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Community Program

Photo by Cathy Renna, 2016.

Facilitated Discussions

Gender Odyssey generates in-house programming each year based on attendee feedback and word-on-the-street discussions in an effort to create sessions that are timely and relevant to our changing, growing communities. Attendees are encouraged to contribute their personal experience and workshops are facilitated by valued community members.

Caucuses

Caucus space is designed specifically for people who share a common identity, issue, or circumstance to come together, talk, debrief, or simply hang out. We ask that only those who feel they are personally aligned with the listed caucus topic access this space. There will not be a facilitator so please keep in mind the discussion guidelines located at the beginning of your program book.

Town Meetings

Town Meetings are a place to share our personal experiences and know that they will be heard, and to listen to others with the intent to learn from — not judge – their experiences.  Bring concrete examples from your own life to add to a larger picture of the complex and challenging ways we individually and jointly construct our lives and our culture.

People had an opportunity to speak and be heard. I appreciated different perspectives from a variety of cultures, ages, and experiences. – Gender Odyssey attendee

Attendee-Driven Workshops

Gender Odyssey is privileged to have a large number of informative sessions that come from individuals from within our own communities.  These sessions may include hands-on experiential workshops, research or informational presentations, or topical discussions.  We are deeply grateful for the contributions of our presenters and the depth and breadth they provide to the Gender Odyssey program.

In-house Programming

Gender Odyssey generates in-house programming each year based on attendee feedback and word-on-the-street discussions in an effort to create sessions that are timely and relevant to our changing, growing communities.


Conference Programming 2017

Also see: People of Color Program

Time Workshop Presenter(s)
9:00am - 10:30am Celebrating Femininity: Claiming Our Space
9:00am - 10:30am Wise Peer India Susanne Holden
9:00am - 10:30am Listen & Build: Implementing a Comprehensive Transgender Health Center in Academic Medicine James Page, Paula M. Neira, Eloiza Domingo-Snyder
9:00am - 10:30am What’s the Rush?
9:00am - 10:30am Telling Our Stories to Change Hearts, Minds, AND Policies Mara Keisling
9:00am - 10:30am POC and My Place in Gender Odyssey Jeanette Borunda, LCSW, Michael Peňa
9:00am - 10:30am Being Trans Doesn’t Mean I’m Crazy, Does It?
9:00am - 10:30am New Directions in Surgical Gender Confirmation for FTMs Marci Bowers
9:00am - 10:30am Boy Brain? Girl Brian? Human Brain: Neuroscience of Gender and Sexuality Dr. Atom Lesiak
1:20pm - 2:50pm Don’t Box Me In: Gender Fluidity
1:20pm - 2:50pm Fasten Your Seatbelt!
1:20pm - 4:30pm Practical Safety in a Dangerous World Erika Laurentz
1:20pm - 2:50pm Constructive White Conversations Stoop Nilsson
1:20pm - 2:50pm The Ties That Bind: Coming Out, Family Acceptance, and Intergenerational Dialogue in Our Families of Color
1:20pm - 2:50pm Advanced Identity: Credit Reports and Lexis-Nexis Brianna Schuman
1:20pm - 2:50pm New Directions in Surgical Gender Confirmation for MTFs Marci Bowers
1:20pm - 2:50pm FTM Genital Surgical Options Michael H. Safir, MD
1:20pm - 2:50pm Intersections of Trans Identity and Aging
3:00pm - 4:30pm Trans-er Than Thou
3:00pm - 4:30pm POC Immigrant History Henriemeliamelia (Emelia) De Souza, Neo Sandja
3:00pm - 4:30pm You’re Doing What!? Brenda Bowers
3:00pm - 4:30pm Female-to-Male Surgical Options Dr. Toby Meltzer
3:00pm - 4:30pm Latinx Trans and LGB Community Outreach 101 Jacque Larrainzar
3:00pm - 4:30pm Gender and the Bible Rona Matlow
Time Workshop Presenter(s)
8:30am - 10:00am Coping with Loss throughout Transition Fawn Oates
8:30am - 10:00am Shifting Identities, Expanding Desires
8:30am - 10:00am Shaving, Makeup, and Clothing, Oh My! All-gender Grooming Fun!
8:30am - 10:00am Leadership and Organizing
8:30am - 10:00am Gender, Race, and Self-Determination Sé Sullivan, PhD
8:30am - 10:00am La Familia, el Racismo, y la Aceptaciόn Familiar Jessica Rosas, Nathaniel Lukas Redekopp (interpreter)
8:30am - 10:00am How to Choose Your Gender-Affirming Surgeon: A Doctor’s Perspective Dr. Javad Sajan
8:30am - 10:00am Face and Body Transitioning Dr. Joel Beck
8:30am - 10:00am MTF Genital Surgical Options Thomas Satterwhite, MD, Dr. Michael J. Safir
8:30am - 10:00am Improving Care for TGNC Survivors of Sexual Assault Dr. Paige Leigh Baker, Nadia Valdez , Tevin Giles
10:10am - 11:40am Building Alliances with Unlikely Allies Jim Ritter, Beth Rietema, Erika Laurentz
10:10am - 11:40am Grief, Loss, and Transformation
10:10am - 11:40am Spirituality and Trans Identities
10:10am - 11:40am Fag 101
10:10am - 11:40am Identity & Privilege Jeanette Borunda, Nathaniel Lukas Redekopp, Stuart Brewster
10:10am - 11:40am Adventures in Dating Aleksa Manila
10:10am - 11:40am The Grand Finale: Aging, Elder Law, and End-of-Life Planning Eleanor Doermann, JD
10:10am - 11:40am Advanced Chest Masculinization Techniques: Why I Keep Returning to the Inverted-T Method Dr. Paul Steinwald
10:10am - 11:40am Insurance Approval for Surgery in Challenging Times Dr. Scott Mosser
10:10am - 11:40am MTF Facial Feminization and Body Contouring Dr. Toby Meltzer
12:45pm - 2:15pm Just One of the Guys, Pt. 1
12:45pm - 2:15pm Genderqueer Sexuality
12:45pm - 2:15pm Putting on the Oxygen Mask: Self-Care for Trans Leaders and Activists Shaun Connors
12:45pm - 2:15pm Every Voice Counts! Results of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Mara Keisling
12:45pm - 2:15pm Fantastic Futures: Creating Narratives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color that Transcend Occupation, Racial Violence, and Time Tai Vo, Naveed Sarikhan
12:45pm - 2:15pm Artistic Concepts in Trans-Gender Chest Masculinization Dr. Tony Mangubat, MD
12:45pm - 2:15pm Affordable Aesthetics Linda Gromko, MD
12:45pm - 2:15pm Forearm and Thigh Phalloplasty: A Microsurgeon’s Perspective Bauback Safa, MD, MBA, Andrew Watt, MD
2:25pm - 3:55pm Just One of the Gals
2:25pm - 3:55pm Trans People of Color: A Town Meeting Jacque Larrainzar, Deshanna Neal
2:25pm - 3:55pm Coming Out, Countertransference, and Community: A Workshop for Trans and Gender Fluid/Queer Clinicians Elijah C. Nealy, PhD, M.Div., LCSW
2:25pm - 3:55pm MTF Surgical Options Dr. Toby Meltzer
2:25pm - 3:55pm Vaginectomy Burt Webb, MD
2:25pm - 3:55pm Stories Beyond Gender: Social Media Storytelling as Creative Activism Son Vivienne
2:25pm - 3:55pm Creating TGNC-Specific Survivor Resources and Programming Crispin Torres
4:10pm - 5:30pm Keynote – Diego Sanchez Diego Sanchez