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.  Gold sponsors this year include Joyce Koons Honda, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Georgetown Day School, Lowell School, Delaney McKinney Law, Columbia Fertility, Whittle School, Mason Dixie Biscuit Company, Zamani & Associates and several others.

Our conference is the largest gathering of  LGBTQ+ headed families in the region. The conference covers family planning workshops, panels for prospective parents, parent education workshops, a great Resource Fair (with generous raffle items) and more.

This year's theme is "Now More Than Ever" .  We will include a Town Hall Meeting on the state-of-affairs for our community and our families,  in the current political climate.  This will be powerful and informative.

Our Conference is a  full day of educational and social events, with activities and sessions that allow LGBTQ+ families, prospective families, and allies to  learn more about the topics that matter to them, and grow their own community of support.

Workshops & Presentations

Information and tools for LGBTQ+ families, prospective parents, allies, and for people who work with LGBTQ+ families.  Planned topics this year 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 of them are generously donating valuable give-aways, special discounts for RF, and more.   These businesses and providers are a part of, or committed to supporting, our community.   

    Kids’ Camp

    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 

    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 thought is to provide  exposure 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

    If you are not a member of Rainbow Families, you will have an opportunity to activate your membership ($35 annual fee) prior to registering for the conference. This will enable you to receive the member discount for the Family Conference and other events throughout the year.      CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY!

    The Family Conference is entirely self-supported and is financed by conference registration fees and the generous support of our sponsors.  Because of our sponsors, we are able to offer a registration fee that is much lower than the actual per person cost to attend.

    Please thank our sponsors for their support of this program and of our community, and visit each sponsor at the Resource Fair

    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.


    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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