PFLAG National staff is excited to present a safe and creative We Are the Change: The 2021 PFLAG National Convention experience.

This inclusive virtual event, taking place Friday, Oct 22 - Sunday, Oct 24, will allow for folks to join us as they are, from wherever they are, for three days of listening, learning, and connecting, PFLAG style.

We’ll have shorter days and deeper dives on issues critical to our communities. Plus, without the constraints of travel, this will be an opportunity to include people from your community who might not otherwise be able to attend We Are the Change, which means introducing more people to PFLAG! This will be a convention unlike any PFLAG National has ever hosted; we can’t wait to see you.

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From October 22-4, 2021, PFLAG leaders, members, and supporters from more than 400 chapters will join virtually to participate in We Are the Change: The 2021 PFLAG National Convention, PFLAG’s biennial National Convention. For three days, participants will network, share best practices, and learn strategies to fulfill the organizational mission of LGBTQ+ support, education, and advocacy within their communities.

The convention will feature workshops, roundtable discussions, and plenaries where leaders in the LGBTQ+ community provide insight, expertise, and training for advocates, organizers, and professionals in all fields.

Friday, October 22

(all times Eastern)

3:00 - 4:00pm Annual Meeting

4:15 - 5:30pm Opening Plenary

 

Saturday, October 23

(all times Eastern)

12:00 - 1:30pm Regional Meetings

2:00 - 3:00pm Workshop Session 1

3:15 - 4:15pm Plenary

4:30 - 5:30pm Networking FUN

 

Sunday, October 24

(all times Eastern)

12:00 - 1:00pm Workshop Session 2

1:30 - 2:30pm Workshop Session 3

2:45 - 3:45pm Chapter Awards

We Are the Change: The 2021 PFLAG National Convention will include three workshop blocks, featuring 3-4 concurrent learning sessions. All sessions will also be recorded so they are available to watch at a later date. 

Please note: This list of carefully curated workshop and panel topics is subject to change. 

Federal Advocacy Briefing

State Advocacy Briefing

PFLAG Chapters Changing the Game

So You Want to Support Us? Understanding Your Role in Inclusion

How Do You Really Support LGBTQ+ Youth Today?

Beyond the Binary: Supporting People with Expansive Identities

Exploring Different Pathways to Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Loved Ones

What's the Good News? Progress in Faith Communities

Gender-Critical Rhetoric: The Language Fueling the Anti-Trans Fire

Online or Offline: What Comes Next?

Additional information, including detailed workshop and panel descriptions and speaker bios will be available soon!

From October 22-24, 2021, over 500 PFLAG leaders, members, and supporters from all 50 states--and more than 400 chapters--will virtually participate in We Are the Change: The 2021 PFLAG National Convention, PFLAG’s biennial National Convention. For three days, participants will network, share best practices, and learn strategies to fulfill the organizational mission of LGBTQ+ support, education, and advocacy within their communities.

The convention will feature up to 50 workshops, roundtable discussions, and plenaries where leaders in the LGBTQ+ community provide insight, expertise, and training for advocates, organizers, and professionals in all fields.

Sponsoring We Are the Change: The PFLAG National Convention demonstrates your company or organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equality. Your sponsorship provides a great opportunity for visibility among prominent leaders and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. Through the complimentary registrations that are part of your sponsorship benefits, your employees will learn how to better support a workplace environment of inclusion that they can take back to your company.

For more information and to secure your partnership, contact Maggie Ardiente, Director of Development, at [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor: $25,000

  • “In Partnership With [Company Name]” in all pre-convention electronic marketing, event webpage, and sponsor scroll 

  • Verbal recognition at the Friday Opening Plenary and the Sunday Chapter Awards

  • Up to three minutes of pre-recorded speaking time or showcase of company’s DEI video during Opening Plenary

  • Promotional insert, brand product, or co-branded item in convention gift box (must be shipped by DATE, meet certain size dimensions, and be pre-approved by PFLAG)

  • Four (4) dedicated social media posts thanking sponsor leading up to convention

  • Two (2) social media posts thanking all sponsors leading up to convention

  • Twenty-five (25) complimentary convention registrations 

  • Virtual exhibit table

 

Premier Sponsor: $15,000

  • Stage recognition at the Friday Opening Plenary and the Sunday Chapter Awards

  • Logo in all pre-convention print and electronic marketing, event webpage, and sponsor scroll 

  • “Special Thanks to [Company Name]” on intro screen during Sunday Chapter Awards

  • Co-branded item in convention gift box (to be mutually determined by sponsor and PFLAG)

  • Three (3) dedicated social media posts thanking partner leading up to convention 

  • Two (2) social media posts thanking all sponsors leading up to convention

  • Twenty (20) complimentary convention registrations 

  • Virtual exhibit table

 

Ally: $10,000

  • Logo in all pre-convention print and electronic marketing, event webpage, and sponsor scroll 

  • “Special Thanks to [Company Name]” on intro screen during Saturday Plenary 

  • Two (2) dedicated social media posts thanking partner leading up to convention 

  • Two (2) social media posts thanking all sponsors leading up to convention

  • Fifteen (15) complimentary convention registrations 

  • Virtual exhibit table

 

Champion: $5,000

  • Logo/name in all pre-convention print and electronic marketing, event webpage, and sponsor scroll 

  • “Special Thanks to [Company Name]” on intro screen during one (1) PFLAG-led Workshop Session (as chosen by PFLAG National)

  • One (1) social media post thanking partner leading up to convention 

  • Two (2) social media posts thanking all sponsors leading up to convention

  • Ten (10) complimentary convention registrations

  • Virtual exhibit table 

 

Advocate: $2,500

  • Logo/name on event webpage and sponsor scroll 

  • Two (2) social media posts thanking all sponsors leading up to convention

  • Five (5) complimentary convention registrations

  • Virtual exhibit table

 

Friend: $1,000 

  • Logo/name on event webpage and sponsor scroll 

  • Two (2) complimentary convention registrations