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Dallas - Time to THRIVE Conference

The Time to THRIVE conference features 72 workshops by more than 45 national and grassroots organizations dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ youth. It is the premier national convening of educators and youth-serving professionals to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field.  

Speakers and honorees include Emmy Award-winning John Quiñones, anchor of ABC’s powerful “What Would You Do? news magazine; Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); activists Denis and Judy Shepard; Jim Obergefell, one of the many courageous plaintiffs at the forefront of last June’s Supreme Court marriage equality ruling; transgender teen Jazz Jennings, an HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador featured in the TLC reality program “I Am Jazz”; New Jersey High School History Teacher, Nicholas Ferroni and Andreja Pejić, the first transgender model featured in American Vogue, Bob Harper, celebrity trainer and best-selling author and Brendan Jordan,  15-year-old YouTube star. David Hernandez, a finalist from season seven of American Idol, will provide entertainment for conference goers.  

Time to THRIVE will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 12-14, 2016, with AT&T and BBVA Compass as the presenting sponsors.  More information...