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Schedule Overview

Daily Schedule for Thursday March 24, 2022

Click on the Activity/Event title to view the details. Click on the presenter's image for workshops (light yellow) to view their bios. Times & 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 end of February.

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Time Activity/Event   Presenter/Host Location
8:00A 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.
9:00A Keystone Clothing Exchange and Consignment Carriage House Boutique PA Ballroom
Do you have gently-used clothes or shoes in good condition that you would like to give away, donate or sell for a good cause? Then come participate in the Keystone Clothing Exchange and Consignment. You may either donate your unwanted items or you can choose to consign your items--all of which will be made available to other attendees. This event is sponsored by Carriage House Boutique whose wonderful staff will be present to help attendees find those perfect items. The clothing exchange will be held in the Vendor Area (Pennsylvania Ballroom) and the hours of operation are:

Wednesday 12:00 pm to 4:30 p
Thursday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Also, you do not need to bring anything to 'swap.' All attendees are welcome to browse and take items (or purchase consigned items) at the clothing exchange. Dressing rooms are available. Items may be dropped off at any time during the hours mentioned. Hangers would be appreciated. Items remaining at the end of the swap will be donated to local aid organizations. All consigned items must be picked up by 2 pm on Saturday or will be considered donated.

So please, DON'T UNDERPACK FOR KEYSTONE and help your brothers and sisters in our community!
9:00A Quiet Space TBA
Open to those needing a quiet space to reflect from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
9:00A How to Document Your Journey Through the Art of Writing While Using the Tools and Platforms Available in 2022 Ms. Christine Penn Chestnut

Ms. Christine
Penn
There are so many ways to document your transition, for some it is through photos and video while others enjoy the art of writing. Whether you wish to enjoy the emotional rewards of journaling privately or share publicly to inspire others and possibly publish your own story, documenting your journey is a part of discovering your authentic life that you do not want to miss. Learn various approaches to writing your story and the different tools and platforms available to support your project.
9:00A Expectations (Spouses & Significant Others Only) Mrs. Karen Lehman Dogwood

Mrs. Karen
Lehman
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 of 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.
9:00A Abuse Changes Your Life Sandra Stewart Elm

Sandra
Stewart
Abuse includes, Physical, Sexual, Mental/Emotional and Neglect. There are many expressions of abuse and as one young transgender girl said “words can cut deeper than any knife”. But what of the others, What does abuse do, why do individuals have difficulty in getting out of an abusive relation, and immediately get back into one once they have left? On some levels there is no such thing as a little abuse, and bullying can have lifelong consequences. Physical abuse can be fatal. BDSM, abuse or therapy, it can be both.
9:00A Personal Safety and Defense En Femme Miss Michelle Blond Fir

Miss Michelle
Blond
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 and prevent dangerous situations and understand how to protect yourself within the bounds of the law.
9:00A Body and Brain Yoga 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 as to 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 Workshops TBA
10:00A Get the T about Keystone – How to Maximize Your Experience at the Conference Helping Hand Team Dog & Pony Lounge

Danniyel Marie
Christensen

Ms. Sharon
Rose
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.

10:30A Feminine Dining Deportment Mrs. Cassandra Storm Dog & Pony Private Room

Mrs. Cassandra
Storm
Dining while expressing feminine poise, posture and mannerisms can be a difficult feat. Join the table to dine en-femme with Cassandra Storm as she hosts her interactive Feminine Dining Deportment seminar. Put your skills to test while learning through live models as Cassandra Storm demonstrates the innate difference between male and female dining mannerisms and shares with you, her simple secrets to being more feminine while dining.  This workshop will be held in the Dog & Pony Private Dining Room at 10:30 am. There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of soup, salad and server fee.

You must pre-register for this workshop. Seating is very limited.
10:30A Financial Planning for the Transgender and Gender-Expansive Community Ms. Lindsey Young Ash

Ms. Lindsey
Young
The transgender community faces many unique financial challenges, and the amount of resources to help transgender people create a financial plan for transition and life after transition is quite limited. This workshop will provide a high-level overview of financial planning considerations especially relevant to the transgender community. The workshop will consist of two modules: (i) an overview of financial planning considerations for those who are considering transition or are in the middle of transition and (ii) how to approach financial planning following transition. Topics include budgeting for transition; health insurance considerations; tax considerations, and post-transition life and retirement planning. The workshop will address topics of interest to people of all income levels and stages of life. Significant others and allies are encouraged to attend.
10:30A Relationship Priorities: Using Communication and Compassion to Work Through Transition Continuing Education Ms. Susan Bienvenu
Mrs. Karen Lehman
Ms. Jennifer Lehman
Chestnut

