The Gender Odyssey Planning Committee is continuously working to make the Gender Odyssey conferences more affordable and accessible for conference attendees facing financial challenges. We acknowledge that traveling is expensive; even our negotiated group rates at certain hotels are out of reach for many people.
In 2017, we introduced the GO Community Housing program at Gender Odyssey Seattle, and in 2018 for the Los Angeles conference. This project aims to identify welcoming families, individuals, and organizations in the conference area who are willing to open their accommodations to low-income conference attendees. Gender Odyssey is grateful for the generous hospitality of the local communities for holding space for those who might otherwise be unable to attend these life-changing events.
Our housing committee will do everything we can to match hosts and guests based on the information provided on the application forms. For example, a guest with pet allergies will not be placed in a home with pets. The more details you can provide about your situation, the better we can find your best match.
Three easy steps to apply for free
Three easy steps to offer your space for conference attendees:
Statement of Expected Conduct
Gender Odyssey strives to make the conference a safe and welcoming environment for all. Gender Odyssey attendees do not engage in sexual or other harassment; do not provide alcohol or cannabis to attendees under the age of 21; do not provide controlled substances/drugs to any person. Gender Odyssey expects that our Community Housing hosts, guests, and other partners will also abide by these policies in the context of community housing placements.
GO Community Housing guests are placed in private homes. Gender Odyssey expects that guests will respect hosts’ wishes, limits, and boundaries regarding the agreed-upon length of stay; alcohol, drug, and tobacco use in the home; uses of the kitchen and other common areas of the home; and any other procedures of the house.
GENDER ODYSSEY ASSUMES NO LIABILITY NOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACTIVITIES OR INTERACTIONS RELATED TO COMMUNITY HOUSING MATCHES. PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE.
If your status changes such that you either cannot provide housing or you no longer need housing, inform us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions or need further information.