Gender Conference East is fun for families:


It's not all about learning; it's about connecting too:

  • Friday evening Meet and Greet, to meet other families and make some early connections, hosted by Vanessa and Ron Ford
  • Saturday evening Pizza Party, to unwind and relax after a full day

We are grateful to our Founding Partner:

Help us make this conference available to everyone, whatever their ability to pay. 

We are grateful to our Nonprofit Sponsors

We are grateful to our Platinum Sponsor


We are grateful to our Family Sponsors


Thanks for sponsoring a family:

Marianne Melchiori


Thanks for sponsoring a parent and child:

Valerie Wise


Gender Conference East is a collaboration:

We are grateful to our Gold Sponsors


We are grateful to our Silver Sponsors


Programming is up on our online scheduling site.

Professional Day programming |  Family Day programming


Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum, as well as their families and the professionals working with them. Learn more about us, our understanding of gender, and how we choose our programming.

See the 2014 video here.  | Have a question? info@GenderConferenceEast.org

Saturday, November 4

Children & Youth

Specific programming for elementary, middle, high school and young adults: supportive spaces where they can be themselves and meet kindred spirits.


Friday, November 3

Professional Symposium

Programming across disciplines. Join us and sharpen your knowledge or get an introduction on how to better serve gender-expansive youth and their families.


Saturday, November 4

Family & Loved Ones

A wide variety of programs for families and loved ones to meet you where you are on this journey, and offer information and support. 


November 3 & 4, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Newark Airport, NJ


Online registration is closed. Family day is full. Onsite registration will be available for Professional Day only.