2017 Transgender Spectrum Conference

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Hillman Hall, 6465 Forsyth Blvd.

Washington University in St. Louis will host the fourth annual Transgender Spectrum Conference Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th, 2017.  The conference will take place at the Brown School of Social Work on Washington University’s Danforth Campus. Registration and the majority of the conference activities will take place in Hillman Hall; click here to view the campus map. The Transgender Spectrum Conference was initiated by the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2014, the conference brings together a wide range of people interested in celebrating the lives of transgender people in the St. Louis area and beyond.  Our goal is to create dialog, to educate ourselves and our community, and to improve the lives of all gender variant people.

Advance registration has closed.  You can register onsite for the conference.  Registration will open on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at 8:00am.  Onsite registration will take place in Hillman Hall, at the Information Commons located behind the Clark-Fox Forum.

This year’s conference theme is Rise Up: Resist and Reconnect.  The conference will include a variety of programming (papers, panels, workshops) for everyone—from those learning about transgender issues for the first time to seasoned scholars and activists. Program highlights include the following:


Kylar W. Broadus, Esq.
“The Fight for Civil Rights is Never a Straight Line”


Riley Snorton, PhD
“A Racial History of Trans Identity”




Office of the Provost
Institute for Public Health
Arts and Sciences
Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Department of Psychology and Brain Science
Department of Education
School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Department of Pediatric Medicine
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
School of Law
Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series
Law, Identity & Culture
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

University of Missouri–St. Louis – Gender Studies
University of Missouri–St. Louis – Department of English
Webster University – Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Committee


Continuing Education Credits are available through the Brown School of Social Work.  Make sure to register as a CE registrant if you wish to receive credit.

Click here to view 2017 conference program book or a program book from a prior year.

Contact the planning committee.

View campus maps, directions and parking info