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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.

Registration will open August 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

University of Missouri–St. Louis – Gender Studies


Click here to view conference program books from a prior year.

Contact the planning committee.