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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a SHOUT OUT OF THANK YOU to Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel for his continued support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit him at this link to his Chestnut Hill Office to say “THANKS”   Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Speigel at First Event 2016

 

First Event On Line Registration Ends Midnight Friday, Hotel Rooms Almost Sold Out, Evening Events Close to Sold Out

First Event 2016 Transgender Conference Sold Out Registration for First Event 2016 Transgender Conference is in full swing!   If you’ve been part of our Facebook Group or Facebook Page, following our posts on First Event here at TCNE or simply staying plugged into the FE16 Website you know there is a ton of great stuff going on.  So here’s a quick run down on some very important new information on First Event hotels, online registration and finally costs for dinner events if you purchase at the door.

  • First Event On-Line Registration will end MIDNIGHT 1/15/16.   The team needs time to pull  the registrations together and print the badges for #FE16.   You will still be able to register in person at First Event the day you arrive.
  • Our block of hotel rooms is almost sold out.    If you are having any issues with reserving a room please contact Andrea at andreaziff@aol.com
  • Our evening events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are loads of fun but we encourage you to book them online by Friday, 1/15/16.  The price is $65 when booked online but is $75 if booked onsite at First Event IF tickets are still available.

New Feature on First Event Schedule – Sort by Topic!

When you visit the first event schdule you’ll see at the very top a series of abbreviations. These abbreviations, when clicked will allow you to see a smaller set of workshops and activities.

For example, if  you click I/C you’ll be quickly brought to the workshops for Individuals and Couples; If you click on TM you’ll be brought to all the Transmasculine workshops for that day.  With over 178 workshops this year, we wanted to make finding the courses you want as simple as possible.

Click the following image to make it twice the size:

First Event 2016 Schedule Filter

 

To see a quick demo of this feature, just click this link to see a 1:30 how to video

 

Dr. Sherman Leis, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a WICKED BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Sherman Leis for his continued support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit him at this link to say “THANKS”   The Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Shermal Leis Sponsors First Event Transgender Conference

Trans-Women Workshops at First Event 2016

trans-women mtf workshops at first event 2016First Event 2016 has over 160 workshops at last count.  That’s right 160 (as of 12/8/15).  So which ones are specifically for trans-women?  The following are most, but not all, of the excellent workshops addressing some topics related to trans-women and appearance, clothing, voice and more in being who you are.  Join in the fun so you can rock it girl!

Here is the list of workshops, for all details, please visit the First Event Friday and Saturday schedule.   Click Here to Register!  Here’s a “howto” video to show you step by step how to register.

Time Thursday Workshop Titles for MtF – Click Here for Detailed Info
01:00P About Face – Sharing the Alchemy of Makeup
Time Friday Workshop Titles for MtF – Click Here for Detailed Info
09:00A Having Fun with Your Voice (Learning About the Potential of Your Voice Through the Act of Yodeling)
10:00A Q & A on Hair Removal for MtF and FtM
10:00A The Power of Voice
11:30A Feminine Dining Comportment (1)
11:30A Work It Girl! Posing to Perfection
01:00P Feminine Dining Comportment (2)
02:300 How to Get Read in 10 Second Flat: Genetic Women’s Perspectives of Enhancing the MtF Image
02:30P Successful Shopping for Your Most Feminine Silhouette
04:00P Driving as Yourself / Driving While Dressed
Time Saturday Workshop Titles for MtF – Click Here for Detailed Info
10:00A Transgender and the Hair Removal Process
10:00A Hair Restoration, the Final Touch of Transition
10:00A Voice & Movement for Gender Consistent Communication
11:30A Everything You Want To Know About Facial Hair Removal, but Didn’t Know Who to Ask
01:00P About Face – Sharing the Alchemy of Makeup
01:00P Voice Feminization Training: A Safe and Natural Approach to Acquiring Your Best Voice

Dance Party Nightly With DJ Greg at First Event 2016

First Event Nightly Dance Party with DJ Greg at First Event Transgender Conference Dance Party Nightly at First Event 2016!  For the last 7 years, Greg “DJ Greg” has been spinning the tunes at First Event and we keep bringing him back. Why? Because he rocks our night into the early morning with excellent dance tunes sure to get your feet moving! His music library is as bottomless as his humor and spirit. He’s a great DJ and one of the “CAN’T MISS’ segments of First Event. He’ll be in the Westin’s 70 at 3rd Lounge spinning Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, each night from 10PM to 1AM

Click Here to Learn More about First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

Dr. Mark Zukowski, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a GREAT BIG THANK YOU out to Dr. Mark Zukowski for his continued support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit him at this link to say “THANKS”   Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Surgery.

dr. mark zukowski at first event transgender conference

Huffington Post Addresses Transgender Children Who Are Disowned

The Huffington Post recently ran an  Op Ed piece entitled, “Did You Disown Your Trans Child”.  It is a moving post penned by Lisa Severn where she talks about rejecting a child who is transgender, what would motivate such an action, and that often it is the parents who have rejected the child whose hearts need to change.   You can read the full article at the Huffington Post here.

