender Diversity has had a deepening engagement with San Diego-based TransFamily Support Services (TFSS), led by dynamo Kathie Moehlig. TFSS was an instrumental partner in successfully launching Gender Odyssey in Los Angeles, California, these past two years. As our on-the-ground team, TFSS will be instrumental in networking with San Diego professionals, families, and youth; manifesting the people power needed for an event like this; and leading the outreach and accessibility efforts that are so crucial to Gender Odyssey’s success. We are very excited and grateful for this partnership and we’re looking forward to forging new ground!
This partnership also allows us to dedicate more attention to launching our newest program, TransFamilies.org, an online community resource for parents of trans and gender-diverse children of all ages. As a result, our Seattle conference program will go on hiatus for a year and then be reconsidered for 2020.
So, start planning your journey to San Diego now. Check back here and/or sign up for our newsletter and keep your eyes open for more details including dates, location, early registration specials, and our call for submissions.
Gender Odyssey San Diego
Gender Odyssey is hopping from Los Angeles over to San Diego in 2019, serving families with trans and gender-diverse children and professionals who serve the larger trans community!
Gender Odyssey San Diego 2019 highlights:
Our highly acclaimed Gender Odyssey Professional is expanding to will consist of two full days of educational sessions, including advanced topics and clinical sessions. GO Pro welcomes anyone seeking information about working with transgender people of all ages—medical and mental health care providers, social workers, educators and school administrators, employers, lawyers and policy makers, caregivers and guardians, students, and more. No licenses or certifications are required to attend, and continuing education units are available for a variety of professions. As a bonus, Saturday’s GO Family programming is included with your paid GO Pro registration!
The Gender Odyssey Family conference has been growing and going strong since 2007, offering sessions on medical and mental health resources, parenting support, and discussion workshops on topics such as spirituality, activism, teen dating and sexuality, and more! Two days of programming will be followed by a family day of off-site activities.
In Seattle, we had more than 120 children ages 4-12 together for THREE full days of all kinds of fun games and activities—including theater, dance, art, music, scavenger hunts, and costume parades—while their parents, guardians, and caregivers attended educational sessions. This year, Kids Camp comes to San Diego!
Our GO youth space is full of activities, workshops, and LOTS of social time. Youth are also welcome to attend a selection of sessions in the Family track.
Subsidies and Group Discounts
The Gender Odyssey staff values the participation of every attendee, and we are committed to getting you to the conference at a price you can afford. In addition to student, early bird, group, and sliding scale pricing for most programming, we also offer a very robust need-based subsidy program to offset or waive registration fees.
Volunteer Opportunities Galore!
“It takes a village...” If you’ve attended the conference before, you know how life-changing it can be. It takes dozens of folks pitching in to make the magic happen. We have volunteer opportunities both for the year-round planning committee as well as folks who just want to help out on-site. Check back here for more information!
We are excited to be stepping into this new year with all of our Gender Odyssey family and friends. Together we will continue to make Gender Odyssey the life-changing, world-changing event that it is!
Please watch our latest video to learn more about Gender Odyssey.