2019 Family Conference & Gathering

  • Saturday, May 04, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Georgetown Day High School, 4200 Davenport St NW, Washington, DC 20016


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Reserved for conference sponsors, guests and volunteers.
  • Significant discount price for members. If you're not a member of Rainbow Families, please consider joining before completing registration. It is only $35/year to join!
  • Discounted rate for RF Members




Rainbow Families' Family Conference is  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Georgetown Day High School in Washington DC.  

Our conference is the largest gathering of  LGBTQ+ families in the region.   It is a full day of education, activities that allow LGBTQ+ families, prospective families, and allies to  learn more about the topics that matter to you, and grow your own community of support.

This year's theme is "Now More Than Ever" .    A first this year, we will include a very important  Town Hall Meeting on the threats facing our community and our families, in the current political climate.  This will be powerful and informative.

What to Expect

Workshops & Presentations

Information and tools for LGBTQ+ families, prospective parents, and allies.  A few of the planned workshop topics will include:

  • Paths to Parenthood, Creating Families
  • Educating Our Children, Welcoming Schools
  • Raising Our Children, Parenting, Healthy Families; Raising Teens in the Digital Age
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Legal, Legislative, and Financial Hot Topics

Interested in Facilitating a Workshop or  Panel? 

Interested in Sponsoring Our Conference?

    Resource & Provider Fair

    An expanded Resource Fair with  many new businesses including leisure, travel, and more.   Most are donating valuable giveaways and/or discounts for attendees.  These businesses and providers are a part of, or committed to supporting, our community.   

    Kids’ Camp  -   2 1/2  through  9

    A full-day of fun, engaging and nurturing activities for children 2.5 years old through 9 years.   We will have story time, yoga, art, activities and more.

    Tween & Teen Group  -  10 through 16

    Bring your 10-16 year olds!   This year's theme is Embracing the Arts.   The group will do a workshop hosted by Adventure Theatre MTC,  and after lunch will observe a rehearsal of GENout, the youth arm of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington as they prepare for their spring concert.     The goal is to provide insight into the creative process of theater and a choral arts group -  as we know, the arts builds bridges! 

    Registration Fees - NO PRICE INCREASE THIS YEAR

    The adult registration fee below includes  breakfast, opening session with Town Hall meeting, a full day of workshops, and lunch.   The Kids' Camp & Tween/Teen Group registration fees  include breakfast, a full day of age-appropriate activities, and lunch.  Registration fees are non-refundable after April 4  and will be used for the attendance grant fund.

    Adult Registration:

    Through April 16:    Members: $50 per person  |  Non-Members: $85 per person

    April 17 through May 2:    Members: $70 per person  |  Non-Members: $105 per person

    Day of / On Site:   Members: $85 per person  |  Non-members: $120 per person

    Kids’ Camp Registration through April 16 ONLY:

    Members: $30 per child  |  Non-Members: $50 per child

    Tween/Teen Group  Registration through April 16 ONLY:

    Members: $30 per child  |  Non-Members: $50 per child

    Teen Peer Volunteer

    14 to 18 year olds who wish to volunteer during our Conference will receive service credits as allowed.  Our teens have a great time hanging with the Kids Camp, helping at registration, direct people, etc.

    Family Assistance Fund: If the conference registration fees present a barrier from you and your family attending the conference, please email info@rainbowfamilies.org to discuss alternative arrangements. We never want a financial barrier to stand in the way of your ability to attend the conference.






    Silver Sponsors


    Bronze Sponsors


    Partner Sponsors

    Jefferson Hotel DC   |   Ascend Financial   |   Hillwood Estates  |   Human Rights Campaign   |   St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School   |   Fairfax Cryobank   |   Comfort Inn DC Convention Center   |   MOCO Move   |   Grace Episcopal  Day School   |   Time 4 Travel   

    Community Sponsors

    Temple Adat  Shalom  |   Adventure Theater   |   Siena School   | 
     Center for Adoption  Support and Education   |   Adoptions Together   |   CommuniKids

    Program topics and workshop tracks subject to change.   Attendees will need to sign a photography release.  Registration fees will be subject to cancellation policy.  Rainbow Families, the tree logo, and Maybe Baby are trademarks of Rainbow Families.  Rainbow Families is a non-profit, 501c3 organization, and we proudly serve LGBTQ+ families for over 20 years.

    Rainbow Familiestm

    5614 Connecticut Ave., NW, #309

    Washington, DC 20015-2604

    P: (202) 747-0407     

    E: info@rainbowfamilies.org         

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