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 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
  • Each sponsor receives complimentary registration to the conference. The number is determined by the level of sponsorship.



Rainbow Families' Family Conference is  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Georgetown Day High School in Washington DC.  This year's conference lead sponsors include Georgetown Day School and several others.

The 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, and useful information for LGBTQ+ parents. 

This year's theme is "Now More Than Ever" .  We will include an enhanced segment on the state-of-affairs for our community and our families in light of the current political climate.  This will be an important conference for sure.

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

Diverse 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 Hosting a Workshop or Presentation?  CLICK HERE

    Kids’ Camp

    A full-day of fun, engaging and nurturing activities for children 2.5 years old through elementary school age

    Resource & Provider Fair

    Information and resources from welcoming service providers, schools, businesses, and organizations.   This Fair is to include LGBTQ+ church/spiritual avenues, as well as leisure products.  These sponsors are committed to supporting our community.

    Tween and Teen Group 

    We provide a day of creativity, recreation and deep discussion in a safe environment to connect with other youth in the LGBTQ+ family community - either themselves, a family member, or their parent(s).

    Registration Fees - NO PRICE INCREASE THIS YEAR

    The adult registration fee below includes continental breakfast, opening session, a full day of workshops, and lunch.  The Kids' Camp registration fee includes continental breakfast, a full day of age-appropriate activities, and lunch    Registration fees are non-refundable and will be used for the attendance grant fund.

    Early Adult Registration through April 16:

    Members: $50 per person

    Non-Members: $85 per person

    Late Adult Registration - April 17 through May 2:

    Members: $70 per person

    Non-Members: $105 per person

    Adult ON-SITE Registration:

    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 Programming 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.   This option exists on-site at the conference as well.   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 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 Families

    5614 Connecticut Ave., NW, #309

    Washington, DC 20015-2604

    P: (202) 747-0407     

    E: info@rainbowfamilies.org         

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