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Daily Schedule for Saturday March 10, 2018

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8:30A Prayer Breakfast Rev. Joanne Carroll
Ms. Kimberly Moore
D&P Private Dining

Rev. Joanne
Carroll

Ms. Kimberly
Moore
Many people like to begin their day with prayer. Prayer in the morning is good way to sidestep the distractions that come when people are struggling with issues in their lives. Come join us for inter-denominational friendship and fellowship in the back of the Dog & Pony Restaurant in their Private Dining Room. This event is open to all faiths and those individuals wanting to experience the power of common prayer. When we gather, there is power in our chorus that is lifted towards God. Morning Prayer is the best way to command the day and grow closer to each other and God.

Food and beverage at individual expense.
9:00A Youth Room Family & Youth Program Elm
Children 13 and under are welcome to join us in the youth room where we will have a day of fun and organized activities in a supportive and affirming environment. A place where every child can be comfortable and free to be themselves with the hope to fill with the room with laughter and friendship. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you are under 13, you are welcome to join us in the youth room. Let’s see what we can learn from each other as we enjoy the day together.
9:00A Anxiety - The Elephant in Your Room Continuing Education Amy Keisling Ash

Amy
Keisling
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.
9:00A Gender Diversity Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Dre Ceja Birch

Dre
Ceja
Our community is always growing and changing. Do you sometimes find yourself lost in the discussion? Are you questioning your own gender identity? Are you unsure of how to understand or approach the identity of a family member, friend, or peer? Explore the diversity of gender. Learn terminology while also understanding personal identity. Gender can seem complicated, but session educator, Dre, will break down the complexity and help you understand gender in simple terms. Our community is always growing and changing. Stay in the know!
9:00A What Does the Bible Say About LGBT? Family & Youth Program Mrs. Masha-Leah Dinah Chestnut

Mrs. Masha-Leah
Dinah
In my opinion, much of the animus towards the LGBT and specifically transgender community is based upon Religious Teachings from the Scriptures. While my arguments may not be persuasive to everyone because the Scriptures can be interpreted in many ways, partly because there are words in the scriptures which we just do not know their actual meaning and have to infer their meaning from a context that we think existed at the time but are not sure. This issue is analogous to our Constitution; we keep running into questions as to what the text of the Constitution actually means and that's why we have a Supreme Court to opine on how to interpret such. And different Judges with different backgrounds and values don't always interpret it the same way. So, if we can't always agree on what a document written in English only a couple of hundred years ago means, then who can definitively say what Scriptures says about LGBT issues? Indeed, that's partly why some religious denominations are accepting, and others are not. In my presentation, I will point out some of the scriptures that aren't well known as being pro-LGBT including: Both Adam and Eve were transgender; The Bible enumerates six different Genders; G-d's special recognition of gay men; The gender change of Leah's fetus from male to female (Dina); Love thy neighbor, there is no other commandment greater than this - who said it first?; and more time permitting.
9:00A Making the Most of Part-Time Womanhood Miss Sally Stone Dogwood

Miss Sally
Stone
For those of us who don’t necessarily subscribe to the concept of a gender binary, or who simply aren’t in a position to transition, this discussion will offer ideas and concepts to help us make the most out of being part-time women. This seminar is for trans women, like myself, who choose to live only part of their lives as women. Our discussion will delve into the challenges we face as part-time women and offer possible solutions to help us overcome many of those challenges. Particularly, we will focus on the best ways to achieve true, feminine self-expression. Topics will include dress, style, presentation, self-confidence, and achieving balance. I plan to use my own experiences as the catalyst for discussion, but hope to generate considerable input from audience participation. My intent is show others that we can live fulfilling, feminine lives, even if only doing it part of the time.
9:00A Movie Star Glam Hair on a Dollar Store Budget Laurie Chism Fir

Laurie
Chism
Learn all the industry secrets of fabulous hair. You can obtain instant glam to your style by incorporating wigs and hairpieces. This workshop is designed to inform you on making the best selection of hair while shopping for your next wig. From different materials in relation to the wigs, to the benefits of the different fibers, Laurie Chism will entertain and captivate you with this engaging and informative workshop designed to help you make an informed decision on what material is right for your style goals.

