March 20th - 24th, 2024

Schedule for Thursday March 21, 2024

 
Click on the colored event title to view the details. Times, locations and events are tentative and subject to change. We will post the most up-to-date information as we receive it so please check back often. The final schedule will be posted by the end of February.

 
Thursday
7:00A
Social Event
Hilton Buffet Breakfast
Duration: 3+00
Location: Ad Lib Restaurant

Ad Lib Restaurant
Attendees receive 10% off breakfast with conference badge. Breakfast is from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Breakfast at individual expense.

 
Thursday
7:30A
Social Event
Daily Catholic Mass
Duration: 0+30
Location: Commonwealth

Rev. Grace
Ferris
(Biography)
Mother Grace Ferris will celebrate the Mass each day. This “express” Mass will be shortened so it does not interfere with your schedule! Holy Communion will be served. All are welcome regardless of faith tradition.

Mother Grace, a transgender Catholic priest, is part of the independent and inclusive Catholic Apostolic Church, which lovingly shares all the sacraments with no restriction.

 
Thursday
7:30A
Workshop
Body and Brain Yoga
Duration: 1+00
Location: TBA

Ms. Emelda
Nim
(Biography)
This class will concentrate on light stretching, proper breathing, meditation, relaxation and an introduction to Tai Chi. Loose and comfortable clothing such as Yoga pants, sweatpants, T-shirt and socks are needed, Shorts are not recommended. The class will slowly progress from simple stretching to prepare for further exercise, instruction on proper breathing and explanation as to why proper breathing is important everyday. You'll be taught ways to relax and meditate for every day life, and accumulation of energy. Introduction to Tai Chi to show further ways to relax and focusing on rebalancing your body.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Thursday
8:00A
General Event
Keystone Conference Salon
Duration: 11+00
Location: TBD
In-house make-up artists, hair stylists and nail technicians to get you glam and camera ready. Vist our Keystone Exhibitor/Service Providers page for contact information to make appointments.

 
Thursday
8:30A
General Event
Exhibitor Area
Duration: 8+00
Location: Pennsylvania
Come visit our Keystone Exhibitor area and see the organizations, vendors and service provides that make Keystone awesome!

 
Thursday
8:30A
General Event
Keystone Clothing Exchange
Duration: 5+30
Location: Pennsylvania
Do you have gently-used clothes or shoes in good condition that you would like to give away or donate to a good cause? Then come participate in the Keystone Clothing Exchange and donate your unwanted items. You do not need to bring anything to 'swap.' All attendees are welcome to browse and take items from the clothing exchange. Dressing rooms are available. Items may be dropped off at any time. Hangers would be appreciated. Items remaining at the end of the swap will be donated to local affirming aid organizations.So please, DON'T UNDERPACK FOR KEYSTONE and help your brothers and sisters in our community!

The Keystone Clothing Exchange is sponsored by the Rainbow Rose Center of York County.

 
Thursday
8:30A
Social Event
Get the T about Keystone – How to Maximize Your Experience at the Conference
Duration: 1+00
Location: 15th Floor Lounge

Ms. Sharon
Rose
(Biography)

Ms. Carole
Corbett
(Biography)

Mrs. Alex
Kline
(Biography)
Are you new to the Keystone Conference and feeling a little lost and overwhelmed? Join our Helping Hand team for this informal gathering of first timers, newcomers and anxious attendees in a comfortable and welcoming setting. Meet some friendly faces and ask advice on which events and workshops are right for you. Get the T on how to make the most of your Keystone experience! For more information contact the Helping Hand Team at HelpingHand@Keystone-Conference.org to start your Keystone Conference off on a positive and enjoyable note.


 
Thursday
8:30A
Social Event
Friends of Bill W. Meeting
Duration: 0+30
Location: Commonwealth
This meeting welcomes those who think they have a problem with alcohol and/or any other substance, and will be based on the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety.

