Affirmation Spring Conference
The theme for the Affirmation’s Spring Conference is “Connecting with Community: You have a Place.”
Join other LGBTQ Mormons, their family members, and their friends in Phoenix/Mesa Arizona for the Affirmation Spring Conference! Affirmation’s conference is specifically being held this weekend so Affirmation can also connect you Saturday morning with the incredible ALL Conference hosted by ALL (Arizona LDS LGBT) Arizona.
This weekend event takes the place of the previously planned Affirmation Leadership Retreat in Nauvoo, which will now occur in the fall.
Registration is only $35 per person attending the Affirmation Spring Conference weekend. Attendee registration fees include meals and snacks for the weekend. Your registration for Affirmation’s conference weekend will automatically register you for the ALL conference event on Saturday morning. Register now.
A note to our ALL Arizona friends: The ALL Arizona Conference and the Affirmation Conference are separate events. There is no charge to just attend the ALL opening social Friday evening and the Saturday morning ALL conference. If you are a member of ALL Arizona and would like to make a weekend event out of the ALL conference, please register with Affirmation. We would love to have you attend the entire weekend with us after the ALL Conference! Come network with your fellow LGBTQ peers from across the country!
We’re finalizing the schedule for this conference and will be posting event locations and nearby hotel information as soon as we can. Major airports are Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (All major carriers) and Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport (Allegiant).
The entire conference will occur in Mesa, Arizona. All of Saturday’s events will occur at the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center.
Friday, May 3rd
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM — Conference begins with a joint opening social with ALL Arizona at Bryce and Sara Cook’s home in Mesa followed by a fun and rewarding activity at “Feed My Starving Children.”
Saturday, May 4th
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM — ALL Conference sessions featuring Greg Prince, Josh Weed, and Lolly Weed. More information about the ALL Conference.
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM — QPR suicide prevention training led by Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen and Affirmation Board member, Wendy Montgomery.
5:00 PM Dinner at the Park in conjunction with ALL Arizona
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM — “Evening with Affirmation” workshops and speakers. More information about this exciting session to come.
Sunday, May 5th
9:00 am to 1:00 PM — Keynote presenter: Debra Asper, LMFT. Debra is an uplifting speaker from our community with specific experience in trauma therapy. We will have time to share our stories with each other. The conference will end with lunch at 1:00 PM.