2019 Translating Identity Conference

Founded in 2002, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) is New England’s largest conference focused on transgender identities, issues, and intersections. They’ve facilitated sessions spanning pre-k to higher education, healthcare, law, and the intersections of gender and race, socioeconomic status, religion, and other social identities. TIC is a one-day event with sessions throughout the day geared towards folks of all levels of education and inclusion – the conference is a safe space for trans folks and allies to come together to learn and build community. They create affinity spaces, partner with trans-owned and trans-friendly businesses to host vendors, and offer ways to connect with the community throughout the weekend.

They are excited to announce that they 2019 keynote speakers are Kavi Ade and Jeffrey Marsh! Kavi Ade is an activist, arts educator and nationally recognized spoken word poet of Afro & Indigenous Caribbean descent. As a pundit for cable news, Jeffrey Marsh was the first openly non-binary activist to appear on national television. Jeffrey was also the first non-binary author with a “Big 5” publisher, Penguin Random House. You can read more about their bios and stay up to date on all things TIC by visiting go.uvm.edu/tic!

Registration for both attendees and vendors is expected to go live late-summer! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, ideas to share, or would like to join their listserv, drop them a line anytime at [email protected] – they rely on your feedback to make TIC the best it can be

In solidarity,
Benjamin and Adler