Family Matters Conference

Dates: 10/29/2016 Dates: 10/29/2016 Times: 09:00 - 16:00 Location: University of the Sciences, West Philadelphia

The 8th Annual PFP Family Matters Conference will take place again this year at the University of the Sciences in the McNeil Science and Technology Center on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9am-3pm.

Heath Fogg DavisWe are excited to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Heath Fogg Davis. His talk is entitled “Parenting Through the Bureaucracy of Gender.”

Davis is the author of Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? (NYU Press), a book that offers practical guidance to individuals and organizations on how to develop trans-inclusive policies that are institutionally smart. He is a professor at Temple University, where he teaches and conducts research on anti-discrimination law and policy. He also consults with businesses, schools, healthcare providers, and non-profits on trans-inclusion. Heath and his wife and kid (with another on the way) live in Philadelphia and are active members of the PFP New and Expectant Parent Group.

COLAGE will again be providing programming for kids and youth ages 7 – 18 years old. More programming info for adults coming soon.

Our conference wouldn’t be possible without the support of our many sponsors. Please consider sponsoring the event this year at the most generous level possible. Fill out this form to register as a sponsor. All levels include a table at the event. The form has the rest of the info on the ways we will thank each sponsor including logo on promotional materials, programs ad and more.

LEAD: $5000
PREMIER: $2500
PLATINUM: $1000
GOLD: $500
SILVER: $250
BRONZE: $125

 

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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.

In 2014, our fifth conference was held at The Philadelphia School. The theme was “Our Families and the Future” and they keynote speaker was Mary Anders.

In 2015, our sixth conference was held at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The theme was “Mind, Body and Soul: Taking care of our ourselves and our families.” Our keynote speaker was Dr. Rachel Levine, Physician General for Pennsylvania.

In 2016, our seventh conference was held at the University of the Sciences with keynote speaker Staceyann Chin.

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