Take a look at our 2018 schedule to get a sense of what you can expect at our 2019 Time to THRIVE Conference.

Friday, February 16, 2018

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 - 9:15 pm: Opening Plenary
Our exciting Opening Plenary will include guest speakers, an advocate awards ceremony and entertainment. Click here for more information about our speakers, honorees and entertainment (Conference badge required for entry.)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

7:30 am - 6:15 pm: Conference Registration is Open

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast Buffet

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

10:00 am - 11:15 am: Workshops A

11:30 am - 12:45 pm: Workshops B

12:45pm - 2:30 pm: Luncheon with Keynote Speakers and Special Guests

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Workshops C

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm: Workshops D

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking Pre-Dinner Snack & Beverages near Exhibitors (Sponsored by Toyota)

6:15 pm - 8:00 pm: Dinner on Your Own

8:15 pm - 9:30 pm: Two back-to-back film screenings

Crowning Change: The Erin O'Flaherty Story (A live Q&A session with Erin O'Flaherty will immediately follow this film screening)

HBO’s Original Documentary, 15: A Quinceañera Story with Zoey Luna (A live Q&A session with Zoey Luna will immediately follow this film screening)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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. The limited number of slots will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

8:00 am - 12:30 pm: Conference Registration is Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast Buffet

9:00 am - 10:15 am: Workshops E

10:15 am - 10:45 am: Networking Coffee Break Near Exhibitors

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.

Registration is now open!

Our sixth annual Time to THRIVE Conference will be held Feb. 15-17, 2019 in Anaheim, California.

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