TransCon 2019 This Weekend 

A panel at last year’s TransCon. Photo via Aqua Foundation for Women, Facebook

AQUA Foundation's TransCon is a two-day conference for the South Florida transgender and non-binary community. The event takes place March 9 and 10 at Barry University in Miami. 

There’s still time to sign up for this free conference. 

This year’s event has a variety of programs and spaces for everyone — the trans/non-binary community, those who serve the community, those who simply want to learn (or learn more), and those who are already allies/supporters of the trans community.

“Especially in the current political climate, TransCon is an immeasurably valuable space for not only the trans and non-binary community, but also those who love and support us,” said LJ Woolston, 2019 TransCon Programming Committee Co-Chair. “Year after year, attendees share that they’ve left the event with increased knowledge and resources, meaningful connections, and a deeper awareness of themselves. TransCon is always a powerful reminder of just how vast, vibrant, and resilient the trans community of South Florida is.”

This year, the first day will be called ‘TransCon U,’ and will offer workshops, and other activities focused entirely on career/employment building (resume development, interview skills, entrepreneurship, makeup/dress, etc.). The workshops on day two will span all other topics.

Here’s a breakdown of workshops

Saturday Afternoon (2-5 p.m.): FREE Name Change Clinic with local Attorneys (real, live, on-site assistance, helping you to understand and start the name change filing process)

Saturday Evening (7 p.m.): TransCon Kickoff Party/Social
Sunday (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.): Youth Chill Space, hosted by Alliance for GLBTQ Youth (for youth 24 and under only)
Sunday Lunchtime (12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.): Look for affinity “roundtables” at lunch to make some new friends and/or enjoy some rich discussion
Sunday Afternoon (4:40 p.m.): SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective Affinity Healing Circles (back again this year by popular demand!)
Sunday Evening (6:30 p.m.): Our first ever TransCon “Wine Down.”

Spanish interpretation and limited ASL interpretation will be available for workshops. The conference includes free breakfast and lunch on both days. There will also be raffles and giveaways throughout the weekend.

For additional information, for tickets to workshops, visit