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!
Major airports are Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (All major carriers) and Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport (Allegiant).
Opening Social: For ALL Arizona and Affirmation Conference Attendees
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Guest Performer: Mindy Gledhill
Gate Code #5050
“Feed My Starving Children” Service Project
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
You must wear closed toes shows to participate in this event.
ALL Conference Sessions
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Featured Speakers: Gregory Prince | Josh Weed | Lolly Weed | Ann Pack
ALL Conference sessions. More information about the ALL Conference.
QPR Suicide Prevention Program
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Training Leaders: Nathan Kitchen | Wendy Montgomery
QPR suicide prevention training led by Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen and Affirmation Board member, Wendy Montgomery.
Picnic in the Park in Conjunction with ALL Arizona
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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.
Evening with Affirmation
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Speakers: Nathan Kitchen | Laurie Lee Hall
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Rejection and Trauma Resolution
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Presenter: Debra Asper
How the brain processes rejection, and skills and knowledge to resolve trauma.
Personal Story Telling
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch: Taco Bar for Cinco de Mayo!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
End of Conference
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Send your question or comment to the event organizer.