Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

A conference to create safe, welcoming, and affirming spaces for LGBTQ students, families, and educators.

Conference  Registration

Registration is closed

Thank you for your interest in attending the 4th Annual Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference. This year's 2016 conference has reached capacity and we can no longer accept registrations. If you would like to provide your contact information to receive information on future conferences, please email

Fees include light breakfast and lunch

  • $70 for Professionals, Family members, Allies
  • $10 for Non-Arcadia Students (College or High School)
  • $5 for Arcadia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni (Advanced registration is required)
  • Scholarships available for students and family members. Contact the School of Education at for more information.

About the Conference

Arcadia University’s School of Education proudly hosts the fourth annual Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Friday, September 30 on our campus in the University Commons, Great Room. The conference is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and light lunch for registered participants. Check-in begins at 8 a.m.

Engage with professionals for a day devoted to explore:

  • Innovative work with high school students leading diversity training for middle school students
  • Research and practices for addressing gender nonconforming/gender expansive children in preschool/early childhood settings
  • Opportunity for LGBTQ identified educators to meet and talk together about the joys and challenges of their work
  • Musical approaches to gender expansive education for early childhood populations
  • Opportunity to discuss creating and implementing  gender/trans inclusive policies in schools/districts
  • Opportunity to learn to effectively support LGBTQ college students
  • Original theatrical work exploring issues faced by trans/gender nonconforming individuals

This year's Keynote speaker, Jeanne Stanley, Psychologist, Ph.D., is a  licensed psychologist, national trainer,  and former director of two graduate counseling programs. 

Hosted by the School of Education and its Faculty:

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