 
Thursday
9:30A
Workshop
Safe Spaces, Moving Beyond Cultural Competence
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Karla
Brown
(Biography)
This workshop focuses on providing a better understanding of key terms related to the development of safe spaces for transgender and nonbinary individuals. The attendees will gain a better understating of how to create safe spaces for themselves and their communities from a trauma informed approach. This presentation also covers barriers to the development of safe spaces and how cultural competence has become a term to avoid further implementation of safe spaces in our communities.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Relationships, Safety, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Workplace, Youth
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Thursday
9:30A
Workshop
Building a Personal Support System and Chosen Family to Live an Authentic Life
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Gabrielle
Spierer
(Biography)
It's important to have supportive people in your life to move forward, be authentic, and feel good about yourself. Everyone's definition of authentic is different. Gabrielle will share her knowledge and experiences building a support system to help you find your authentic life. They will include: How to overcome fear to move ahead in our lives. Sharing about ourselves in a safe environment, Getting support from family and friends. Expanding support by developing a chosen family and making new friends. Going to counseling to build internal strength and become authentic, Joining support groups and how to find those people. Ms Spierer will talk about the use of social media, the internet and the importance of personal interaction. Gabby will also discuss building a strategy for coming out at work successfully. She'll share her experiences of coming out on the job successfully to almost 1,000 customers and management at Newsday, the 13th largest newspaper in the US, in an environment where she dealt with the public as an independent contractor serving at will, and having no protections. This will be an will be interactive workshop and held in a circular format so that participants can feel comfortable to participate.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Relationships, Wellness

 
Thursday
9:30A
Workshop
Learn about Hair Extensions
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Brittani
Young
(Biography)
Extensions can change your whole look. Rather you want to add length or full ness, or even a new style. Come to this workshop to get a hands on experience with different types of extensions. We will learn about tape ins, clip ins, drawstring ponytails, wigs, wefts, and individual pieces. Come learn how to add to your look or completely change it. You don’t want to miss this class! See you soon!
Interest Tags: Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Image & Presentation, Non-Binary, Professional Education, TransFeminine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Youth

 
Thursday
9:30A
Workshop
Expectations (Spouses & Significant Others Only)
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Mrs. Karen
Lehman
(Biography)

Ms. Susan
Bienvenu
(Biography)

Peg
Fram
(Biography)

Ms. Liz
Tattersall
(Biography)
This workshop will discuss how to develop and set expectations not only for the conference, but also in your relationships. It's an opportunity to bounce your ideas off others with similar circumstances. Come share your concerns and ideas in the privacy of other spouses and SOs with Karen and our Spouse/SO Program staff. This workshop is open only to spouses and significant others of transgender/GQ individuals.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Thursday
9:30A
Workshop
What to Stop Borrowing from Your Mother's Closet
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Lindsey
Taub
(Biography)
There are some accessories, outfits and styles that NEVER go out of fashion and there are others that you should kick to the curb. In this workshop you will discover which trends to ignore and which items you can buy once and will last you a lifetime. A brand-new workshop by Lindsey Taub.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Thursday
9:30A
Workshop
Engaging Eyes
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Genna
Betros
(Biography)
Eye makeup is extremely important in everyday makeup. It is the first thing you notice about someone. Good eye makeup can hide any flaws in your face by it simply being the center of attention. In this workshop you will learn how to properly set your eyes for the perfect eyeshadow. You will be shown a simple and natural day time look that can easily be transitioned into a smokey night-time look. We hope you can join this workshop and remember; lashes speak louder than words!
Interest Tags: Aging, Image & Presentation, Youth

 
Thursday
9:30A
Workshop
Increasing Empathy Towards the Transgender Community
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Mallery Jenna
Robinson
(Biography)
Transgender Empathy Trainings are a collection of trainings from Transgender Excellence Academy created by advocate Mallery Jenna Robinson the goal for Transgender Empathy Trainings are to provide empathetic strategies and approaches that will increase a business owner, healthcare provider, or other community leader the best empathetic practices that will provide a positive and productive interaction with a member of the transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex communities. By having these empathetic approaches, strategies, and practices you are increasing your chances of having a successful working relationship with a community member of the transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex experience.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Finance, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Legal, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, Safety, Socializing, Surgery, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Workplace, Youth

 
Thursday
9:30A
Workshop
Rock it Girl! Walking Confidently in Heels with Scarcity
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Scarcity