The hair market can be confusing with so many different price points  - worry not! We will go over the different price points , materials of wigs, and how to get the best value for your money. In addition, we will go over the Fact vs Myths on wig and hair care. Expect to leave this workshop feeling confident, motivated and well informed.
9:00A Body and Brain Yoga Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Spouse/SO Program Ms. Emelda Nim Hemlock

Ms. Emelda
Nim
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, sweat pants, 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 why proper breathing is important everyday. You'll be taught ways to relax and meditate for everyday life, and accumulation of energy. Introduction to Tai Chi to show further ways to relax and focusing on rebalancing your body.
9:00A MTF Top and Bottom Surgery: Aesthetically Natural and Functional Results in a One-Stage Procedure. Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Dr. Sherman Leis Salon C

Dr. Sherman
Leis
Options for breast augmentation will be discussed and demonstrated including choice of incisions, shape and size of implant, saline versus silicone, placement of implants above or below the muscle, etc. Dr. Leis will also discuss his technique of one-stage vaginoplasty utilizing the penile inversion technique, neo-clitoris construction, and scrotal skin graft to increase vaginal depth. Recent cases will be demonstrated to show the natural results obtained with these techniques.
9:00A Understanding and Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Students in the College Environment Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Dr. Jeanine Ruhsam Salon D

Dr. Jeanine
Ruhsam
This workshop begins with a historical review of the cultural causes and detrimental effects of transgender discrimination in the United States, focusing on its effects on secondary and college students. This age group is already highly challenged because they are taking steps to solidify their adult identities—which the college process demands they do—and those few who are questioning or transitioning gender are particularly vulnerable. That they do not receive the support they require is evident in the shockingly high rates of attempted, and tragically too often successful, suicide: nearly seven times the rate of their non-transgender/gender expansive peers. The session then shifts to a discussion of policies and procedures which faculty, staff, administration and parents need to adopt to help this group achieve, with hope, dignity and self-confidence, all that they are promised. An open discussion along a Q&A format will follow.
9:00A Gender-Affirming Hormones Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Dr. Jarrett Sell Salon E

Dr. Jarrett
Sell
The workshop will explore the issues in hormone management, explain options and protocols with use. Attendees will develop a better understanding of benefits of hormones as well as understand potential side effects and risks.
10:00A Tea Time with Jenny Jenny Jensen Hotel Restaurant

Jenny
Jensen
For those of you that are attending the Keystone Conference for the first time or feel you need a little moral support, join Jenny Jensen as she hosts 'Tea Time with Jenny.' It’s an informal gathering of first timers, newcomers and anxious attendees in a comfortable and discreet setting. It’s an opportunity for those that are unsure of themselves and want to start off their Keystone experience on a good footing, learn a little more about the conference and how it can help them.

We can also provide you with a Big Sister or Big Brother to help you get through the apprehension, worry and nervousness you might be feeling attending the Conference. For more information and to sign up for 'Tea Time with Jenny' contact Jenny at HelpingHand@Keystone-Conference.org to start your Keystone Conference off on a positive and enjoyable note.

'Tea Time with Jenny' starts each morning at 10 am in the Dog and Pony Lounge.
10:30A Fatherhood Family & Youth Program L. Miller Ash
Come grab a cup of coffee with affirming dads from TCPA Family and where this journey has taken them so far. Share stories and experience while meeting some other people that are on this gender journey. We hope you stop in and take a minute to relax.
10:30A Safe Dating Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Dr. Michele Angello Ash

Dr. Michele
Angello
What happens when it is time to date? What is the safest practice for teens and young adults when the time comes to start dating. What safety measures could be put in place to make sure everyone gets the best out of their relationships.
10:30A Dignity for All: Trans Student Rights in Pennsylvania Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Mr. Quentin Cruz
Preston Heldibridle
Birch

Mr. Quentin
Cruz

Preston
Heldibridle
Young transgender and gender-expansive Pennsylvanians have unique and often challenging experiences in affirming their gender under the law. Adopting effective policies, as well as ensuring their successful implementation, can be crucial for trans youth to have positive experiences in their schools and communities. This session will educate participants on the local, state, and federal laws that have direct impact on trans students. Specifically, the session will focus on how schools can provide for trans student inclusion and how individual school districts can adopt strong policies. We will also examine several case studies of anti-trans discrimination involving youth in Pennsylvania. Participants will gain valuable skills to use in their home communities in the push toward justice for young trans people.
10:30A But You Don’t Look Queer: An Exploration of Queer Body Image Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Mx. Rachel Perrego Chestnut

