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Conference Details



Join us in beautiful San Diego for our 3rd annual national educator conference focused on LGBTQIA youth, titled, Supporting Students ~ Saving Lives.

The conference begins Friday, February 17th at 5:00pm and ends on Sunday, February 19th at 1:00pm. Enjoy an extended day in San Diego on Monday, February 20th (Presidents' Day).

20 CEU's are available for MFT's, MSW's, LCSW's and LPCC's

1 graduate level unit available for purchase through San Diego State University Extended Studies



- School Counselors

- P. E. Teachers / Coaches

- Elementary / Secondary Educators

- School Psychologists

- School Administrators

- School Nurses

- School and Community Based Mental Health Professionals

- Marriage and Family Therapists

- Social Workers

- Licenced Professional Clinical Counselors



Teach & Empower Educators With:

- Knowledge of the laws and rights of LGBTQIA students and resources available to students and families

- Attitudes that empower educators to take personal responsibility as advocates for LGBTQIA youth

- Skills to access resources and to create safe, welcoming and inclusive schools for al LGBTQIA youth

A Few Session Titles:
Featured Sessions Provided by:


The following sessions will be presented by educational experts who work and train in K-12 schools


American Psychological Association

Anti-Defamation League

California Teachers Association

Family Acceptance Project

Gay and Lesbian Task Force

GLBTQ Online High School

GLSEN / GLSEN Sports Project

GSA Network

Human Rights Campaign / Welcoming Schools

Lambda Legal

Military Acceptance Project

National Center for Lesbian Rights / NCLR Sports Project

National Education Association

Not In Our Town


Point Foundation

Seth Walsh Foundation

Southern Poverty Law Center

Teaching Tolerance

The Hetrick-Martin Institute - Home of the Harvey Milk School

Transgender Law Center

Trans Youth Family Allies

Trevor Project

The Williams Institute

and many more................

Featured Speakers
Executive Vice President of Programing and Head of Productions, MTV
Mother of Seth Walsh, who we lost to suicide last year at the young age of 13 after continous anti-gay bullying in his California school
Vice President, National Education Association (NEA)
President, American School Counselor Association 2010-2011 (ASCA)
President-Elect, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
President, California Teachers Association (CTA)
President, California Association of School Counselors (CASC)
Executive Director, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Executive Director True Colors Fund
Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Contestant on the 2011 NBC show, America's Got Talent
Contact Us

Vincent "Vinnie" Pompei - Chair

Trish Hatch, PhD - Director of CESCaL

Phone: (760) LGBTQIA [542-8742]
Fax: (619) 374-6815


5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1179

National Advisory Council