As you plan your Gender Odyssey weekend — especially when booking travel — keep in mind that, in addition to workshops, the conference features many exciting evening events! We strongly recommend that you plan to attend the entire weekend, from Thursday afternoon through Sunday evening, to get the best bang for your buck.

2013 Event Schedule

The 2014  conference will have a similar lineup.

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Wednesday, July 31

Gender Odyssey Professional Seminar, Adult Focus
9:00AM – 6:00PM | WSCC
(separate registration)

Thursday, August 1

Gender Odyssey Professional Seminar, Youth Focus
9:00AM – 6:00PM | WSCC
(separate registration)

icon-party-36Gender Odyssey Family Conference Meet & Greet
5:30PM | Silver Cloud – Madison Room
1100 Broadway Ave
Our opening evening party will provide conference attendees a chance to meet each other and socialize.  Join our Gender Odyssey Family conference hosts for appetizers, mingling, and a chance to preview your program books. No-host bar and special menu available.

icon-party-36Gender Odyssey Youth Meet & Greet
5:30PM | Ingersoll Gender Center (downstairs at Kaladi Bros.)
517 E Pike St
Start your conference off on the right foot! Join the teen programming coordinator Gil Rich and his team for a chance to meet other attendees before the action gets rolling. Don’t miss it!

icon-party-36Gender Odyssey Kids & Teens Pool Party
6:00PM | Silver Cloud – Pool
Families, kids, …the whole gang always has a great time at our conference-opening pool party so why wouldn’t we do it again this year?! Let the kids burn off some energy and make some great connections for the weekend!

icon-party-36Gender Odyssey People of Color Exclusive Meet & Greet
5:30PM | The GARAGE – Echo Room (21+)
Want to connect with other People of Color (POC) right away? Join us at this POC-only event. Gender Odyssey committee members will be there to welcome you and can give you the heads up on what is in store for the weekend. Join us for this chance to connect with other POC before the later general meet & greet begins.  

Open Twelve-Step Meeting
7:00PM | Silver Cloud – Madison Room
This is an open meeting for all conference attendees working a twelve-step program. Meet with others to find support and make connections for the conference weekend.

icon-party-36Gender Odyssey Opening Party
7:00PM until we’re done! | The GARAGE – Echo Room (21+)
1130 Broadway Ave (next to Silver Cloud)
Welcome to Gender Odyssey! Our opening night party will provide conference attendees, as well as people from the local community, a chance to have fun and socialize. Grab a cocktail, start with an appetizer, and/or have dinner. You’ll meet new folks and, if you’ve attended in the past, have a chance to connect with old friends, too. We’ll have two private pool tables and lots of space to hang out. Don’t miss it!

Friday, August 2

Cecilia ChungKeynote | Cecilia Chung
4:45PM | WSCC (open to all)
Cecilia Chung, San Francisco Health Commissioner, is a nationally recognized civil rights leader who advocates for HIV/AIDS awareness and care, LGBT equality, and social justice, and has dedicated herself to ending stigma, discrimination, and violence in all communities. An immigrant from Hong Kong, Cecilia has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years and has worked locally and internationally to advance equality and justice. As an Asian transgender woman living openly with HIV, she led the board of directors of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration; chaired the San Francisco Human Rights Commission; and designed the nation’s most ambitious publicly funded program addressing economic justice within the transgender community. She has served on San Francisco’s Transgender Discrimination Taskforce; as president of the SF Pride Board; on the board of the Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center; as a founding producer of Trans March; as the first deputy director of the Transgender Law Center; and on California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Civil Rights Enforcement Working Group. In late 2012, Cecilia was presented with the Levis Strauss & Co. Pioneer Award, among many recognitions and accolades she has received throughout the years.
icon-food-36Couples Dinner
6:15PM | Jimmy’s – Silver Cloud (1100 Broadway)
The Couples Dinner is an opportunity for couples, both young and old, new and long-term, to get to know one another better over a delicious dinner at Jimmy’s, under the same roof as our host hotel, the Silver Cloud.  Enjoy garlic parmesan fries, homemade chicken noodle soup, wonderful salads, burgers, seafood, and pasta, and if you can’t wait until morning, breakfast is served round the clock.  Don’t forget the burnt sugary goodness of a crème brulee or warm blackberry pie with vanilla bean ice cream.  Full- service bar for those in the mood.  