Mx. Rachel
Perrego
How many of you have heard “well you don’t look queer!” or “I would never have known you were trans!” from someone outside of the community? From within? Queer bodies are constantly marginalized and policed and we as queer people suffer for it. We are not blind to the problems within our community, but it can be trickier to navigate when the person policing your body is also queer. This interactive session focuses on the various physical, social, and economic identities we hold in our queer bodies and how they contribute to our gender expression. It will give attendees a forum to discuss the “ideal queer body”, privilege within our community, disordered thinking and negative self-talk, and promoting a healthy body image to queer people.
10:30A Unleashing Your Inner Muse: Creativity with a TG Twist Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Jenny North Dogwood

Jenny
North
You want to share your story, but you don’t know how? Or maybe writing just isn’t for you? Well, not to worry! There are lots of ways to creatively express yourself, and for trans people the best part is that you’ve already learned all the skills you need to get started. (Even if you don’t realize it!) In this interactive workshop we’ll explore what makes your journey exceptional whether you’ve transitioned and live full-time in your preferred gender or whether this is your first time stepping out of your hotel room. We’ll also talk about different creative outlets that might benefit from a TG spin, knowing when to educate your audience and when to inspire them, and how to have fun with your unleashed creativity!
10:30A Misogyny and the Trans-masculine Community Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Noah Penny Fir

Noah
Penny
This session will center a discussion on how a culture of toxic masculinity in trans-masculine communities work to uphold the patriarchy and perpetuate hegemonic masculinity. As trans-masculine folks, we cannot assume our socialization makes us less prone to toxic masculinity, or remits us from anti-patriarchal vigilance.
10:30A Transgender Personalities in History (from the 1860s to the Present Day) Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Spouse/SO Program Melissa Morton Hemlock

Melissa
Morton
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 1860s to the 21st century. 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. Although this seminar has been presented before, the roster of historical figures and their stories are new. Brief biographies of each individual profiled are available upon request.
10:30A My SO is Trans...! Continuing Education Transmasculine Program Spouse/SO Program Mrs. Karen Lehman
Ms. Jennifer Lehman
Ms. Susan Bienvenu
Salon C

Mrs. Karen
Lehman

Ms. Jennifer
Lehman

Ms. Susan
Bienvenu
This participatory workshop will explore issues faced by couples--married or otherwise--that contain one transgender partner. We’ll try to learn what techniques and methods can help committed relationships survive the “T storm”.
10:30A MtF Gender Confirming Surgeries - World Class Techniques Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Kathy Rumer Salon D

Kathy
Rumer
This workshop provides an opportunity for Dr. Rumer to discuss her world class MtF Gender Confirming Surgical procedures such as FFS, BA, Body Contouring, and GRS. She will also unveil a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Rumer will then open the floor for answering specific questions after her power point presentation, and will be available for complimentary consultation while at the conference. Please call us at 855-782-5665 prior to the conference and schedule your complimentary consultation.
10:30A The Woman Within - Finding your Feminine Style Kate Cartmell Salon E

Kate
Cartmell
Just like any girl growing up, whether you know it or not your sense of self was formed by watching the women around you. Years of watching, learning and emulating made some of those women your role models. It may be your mother, an aunt, a sister, a boss, a friend, or even a movie character. Your role models hold keys to your personal style ~ that person you‘re trying to reflect through what you wear. Finding that fundamental style will help you build a chic, workable wardrobe that gives you confidence ~ because it truly reflects you.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll help you discover those influences which, when distilled and applied, communicate to the world who you really are. Then, we’ll demystify the art of dressing well – focusing on dressing for our real age. Many of us come into our own in our “second act,” and we want – and need -- to look chic, vibrant and always appropriate. At the same time, by dressing well we can actually appear younger! Finally, we can truly embrace being the age we are, beautifully.
12:00P Saturday Luncheon with Guest Speaker Dr. Kristina Olson Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Spouse/SO Program Dr. Kristina Olson Commonwealth Ballroom

