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2019 Affirmation Spring Conference

May 3
May 5

Affirmation Spring Conference

Mesa, AZ

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!



Major airports are Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (All major carriers) and Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport (Allegiant).

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6:00 PM8:00 PM
Opening Social: For ALL Arizona and Affirmation Conference Attendees
Location: Walt and Lori Wood’s HomeAddress: 3518 E Kenwood St., Mesa, AZ 85213 Guest Performer: Mindy Gledhill

Gate Code #5050

8:30 PM10:00 PM
“Feed My Starving Children” Service Project
Location: Feed My Starving ChildrenAddress: 1345 S Alma School Rd., Mesa, AZ 85210

You must wear closed toes shows to participate in this event.

10:00 AM2:00 PM
ALL Conference Sessions
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational CenterAddress: 7550 E Adobe St., Mesa, AZ 85207 Featured Speakers: Gregory Prince, Josh Weed, Lolly Weed, Ann Pack

ALL Conference sessions. More information about the ALL Conference.

3:00 PM4:30 PM
QPR Suicide Prevention Program
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, Activity Rooms 1 and 2Address: 7550 E Adobe St., Mesa, AZ 85207 Training Leaders: Nathan Kitchen, Wendy Montgomery

QPR suicide prevention training led by Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen and Affirmation Board member, Wendy Montgomery.

5:00 PM6:30 PM
Picnic in the Park in Conjunction with ALL Arizona
Location: Red Mountain Park, Mallard PavilionAddress: 7745 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85207

Use this address if you are driving. If you are walking over from the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, the park is just north of the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center and a short 1 minute, accessible trail walk to the pavilion.

7:00 PM9:30 PM
Evening with Affirmation
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, Rooms 1 and 2Address: 7550 E Adobe St., Mesa, AZ 85207 Speakers: Nathan Kitchen, Laurie Lee Hall
9:00 AM9:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
Location: Home of Eric and Liz MacdonaldAddress: 2127 E Mallory St., Mesa, AZ 85213
9:30 AM11:30 AM
Rejection and Trauma Resolution
Location: Home of Eric and Liz Macdonald Presenter: Debra Asper

How the brain processes rejection, and skills and knowledge to resolve trauma.

11:30 AM1:00 PM
Personal Story Telling
Location: Home of Eric and Liz Macdonald
1:00 PM2:00 PM
Lunch: Taco Bar for Cinco de Mayo!
Location: Home of Eric and Liz Macdonald
2:00 PM2:00 PM
End of Conference

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