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Gender 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 the program book. No-host bar and special menu available.

Gender Odyssey Teen/Tween Meet & Greet
5:30PM | Silver Cloud
1100 Broadway Ave
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!

Gender Odyssey Opening Party
6:00PM 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!


Andrea JenkinsKeynote | Andrea Jenkins
4:50PM | WSCC (open to all)
Andrea Jenkins is an award-winning poet and writer. Most recently she was awarded a Bush fellowship and a fellowship in the Cultural Community Leadership Institute at Intermedia Arts, sponsored by the Bush Foundation, and named a fellow in the Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights Center. Last year, she won the Verve Grant for Spoken Artist at Intermedia Arts and the Naked Stages Grant for Emerging Performance Artist at Pillsbury House Theatre. Andrea has earned degrees in community economic development, human services/interpersonal communications, and creative writing. Andrea works as a senior policy aide to City Councilmember Elizabeth Glidden, serves as board chair at Intermedia Arts, and lives in Minneapolis. She will surely be an inspiration to heart, intellect and soul.

GENDEREVOLUTION: Art Reception and Cocktail Party
7:30PM | WSCC, 6th Floor – Main Lobby
Celebrate! Enjoy cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks at the no-host bar, and taste the delicious hors d’oeuvres. Kate Bornstein and Andrea Jenkins will be guests of honor and available for photos and chatting until 8:30pm.

Parents’ Night Out
7:30PM | WSCC – Rm 614
Drop the kids off for supervised movie time and popcorn and take in the many offerings at Genderevolution while connecting with other parents for camaraderie and support. Parents must pick children up no later than 9:30 pm.

Teen Social
7:30PM | WSCC – Rm 613
Join us for a transtastic good time at this year’s teen social. Come hang out with other teens and adult mentors for games, crafts, snacks, and a chance to connect.

Passport Office and Series
7:30PM | WSCC – Rm 609
Carina del Rosario’s interactive art project. Create your own passport as you’d like it to be. How do you define yourself? Want are the dates of importance in your life?

Transgress Press – Meet the Authors
7:30PM | WSCC – Rm 611
Come and schmooze with our 2015 authors, Rex Butt, Seth Jamison Rainess, Paige Schilt, and Dr. Michael Brownstein, and celebrate their recently published and forthcoming books. Get discounted copies of their books personally autographed for you. Light refreshments will be provided.

THREE TO INFINITY: Beyond Two Genders (Film)
8:00PM | WSCC – Rm 608
THREE TO INFINITY: Beyond Two Genders is a timely, fascinating film about people whose selected gender is neither male nor female. This groundbreaking documentary–the first to explore the world of people who claim no gender or live between masculine and feminine–changes the ways we think about masculinity and femininity. The film transports viewers on an intense cinematic journey to a provocatively new gender frontier. There will be a post-screening discussion with director and producer Lonny Shavelson.

Unicorn with a Cape (Performance)
8:30PM | WSCC – Rm 612
Having lived many genders, and finally genderless, Marcus Meta Magdalena brings an often controversial topic to the forefront. Augmented by experiences of addiction, homelessness, and depression, Marcus Meta Magdalena’s story, Unicorn with a Cape, is a theatrical medium of advocacy for the rights of all.


Kate Bornstein Gender Odyssey 2015Keynote – Trans: Just for the Fun of It! | Kate Bornstein
4:10PM | WSCC (open to all)
Kate Bornstein is an author, performance artist, playwright, and public speaker who has written several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, and My Gender Workbook. Her 2006 book, Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws, has become an underground bestseller, propelling Kate into an international position of advocacy for marginalized youth.


3:15pm – 4:30pm | WSCC – Rm 608
TransVisible is a documentary film on the life of renowned Trans Latina activist and leader, Bamby Salcedo. Turning personal challenges and barriers into the basis of her activism, Bamby has become an effective and beloved advocate and role model for multiple communities including the Trans, Latina, immigrant, youth, and LGBT communities.
Directed by Peruvian-born, Los Angeles-based, documentary filmmaker and activist Dante Alencastre, and produced by LGBT Latino activist and leader Roland Palencia.

Gender Odyssey Wind Down! (open mic)
4:30PM | Kaladi Bros (Calamus Auditorium)
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.

Room THURS, AUG 20 FRI, AUG 21 SAT, AUG 22 SUN, AUG 23
Silver Cloud

Family Meet & Greet

Teen/Tween Meet & Greet

The Garage GO Opening Party
Echo Room
6pm to close
Open to all 21+

Andrea Jenkins


Kate Bornstein
The Bamby Salcedo Story

3:15pm | Rm 608

Art Reception & Cocktail Party
7:30pm | 6th Floor

Parents’ Night Out
7:30PM | Rm 614

Teen Social
7:30PM | Rm 613

Passport Office and Series
7:30PM | Rm 609

Transgress Press – Meet the Authors
7:30PM | Rm 611

THREE TO INFINITY: Beyond Two Genders (Film)
8:00PM | Rm 608

Unicorn with a Cape (Performance)
8:30PM | Rm 612

Kaladi Bros.      

(Calamus Aud.)


  • Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel – 1100 Broadway Ave
  • The Garage – 1130 Broadway Ave.
  • WSCC – WA State Convention Center – 8th Ave & Pike St.
  • Kaladi Bros. & Calamus Auditorium – 517 E Pike St.

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Last updated 07/22/15. Schedule subject to change.

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