The Gender Studies Program, the College of Education, and the College of Arts and Sciences invite you to attend the Transgender Spectrum Conference on November 21-22 in the J.C. Penney Conference Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Researchers, teachers, students, professionals, and community members are invited to attend. The event will feature scholarly papers, inspiring and informative presentations, networking opportunities, and workshops for gender variant youth and adults, families, allies, media members, mental health professionals, educators, and more. While most sessions will be open, some will be closed to all but self-identified trans* participants.
Joel Baum, Director of Education and Training for Gender Spectrum (based in California's Bay Area), will keynote the conference, and thematic keynote speakers will address four interrelated conference strands: health and aging, youth and their families, policy and politics, and teaching and learning.
Local vendors and organizations will enhance participants' conference experience, providing opportunities to learn about resources, opportunities, and networks of support.
Conference participants are encouraged to mark the National Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th by attending a special memorial event sponsored by Gender Studies at noon in UMSL's Millennium Student Center and/or at the 7 o'clock Growing American Youth’s Candlelight Vigil in the Central West End.
We are especially appreciative of how planning for this conference has brought UMSL students, staff, and faculty from across the campus together with numerous community organizations, businesses, and professionals. Not only are collaboration and mutual respect central conference themes, they have infused and enriched our planning process.Participants attending the full, two-day conference may earn 1.6 CEUs (16 contact hours) in the following areas: Education, Social Work, Psychology. Anyone requesting CEUs will be required to check-in and out each day of the conference. You will be asked whether or not you want to receive CEUs during the registration process. There is no additional fee to receive CEUs.