Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Programs & Registration Now Open for 3rd Asterisk Trans* Conference

The Call for Programs and online Registration is now open for the 3rd Asterisk Trans* Conference, set for February 24-25, 2017 at the University of California, Riverside.

Join us for a college conference to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. Organized by Asterisk of UCR and the LGBT Resource Center, with support from The California Endowment, the Associated Students Program Board*, and the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, the conference welcomed over 500 participants in 2016. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to attend.

The Friday night conference opening is free and open to the public, featuring a keynote by Drago Renteria and a performance by the Trans Chorus of L.A. Saturday's events require registration, and include a keynote by Isa Noyola of the Transgender Law Center and performances by #BlackTransMagick's J Mase III and Vita E. Educators, social workers, counselors, and other trans youth advocates are invited to attend a track on Saturday focused on Trans 101 education and ways to better serve K-12 and all trans folx.

Registration is $20/individual or $10/UCR participants, with reduced registrations and waived registrations available. Fifteen campuses completed a Group Registration, allowing an unlimited number of students, faculty, and staff to register with no additional fee payment. If your campus wants to do a $200 Group Registration allowing unlimited attendance from your college or university, please contact

Any person submitting a workshop proposal can register with waived fees, even if the program is not accepted. Deadline to submit a proposal online is November 30, 2016. Those submitting the online registration form are then redirected to an anonymous, very short, and very helpful demographic survey. Please take the time to do this survey! The final registration step for those paying $20 or $10 individual fees is to pay fees on-site.

Check out the conference FAQs for more conference information.

*ASPB Co-sponsorship grant of this event does not constitute an endorsement of the views and opinions expressed.