2014 Gender Spectrum Professionals' Symposium

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Gender Spectrum is excited to announce that the 2014 Gender Spectrum Professionals' Symposium will take place July 25th at Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, CA. Bringing together providers from across the country and beyond, the theme for this year's event is Expanding Understandings of Gender.

From Facebook's announcement about multiple gender options to our recent collaboration with HRC to release the report "Supporting and Caring for our Gender-Expansive Youth," the topic of gender diversity continues to demand our attention. Our Professionals' Symposium will offer a range of programming, activities and immediately accessible resources designed to build your capacity to work with young people around their gender identity and expression. As in previous years, we anticipate offering continuing education credits for medical, mental health and legal professionals attending the workshop.

Along with a range of topics related to working specifically with transgender children and youth, the day will also address the issues of societal acceptance for all gender expansive youth (and their families) perceived as living outside traditional understandings of gender. We will feature opportunities for case-specific consultations with some of the leaders in the field of gender-affirmative care and support. Altogether, the day will provide the information and tools needed to further empower the young people we support to effectively navigate their world.

In the past, many professionals attending Friday's event have also found it useful to participate in the companion Gender Spectrum Conference. Also taking place at Saint Mary's College of California, this conference will occur on July 25 - 27, and provides a unique opportunity to participate in programming and activities specifically designed for young people, their families, and the community of professionals who support them.

The program for 2014 is still in the works, but here is a link to last year's program so you can get a sense of the type of programming we provide: 2013 Program.

Registration Fees

Tickets

There are three ticket options for this event:

Payment Methods

There are two payment options this year. You can use PayPal or a credit card.

If you do not use credit cards, you can pay for your registration by check or money order. Please send us a note with the type of registration(s) you wish to make and all of your contact information. Use the selection process above to determine your costs, and mail a check made out to "Gender Spectrum":

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Refunds on Symposium Tickets

Gender Spectrum will offer a full refund on tickets, minus a $25 processing fee, for cancellation until May 31, 2014. From June 1 until June 30, we will offer a 50% refund. Beginning July 1, we will be unable to provide any refunds on Symposium tickets.

Lunch

Symposium tickets include lunch. Saint Mary's College of California has a wonderful cafeteria with a selection of choices for lunch that should please all attendees. Vegan and gluten-free options are available (please indicate need for these options in registration).

If you do not wish to eat lunch in the cafeteria, please bring a lunch, as there will not be time to leave the site to purchase food.

 

Continuing Education Credit

Site Information

We are so excited to be hosting the conference this year at Saint Mary's College of California. It is a beautiful campus in Moraga, CA, and will afford us more space for our programming.

No animals are allowed on the Saint Mary's College of California campus with the exception of service dogs. No smoking is allowed in any campus buildings, only in outdoor areas.

Directions and Public Transportation

Saint Mary's College of California is accessible by freeway, public transit and train, and is convenient to two major metropolitan airports.

Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 631-4000

From San Francisco Bay Bridge or San Rafael/Richmond Bridge

Take Highway 580 toward Hayward and then Highway 24 toward Walnut Creek. Once through the Caldecott Tunnel, take the second exit which will be marked Orinda/Moraga. Turn right and follow Moraga Way about five miles. Turn left onto Moraga Road, then right onto Saint Mary's Road. The College is about one mile farther on the right.

From Walnut Creek/Highway 680

Take Highway 24 west (Oakland direction) to the Central Lafayette exit and bear to the right, circling under the highway. At the second stoplight take a right onto Mt. Diablo Boulevard. At the next stoplight take a left onto Moraga Road. You will want to be in the left hand lane. Make a left onto Saint Mary's Road. Follow this road for about four miles; the College will be on the left.

Public Transportation

There are two BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) subway stops - Orinda and Lafayette - that connect to the bus lines of the County Connection (a regional public transportation company) which service the area where SMC is located. Take the Route 6 Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda bus from either Orinda or Lafayette, the bus makes regularly scheduled stops right in front of Saint Mary's. Caltrain runs between downtown San Francisco and San Jose, including passage through several Peninsula cities and service to Millbrae, which has a BART connection to both San Francisco International Airport and Saint Mary's College.

Air Travel

If you plan to fly into the San Francisco Bay Area, we suggest flying into the Oakland International Airport which is located approximately 40 minutes from the Moraga campus.

Several private shuttle services are available from both San Francisco and Oakland International Airports. Please be sure to book your ground transportation prior to arriving at the airport. Listed below are several companies that provide this direct service. Prices may vary and round-trip arrangements may be more economical than 2 one-way passages.

Bayporter Express: (510) 864-4000
East Bay Connection: (925) 609-1920 or (800) 675-3278
Leisure Living Transportation: (925) 943-1512

For More Information

Please visit us at www.genderspectrum.org for more information and updates about this year's event. You can also find resources and learn about our many other services and activities. We can be reached at (510) 788-4412 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.

 

Order audio recordings of the 2013 Professional's Workshop:

 

 
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