Thursday, February 12, 2009

2010 IFGE Conference To Be Held Again In Washington DC

The 2009 edition of the IFGE Conference just concluded another successful run with over 150 attendees and speakers from around the country in attendance despite the unusual early February convention date.

Bree Hartlage, the newly elected chair of the IFGE board announced during the final session of Transgender 2009 that the 2010 edition of the IFGE conference will be held once again in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

"It was quite apparent to both myself and the rest of our Board that the only logical place for the transgender community to gather each year in the name of education and acceptance is in our nation's capital," noted Ms. Hartlage. She also announced that Transgender 2010 - The Capital Conference, will be moving back to it's traditional April time slot, with specific dates and location to be announced very soon.

Hartlage also had high praise for IFGE Executive Director Denise LeClair as well. "I am extremely grateful to Denise for all of her hard work and determination in staging the 2009 conference despite very long odds."

Ms. LeClair also dished out kudos to the volunteers and the local host organization as well. "I want to acknowledge the tireless work of all our volunteers, especially those from our local host organization, TGEA, The Transgender Education Association of Greater Washington, for making this a highly successful conference - we couldn't have done this without each and every one of you."

As with past IFGE conferences, the program of over 60 workshops drew high praise from those seeking to better understand the many varied aspects of what it means to be transgender in today's society. It is the primary vehicle for fulfilling the IFGE mission of "Promoting Acceptance for Transgender People Through Education".

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See you next year at Transgender 2010!


Erin said...

I might actually get to make it there next year. So much for not having it in cold places though hmm? :P

Monica Roberts said...

Yeah....but SCC will make up for that. You can also presume that the April Washington DC weather will be a lot nicer.

gogojojo said...

I definitely will try to make it to the next conference.

My goal for next year is to be more proactive in meeting people doing work/activisms that interest and supports me. That and becoming economically invested in movements that I support.

Monica Roberts said...

Jo Jo,
I've got the 2010 conference tentatively penciled into my schedule since its happening in April next year.

As for SCC, depends how much vacation time I have left after I go home to Houston for my family reunion this June.

Novaultra said...

Well, I'm local and went on Friday and Saturday, and on Sat, the temps were in the 60s at one point. Can't count on that every year though.

Glad I went.