2012 Regional Conference Announcements
Region 1 – January 24 – 27 Palm Springs
The annual Region 1 conference will be held on January 24-27, 2013, in Palm Springs, California, in conjunction with the annual Consolidated Association of Pride (CAPI) confab. This four-day conference is the region’s leading venue for learning, sharing best practices, and collaboration on issues related to the LGBT equal rights movement, event planning and organizing. The conference features experts leading seminars and panel discussions on topical areas including bullying, aging, social change, event management, capacity building, grassroots engagement, and other aspects of advancing equal rights for all.
“We are honored our city can play host to this four-day conference for learning and collaboration on issues related to the LGBT equal rights movement,” said Stephen P. Pougnet, Mayor of Palm Springs. The city last hosted the political and cultural event in 2002. “Over the past decade, the City has experienced a major boom in tourism and special events,” said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “We look forward to welcoming all the attendees to enjoy the special festivities, our community and the unique Palm Springs style.”
The conference is open to anyone who is involved with organizing civil rights programs including Pride festivals and parades More information is available online at http://pspride.org/2012-events/capi-2013/
Region 5 – March 14 – 17, 2013
Louisville, KY at the Seelbach Hilton. $140 per attendee for registration. Information to register is available at www.kypride.com/pose
We’re glad Louisville was chosen to host the Prides of the Southeast conference in 2013. We’ll be sure to inform our InterPride regional directors of new information so it can be included in the monthly newsletter. Call for Speakers and Topics: Interested in speaking at the conference or have a topic you’d like us to cover? Send us a note!
Registration Fee: $140 per attendee until January 31, 20121
Host hotel: Seelbach Hilton Louisville (group rate $149/night)2
Registration is now available! If you are staying at the host hotel, reserve your room today.
Region 6 – March 8 – 10 (N.E.R.P.) New Hope
Who can register? Anyone can register to attend NERP New Hope 2013. Whether you are an InterPride member, a pride organizer, an event planner, an LGBT activist or someone interested in learning how to create fun or political events, you are welcome to visit New Hope and attend our conference. Register NOW!
Who much does it cost? The registration fees are broken down as follows:
InterPride delegates (i.e., your organization is a member of InterPride): fee starts at only $100! This fee is valid through September. After that date, the fee increases to $125, until 1 Oct. 2012. After 1 Dec. 2012, the fee will increase to $150.
Spouses, partners, and guests of InterPride delegates: a flat fee of $95, no matter when you register. Note that this fee does not include access to workshops and educational sessions, but includes a registration bag, access to social activities and all meals.
All others: a flat fee of $225, no matter when you register. However, if your organization joins InterPride, you can become eligible to pay the delegate fee, a savings of about $100!
What does my registration fee include: Access to workshops and educational sessions, registration bag, social activities and the following meals – Friday (lunch and dinner reception), Saturday (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Sunday (breakfast).
Lodging for Conference
Our host hotel will be The Raven Resort and The Lodge. The host committee of the 2013 conference have negotiated the following rates for your stay during the conference
The Raven: $129. per night
The Raven consists of ten tastefully furnished rooms, the majority of the regular rooms contain two full sized beds, while all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, televisions and private bathrooms. Guests of The Raven receive free wireless internet.
The Lodge: $79. – 99. per night
Built in the 1950′s, the New Hope Lodge consists of five buildings containing a total of 28 rooms, each with its own personality and unique amenities. While some rooms feature a king size bed and private balcony, others have a queen or two full beds and walk-out patios. All rooms are equipped with wi-fi access, air conditioning, televisions, private bathrooms, and access to the pool in season.
Region 7 – March 14 – 17 Ottawa
Capital Pride Festival is thrilled to be hosting the 2013 Fierté Canada Pride Conference and InterPride Region 7 Conference in our Nations Capital from March 14-17, 2013 in Ottawa, ON, Canada. We have a great conference planned for you with in-depth sessions, best practices and a host of fabulous social events to round it all out.
We have many interesting and informative seminars lined up, as well as evening events with our hospitality partners and a gala dinner on Saturday night for you and local LGBTTQ organizations. Our downtown host hotel is within walking distance of Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, Byward Market, Sparks Street pedestrian mall, Rideau Centre, several LGBTTQ bars & clubs, the Museums of Civilization, War, Nature, Currency, the National Gallery and Ottawa’s new LGBTTQ Village!
Le festival Fierté dans la capitale d’Ottawa-Gatineau vous souhaite la bienvenue à la conférence et assemblée générale de 2013 de Fierté Canada Pride (FCP).
Prévus sont des séminaires informatifs et intéressants, des soirées divertissantes tenues en collaboration avec nos organisations partenaires en hospitalité, et un gala souper le samedi avec d’autres organisations LGBTTQ de la région. L’hôtel commanditaire de cet événement est situé au cœur du centreville, près de la Colline du Parlement, de la Cour suprême du Canada, du marché By, du mail de la rue Sparks, du centre Rideau, des bars et discothèques LGBTTQ, des Musées (de la civilisation, de la nature, de la monnaie, des beaux-arts) et du nouveau village LGBTTQ!
To get all the up to date conference details click here for our live event page.
HNovotel Ottawa - http://www.novotelottawa.com
33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M7 Canada,
(613) 230-3033 - booking code 20651
The Novotel Ottawa hotel is ideally located in downtown Ottawa in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. One of the finer Ottawa hotels, it offers its clients a warm, cozy and intimate accommodation experience.
Room with 2 double beds: $130.00 per night single or double occupancy /
Superior King Room: $117.00 per night, single or double occupancy
We hope to see you at this years conference.
For more information, visit http://www.fiertecanadapride.org/events?eventId=551684&EventViewMode=EventDetails AND https://www.facebook.com/events/200897523345783/