Ms. Susan
Bienvenu

Mrs. Karen
Lehman

Ms. Jennifer
Lehman
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 frequently leads 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 with her late spouse Jude, and that of friends and acquaintances who have gone through transition of a partner, in the hope that others can find these experiences useful. Aspects discussed includes "couples transition" and skills in languaging and negotiation, managing expectations and maintaining open lines of communication. These approaches are proven techniques in couples counseling, and helped tremendously during Jude's transition. Please come join us for discussions and a few exercises that can help bring a new understanding to the power of language and negotiation.
10:30A Think and Grow Rich Ms. Randi Wallace Dogwood

Ms. Randi
Wallace
You're unhappy with some part of your life, Happiness, Health or Wealth. This will be a discussion about how you can have anything you want! But you have to know what you want and to REALLY WANT IT! We are or become what we think about, you want different results, you have to change your thinking. We all have habits, some good, some not so good. We will discuss how we change habits and how hard and why it's hard to make lasting changes. This will be fast paced and cover many areas of our lives.
10:30A Undergarments are a Girl's Best Friend Cher Poitevien Elm

Cher
Poitevien
Do you feel comfortable in your undergarments? Do you wear clothes that visibly expose the outlines of your corset, bra and underwear? In this fun and informative class, you will learn depiction, description and usage of the essential undergarments that every lady needs in her wardrobe. Explanation of what they are, what they're best used for, how to choose what is best for your body size and shape. We'll cover bras, including how to get the proper size and fit, slips, panties, "control" garments, hosiery, etc.
10:30A Being Your Own Health Advocate Amber Brown Fir

Amber
Brown
We know you have goals for what you want out of your transition! Self-advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself and make decisions about your own life, knowing your strengths and challenges, knowing your rights, and being able to share your needs with others. All too often, trans and gender-diverse people must be their own, and sometimes only, advocate to access necessary health care and social services. In this workshop we will disuss what being your own advocate looks like, what gets in the way, and how to get what you need out of medical visits, your transition journey, and your interpersonal relationships. But what if you struggle to advocate for yourself? We haven't forgotten about the allies, friends, family, and community advocates! We have tips and tricks for our supporters too.
10:30A Workshops TBA
12:00P Thursday Luncheon with Guest Speaker To Be Announced Commonwealth Ballroom
To Be Announced.
2:00P Nail Salon Outing Vanity Club Sisters Front Lobby
Looking to get your nails done but are a little nervous to go alone? Join the Vanity Club Sisters on an outing to the local nail salon behind the hotel. Contact the Debutante Program Director at debutante@keystone-conference.org with questions.

You Must Be Signed In to Sign-up
This is a Keystone Co-Event and not directly associated with the Keystone Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all Keystone participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
2:00P Transition in Communities Ms. Lilia Weber Dogwood

Ms. Lilia
Weber
Are you thinking about transition but worried about losing your circle? Long ago, the model for a transgender person to socially transition was to sever all connections with their current network of friends and colleagues and start from zero. That path had huge costs to the individual and isn't the generally accepted model anymore. Lilia will discuss a path of transition where one stays connected to their full life and can achieve a greater connection to their communities throughout transition. Lilia will present her experience with her transition and the communities that have given her strength and helped her to stay grounded during life’s ongoing transition. This workshop will have time for group discussion and the sharing of what communities have helped folks stay connected. What communities give you strength?
2:00P Practicing Authentic Faith While Living Authentic Life: How to be Faithful and Transgender Rev. Grace Ferris Elm

Rev. Grace
Ferris
Although rainbow flags are starting to be flown outside a growing number of churches and synagogues, the majority of mainline houses of worship in all faith traditions shun transgender people. Openly transgender Catholic Priest and activist Grace Ferris (she/her) will lead a discussion on how transgender people can continue to practice their faith, regardless of their own faith tradition. Differences and similarities between various denominations will be explored and described so that participants will be able to research houses of worship in their own communities that are closely aligned with individual religious preferences. A male Southern Baptist minister before being radically transformed to become a trans-female Catholic priest, Mother Grace has a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of religious traditions and the compassion to effectively minister in a way that is meaningful for those in her care. Mother Grace will also serve as needed as an interfaith chaplain at the conference, making herself available to anyone wanting pastoral care. She will meet people where they are spiritually, never proselytizing or evangelizing. Mother Grace will also offer Mass with Eucharist lovingly shared with anyone wishing to partake on Saturday evening and/or Sunday morning if there is sufficient interest.
2:00P Workshops TBA
3:30P Introduction to the Social Sport of Cornhole Mrs. Samantha Williams-Ethridge Assemble Area

