Save the date! We Are the Change: The 2019 PFLAG PFLAG National Convention will take place in Kansas City, Missouri from October 25-27, 2019. More information coming soon.


Registration is now open.

Our best rates--$185 for members, $270 for non-members--are in effect right now: Get registered and take advantage of this early-bird offer. PFLAGers are the change in communities across the country. Now, like never before, we must build on our shared knowledge and needs, our shared challenges and triumphs.

The PFLAG National Convention will provide major opportunities for networking, while offering workshops, panel discussions, and nationally renowned speakers to be motivated by and learn from. You’ll also enjoy our annual PFLAG National Awards ceremony during which we will honor those who are making a difference and from whose efforts we can learn--and mirror--in the coming year. In between sessions, you’ll have free time to enjoy all that Kansas City has to offer, whether you’re a foodie, a BBQ aficionado, a craft beer lover, a history buff, an art lover, or all of the above!

So take advantage of our Early Bird Registration pricing ($185 for PFLAG members and $270 for non-members). An incredible bargain for two days of learning new skills, building relationships, and gathering crucial information and resources that will support your efforts to be the change in your own community.

But don’t wait too long...early-bird registration will fly the coop on March 29, 2019!

Our longtime partners, Marriott International, are once again setting the stage for a fantastic national convention, with a beautiful location, and a rate -- $163 / night -- that can't be beat!

Rates are available until September 2019 or until our room block sell out. 

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
welcomes you to Missouri with modern style, excellent service and a fantastic location. Our hotel is ideally situated just a short walk from the exciting Power & Light District - Kansas City's premier destination for entertainment and nightlife. Make yourself at home in your spacious, gorgeously renovated room or suite, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, pillowtop bedding, an ergonomic workspace and high-speed internet access. Elsewhere at the hotel, you can have a great meal at one of our on-site restaurants, which offer contemporary American cuisine and superb cocktails. Additional perks for your downtown visit include an indoor lap pool and a fully equipped fitness center. In addition to being near the Power & Light District, our hotel is moments away from Sprint Center, Arrowhead Stadium and more. Plan your getaway at Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

More info coming soon.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE: Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and some times may change.

Friday, October 25

Afternoon - PFLAG Gives Back Event

Evening - Welcome Reception & PFLAG National Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 26

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 am Opening Ceremony & Plenary One

10:15 – 10:30 am Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Workshop Session One

12:00 – 1:30 pm Luncheon & Plenary Two

1:30 – 1:45 pm Break

1:45 - 3:15 pm Workshop Session Two

3:15 – 3:30  pm Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm Workshop Session Three

5:00 – 5:10 pm Break

5:10 – 6:00 pm Regional Meetings

Sunday, October 27

7:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30 am Workshop Session Four

9:30 – 9:45 am Break

9:45 – 11:15 am Workshop Session Five

11:15 am – 12:00 pm Break

12:00 – 2:30 pm  Awards Luncheon

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE: Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and some times may change.

We encourage PFLAG members and partners (both known and undiscovered!) who are doing great work in their community to share their best practices so chapters in the network as well as community advocates can adapt and replicate these efforts. Workshops will be presented for all levels, from seasoned leaders to those just getting started.

The last day PFLAG National will accept workshop proposals for primary consideration is March 29, 2019. All submissions will be reviewed by a team of PFLAG staff members & volunteers. Reviewers will consider the strength of the proposal, diversity of perspective, and overall value of the workshop.

Those who have submitted a workshop can expect to hear whether their session has been accepted, or not, no later than Monday, June 10, 2019.