Hotels

Transgender Spectrum Conference attendees may make reservations for Drury and Pear Tree Inn Airport Hotels for November 20-22, 2014. Hotel fliers are attached for more information about each hotel: Drury Inn | Pear Tree Inn

Special conference hotel rates have been secured at two nearby hotels: Drury Inn ($92.99 + tax) and Pear Tree Inn ($72.99 + tax). Both the Drury Inn and Pear Tree Inn are located at St. Louis’s Lambert International Airport about 4 miles from UMSL’s campus. Each hotel has free shuttle service to and from the airport and hotel. Limited shuttles will be available from the hotel to and from UMSL at the start and end of each day’s conference. You can use the St Louis Metrolink (light rail) from the airport station to UMSL North Campus where the conference is held.

Follow the steps below to reserve a room at either hotel. RESERVATIONS WILL BE MADE BY INDIVIDUALS.

Drury Inn St. Louis Airport

10490 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis MO 63134

  • INDIVIDUAL reservations can be made by Reserving Online. Reservations may also be made by calling (800) 325-0720 and referring to group number 2220390. The rate is $92.99 + tax for single – quad occupancy.
  • CUT-OFF DATE: Reservations, either call in or via rooming lists, received after Wednesday, October 22, 2014 will be provided on a space-available basis at the same reduced rates.
  • CHECK-IN, CHECK-OUT: Hotel check-in is after 3 p.m. on the day of arrival. Hotel checkout is before 11:00 a.m. on the day of departure.
  • METHOD OF PAYMENT: Individual Pays Own Bill upon arrival at hotel.

Pear Tree Inn

St. Louis Airport, 10810 Pear Tree Lane, St. Ann, MO 63074

  • INDIVIDUAL reservations can be made by Reserving Online. Reservations may also be made by calling (800) 325-0720 and referring to group number 2220394. The rate is $72.99 + tax for single – quad occupancy.
  • CUT-OFF DATE: Reservations, either call in or via rooming lists, received after Wednesday, October 22, 2014 will be provided on a space-available basis at the same reduced rates.
  • CHECK-IN, CHECK-OUT: Hotel check-in is after 3 p.m. on the day of arrival. Hotel checkout is before 11:00 a.m. on the day of departure.
  • METHOD OF PAYMENT: Individual Pays Own Bill upon arrival at hotel.

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Overview

Keynote Speaker

Joel Baum, Senior Director, Professional Development and Family Services, Gender Spectrum, Emeryville, California

Plenary Speakers

  • Loree Cook-Daniels, Program & Policy Director, FORGE, Inc.
  • Masen Davis, Director, National Transgender Law Center
  • Dr. Robert Garofalo, MD, MPh, Director, Center for Gender, Sexuality, and HIV-Prevention, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago
  • Decker Moss, TED Talk Presenter
  • Samantha J. Master, Human Rights Campaign
  • Dr. Amy Cislo, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Teaching & Learning

  • Lu Ferrell, Salem State University
  • Kathryn G. O’Brien, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Kathleen Nigro, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Ren Wilding, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Ina Seethaler, Saint Louis University
  • Lane Hanson, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Laura Pearce, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Morgan Kennan, Missouri GSA Network
  • Lawrence J. Altman, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Michael Pelts, University of Missouri–Columbia
  • David Albright, University of Missouri–Columbia
  • Sarah Froese, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital–Columbia
  • Don Conway-Long, Webster University
  • Shannon Dunphy, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Karyl Lounsbery, Tellurian UCAN, Inc.
  • Stephanie Mott, Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project
  • Marie Klopfenstein, SIU–Edwardsville
  • Joseph Anthony, National Center for Transgender Equality & UMSL
  • Christine Dolan, Washington University in St. Louis

Policy & Aging

  • Michelle Bloyd, Webster University
  • Mya Vaughn, Maryville University
  • Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Shannon Canfield, MU Center for Health Policy
  • Ioana Staiculescu, MU Center for Health Policy
  • Matthew Bakko, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Elizabeth Fuchs, St. Louis Effort for AIDS
  • Chad Keller, Keller Psychological Services, Lewis and Clark Community College

Youth & Families

  • Michelle Farrell, University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • Patricia Egan Berne
  • Laurie Copeland and Kim Hutton, TransParent
  • Bob Nickles, Safe Connections
  • Wolf Smith, Safe Connections
  • Aminata Cairo, SIU–Edwardsville
  • Rev. Becky Turner, Faith Aloud
  • Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman, Kirkwood Baptist Church
  • Rev. Sunshine J Wolfe, First Unitarian Church of Alton
  • Rev. Dorothy Gannon, Bethesda
  • Rabbi Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation

Health & Aging

  • Michelle Bloyd, Webster University
  • Mya Vaughn, Maryville University
  • Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kelly Storck, LCSW
  • Sayer Johnson, Metro Trans* Umbrella Group