(Biography)
In this workshop with Scarcity you will learn how to walk in heels comfortably, and how to accentuate your body movements and perfect your feminine hip swing. Please bring your favorite pair of heels and let's get to WERK!
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
How to Communicate with Just About Anyone
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Mx. Miranda
Lewis
(Biography)
If you feel like friction is the norm when communicating with some people, you could be communicating the wrong way! Join this workshop to learn how to take the lead in aligning goals and communication styles while avoiding common traps and communication pitfalls that can lead to an endless loop of passive aggressive comments and missed connection points, putting our most important relationships at risk. This workshop is not about finger pointing on either side! It is about coming together around a common mission through understanding and purposeful tested communication strategies that lead to more powerful relationships, and that get the job done. You'll get hands-on practice in a trusting and fun environment designed to give you new communication tools and strategies for those really tough conversations, like say, who you really are…
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Professional Education, Relationships, Workplace

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
Transgender Personalities in History (from the 15th Century through the 1860s)
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Melissa
Morton
(Biography)
Since humankind began to define the boundaries of gender behavior, there have been people who have defied or crossed over those boundaries. Hear about some of these individuals, from the 15th century through the 1860s. Some of them were male to female, others of them were female to male. Some of them lived as transgender for most of their lives, others for only brief but significant periods in their lives. The deeds of some of these people have inspired books, plays, movies, and even operas. All of them left a legacy of some sort, including a United States military installation being renamed to honor one of them. Although this seminar has been presented before, Melissa changes the roster of historical figures presented each time she does this seminar. Brief biographies of each individual profiled are available upon request.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Spirituality/Religion, TransPeople of Color

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
Exploring Change (and the Lack Thereof) in the Lived Experience of Transgender Individuals in the US
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Lisa
Fritz
(Biography)

Ms. Gabrielle
Spierer
(Biography)
As the subject of gender has moved further into the public arena, generational changes and similarities in the how individuals experience their gender outside of societal norms are becoming more evident. An increasing number of individuals are expressing their gender rather than remaining "in the closet." The definition of gender continues to expand within the community, allowing for more accurate and truer identification of Self. However, violence, hatred, misinformation, and fear remain constants across generations. The past need for individuals to hid their true Selves to survive in their homes, family, schools, and workplaces remains a reality within the population. As seen throughout generations, trauma experiences related to gender identity are enhanced and made more complex by personal traumas. This workshop will explore the lived experiences of varying generations. The presenters will share personal and professional examples of the multi-faceted and ever changing view of the transgender population in the US, it's impact on the individual, and it's impact on the community.
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, Youth
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
LGBTQ+ and Gifted - Information and Advocacy
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Dr. Matthew
Zakreski
(Biography)
Neurodiverse individuals are more likely to be LGBTQ+, which can add complexity to parenting these children and meeting their educational and social-emotional needs. Understanding how to effectively support and advocate for the LGBTQ+ gifted/neurodiverse population (known as thrice-exceptional or 3E) is an important skill set for parents, mental health professionals, and educational systems. Understanding the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals who are neurodiverse is so important to creating environments that best support this community. A person’s identity significantly impacts how their giftedness manifests and, therefore, how to understand and connect with them. This intersectionality is vital to effectively meeting their needs and needs to be communicated effectively to all systems that they engage in, whether it is school, home, work, activities, or social life. This presentation will focus on education and then how to effectively advocate with language and connecting to outside resources and support groups.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Professional Education, Relationships, Socializing, Wellness

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
From Head to Toe & Start to Finish, A Conversation of Real Experiences from Trans Women Who Have Had Surgeries
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Suzane
Oliva
(Biography)

Ms. Karla
Goodner
(Biography)

Ms. Jennifer
Lehman
(Biography)
This will be an open panel dialog & conversation about male-to-female surgeries. The format we follow will have a panel of three ladies who have undergone affirming surgery from facial feminization surgery to breast augmentation to the three common types of bottom surgery. Panelists will discuss how they prepared for the surgery, what happened on the day of the surgery, their recovery and beyond. They will discuss the good, the bad, the painful and the elation of having their surgeries. So if you are scheduled for or are considering surgery, or are just curious, they are willing to offer their thoughts and experiences to assist you in the best outcome. There will be an opportunity for questions during this open conversation.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Surgery, TransFeminine