About 4 years ago Joanne Herman about 4 years earlier also published at Huffington Post on this topic, her piece, “When Parents Reject Their Transgender Child” looks at the same topic as Ms. Severns, but from the angle of the stories of 50 transgender teenagers who were rejected from their families.  These real life stories are heart breaking.  You can read Joanne’s piece at the Huffington post here.

But what if you are a parent struggling to accept your child who is transgender?  There are some great resources available.  First, on January 23rd and 24th at First Event Transgender Conference, there is a special track that addresses just this topic, click this link to learn more:   Transgender Child, Youth and Family Track at First Event 2016.

Second, it has been shown through research that parents and families who are accepting of their transgender child increase their child’s health, sense of well being, and opportunity for success in life – simply by being accepting of their child.  For some parents, this can be a real challenge due to religious, cultural or deeply held beliefs.  For parents who are open to input, we’d like to suggest two resources.   First is this brief from Georgetown University, “Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Children”  Click here to get your PDF copy for no registration, it is free.  Second, the Family Acceptance Project has a great website with excellent resources and help, click here to reach the Family Acceptance Project.   Boston has the excellent Greater Boston PFLAG with outstanding resources to help families as well, reach them at this link Greater Boston PFLAG.

Finally, this video from Ken Garber, a Dad who’s child was transgender, shows, from a Dad’s perspective, what acceptance of your transgender child is about:

FtM Program at First Event 2016

FtM Program at First Event 2016First Event’s Transmasculine,, FtM Program is a set of workshops specifically for the men attending First Event Transgender Conference. Over the course of 2 days and 22 workshops that include top and bottom surgery “show and tell” workshops, medical options, masculine identify formation and much more. You’ll meet other guys, make friends and connections and grow in this series of workshops at #FE16.

Here is a list of the workshops for the FtM attendees, for all details, please visit the First Event Friday and Saturday schedule.   Click Here to Register!  Here’s a “howto” video to show you step by step how to register.

Friday Transmasculine Program, Workshop Subjects (see schedule details by clicking to FE16 Friday Here)

Time Friday Workshop Titles for FtM
09:00A FtM Gender Confirmation Surgery: A Single Surgeon’s 15 Year Experience
11:30A Gender Surgeries and Psychology – Blending the Two
11:30A Show Me Your Package (STP and Packers)
11:30A Masculinity and the Trans Masculine Person
01:00P Reponses of Organized Religion to Transgender People
01:00P Below the Belt 101: Lower Surgery Options for Female Assigned at Birth Individuals
01:00P Trans Men
02:30P Below the Belt Part 2: Show and Tell
02:30P HIV/STI Risk Reduction Session for FtM spectrum individuals
02:30P Legal and Practical Issues in Transitioning on the Job – for Lawyers and Non-lawyers
04:00P New Directions in Surgical Gender Confirmation for FtMs

Saturday Transmasculine Program (see schedule details by clicking to FE16 Saturday Here)

Time Saturday Workshop Titles for FtM
09:00A What is Masculinity?
10:00A Female to Male Top Surgery
10:00A FtM Gender Confirming Surgeries – World Class Techniques
10:00A GYN Care for Transgender Patients
01:00P FtM Chest Surgery Show and Tell
01:00P FtM Top and Bottom Surgery: Surgical Options to Obtain Natural Results in a One-Stage Procedure
02:30P Female to Male Surgical Options: Genital, Chest, Revisions/Repairs, Facial Masculinization and Body Contouring
02:30P Finding Masculinity: Female To Male Transition In Adulthood, Book Reading and Discussion
04:00P Chest Wall Reconstruction / Breast Surgery
04:00P Gentlemen’s Attire 101: How to Tie a Tie and Other Necessary Skills
04:00P What Makes Us Men? Owning and Dismantling Stereotypes of Masculinity

Dr. Kathy Rumer, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a BIG SHOUT OUT THANK YOU to Dr. Kathy Rumer for her continued sponsorship of First Event! Thank you very much! Visit her at this link to say thanks!  Rumer Cosmetic Surgery

Rumer cosmetic surgery at first event 2016 transgender conference