The 12th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference kicked off yesterday and runs through Saturday, June 15.
It is the largest trans themed conference in the United States (yep it's bigger than Southern Comfort in the ATL) with up to 2,500 attendees, and I'd hoped to finally get this off my conference bucket list this year. I was scheduled to take part in a panel discussion, but once again my buzzard's luck with this conference continues.
Unfortunately I'm not going to be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to meet and greet you peeps or on that 5:40 PM Saturday panel I was scheduled for due to circumstances beyond my control.
Yeah, I'm disappointed I'm not there. But as much as I'd like to be at every major conference this community holds, sometimes the stars don't align for you to be able to attend it.
I can tell you one conference I will be there in full effect for in 2014, and it happens from January 29-February 2 in Houston at the Hilton Americas hotel.
I'm really bummed about missing this edition of the PTHC because not only were Audrey Mbugua, Liesl Theron and Victor Mukasa scheduled to be there, so was Jazz and a long list of other people in the community I've been wanting to meet. There were also a lot of my friends in the community I wanted to see who were attending the PTHC as well.
I was also looking forward to destroying a few cheesesteaks and Slurpees while I was there.
But for those of you who are in Philly for this event, I hope you're having a wonderful time, you're getting your learn on with all the wonderful seminars and panel discussions that are part of this event, and you'll get the opportunity to check out the meet and greet event happening later tonight at the William Way Community Center at 1315 Spruce Street from 8-10 PM EDT sponsored by the Task Force, TPOCC, NBJC, NCLR and The Transgender Law Center.
Oh well, here's hoping I can make the 2014 PTHC.