Dr. Kristina
Olson
Kristina Olson is a psychologist and an associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is known for her research on the development of social categories, transgender youth, and variation in human gender development. Olson was recipient of the 2016 Janet Taylor Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science for transformative early career contributions, and the 2014 SAGE Young Scholars Award. Dr. Olson directs The TransYouth Project, which is the largest-to-date longitudinal research study of transgender children, with over 350 children enrolled from across the United States and Canada. The TransYouth Project "aims to help scientists, educators, parents, and children better understand the varieties of human gender development."
12:00P Teen Luncheon and Hang Out Family & Youth Program Family & Youth Program Dog & Pony Private Room
Come have a bite to eat with other teenagers or just hang out! Meet up with other people your age that are at the conference in the Dog & Pony Private Dining Room from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Stay the whole time or just hang for a little while before gearing up for the second half of the conference. Please preregister for this event to help us keep a headcount. If the cost of lunch is a burden, we have scholarships available (apply under Registration > Financial Aid). No sense in going hungry!
2:00P Navigating Products to Relieve Dysphoria in and out of the Bedroom. (Trans-Masculine folks age 18+ only) Transmasculine Program Mr. Mason Luke Ash

Mr. Mason
Luke
Have you ever bought something in helps that it would relieve dysphoria? Many folks do, but unfortunately many times the items aren't what we expected or they don't work as advertised. Why throw away good money with bad products?

As a product tester and reviewer, Mason has tried dozens products including binders, packers, prosthetics, and other adult items. He will speak about many of the products currently on the market. You will leave with an understanding of all the variables to picking an item that's right for you! He will also bring sample items that you can optionally touch and compare for a more hands on experience.
2:00P Post Transition: Who Should I Share Information with and Who Don’t I Have to? Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Dr. Michele Angello Birch

Dr. Michele
Angello
A discussion group for teens and young adults (or really anyone) about what personal information should be shared or doesn’t have to be shared and at what point. What is right for you along your gender journey for your good and for the people in your life.
2:00P Understanding Suicide Risk for Transgender Individuals Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Ms. Claire S. Udell Chestnut

Ms. Claire
S. Udell
A staggering 41% of transgender individuals attempt suicide during their lifetime. Despite the fact that the majority of mental health clinicians will encounter suicidal clients during their career, and more seriously 22% of psychologists and 51% of psychiatrists will experience the death of a client due to suicide, only about 50% of clinicians report receiving formal training in assessing and managing suicidal risk in their graduate programs. This presentation attempts to understand the elevated risk of suicide for transgender individuals utilizing empirically supported theoretical models and identified transgender specific risk factors. Clinicians working with this higher risk population (i.e. transgender individuals) will benefit from learning empirically supported theoretical understandings of suicidal risk, and there is evidence to suggest that this material can have an important impact on improving clinical care. The presentation will conclude with a brief discussion of appropriate suicide assessment measures and evidenced-based interventions for suicidal ideation.
2:00P Feminizing the Voice - Comparing Surgical Options Dr. James Thomas Dogwood

Dr. James
Thomas
Dr. Thomas will demonstrate how vocal cords function using video recordings of male, female and surgically altered vocal cords. Pitch and resonance are affected by the anatomy as well as how the anatomy is used. Surgical modification of the voicebox will be discussed, including Feminization Laryngoplasty (FemLar), one type of vocal cord (laryngeal) surgery designed to obtain a more feminine sounding voice in male to female transgender patients. Several other types of procedures target the frequency or pitch of the resting speaking voice to various degrees. CricoThryoid Approximation (CTA), vocal cord webbing, laser vocal cord thinning and pharyngeal narrowing procedures will be discussed and compared. He will discuss risks and inadequate outcomes as well as successful interventions. At the conclusion of this lecture, the listener should better understanding the concepts that can help in decision-making about voice therapy as well as when, if and what type of surgeries to consider.
2:00P Telling Your Children Continuing Education Transmasculine Program Spouse/SO Program Ms. Alexis Lake Fir

Ms. Alexis
Lake
There are many factors to consider in coming out to your children as a transgender parent. First, do they need to know at all, if you are not publicly transitioning? Of course, there are the how, when and where issues, not to mention the developmental level of the kids in question, and the knowledge/support of their other parent. These factors will all be addressed in this workshop. The more elusive aspects we want to challenge you to think about are your own level of comfort with yourself and your existing relationships with your children. What are your goals? What do you want them to feel and to understand about this part of you? How can you help them to feel safe and loved through this transition in your family? We will go over some basic recommendations to keep in mind, but also invite you to ask your own questions and share your personal experiences with telling your children - your successes, disasters, and everything in between.
2:00P Public Engagement…the Art of Advocacy and Activism Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Spouse/SO Program Rev. Joanne Carroll
Ms. Kimberly Moore
Hemlock

Rev. Joanne
Carroll

Ms. Kimberly
Moore
Now more than ever, issues and their advancement are dominating the public stage. It comes down to finding what is doable in a climate of mixed feelings. We often describe politics as the “art of what is doable”. That means that those of us in the LGBT community that are talking to people at different strata and in differing locales advancing an idea, a concept or a principle we are practicing politics at the grassroots level. This workshop can only provide a glimpse into the process because each circumstance is different. However, we can apply some fundamentals to every situation.

