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Welcome to First Event 2017

The Premiere Transgender Conference of the Season!

1First Event 2017 will be held January 25-29, 2017 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlboro, Massachusetts and welcomes all gender variant and questioning persons, their families, allies, and professionals to celebrate, meet old friends, make new friends, teach and learn from each other at one of the oldest and largest transgender conferences in the world.


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The theme for FE17 is "Let's Make A Difference". We know that this is our goal for the conference and the reason that we hold the conference each year. You can and will make a difference to yourself, and everyone you meet at FE17, and we hope you will continue to make a difference once the conference is completed.

Special Announcements for FE17

Create Your Unique Name Tag for FE17
Log in and go to your My Conference Tab
select My Name tag. You have 3 lines, and can select your Flair Pins
posted by Grace Stevens on December 27, 2016

The Daily Schedules are now posted
Please check back often for updates and changes
posted by Grace Stevens on December 23, 2016

Special Presentation of From This Day Forward
on Thursday afternoon at First Event
From This Day Forward is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father’s transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon’s wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart. http://www.fromthisdayforwardfilm.com
posted by Grace Stevens on December 15, 2016

Updated Vendor Page is now available
Please take a look at our updated FE17 Vendor Page - under the ABOUT tab. We hope that you will support our vendors and Conference Sponsors
posted by Grace Stevens on December 14, 2016

Approved Workshops are now listed
detail schedules coming soon
Go to the Schedule Tab and click on Approved Workshops to see all of the workshops that will be presented. If you click on the picture of each presenter you can see their bio and if they have a website you can click on that also. Pretty cool really!!!!
posted by Grace Stevens on December 08, 2016

Registration is now open
Your conference begins now!!!!
Go to the registration tab, and elect the program you would like to register for. PLEASE!!!!! Download the instruction and then click on the registration link
posted by Grace Stevens on December 06, 2016

Approved Workshops Can be Seen and Reviewed
under the Schedule Tab
We are still taking workshop proposals. Please consider sending them in.
posted by Grace Stevens on December 03, 2016


What's New for 2017

Visit the About > First Event 2017 page to find out special announcements about the upcoming conference.

Participating in First Event

There are so many ways you can participate in FE17. There is truly something for everyone! We have three major programs that you can attend:
  • The Professional Training Program for social workers and counselors
  • The Youth and Family Program is now in its 3rd year and growing each year to support parents and kids.
  • The General Program for individuals and couples with specific programs covering a wide variety of interests
More details on each of these programs can be found under the menu bar above labeled 'ACTIVITIES.'

Navigating & Registering

The 'ACTIVITIES' and 'REGISTRATION INFO' tabs above provide detail information that you will find helpful in determining what you would like to attend and how you can participate.

To register or make a proposal for FE17, you must create an account or sign in to your account and go to the 'MY CONFERNCE' tab. Once you choose to register, you will be walked though a number of simple steps that will make this process very simple. Once you register for the conference, you can build your badge and customize it under the MY CONFERENCE tab.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@firstevent.org

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