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
All Are Welcome -- Or Are They?
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Rev. Grace
Ferris
(Biography)
Every church pats itself on the back by exclaiming that All Are Welcome! But the truth is, this simply three-word statement holds different meanings at different churches. Some, for example, welcome transgender people but will try hard to rehabilitate them through conversion therapy. Others welcome transgender people, but limit the extent to which they can become personally engaged. Inclusive or affirming churches, on the other hand, welcome transgender people fully. In this workshop we will explore the differences in these various kinds of churches, and will discuss red flags that you can use to locate a truly welcoming church in your own community. Participants will have access to the church finder tool developed by Mother Grace specifically for LGBTQ people. The church finder includes just about every Christian denomination. As a former military chaplain, Mother Grace is well versed in all churches.
Interest Tags: Spirituality/Religion

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
​​Trans in Athletics - Inclusion & What Does It Mean to Be 'Fair?’
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Lex
Horwitz
(Biography)
Misinformation and disinformation are driving fear and discrimination of non-binary and trans athletes, primarily transfeminine people. We will understand how to approach the “debate” based on current legal, medical, and scientific knowledge, dismantling two core misconceptions, which are rooted in transmysogynoir and cissexism. Participants will leave with tools to engage in dialogue on the “debate”, in addition to best practices for supporting and advocating for non-binary and trans athletes at individual and institutional levels. Presented by Lex Horwitz, a queer, non-binary trans former collegiate athlete who switched from competing on the varsity women's to the varsity men’s team.

This session will impart knowledge, build skills, and share tools to make us all better advocates for non-binary and trans athletes – understanding that this is not a debate but rather a fight for equal and equitable rights for all transgender people.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Safety, Wellness, Youth

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
Intersex People, The “I” in The LGBTQIA+ Community
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Marg
Produe
(Biography)
Have you ever heard the word "intersex" before and wondered what it meant? About 2% of the population is intersex, and many of these individuals go through life never knowing it. The presenter at this workshop is a person living with intersex traits who will discuss aspects of living and working in the intersex community. You'll get the intersex 101 and history of key issues for the community, learn important ways you can show up for intersex community members, and hear a personal narrative of intersex experiences.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Relationships, Safety, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others, Surgery, Workplace, Youth

 
Thursday
11:00A
Workshop
Personal Safety and Defense En Femme
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Miss Michelle
Blond
(Biography)
Avoid becoming a victim of violent crime and live your life in peace. Much needed information will be shared on best practices and most effective tools for personal defense, threat identification and avoidance, legalities of self-defense, the various mindsets surrounding violent crime, use of force and probable outcomes, and how to engage with Law Enforcement Officers. You will leave this class feeling better prepared to identify, counteract, and avoid dangerous situations and understand how to protect yourself within the bounds of the law.
Interest Tags: Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Legal, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Safety, Socializing, Spirituality/Religion, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Workplace

 
Thursday
2:00P
Ticketed Event
Shopping at the Carriage House Boutique
Duration: 2+00
Location: Hotel Lobby
Join us for a shopping trip to Carriage House Boutique. Carriage House Boutique offers a wide selection of quality consignment & new ladies fashions. With a beautiful selection of clothing, shoes, jewelry and hand bags, you are certain to find what you're missing! Owner Paola continues to be a strong advocate for our community so check out the Carriage House Boutique!

Bus departs Hilton at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Bus picks up at 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!
Pre-registration is required.

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
The Maleficent Seven - How to Handle the Clobber Passages
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Rev. Grace
Ferris
(Biography)
Bible-thumping bigots and haters use seven very specific Bible passages in their attempts to prove that people like you and me will rot and burn in Hell. We call them the "clobber passages" because they are used to clobber us. Four of them are from the Old Testament (Genesis 1:29, Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22, and Deuteronomy 23:17-18), and three are from the New Testament (Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1 Timothy 1:10).

The sad reality is that their understanding of what the holy scriptures really say is way off base. Anti-LGBTQ people cling to an incorrect understanding of what those passages actually mean. This incorrect understanding comes from centuries of bias that have found their way into Bible translation and instruction over time.

In this session we will explore each of these passages, considering their history, context, and original meaning. An accurate understanding of these passages actually affirms the fact that LGBTQ people are part of God's design for the beauty that is humanity.

