2017 Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 28, 2017

1:00 pm: Conference Registration Opens

2:00 pm - 4:30  pm: Optional Pre-Conference for Beginners (Additional Registration Fee)

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Attendee Welcome Reception
Join us for a Welcome Reception with food and cash beverages just outside of the Ballroom. This is a great time to socialize, network and kick-off an exciting and empowering weekend! We encourage all attendees to wear red or pink as a sign of support for LGBTQ youth. (Conference badge required for entry.)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Opening Plenary
Our exciting Opening Plenary will include guest speakers, an advocate awards ceremony, and entertainment. More information about or speakers, honorees and entertainment will be provided soon! (Conference badge required for entry.)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

7:00 am - 5:00 pm: Conference Registration is Open

7:00 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am - 9:45 am: Saturday Plenary: Keynote Speakers

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Workshops A

11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Workshops B

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Luncheon with Keynote Speakers and Special Guests

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Workshops C

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Workshops D

5:15 pm - 7:15 pm: Dinner on Your Own

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm: Filming Screening - TBD

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Youth Attendance: Approximately 100 youth (ages 13-22) who are part of local GSAs and other advocacy organizations will be joining us on the last day of the conference to attend youth-focused workshops and the closing plenary. Interested youth must complete a Youth Application, which can be downloaded by clicking here. The limited number of slots will be given out on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to submit a Youth Application is April 7, 2017.

7:00 am - 12:30 pm: Conference Registration is Open

7:00 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Workshops E

9:45 am - 10:45 am: Workshops F

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Closing Plenary: Keynote Speakers

12:30 pm: Conference Concludes for Adult Attendees (Lunch on your own)

*12:45 - 3:00 pm: Conference Continues for Youth Attendees & Chaperones

Have questions?

Contact us with questions or to request additional information.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our third annual event in February! Dates and location for our 2017 Time to THRIVE Conference will be announced soon.