The Translating Identity Conference is a small, one day, local conference hosted by the University of Vermont in picturesque Burlington, VT. Programming is focused on education and empowerment. Their key note speaker this year is trans prison reform activist Cece McDonald.
The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, presented by the Mazzoni Center, is one of the largest trans-focused events in the country. Programming is available for professionals working with trans clients, trans individuals, and family and friends of trans individuals. Vendors and services range from gender affirming products, health and wellness groups, legal aid, to local supportive religious groups. PTHC is free to all guests not attending professional track events, and the staff take safe space policies very seriously.
**Unfortunately we didn't make the vendor cut this year, but we still encourage anyone in the area to check out the convention as it's a great event!**
Conbust is a sci-fi/fantasy/anime/gaming convention presented by the students of Smith College. It's an intimate, low-pressure event that attracts several big names from sci-fi and fantasy publishing; has a notable rainbow-flavored community; and a strong focus on safe space policies.
**Due to a family event we won't be attending First Event this year**
First Event, presented by Tiffany Club of New England is one of the oldest trans events in the US and the first trans event of the year in New England. The main programming is geared towards trans women, with programming for trans men, nonbinary people, and trans youth later in the weekend.