Genderfest 2017

SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2017

Genderfest is a conference not only about the intersectionality of gender, but also about growth, learning about the different ways gender is explored and expressed, and navigating through the gender journey. 


Genderfest is Generously Sponsored by

Workshop ProposalConference Schedule | Sponsorship Opportunities


Workshop Proposal

The conference will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 14-16, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, and professional development workshops will be held on all days of the conference. Attendees include transgender and gender diverse (gender is different than assumed at birth; TGD) people of all ages and their families, allies, professionals working with trans people and their families across education, medicine, law, mental health/counseling, religion/spirituality, child welfare, incarceration, and more. TGD youth under age 18 will have programming on Thursday only.

This year, you are welcome to select target audiences with the option to combine community and professional audiences for your workshop. Genderfest aims to create affirming spaces and resources to empower TGD individuals while celebrating infinite gender possibilities. While many of the attendees will be coming to the conference for the first time, others will have attended previously. Some attendees may have expertise in working with issues related to gender, while for others, the conference will represent their initial exploration of the topic. Please plan accordingly as you develop your proposal.

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on July 1st, 2017. We will contact you by the end of July to let you know if your workshop proposal has been accepted or to update you on its status.Your personal information will be not be shared and will only used for the purposes of conference-related contact. Please email any questions to If you have any questions about accessibility and accomodations including needing support to submit a proposal, please contact




Conference Schedule

The Conference Schedule has yet to be determined.
We will update information soon.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you in advance for taking an interest in sponsoring the inaugural Genderfest, to be held September 14-16 at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. Genderfest is a conference packed full of workshops, keynote speakers, and both networking and social opportunities. Those who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming (GNC) will have the ability to learn more about their personal journeys with gender, while business and organizations that support them will have a chance to let their support be known through vendor tables and program ads. Attendees are expected to come not only from Nevada but also from surrounding states like California, Utah and Arizona. Sponsoring the conference is a great way to show your support and solidarity for the trans/GNC community while garnering awareness of your own business or organization!

More information on sponsorship opportunities will be posted soon.