Upon completing this workshop, the attendee will be able to:
  1. Define terms
  2. Identify agencies
  3. Describe resources
  4. Discuss methods
2:00P Health Insurance and Trans* Related Health Care Continuing Education Liz Leen Salon C

Liz
Leen
Navigating health insurance is difficult for anyone and having specific needs can be confusing. This workshop will address some of the questions regarding health insurance and Trans* health related needs.

· How do I find out what is and what is not covered by insurance without outing myself at my job?
· What gets disclosed to my insurance company if I am transitioning or planning to transition (both medical and psychological)?
· Are there any possibility of repercussions?
· Are hormones covered by most insurance?
· What documentation do insurance companies require?
·How does the process work?
2:00P Face and Body Transitioning for the MTF and FTM Patient Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Dr. Joel Beck, MD Salon D

Dr. Joel
Beck, MD
as feminizing your face to a softer more feminine appearance ever cross your mind? Better yet, how about getting that body shape you’ve always wanted? Larger breasts, tighter waist, and a more round heart shaped butt? If these thoughts ever crossed your mind and you’re ready to transition, then this workshop will provide insight on not only feminizing your face, but also pays attention to details of creating a whole body transformation into a more feminine you! Dr. Beck’s philosophy of feminizing will be shared, photos will be reviewed, and techniques will be addressed. He will also be addressing surgical options for female to male top surgery. Looking forward to seeing you there!!
2:00P The Woman Within – Dressing Well for Who You Are Now Kate Cartmell Salon E

Kate
Cartmell
By now, you’ve probably learned to dress in a consistent and age-appropriate style that makes you feel comfortable. In this workshop, we will explore the details that truly make your clothing fit well, present you at your very best and support your individual sense of style. One special focus will be looking current and on trend. Being -- and looking -- youthful in spirit is not a luxury. Today’s job market and workplace require a hip, flexible outlook – and a hip, age-appropriate wardrobe that communicates your spirit. What you’ll learn:

Balance and Line ~ For many, our bodies have unique proportions that will never align with standard measurements. So, you’ll learn to create your own rules, ones that work for your body ~ from head to toe ~ to create balance and flattering proportion in your clothes.

Fit ~ Dressing to fit your real body requires a few tricks, using tools that are many women’s best kept secrets. Learn them to look great, current and more youthful, too.

Details ~ You’ll learn how to assess your assets ~ and what you want to play down. Learn to shop with confidence knowing what colors, fabrics, necklines, sleeves, lengths and accessories work for you.

Putting it Together ~ You’ll learn how to feel truly confident in any setting, knowing that you fit in, yet stand out with vibrancy, with a style that is uniquely you.
3:30P SO Sanctuary Private Dining Room
The "Spouse & Significant Other Sanctuary" is a refuge, open daily from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for all spouses and significant others of transgender partners ONLY. It is a place where you, the partner of a transgender person, can relax and speak freely to other spouses and significant others.

Our sanctuary leaders are there to offer their shoulder, support, encouragement and to stand with you. Please join us in supporting each other--there is hope and help, together.
3:30P Feminization Makeup Miss Jessie D'angelo Ash

Miss Jessie
D'angelo
Learn the basics of using makeup to feminize the male face. Find out about contouring, shadowing, & color analysis and discover tricks to take into consideration. Get answers to such questions as “What kind of makeup suits best for passing?” “What should I use for everyday makeup?” and “What are new trends for night outings?” The discussion will also include looking your best through a clean and healthy lifestyle. One of the assistants will get a free makeup application.
3:30P How We Win: Securing Justice Under the Law for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Mr. Quentin Cruz
Preston Heldibridle
Birch

