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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! See below for the events pertaining to your conference program.

Below is the event schedule for Gender Odyssey Seattle 2018. 


Gender Odyssey Professional Workshops

8:00AM – 5:00PM 

Gender Odyssey Family Conference Meet & Greet 

4:30PM – 6:30PM | Seattle U. Student Center, 2nd Fl. – Cherry St. Market 

Our opening evening party will provide conference attendees a chance to meet each other and socialize.  Join our Gender Odyssey Family conference hosts for mingling, some children’s activities. and a chance to preview the program book. Food available for purchase starting at 5:30; you may bring in outside food if you’d like to eat sooner. 

Gender Odyssey Family Conference Families Like Mine” Mixer

4:30PM – 6:30PM | Seattle U. Student Center, 2nd Fl. – Cherry St. Market 

By request! Many of you asked for a chance 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. Food available for purchase; you may bring in outside food if you’d like to eat sooner. Look for the Families Like Mine table sign! 

Youth & Young Adult Meet & Greet

5:00PM – 6:30PM | Seattle U. Student Center, 2nd Fl. – Cherry Street Market

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!

Gender Odyssey Professional Networking Reception

5:00PM – 7:00PM | WSCC – 2nd Floor Galleria

Come mingle with other GO Pro attendees and grow your network of trans-friendly and trans-educated professionals! We’ll have a no-host bar and light hor d’oeuvres.

Sponsored by La Belle Vie/Tony Mangubat, MD

Gender Odyssey Family Pool Party 

5:45PM – 7:45PM | Seattle University –

Connelly Center/Eisiminger Fitness Center, 550 14th Ave. 

Join other GO Family attendees for a grand splash and soak with the little ones at our family pool party. Always a conference favorite! 


Gender Odyssey Workshops

8:00AM – 4:20PM 

People-of-Color Luncheon

12:20PM – 1:30PM | WSCC – Rm 603 

Want to get your conference off to a good start by meeting some amazing people?  Join us in Gender Odyssey’s dedicated room for people-of-color for a catered lunch and socializing! We’ll get to know each other a little and feed our bodies and our souls. 

Note: This lunch session is for people-of-color and their families of whatever color.

Keynote: Michelle Enfield

4:30PM – 6:00PM | WSCC – Room 606/607

Meet the Authors Book Fair

5:30PM – 7:00PM | 6th Floor Lobby

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! A no-host bar will be available while you browse and chat.

Family-Friendly Karaoke Party

7:00PM – 11:00PM | Room 606/607

Now’s your time to shine! Seattle’s own Karaoke Kelli hosts an evening of show tunes, oldies, ‘80s fun, all the latest hits, and everything in between! Solo, duet, group performance? You choose! A no-host bar will be available throughout the evening.

Youth & Young Adult Social

7:00PM – 9:30PM | Room 603

Games & Hangout Space – Come hang out and play games with the other youth and young adults from the conference. We’ll have a room right across from the Open Mic and Karaoke Event.


Gender Odyssey Workshops

8:00AM – 4:20PM 

People-of-Color BYO Lunch   

12:20PM – 1:30PM | WSCC – POC Suite

Hang with fellow POC attendees and enjoy socializing over lunch and down time between sessions! 
Note: This lunch session is for people-of-color and their families of whatever color. Attendees from the Gender Odyssey Family conference are invited and encouraged to come. 

Keynote: Kate O’Hanlan

4:30PM – 6:00PM | Room 606-607

Gender Odyssey All-Conference Picnic

 6:00PM – 7:30PM | Freeway Park (just outside of WSCC 4th Floor)

Join us at Gender Odyssey’s most popular event! Feed your belly and your soul with a delicious catered buffet. Vegetarian and meat options are available to satisfy a wide array of palates. This event is free to all Gender Odyssey attendees (Wear your lanyard!) 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.  Note: Open to GO Family attendees starting at 5:00PM. 

Parents Night Out

7:00PM – 9:15PM | Room 6C – Kids Camp

Drop the kids off for supervised movie time and popcorn and enjoy dessert 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 9:30 pm.

Gender Odyssey All-Gender Swim Party 

8:00PM – 10:00PM | Medgar Evers Pool 
500 23rd Ave, Seattle (near Garfield High School) 
Get ready to make some waves at the conference pool party! 
This swim party is exclusively for GO conference attendees (adults and youth 12+). Seattle Transit/public buses (Routes 3 and 4) are available to pool from WSCC/Picnic.


Gender Odyssey Family Workshops

8:30AM – 4:00PM 

Closing Film: Change in the Family

4:15PM – 5:30PM | Room 604

Sam Hampton; 2017; USA; 62 min.
Director Sam Hampton brings heart to this transgender-transition film with a story of celebration, health, and unconditional love. A much-needed portrayal of biracial trans and gender-nonconforming lives in America, this documentary chronicles the transition of Zo Thorpe and the sympathetic response of his family. But CHANGE IN THE FAMILY is about so much more than the transition experience; it speaks to the complexity of young adulthood, being a person of color, having a biracial identity, and coming out as trans and gender-nonconforming. Zo’s story provides hope for a time when portraying this type of experience is no longer so unusual.

Group Clean-Up Effort

5:30PM – 6:15PM | WSCC – 6th Floor Lobby

Want to know one really easy way to give back to the conference? Volunteer to stick around and help Michael and the conference crew clean up the space. Roll up banners, disassemble equipment, box up supplies, etc., per our guidance. We promise nothing too heavy or dirty, but we’d sure love your company.