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Jan 15 Registration Opens
Feb 1 $102 Hotel Rate Ends*
*subject to availability
Feb 17 Early Online Registration Rates End
Mar 5 Vendor Registration Ends & Ad Material Due
Mar 17 $112 Hotel Rate Ends*
*subject to availability
Mar 17 Normal Online Registration Rates End
Mar 24 Late Online
Registration Rates End (At-the-door still available, some restrictions may apply)
Mar 26 Keystone Conference

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4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: (717) 564-5511

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Welcome to the Keystone Conference!
March 26th - 30th, 2014 in Harrisburg, PA

Thank You Everyone! 
For making the 2014 Keystone Conference another wonderful success!
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Welcome to the Sixth Annual Keystone Conference, "A Celebration of Gender Diversity," hosted by TransCentralPA in Pennsylvania’s capital city of Harrisburg!  You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time among members and supporters of the Transgender community at the lovely Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel.

As the keystone bridges and holds together associated entities, Trans-identifying people do the same, and the Keystone Conference is a celebration of the unique diversity of gender and our central and unifying place in society. Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State because of its significance in unifying the early colonies, and it is quite relevant that we hold this conference here in the state’s capital, ideally located within an easy drive from six major east coast cities.

Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel
Make your reservations now!
The hotel sold out several of the nights
in 2012 & 2013 so don't delay.
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Our Special Keystone Guests

Thursday Luncheon Speaker Dr. Cerise Richards
Clinical Professor of Urology

Dr. Cerise Richards is a retired Urological Surgeon with a fifty-year understanding of Transgenderism. She was a former Clinical Professor of Urology and Chief of Urology at the DC VA Medical Center, where she has cared for Transgendered patients. She is a distinguished member of the Cosmos Club of Washington and her Biography appears in Marquis’s Who’s Who in America and the World. In 2007 she presented...

Read more of Dr. Cerise Richard's bio here

Thursday Charity Dinner & Comedy Night with Ian Harvie
Transman & Internationally Renowned Stand-up Comedian (website)

No matter who you are, who you love or where you come from, Ian Harvie will make you feel as though you are family. Everyone will be able to relate to his observations about life, relationships, and the routine challenges we all face from day-to-day. His wickedly funny stories are couched in an amiable personality that could put any audience at ease, while his folksy, ingenuous delivery almost–but not quite–tempers...

Read more of Ian Harvie's bio here

Friday Luncheon Speaker Arlene Lev
Acclaimed social worker, family therapist, educator, and writer (website)

Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev LCSW-R, CASAC, is a social worker, family therapist, educator, and writer whose work addresses the unique therapeutic needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of Choices Counseling and Consulting providing individual and family therapy and the Director of TIGRIS—The Training Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity, and...

Read more of Arlene Lev's bio here

Friday Afternoon with Kristin Beck
Former US Navy Seal and Author of "Warrior Princess" (website)

Kristin Beck, born Christopher Beck in 1966 in Long Island New York is known to be the first transgender US Navy SEAL. Kristin grew up in rural Pennsylvania and western New York, graduating from Wellsville High School in New York. She was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute from 1984-1987, majoring in Electrical Engineering; then graduated from Alfred University in 1989 with a BA in Political Science...

Read more of Kristin Beck's bio here

Saturday Luncheon Speakers


Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania

for the 182nd Legislative District, Philadelphia County

Mara Keisling
Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality

Ted is the Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania, the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political advocacy organization. He is also a native Pennsylvanian, a longtime LGBT activist, and non-profit professional...

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State Representative Brian K. Sims is a distinguished policy attorney and civil rights advocate from Center City Philadelphia. The former staff counsel for policy and planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association, he recently stepped down as both the president of the board...

Read more of Brian Sims' bio

Mara is the founding Executive Director of National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).   A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native, Mara came to Washington after co-chairing the Pennsylvania Gender Rights Coalition. Mara is a transgender-identified woman who also identifies as...

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Saturday Gala Dinner Keynote Speaker Dr. Wayne Maines
Proud Father (Article)

Dr. Wayne M. Maines has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University and a Doctor of Education Degree in Safety Management and Education from West Virginia University. He likes to say his job is to protect people and their communities.  In 2007 Wayne came to the realization that he did not have the skills he needed to protect his own children. He did not have the insight or courage to recognize his own failures. That all changed when adults started to fear his baby girl. Wayne is the proud father of identical twins, one boy and one girl. His beautiful daughter Nicole is transgender.

Read more of Dr. Wayne Maines bio


Our 2014 Conference Sponsors!

Dr. Kathy

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Dr. Mark
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Dr. Joel

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Dr. Alexander

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Alder Health


Dr. Toby

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Dr. Nelson


Dr. Keelee MacPhee


PA Coalition
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Dr. Julie


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