Mr. Quentin
Cruz

Preston
Heldibridle
Pennsylvania remains a difficult place for many to be openly LGBTQ under the law. Our state legislature has adopted no law currently in effect to ban anti-LGBTQ discrimination or violence in our schools and communities. To demand full equality under local and state laws, we must be strategic in all our efforts. This session will provide you with a clear understanding of LGBTQ civil rights in Pennsylvania - our histories, present, and future agendas from Harrisburg. Through collaborative work, you will learn important tools you can use back in your communities to advance critical social and economic justice work.
3:30P Identifying Shortcomings in National SGM Health Research Funding Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Ms. Caroline Voyles
Mx. Jibri Douglas
Chestnut

Ms. Caroline
Voyles

Mx. Jibri
Douglas
One of the goals of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to “exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science.” The agency distributes over $22 billion dollars to more than 75,000 research projects every year, yet only a tiny fraction of its overall portfolio is devoted to sexual and gender minority (SGM) health. Of money that is awarded to SGM studies, the vast majority has been devoted to HIV/AIDS. Considering that SGM populations experience disproportionately negative health outcomes compared to non-sexual and gender minorities, it is important that researchers seek ways to identify causes and effective interventions for a greater diversity of topics. This session will provide an overview of SGM health disparities and allow participants to explore NIH, examine the studies that have been funded for SGM health, and evaluate the institutes related to their funding trends. Comparisons will be made between those funded specifically for gender minority health to the overall portfolio and to those pertaining to sexual minority populations.
3:30P SO What Now? (Spouses and Significant Others Only) Continuing Education Spouse/SO Program Ms. Alexis Lake Dog & Pony Private Room

Ms. Alexis
Lake
As you come to the end of what may have been your first or tenth Keystone Conference, you may be wondering “what now?” Having the chance to talk with other significant others can be a rare and meaningful experience. This workshop will focus on sharing some of the questions, challenges and opportunities faced by anyone who is in a relationship with someone who is transgender. Particular focus will be on preparing to return home and creating a personal support network. This workshop is open only to spouses and significant others of transgender/GQ individuals.
3:30P Having Body Image Issues and Being Transgender Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Xander Gamse Dogwood

Xander
Gamse
This workshop talks about eating disorders within the trans community. The presenter's experiences are shared along with statistics found by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) relating to people of trans identities having eating disorders. Suggestions of coping skills are demonstrated followed by a support group-esque Q&A.
3:30P Strategies for Coming Out at Work - A Panel Discussion Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Ms. Gabrielle Spierer
Ms. Victoria Datta
Fir

Ms. Gabrielle
Spierer

Ms. Victoria
Datta
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 and how they planned and navigated their transition at their workplace. Lauren Lee is a Captain at United Airlines and transitioned on the job without loosing her medical clearance. Jamie Erin Fivecoat worked at Michelin USA in the Human Resources department for over 20 years and will share her knowledge of typical corporate policies for dealing with transgender issues. Victoria Datta works in the pharmaceutical industry for a major drug company. Kristine Holt is now an attorney and came out while she working as a social worker for the Pennsylvania department of corrections.Gabrielle Spierer our moderator, came out at Newsday and to over 1,000 customers. 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 panels to assist them in developing a successful strategy for coming out at their 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.
3:30P Breast Augmentation for MTF Top Surgery: What to Expect From the Office to the OR to the Gym Continuing Education Dr. Ted Eisenberg Salon C

Dr. Ted
Eisenberg
How do you choose the breast implant size that’s right for you? When can you get back to work? How much discomfort will there be? Do you have to change your implants every 10 years?

Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Eisenberg is the first and only plastic surgeon in the region to focus exclusively on cosmetic breast surgery. Since 1999, he has performed more than 6,500 breast augmentations. Questions are welcome throughout this interactive presentation in which Dr. Eisenberg will walk you through an actual consultation step by step. You’ll see before and after photos of patients and learn the difference between saline and silicone implants. You’ll find out which surgical approach will give you natural results, and when you can get back to work, the gym and the beach. By the end of the presentation, you’ll have all your questions answered and a better idea if breast augmentation is right for you.
3:30P Improving Outcomes for Female to Male Gender Confirmation Surgeries Continuing Education Family & Youth Program Transmasculine Program Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher Salon E