icon-food-36Gender Odyssey Families Dinner
6:15PM | Piecora’s Pizza (1401 E Madison St)
Join others from the GO Family conference for socializing and delicious New York-style pizza at Piecora’s, one of Seattle’s favorite pizzerias. $10 per adult/teen; children 12 and under eat for free.

icon-food-36Shabbat Dinner
6:15PM | Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave and Pine St)
Join Kolenu for a festive Shabbat dinner in Cal Anderson Park welcoming attendees of Gender Odyssey. Kolenu is Seattle’s Jewish LGBTQ Young Adult group. All Jews and allies welcome!

icon-party-36Genderqueer Reception
7:00PM | Kaladi Bros Coffee (517 E Pike St)
Don’t box me in! If this is your motto, then we have the party for you! Get together with other genderfluid and gender-nonconforming queers and have a blast. Meet new people or reconnect with old friends over a cuppa joe and a vegan doughnut. Mix, mingle, and meld genders with other genderqueers!

icon-party-36Teen Social and Workshop
7:00PM | Queer Youth Space (911 E Pike St)
Join us for a transtastic good time at this year’s teen social. Eat snacks and hang out while making your own packer or learning hair and make-up tips from a professional stylist. Share your fashion and hair-dyeing tips, or just show off your trans super powers to your new friends.  

8:00PM | Silver Cloud – Broadway Room (1100 Broadway)
Seattle’s Queer Social Club is hosting a Gender Odyssey-affiliated event featuring a showcase of trans and genderqueer art and artists. This lively event will featuring the art, voices, films, words, movement, performances and incredibly diverse talents of numerous artists from the transgender and genderqueer community of the Pacific Northwest. $15 admission.

icon-party-36Gay City Pub Crawl (21+)
10:00PM | Kaladi Bros. (517 E Pike St)
This is not your mother’s idea of a wholesome night out! This year’s Gay City Pub Crawl is for trans folks who are interested in gay/bi men. From the seasoned pro to the newbie in gay culture, you’ll get a tour of Seattle’s gayest, hippest clubs and gain an opportunity to learn more about gay male culture than we dare write about. Meet up at Kaladi Bros. by 10:00 PM!

Saturday, August 3

Michele AngelloKeynote | Dr. Michele Angello
10:10AM | WSCC (open to all)
Dr. Michele Angello works with gender-variant youth as well as adults. She offers individual, couples, group, and family therapy, as well as corporate education and training on a variety of issues concerning sexuality and has presented internationally on her work with transgender, gender-variant, and gender-nonconforming youth.  She facilitates several monthly support groups for transgender adults, youth, and parents and offers sessions to people around the world via webcam.  Dr. Angello has appeared as a guest expert on Dr. Phil, Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, ABC Primetime, Dr. Oz, and many other television shows and documentaries.  She is also an adjunct professor in the graduate program of human sexuality at Widener University, and developed the first graduate course in the U.S. that focuses on clinical issues in transgender communities.  Her private practice is in Pennsylvania.

Jamison GreenKeynote | Jamison Green
4:10PM | WSCC (open to all)
Dr. Jamison Green is widely considered one of the best educators and policy advisors on transgender and transsexual issues.  As a transsexual man, he has shared his own experience and expertise through numerous speaking engagements, publications, and media appearances. He is president-elect of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and is a founding director of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute. He has also served on the board of directors of FTM International, TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA), and several other leading trans-related organizations. He earned his doctorate in law in 2011 at Manchester Metropolitan University (England).  Dr. Green’s inspiring and informative book, Becoming a Visible Man, received the 2004 Sylvia Rivera Award for Best Book in Transgender Studies; was a Lambda Literary Award finalist; is used as a text in numerous Universities; and remains one of the most popular books on the subject of trans experience.

icon-food-36Gender Odyssey All-Conference Picnic
5:30PM | Central Lutheran Church
Join us at Gender Odyssey’s most popular event! Feed your belly and your soul with the delicious, authentic food from Seattle’s own Thai Ginger. Vegetarian and meat options are available to satisfy a wide array of palates. Accommodations made for those with nut allergies.  This event is free to all Gender Odyssey attendees although donations are accepted with gratitude. Friends and community are welcome for a $10 fee. This event is all about the food and hanging out with friends.

icon-party-36Gender Odyssey Youth Dance Party
8:00PM | Queer Youth Space (911 E Pike St)
Come dance with your new and old Gender Odyssey friends, on Capitol hill, Seattle (buzz for entry). Event goes from 8p – 12 midnight. No alcohol served or allowed on the premises.

