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Washington University in St. Louis will host the fourth annual Transgender Spectrum Conference Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th, 2017.  Initiated by the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2014, the conference brings together a wide range of people interested in celebrating the lives of transgender people in the St. Louis area and beyond.  Our goal is to create dialog, to educate ourselves and our community, and to improve the lives of all gender variant people.

Register now to secure your place at the 2017 Transgender Spectrum Conference!  Registration rates will increase after October 1.  You can make your housing reservations now at Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center.

This year’s conference theme is Rise Up: Resist and Reconnect.  The conference will include a variety of programming (papers, panels, workshops) for everyone—from those learning about transgender issues for the first time to seasoned scholars and activists. Program highlights include the following:

Friday’s Keynote Speaker:

Kylar W. Broadus, Esq.
“The Fight for Civil Rights is Never a Straight Line”

Saturday’s Keynote Speaker:

Riley Snorton, PhD
“A Racial History of Trans Identity”




School of Medicine – Department of Medicine
Institute for Public Health
School of Arts and Sciences – Department of Psychology and Brain Science
School of Medicine – Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
School of Law – Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series
School of Law – Law, Identity & Culture
WU – Dept of Pediatric Medicine
WU – Department of Education
WU – Department of Surgery
Brown School Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

University of Missouri–St. Louis – Gender Studies
University of Missouri–St. Louis – Department of English


Continuing Education Credits are available through the Brown School of Social Work.  Make sure to register as a CE registrant if you wish to receive credit.

Click here to view 2017 conference program book or a program book from a prior year.

Contact the planning committee.