Please note that it is typically impossible to argue with bigots and haters. The purpose of this session is not to provide defense in debate, but rather simply to set your own mind at ease when you find yourself on the receiving end of such hateful rhetoric.
Interest Tags: Spirituality/Religion

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
Protecting Trans and Nonbinary Youth Mental Health From Anti-LGBTQ Legislation
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Casey
Pick
(Biography)
As the nation's leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization serving LGBTQ+ young people, The Trevor Project has a unique perspective on the state of transgender and nonbinary young people's mental health today, and particularly the impact of the recent onslaught of legislative attacks on this community. This session will provide a brief overview of the latest data on trans and nonbinary youth mental health, the various types of legislation targeting this community and its mental health impact, and what people can do to support trans and nonbinary youth mental health today.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Legal, Wellness, Youth
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
Strategies for Coming Out at Work - A Panel Discussion
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Gabrielle
Spierer
(Biography)

Ms. Billie Elizabeth
Reiss
(Biography)

Ms. Victoria
Datta
(Biography)

Ms. Ashley
Ghiron
(Biography)
Companies have varying policies and everyone's workplace is different. Every situation is different, but there is some Companies have varying policies and everyone's workplace is different. Every situation is different, but there is some commonality among individuals that have transitioned successfully at work. We'll have a panel discussion on the experiences of numerous people, how they planned and navigated their transition at their workplace. The panelists are Christine Zuba, Victoria Datta, Ashley Ghiron, Billie Elizabeth Reese, and Gabrielle Spierer, our moderator. This will be an interactive discussion aimed at helping those in the audience be able to think about how they can utilize the experiences of the panelists, along with other examples and strategies we're aware of, including changing company policy, to assist you in developing a successful strategy for coming out at your workplace. We will try to speak to many of today's different transgender identities including gender non conforming, gender queer and gender fluid individuals both male and female. We will leave time for Q&A so bring your questions.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Legal, Professional Education, Workplace
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
Relationship Priorities: Using Communication and Compassion to Work Through Transition
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Susan
Bienvenu
(Biography)

Mrs. Karen
Lehman
(Biography)

Ms. Jennifer
Lehman
(Biography)
Recreated with emphasis on couples communication and with added vignettes. Discussions often focus on the needs of the transitioning transgender individual, somewhat exclusive to the needs of the relationship with a partner. This seminar will turn the focus to the relationship between the transgender person and their spouse or significant other. Transition is a very difficult time for a couple, and can lead to the loss of the relationship. Your presenter does not believe that this has to be the inevitable outcome and hopes to offer her experience teaching communications skills as a therapist, her experience with her late spouse Jude during transition, and that of friends and acquaintances who have gone through transition of a partner, in the hope that others can find these skills and experiences useful. Aspects discussed includes "couples' transition" and skills in the use of language and negotiation, managing expectations and maintaining open lines of communication. These approaches are proven techniques in couples counseling and can help when facing difficult experiences. Please come join us for discussions and a few exercises that can help bring a new understanding to the power of language and negotiation.
Interest Tags: Professional Education, Relationships, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
Master Styling Tricks for Every Body Shape and Size
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Lindsey
Taub
(Biography)
No woman can wear every outfit and style - there is a science to what type of clothing looks right with which body shape. Do it wrong and look like you've gained 10 lbs and aged 10 years. Do it right and look like you've lost weight and discovered the fountain of youth. Are you ready to get serious about how you present yourself to the world? If so, join Master Styling Lindsey Taub on how to successfully style for your body & shape. For the sake of your wallet and your self-confidence, you do not want to miss this class!
Interest Tags: Aging, Image & Presentation, TransFeminine

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
Quick and Easy Hair Styling
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Casey
Grim
(Biography)
Stuck in a styling rut? Is your hairstyle out of date and does it make you stick out like a sore thumb? Learn tips and tricks to transform your hair from day to night and casual to glam. Whether it is your natural hair or not, this class will demonstrate basic care and styling techniques to make the most of the hair you're working with!
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, TransFeminine, Wellness

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
Voice Feminization - Seattle Voice Lab's Inclusive Approach to Voice Transformation
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Nathan
Morgan
(Biography)
Seattle Voice Lab believes that everyone deserves to embark on a transformative voice journey. In this presentation, we will unveil our inclusive approach, and explore how our methodologies cater to individuals regardless of HRT, gender expression, background, and/or ability. We foster a supportive environment for all on their voice transformation journey.

