Family Matters Conference

Dates: 11/01/2014 Dates: 11/01/2014 Times: 09:00 - 16:00 Location: The Philadelphia School, 2501 Lombard St., Philadelphia

TPSchoolPhiladelphia Family Pride will sponsor our 5th Annual Family Matters Conference for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Philadelphia School  located in Center City Philadelphia at 2501 Lombard Street. Your feedback from the past years asked to make the day a little shorter for families, so we’ll be ending at 2pm instead of 4pm.

This one day event for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents is a great chance to network, share information and get some concrete advice from LGBTQ parents, attorneys and other professionals during workshops and panels.

The theme for 2014 is “Our Families and the Future” and will cover a wide variety of topics related to how electronics and social media are becoming part of how we connect as an LGBT community and their impact on adults, kids and family units. We’ll also work in time for the group to give their ideas on the future of PFP, what needs there still are in the community and how we can meet them.

The keynote speaker will be Mary Anders, former Montgomery County Detective for the DA’s office. Her talk is entitled “Cyber-bullying & Sexting: Prevention, Education & Tips for Parents.”

The full schedule of workshops and registration will be available soon!

Plans for on-site child care and programming for all ages are in the works. Stay tuned!

DVLF LogoThanks to this year’s Platinum Sponsor, the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund.

Sponsorship levels:

GOLD – $500
Logo on conference bag
Full page ad in the program
Vendor Table
Web Site Listing/Link
Listing in promotions

SILVER – $250
Half page ad in the program
Vendor Table
Web site listing/link

BRONZE – $150
Listing in the program
Vendor Table
Web Site Listing/Link
FAMILY – $100
Listing in the program and on the web site with a 20 word message.
Two adult admissions to the conference.

To sponsor the conference, fill our this survey or e-mail Stephanie Haynes at

Conference History:

The conference was first held in 2010 at the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research and offered 20 workshops for attendees, as well as a kids zone.

In 2011, our second annual conference was sponsored by Widener University and Widener’s Center for Social Work Education and the Graduate Program in Human Sexuality. There were 18 workshops and panels during the day, including an Ask the Experts! Teen Panel during lunch.

In 2012, our third annual conference was sponsored by Arcadia University School of Education, the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology. The theme was “Welcoming Schools” and the keynote speaker Graciela Slesaransky-Poe. We offered 13 workshops and panels, including ones specifically for educators.

In 2013, our fourth conference was held at the William Way LGBT Community Center. The theme was “Telling Our Stories” and the keynote speaker was kids’ book author Cory Silverberg.



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