Sunday, August 4

icon-moviecam-36Film Screening
The Believers is an unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, gender, and religion. Built around the world’s first transgender gospel choir, The Believers portrays the choir’s dilemma – how to reconcile their gender identity with the widespread belief that changing one’s gender goes against the word of God. more »

icon-moviecam-36Film Screening
Melting Away is a powerful, groundbreaking Israeli film about a teen and her family’s struggle to find understanding and acceptance as she searches for gender authenticity. more »

icon-party-36Gender Odyssey Wind Down!
4:30PM | Calamus Auditorium (Kaladi Bros.)
517 E Pike St
The Wind-Down Party is your last chance to connect with others from both Gender Odyssey conferences this year. Say goodbye to old friends and get that phone number from your new friends.  Open to all ages with a no-host bar. For those with any energy left, we’ll have an open mic as well. Share a song, some spoken word, your comedy routine, or your best whistling. 

Event Schedule Grid

Thursday, August 1, 2013

8:00am 9:00am 12:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm

GO Pro Registration

Gender Odyssey Professional Seminar

Silver Cloud   GO Registration   People of Color Exclusive Meet & Greet
Garage – Echo Room

GO Opening
Night Party
Garage – Echo Room

Open to all 21+

GOF Registration

Family Meet & Greet

Open 12 Step Meeting
Silver Cloud – Board Room

Ingersoll   Teen
Meet & Greet
      Kids & Teens Pool Party
6:00pm onwards

Friday, August 2, 2013

Time 7:00am 8:00am 8:30am – 12:10pm 12:10pm – 1:20pm 1:20 – 4:30pm 4:45pm – 5:45pm Early Evening 8:00pm – 10:00pm 10:00pm

Registration Opens


GO Kids Camp Opens




Cecilia Chung

Open to All

Rm. 607-608

GQ / GNC Reception
Kaladi Bros.

Trans Mission Show

Silver Cloud – Broadway Room

Gay City Pub Crawl

Meet at Silver Cloud Lobby

Couples Dinner
GOF Families Dinner
GO Teens Teen Social & Trans Craft Workshop
Queer Youth Space
GO Kids  

GO Kids Camp

GO Kids Camp

Shabbat Dinner
Cal Anderson Park


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Time 7:00am 8:00am 8:30am – 10:00am 10:10am – 11:40am 11:40am – 12:45pm 12:45pm – 3:55pm 4:10pm – 5:20pm 5:30pm 8:00pm – 12:00

Registration Opens

GO Kids Camp Opens




Jamison Green

Open to All

Rm. 607-608

GO All-Conference PICNIC

Free to GO Attendees


QYS Dance Party
(under 21)

Queer Youth Space
911 E Pike

GOF Workshops

Michele Angello

Open to All

WSCC, Rm. 606

GO Teens Workshops
GO Kids  

GO Kids Camp

GO Kids Camp

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Time 8:00am 8:30am 8:50am – 12:10pm 10:40am – 12:10pm 12:10am – 1:30pm 1:30pm – 3:00pm 3:15pm – 4:30pm 4:30pm – 7:00pm
GO Registration Opens GO Kids Camp Opens Workshops


Rm. 607-608

LUNCH Workshops


Kaladi & Ingersoll
GO Teens
GO Kids   GO Kids Camp GO Kids Camp


  • WSCC – WA State Convention Center 8th Ave & Pike St
  • Silver Cloud Hotel – 1100 Broadway Ave
  • The Garage – 1130 Broadway Ave
  • CLC – Central Lutheran Church 1710 11th Ave
  • Cal Anderson Park – 1635 11th Ave
  • Jimmy’s – 1100 Broadway Ave
  • Piecora’s Pizza – 1401 E Madison
  • Kaladi’s – 517 E Pike St
  • Ingersoll Gender Center – 517 E Pike St (Downstairs from Kaladi’s)
  • Queer Youth Space – 911 E Pike St

More information about the conference venues is available here.

Last updated 07/10/13. Schedule subject to change.

Conference hashtag: #GOcon2013