This session will delve into the inclusive philosophy of Seattle Voice Lab, emphasizing that hormone replacement therapy is not a prerequisite for voice empowerment. Attendees will gain insights into our approach, methodologies, and success stories that showcase the effectiveness of our curriculum that is tailored to each student’s individual needs.
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Non-Binary, Safety, Socializing, TransFeminine, TransPeople of Color, Voice, Youth

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
Queering Sex Ed
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Mx. Robin
Gow
(Biography)
Sex education is lacking for all people but especially for us trans and queer folks. This workshop is a space to reclaim the sex education space for us. Together we will learn about the history of heteronormativity and cisnormativity in sexual health education and practice approaches for unworking that influence how we talk about sex and pleasure. Participants will leave with knowledge of how to approach sex and sexual health in healthier and more fulfilling ways.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, Safety, Wellness

 
Thursday
2:15P
Workshop
Body Language Equals Body Confidence
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Mrs. Cassandra
Storm
(Biography)
Do you ever misread someone else's body language? Do you communicate clearly through the way you move, stand and gesticulate? Do you feel empowered through your body movement and the way you physically present yourself through the world? Join Cassandra Storm for this brand-new workshop on correcting the way you wish to express yourself physically with how you are actually presenting yourself to the world around you. Learn the subtle cues of body language from those in your orbit to raise your social confidence to new heights. In this workshop you will have an opportunity for individual instruction (if you wish) while practicing with fellow classmates in this fun, interactive and empowering workshop.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
Understanding Intersectionality from a Trauma Informed Care Perspective
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Karla
Brown
(Biography)
This presentation explores how intersectionality theory can be applied to social justice while understanding adverse life experiences. This presentation also explores how intersectionality can be used to engage with diversity and difference in social work education and unbiased research. Intersectionality provides a theory framework for understanding the lives and experiences of socially underserved communities. Intersectional approaches provide a deeper understanding of formal and informal systems of marginalization and oppression towards the LGBTQ+ identifying populations.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, Safety, Socializing, Spirituality/Religion, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Workplace, Youth
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
Building Your Coming Out Plan
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Mx. Corinne
Goodwin
(Biography)
Whether you call it "coming out" or "inviting in", the process of disclosing your transgender/nonbinary identity can feel intimidating. In this workshop we will discuss the process, how to make your disclosure plan, as well as discussing special considerations for disclosure in specific environments like work, school, faith communities, medical situations, dating and more.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Legal, Non-Binary, Relationships, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, Workplace

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
Discover Your Inner Diva on the Dance Floor!
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Brittani
Young
(Biography)
Let’s dance! Dancing can be so much fun and everyone can do it! It’s a huge stress reliever and great exercise. Come join me as I teach you, in a hands on class, some basic moves to get your groove! In this class. I will teach a simple 8 count showing you how to move your hips! Bringing sexy to the dance floor. I can’t wait to have some fun!
Interest Tags: Family/Friends, Image & Presentation, Socializing, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Workplace, Youth

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
The Ones We’re Closest to Are Sometimes the Hardest to Reach
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Liz
Tattersall
(Biography)

Mx. Miranda
Lewis
(Biography)
Back by popular demand! How to talk to our family about our transition. Maintaining healthy communication with family members is a tough dynamic at the best of times, but when a lifelong identity has changed the dynamics of the group shift on many levels and from different perspectives. We will identify strategies to help maintain open communication to avoid the frustration, anger, and pain that can divide us. We will also talk about how to tailor your “coming out”, or discussions about gender, with different members of your family, realizing that different relationships require different approaches.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Relationships

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Shauna
Daube
(Biography)
Offering knowledge on the nature of hair and hair loss. Helping others understand the wide variety of techniques, products and services available. Whether you are interested in working with the hair you have, keeping your own hair and adding to it, using your own hair as a base for more voluminous hair or completely covering your hair to have a whole new look. Teaching that hair issues occur with every type of person no matter how they arrived to life. And that almost any look can be achieved with proper products and techniques.
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
Basics of Make-up and Skin Care - Know Before You Buy
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Casey
Grim
(Biography)
This class is not only for first-timers, but also for those who are frustrated or overwhelmed by finding the right makeup. Does your makeup cause you to break out? Are you using the best techniques and products for your age and style? We will delve into products, examine what they do, and demonstrate how best to use them. Tips and tricks for starting out and guidance in deciding how to develop your own, personal look.
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Socializing, TransFeminine, Wellness, Youth