Mrs. Samantha
Williams-Ethridge
Get ready for our First Annual All-Gender Cornhole Showdown Tournament with this practice clinic lead by Arkansas’ Coed Cornhole Champion, Samantha Ethridge. This is a social sport that can be played by everyone no matter their gender, age or even ability. Samantha will teach everyone how to play, explain the rules of the game, provide live demonstrations of different throwing techniques and give participants a chance to practice with feedback from the champ! Take a break after the clinic ends and return at 5:30 pm to join in our tournament – all skill levels will be given a fair advantage and guaranteed a great time.
3:30P How to Successfully Style for Your Body & Shape Lindsey Taub Dogwood

Lindsey
Taub
Do you love the way you look and feel in your clothing? Learn secrets from a professional stylist on how you can take any body shape and have the figure and stunning wardrobe you’ve always wanted.
3:30P Gender Transition: A Full Description of Where to Start and How to Thrive Continuing Education Mrs. Cindi Miller Elm

Mrs. Cindi
Miller
This workshop is for individuals who desire to do a full gender transition and want a guide to how to do it with excellence. Cindi Grace will walk participants through the different levels of transitioning, the steps of an effective transition, and share secrets for thriving in a transition rather than just surviving it. In this workshop we will cover everything from the physical and social transition to the emotional and mental transition.
3:30P Workshops TBA
4:00P Beach Party @ the Sheraton Pool Danniyel Marie Christensen Pool Area

Danniyel Marie
Christensen
You're invited to Danni's Beach Party at the Sheraton Pool starting at 4:00 pm. So grab your swimmer trunks or prettiest bathing suit and join your friends down at the pool for swimming, hot tubing and social time. Cash bar and snacks will be available.

No sunscreen required.
5:00P Thursday Reception Dog & Pony Lounge
Gather in the Sheraton's Dog & Pony Lounge for some social time!
5:30P First Annual All-Gender Cornhole Showdown Tournament Mrs. Samantha Williams-Ethridge
Mrs. Cassandra Storm
Beth McKinley
Salon B

Mrs. Samantha
Williams-Ethridge

Mrs. Cassandra
Storm

Beth
McKinley
Cornhole is a fun and competitive sport everyone can play no matter their gender, age or even ability. Learn to play in minutes and love it for a lifetime. EVERY registered player is automatically entered to win a variety of door prizes including the top prize of $250. Please arrive at 5:30 pm for tournament registration and team assignments. Novices to pros are welcome and partners will be randomly assigned by skill level. Space is limited, so pre-register for this event during attendee registration by selecting it for your Thursday night activity. Free pizza and soft drinks for players. Tournament begins at 6:00 pm. Trophy and bragging rights to the winners!

Don’t know how to play? Join our very own expert and Arkansas Coed Cornhole Champion Samantha Ethridge at her 3:45 pm workshop to learn the rules and throwing techniques to score you those bragging rights!

Sponsored by My Feminine Heart and Beth McKinley at Allied Financial Group
6:00P Keystone Business Alliance Mixer TCPA & Sheraton Assemble Area
The Sheraton Hotel and TransCentralPA, host of the Keystone Conference, are active members of the Keystone Business Alliance and for the past several years have hosted a joint-mixer for the Keystone Business Alliance and Keystone attendees. The members of the Keystone Business Alliance have strongly supported the Keystone Conference since it's inception and look forward to the opportunity to meet the attendees of Keystone. So come join us, the Sheraton staff and the Keystone Business Alliance for libations, tasty hors d'oeuvres and friendship!
6:00P Hollywood Casino & Penn National Race Track Suzane Oliva Front Lobby
Dining at Hollywood is always a special experience. They offer a variety of choices, each with its own special flair, unique flavors, and the kind of red-carpet service you deserve. Take a look at the following page to see what they’ve got and get a taste of Hollywood. Hollywood Casino features over 2,450 reel, video slot and video poker machines ranging from one penny to $100, with all the hottest games currently available. And with over 50 table games and 16 poker tables, Hollywood Casino has a game for everyone.

Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:00 pm. Don't forget your bus ticket and a photo ID! The casino will check to see that you have an ID--not what the picture looks like!
6:15P Dinner at Rubicon DeeDee Allen Front Lobby

DeeDee
Allen
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 for more information. Here is the 2022 Keystone menu. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:15 pm. Don't forget your bus ticket!
8:30P Karaoke in the Dog & Pony Lounge Mr. B Dog & Pony Lounge
Come and join us for Karaoke in the Dog & Pony Lounge! 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!

 

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