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04 March 2007 @ 05:32 pm
Gender Odyssey Update  
SAVE THE DATE! You WON'T want to miss THIS year's Gender Odyssey and Gender Odyssey - Family conferences! Early Bird registration ends MARCH 31st! See details at www.genderodyssey.com
Gender Odyssey 2007

Seattle, WA

August 31st - September 3rd

Washington State Convention and Trade Center

www.genderodyssey.com

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IN THIS ISSUE

Ø EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION - DEADLINE MARCH 31st!

Ø TRANSLATIONS: TRANSGENDER FILM FEST IVAL

Ø NEW FAMILY CONFERENCE WITHIN GENDER OD YSSEY

Ø ABOUT GENDER ODYSSEY

Ø WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS

Ø HOTEL INFO

Ø DONATE!



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REGISTER EARLY!

Register NOW - don't wait. The early bird registration rate is over 35% lower than if you wait until the conference! This rate won't last long--now through March 31st--so register soon and tell your friends!

http://www.genderodyssey.com/details/registration/index.htm

TRANSLATIONS CALL FOR ENTRIES

Submissions Now Open! This year will feature an exciting return of Translations: Seattle's Transgender Film Festival! Co-produced by Gender Odyssey and Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Seattle's second annual transgender film festival seeks entries for its 2007 festival. The festival accepts narrative, documentary, experimental, and animated films of any length. All work will be primarily created by, for, or about transgender people.

http://www.genderodyssey.com/filmfest1.htm

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: April 16, 2007

Festival dates: Aug 31-Sept 2, 2007





GENDER ODYSSEY--FAMILY

We are pleased to announce a new family conference for parents of gender variant and transgender children! Join us on Labor Day weekend (Aug 31st-Sept 2nd) as we debut the first family-centered conference for people raising gender variant and transgender kids and teens. This conference will run concurrent with regular Gender Odyssey programming and will also be held at the Washington State Convention Center.

What to expect...

* Two days of amazing presentations, panel discussions and interactive forums where parents can explore the issues related to raising children who do not fit into society's current expectations of gender.
* Excellent childcare for our gender variant kids and their siblings to play together while the parents attend workshops.
* Two picnic lunches for families to meet, socialize, and share experiences.
* Workshops for teens and older children throughout the weekend.

For more info www.genderodyssey.com/family

ABOUT GENDER ODYSSEY 2007

This year marks Gender Odyssey's 5th conference serving the transgender community and what a year it will be! Exciting programming and events are shaping up. Join us at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center for:

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More than 60 workshops, town hall meetings, and caucuses
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Social events, entertainment, receptions and BBQ
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Seattle's second annual transgender film festival: Translations
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Increased programming for families, partners, and youth

Register Now! Early Bird Registration ends March 31st!

SUBMIT A WORKSHOP

Get your workshop submissions in! In addition to our regular offerings, we will increase programming in the following areas:

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Youth--Whole new track for teens and young adults!
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Older and/or post-transitioned people
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People of color--Race and ethnicity track including additional submissions.
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Families--Two day conference within GO, including childcare!
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Partners--past, present, and future

The majority of workshops and panels offered at this conference are selected from our attendees' own programming submissions. Our growing number of submissions each year has inspired an increasingly competitive selection process. Get 'em in early! Timeliness matters!

http://www.genderodyssey.com/details/workshops/index.htm
HOTEL INFO

Our host hotel, the Silver Cloud - Broadway, sold out our room block early last year! It is centrally located, provides shuttle service and is very convenient for conference attendees. In addition, several of our social receptions will be held at the Silver Cloud this year. See rates and reservation detail on our website at http://www.genderodyssey.com/details/hosthotel/index.htm

DONATE!

Keep Gender Odyssey growing and thriving. We want to keep making Gender Odyssey relevant and vital for our community. Please consider supporting this effort with your tax-deductible donations. All donations go directly to enhancing the conference!

http://www.genderodyssey.com/participate/donate/