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
How to Pose for the Camera
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Mrs. Diane
Crow
(Biography)
How do models pose so perfectly for the camera? I'll teach you how to show off your best side for the camera and as a result help you to understand the feminine side of posing. We will use real world examples and help you look your very best for the camera and in life.
Interest Tags: Family/Friends, Finance, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, Socializing, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Youth

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
Anxiety - The Elephant in Your Room
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Dr. Michele
Angello
(Biography)
Anxiety can be a confusing and frustrating companion. For some, it is a byproduct of gender identity issues. For others, it is an underlying condition that complicates the process of working though gender identity. This workshop is geared towards addressing some strategies for understanding and managing anxiety, as well as helping others to be aware of how to help someone who is trying to cope with this condition.
Interest Tags: Not Specified
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
Transitioning Your Business for Self-Employed Individuals
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Alice
Romeo
(Biography)
Transitioning in your personal life is hard enough. Most trans people will have to transition in their workplace or school... but how would one tackle this challenge as a self-employed individual? Alice Romeo at RE/MAX Executive Realty shares how she successfully transitioned her 14-year real estate sales career in 2023. In this talk, Alice will share the following:

- Reinforcing the foundation of your business.
- Tapping into the power of the LGBT community.
- Instilling confidence in yourself.
- Lessons from transitioning in private.
- Anecdotes of her experiences and how to apply these lessons.

This talk aims to be both entertaining and insightful for those who attend. What may seem like a setback for your business could end up being the best thing that ever happened to it!
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Professional Education, Workplace

 
Thursday
3:45P
Workshop
IRAs, IPAs, and Chardonnays
Duration: 1+15
Location: TBA

Ms. Beth
McKinley
(Biography)

Natalie
Kratzer
(Biography)
Financial topics seem to make the news every day. Should the headlines you see influence the decision you make regarding your financial strategy? Join us as Beth McKinley (she/her) of Roots Financial Group at Thrivent hosts an early happy hour in the hotel bar. We will discuss how to use the latest economic data to help you make informed decisions about your money. We know talking about finances can be difficult. We have found that difficult things are often easier with your friends over a beverage. The first 10 guests will receive a complimentary glass of wine or beer on tap. No products will be sold.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Finance, Spouses/Signification Others, Workplace

 
Thursday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Appalachian Brewing Company
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Ms. Holly
Evans
(Biography)
The original Appalachian Brewing Company brewpub is located in a historic, three-story brick and heavy timber structure built circa 1915. The lagering room portion of the brewery dates back to 1890. Throughout the brewery, antique brick walls, massive wooden beams, hardwood floors and ceilings provide a warmth and inner glow rivaled only by the beer itself. We are proud to be the first and only brewery in the Pennsylvania State Capital since 1951. ABC serves fresh innovative cuisine to match our tremendous handcrafted ales and lagers! Entrée prices range from $15 to $35 with an average price of around $25. Visit the Appalachian Brewing Company website for menu options.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Carley's Ristorante
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Lillian
Munsch
(Biography)
Carley's Ristorante & Piano Bar features a warm causal atmosphere, live music and traditional rustic Italian specialties, including homemade pastas, pizzas, veal dishes and whole fish entrees. Prices range from $15 to $35. Visit the Carley's Ristorante website for menu options.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at El Sol Mexican Restaurant
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Ms. Sharon
Rose
(Biography)
If you like Mexican style food then you'll love El Sol! But don't think this is the kind of food you'll find at a typical Mexican food chain because at El Sol the fare is decidedly more refined. From dishes like Ceviche, Spicy Camarones a la Diabla, or Crab Enchiladas Verdes, the owners of El Sol create authentic Mexican dishes that excite and satisfy the palette. Bienvenidos! Prices range from $14 to $25. Visit the El Sol website for menu options.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Rubicon
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

