All In to Win In 2020 – Attend our Winter Conference: March 6-8

We’re All In to Win In 2020 — it’s the Winter Conference of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus! Join us March 6-8 at the Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside Hotel for the kickoff to the Florida 2020 election season. As always, the Winter Conference will feature elected officials and candidates, Democratic Party officials, subject matter experts on specific topics, interesting panel discussions on LGBTQ issues and plenty of opportunities for participation.

We’ll also hold a Membership Meeting to discuss bylaws changes, and conduct a Presidential Straw Poll so Floridians will know where the LGBTQ community stands.

Here are a few important things to know:

To vote at the Membership Meeting AND in the Presidential Straw Poll, you must be a member in good standing for 2020.

  • Members from 2019 must renew by March 1
  • New members must join by January 22

You can join or renew your membership here, or email us if you’re unsure of your status.

To register for All In to Win In 2020, click here. Your registration fee covers Materials, the Welcome Reception on Friday evening, and Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday. Conference registration is $40 through March 5; then $50 during the conference.

The highlight of the conference, our Leadership Dinner, is separately ticketed, and dinner tickets can be purchased here. Leadership Dinner tickets are $90 through March 5; then $100 during the conference.

The Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside Hotel is a beautiful resort, and we have secured a room rate of $149 per night. Our room block is being held until February 21, so please book your room as soon as you can. Book directly with the hotel here.

Sponsors can click here to get more information about sponsorship packages and leadership dinner program ads.

We’ll release details and specifics on our program shortly, but our schedule is currently:

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

ALL EVENTS ARE AT THE MARRIOTT ORLANDO LAKESIDE HOTEL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Registration begins at 5pm

Welcome Reception
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sponsored by the Rainbow Democrats

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

8:00am
Registration
Continental Breakfast

8:30am
Breakfast Speaker To Be Announced Shortly

Morning Session

Welcome:

  • Stephen Gaskill, President, Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus
  • Brandon Nelson, President, Rainbow Democrats
  • Wes Hodge, Orange County DEC Chair

Presentation: Forces Driving Discrimination in Florida Schools

  • Carol Cleaver, science teacher; Escambia Education Association Teacher’s Union; Vice President of the Emerald Coast Equality LGBTA Democratic Caucus

Panel Discussion: Florida’s Conversion Therapy Bans

  • Eric Rollings, leader of the Orange County ban effort
  • Heather Wilke, Zebra Coalition
  • Terry Fleming, leader of the Alachua County ban effort

Presentation: What Does That Mean? Non-Binary, Genderqueer and the New Language of the LGBTQ+ Movement

  • Reign Hervey, Caucus Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Lunch

  • Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan

Afternoon Session

Speaker: Tallahassee Legislative Update

  • State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith

Panel Discussion: HROs — How to Implement Them and Protect Them

Panel Discussion: Issues and Challenges for Florida’s Trans Community

  • Nathan Bruemmer, former Executive Director, ALSO Youth
  • Ricki Bauman, Assistant Secretary, Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus
  • Gina Duncan, Director of Transgender Equality, Equality Florida

Speakers Session

  • Ben Johansen, Founder, Pulse Ribbon Project

Membership Meeting

  • Director Presentations
  • Bylaws Change Discussion and Vote
  • Presidential Straw Poll

5pm
Adjourn

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cocktail Reception

7:30pm
Leadership Dinner

Program:

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

10am to Noon
Farewell Brunch
Hammered Lamb
1235 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando

12:30pm
Group Tour of Pulse Memorial
1912 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando