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Events

As you plan your Gender Odyssey weekend — especially when booking travel — keep in mind that, in addition to workshops, the conference features many exciting late afternoon and evening events! GO Pro workshops begin Thursday morning, with a late afternoon Author Signing and Book Fair, and Family registration beginning at 3 pm.

Below is the event schedule for Gender Odyssey LA 2018.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Gender Odyssey Professional Workshops
8:00AM – 4:20PM  

Gender Odyssey Professional Networking Reception
4:30PM – 6:30PM | Outside the Piazza

Come mingle with other GO Pro attendees and grow your network of trans-friendly and trans-educated professionals! Look for the table which matches your profession. We’ll have a no-host bar and light hor d’oeuvres.
Sponsored by La Belle Vie/Tony Mangubat, MD

 Youth & Young Adult Meet & Greet
5:30PM – 7:00PM | Cordova Room

Start your conference off on the right foot! Join the youth and young adult programming coordinator Gil Rich and his team for a chance to meet other attendees before the action gets rolling. Don’t miss it!

 Meet the Authors Book Fair
5:30PM – 7:00PM | Near Lobby and Registration Desk

Come and schmooze with a number of authors and celebrate their recently published titles. Copies of their books will be available for purchase and can be personally autographed for you!

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

 Yoga & Morning Stretch
7:00AM – 7:45AM | Piazza Ballroom

Awaken your body and focus your mind on the day ahead with some basic gentle yoga, stretching, and mindfulness exercises led by a trauma-informed instructor. All body types, abilities, and experience levels welcome. Dress comfortably and bring a mat if you have one handy! 

El Cafecito
7:30AM – 9:20AM | Charlie’s Bar

Juntemonos para empezar el día con un cafecito mientras platicamos, compartimos experiencias y hacemos nuevxs amigxs. Invitación especial para personas que hablan español; solo recuerda traer tu gafete y el desayuno es sin costo. Te esperamos¡¡
Anfitriona Monica Nuñez Cham

Gender Odyssey Professional and Family Workshops
8:00AM – 4:20PM 

 Keynote: Andy Marra
4:35PM – 6:00PM | Piazza Ballroom

 Family Welcome and Pool Party
6:00PM – 8:00PM | Hotel Pool

Join other GO Family attendees for a grand splash and soak at our annual pool party. Always a conference favorite!
Hosted by Fusion Academy

Families Like Mine Mixer
6:00PM – 8:00PM | Hotel Pool

Here’s an opportunity to connect with other racially or culturally mixed families. Come meet new friends you’ll run into all weekend. This session is held in conjunction with the Family Welcome event. Look for the Families Like Mine table sign!

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

 Yoga & Morning Stretch
7:00AM – 7:45AM | Piazza Ballroom

Awaken your body and focus your mind on the day ahead with some basic gentle yoga, stretching, and mindfulness exercises led by a trauma-informed instructor. All body types, abilities, and experience levels welcome.

 El Cafecito
7:30AM – 9:20AM | Charlie’s Bar

Juntemonos para empezar el día con un cafecito mientras platicamos, compartimos experiencias y hacemos nuevxs amigxs. Invitación especial para personas que hablan español; solo recuerda traer tu gafete y el desayuno es sin costo. Te esperamos¡¡
Anfitriona Monica Nuñez Cham

Gender Odyssey Professional and Family Workshops
8:00AM – 4:20PM 

 Keynote: Brynn Tannehill followed by Trans Chorus of Los Angeles
4:35PM – 6:00PM | Piazza Ballroom

Parents Night Out
7:15 PM | Magnolia Room

Drop the kids off for supervised movie time and popcorn and enjoy dinner or a drink with new friends. This is your time to connect with other parents for camaraderie and support. Parents must pick children up NO LATER than 10:00 pm.

Youth and Young Adult Skating Party
8:00PM – 10:00PM | Pasadena Ice Skating Center

Come hang out with other youth and young adults from the conference as we channel our inner Olympian (or maybe just our inner penguin) and take to the ice for our evening social event.

We will meet up at the Pasadena Ice Skating Center just next door to the conference hotel. A Gender Odyssey Youth facilitator will be in the lobby to greet you. Warmer clothes/sweatshirts recommended! Please note that this is a SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK activity.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

 Meditation and Fellowship
7:30AM – 8:15AM | Cypress Room

“All we have to give and receive is love.” (Dr. Rob Eichberg) Let’s celebrate our final day together in this space with a shared time of self-reflection. No agenda, just come, love, and be loved.

Gender Odyssey Family Workshops
8:30AM – 4:00PM 

Closing Event
4:15PM – 5:30PM | Cypress Room

TBD

What’s Next? Conference Feedback & 2019 Planning
5:30PM – 6:15PM | Cypress Room

How was your conference experience? What are you most excited about? Are you itching to get involved with planning for 2019? Please fill out your evaluations! Please join our mailing list! But before you leave, join some members of the Gender Odyssey team for a wrap-up rap session and learn how to help make the magic happen for next year’s event.