DeeDee
Allen
(Biography)
Located in downtown Harrisburg’s restaurant district, Rubicon looks out onto The State Capital Building and is a playfully European inspired, bar-centric restaurant, offering honest, epicurean fare. Committed to honoring our local community and growers, their entrée prices range from $24 - $48. In addition, the beautiful bar at Rubicon is proud to boast a selection of Italian wines offered by the glass or bottle, innovative craft cocktails, and locally crafted beers.Visit the Rubicon website or click here for the special Keystone menu.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Stock's on Second
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Ms. Suzane
Oliva
(Biography)
Stock’s on 2nd offers a farm to fork Gastropub, with a bar specializing in American whiskeys and bourbons. They feature a 40 bottle wine list priced under 40 dollars and their prohibition era craft cocktail menu features freshly squeezed juices and only the best quality ingredients. They have an extensive whiskey and bourbon list, too. Prices range from $18 to $33. Visit the Stock's on Second website for menu options.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Sturges Speakeasy
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Casey
Grim
(Biography)
The Sturges Speakeasy is a local, family-run American restaurant and tavern established June 14, 2012. Their full service bar has great happy hour specials Monday through Friday where we offer half-off all craft brews on our ever-rotating 16 Taps. Their creative, seasonal menu has something for everyone whether you’re joining us for sit-down dining or just grabbing wings or a snack with a craft beer at the bar. Entrée prices range from $15 to $35 with an average price of around $25. Visit the Sturges Speakeasy website for menu options.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
7:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at .Note Bistro and Wine Bar
Duration: 3+00
Location: Hotel Lobby

Ms. Carole
Corbett
(Biography)
.Note Bistro & Winebar, located in the heart of midtown Harrisburg, is a 1910 Victorian home that has been repurposed into a warm and inviting establishment. Owners Ruth Prall and Michael Giblin strive to make note. a comfortable “neighborhood” gathering place for local residents.  .Note features a menu that pairs European inspired cuisine with a modern flair with an interesting and eclectic (and growing!) wine list.  Chef Emi Starr oversees a seasonal menu that spotlights local ingredients for her signature menu dishes, as well as inspired and creative daily specials. Visit the .Note Bistro website for menu options. Dinner is at the individual's expense.
Bus leaves the hotel lobby promptly at 7:00 pm. Don’t forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
7:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Home231
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Ms. Lilia
Weber
(Biography)
Home 231 is a seasonally driven, neighborhood restaurant serving classic comfort food with a modern twist. Entrée prices range from $15 to $40. Visit the Home231 website for menu options.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 7:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
7:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Kajimachi Japanese Steakhouse
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Mrs. Karen
Lehman
(Biography)

Ms. Jennifer
Lehman
(Biography)
Traditional Hibachi steakhouse serving fresh sushi and Japanese dishes grilled tableside by theatrical chefs. Prices range from $20 - $45. Visit the Kajimachi Japanese Steakhouse website for menu options. Dinner at individual expense.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 7:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
7:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Lancaster Brewery
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Mrs. Alex
Kline
(Biography)
The Lancaster Brewery specializes in fresh, local and sustainable grown products including house-made sausage and cured meats, locally made cheeses, hand-cut fries and signature burger grind. Prices range from $15 to $40. Dinner at individual's expense. Visit the Lancaster Brewery website for menu options.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 7:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
7:00P
Ticketed Event
Dinner at Mangia Qui
Duration: 2+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Ms. Beth
McKinley
(Biography)
Mangia Qui is an intimate, fine dining restaurant specializing in the fine cuisines of Europe! Entrée prices range from $20 to $48 with an average price of around $35. Visit the Mangia Qui website or click here for the special Keystone menu.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 7:00pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!

 
Thursday
8:00P
Social Event
Karaoke in the Hilton Bar with DJ Lady Jake
Duration: 3+30
Location: Hilton Bar

DJ Lady Jake
Come and join us for Karaoke in the Hilton Bar hosted by DJ Lady Jake! You've shown us your inner woman, now bring out your inner Diva! Belt out a ballad! Croon your tune! Raise the roof on some rock and roll! And even if you don't want to sing, you won't want to miss Keystone's very own version of American Idol!

 
Thursday
9:00P
Social Event
Barbie's Pink Party Brought to You by CLK Events
Duration: 2+00
Location: 15th Floor Lounge

Mrs. Cassandra
Storm
(Biography)

Ms. Liz
Tattersall
(Biography)

Ms. Kristy
Snow
(Biography)
Cassandra Storm's adding a twist to the Pink Party at Keystone 2024 with a new and fabulous Barbie theme! Come dressed as your fave Barbie, celebrating the Pink Life over music, great conversation and fun, pink cocktails! Brought to you by CLK Events Co-Founders Cassandra Storm, Liz Tattersall and Kristy Snow who are leading an inclusive and authentic retreat this fall called Letting Go in Lancaster. We can't wait to see you Thursday night in the Executive Lounge!



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