Dr. Sidhbh
Gallagher
This is a workshop focussing on “state of the art “FTM gender confirmation surgery. It is aimed at patients, their families and providers. In particular, Dr Gallagher will discuss the newly developed technique of Masculoplasty. She will review recent research from Indiana University pointing to rapid recovery and reduced complications from this technique. She will discuss modern techniques for precision nipple placement as well as other exciting developments in gender confirmation surgery and post-op care for transgender men.
5:00P Friends of Bill W. Meeting Sibil G. Ash
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.
5:00P Transmen Reception David Denton Dogwood
This is a Transmen-only (and their significant others and family) reception with refreshments. Come meet some of the other guys at the conference and share your stories, humor, challenges and successes.
6:00P Keystone Gala Reception with Musical Entertainment Amy Alley & Lana Gibbens Amy Alley & Lana Gibbens Assemble Area

Ms. Amy
Alley

Lana
Gibbens
Come join us for Saturday's cocktail reception held in in the Assembly Area overlooking the beautiful city of Harrisburg and hosted by our conference sponsors.

Amy Alley grew up writing songs and poetry as a way to give a voice to the things that she was either too quiet to say or too afraid to share. Being part of the LGBT community and part of a very religious southern family gave her plenty of material to draw from. She never dreamed that anyone would ever hear her art until a friend overheard her playing one night and, after a lot of pleading, convinced her to share her music at a few small venues. Things went so well that offers to play bigger shows continued to pour in for years. After taking a break from music for a few years she's ready to share again. Currently working on a new album with bassist Lana Gibbens, the two are playing select shows at LGBT events where they have the most fun sharing art with their family.
6:00P Family & Youth Dinner Time Family & Youth Program Family & Youth Program Directors Hotel Restaurant
Join other families in the Sheraton's Dog and Pony Restaurant for a quick bite to eat prior to the start of Family & Youth Night. From sandwiches and salads to pizzas and full entrees, the hotel menu offers a variety of dishes. Children menu options available, too--Just ask the server. Menu prices range from $10 to $30. Dinner at individual's expense.
7:00P Saturday Family & Youth Night Family & Youth Program PA Ballroom
Families and youth are invited to join us on Saturday night for an exciting evening. Find a team and get in on charades or just grab some dessert and chat. Feel like dancing? The DJ will be playing some tunes while enjoying time mixing and mingling with new people and making new friends, while enjoying time with the ones you know. Let’s end the conference with games, prizes, fun and lots of laughs. Safe travels to all on their way home!
7:00P Saturday Gala Dinner with Guest Speaker Carmen Carrera Family & Youth Program Educator's Program Transmasculine Program Spouse/SO Program Carmen Carrera Commonwealth Ballroom

Carmen
Carrera
Carmen Carrera is a mother, actor, advocate and one of the world’s highest profile transgender women. As a model signed to Elite, she has been photographed by David La Chapelle, Mark Seliger and Steven Meisel to name a few. As an actor she has recently appeared on shows and films like HBO’s Outpost, Jane the Virgin, The Bold and the Beautiful and Ricki & The Flash with Meryl Streep. Off camera, Carmen is a dedicated international human rights and HIV Prevention advocate. She has lectured at Princeton University and at conferences around the world, and works with organizations like SUENOS LGBT to fight discrimination against young transgender women.
9:00P Musical Entertainment by Wicked Jezebel Wicked Jezebel Commonwealth Ballroom
Keystone’s Hallmark event, the Gala Dance Saturday night will be the highpoint of the entire conference and bring to a close another successful celebration of gender diversity. The most shy and demur wallflower will spend hours looking for the perfect gown, classy dancing shoes and an amazing hairdo for the final night of fun and celebration. Even the guys will spend time at local haberdashery’s finding ideal apparel for that dapper look and to dress to impress. Try some new moves on the dance floor while enjoying the company of new found friends, old acquaintances and leave with great memories. The night will be electric and one you will never forget.

Once again, we have Wicked Jezebel, DC’s award winning all girl band delivering hits from all of the partying decades to the whole Mid Atlantic!. 60's Motown, 70's Disco, classic rock, the wicked 80's, to the grungy/techno 90's with a "tad" of today, Wicked Jezabel delivers the best party atmosphere anywhere!

 

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Dr. Kathy
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Hahnemann
University
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Dr. Sherman
Leis
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Dr. Toby
Meltzer
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Penn State
Hershey
Med Center
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Dr. Joel
Beck
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Dr. Marci
Bowers
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Dr. Sidhbh
Gallagher
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Dr. Ted
Eisenberg
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Human Rights
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Dr Loren
Schechter
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Dr. James
Thomas
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Dr. Michelle
Angelo
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Everyday
Beautiful
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National
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New York Life
Harrisburg
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Alder Health
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