First Event 2008 Transgender Conference to be held at the Boston Marriott Peabody January 16-20; Juli Owens Chosen as Keynote Speaker

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Tiffany Club of New England's 28th annual "First Event 2008 Transgender Conference", one of the largest diversity conferences in New England, has chosen the Boston Marriott Peabody, in Peabody Massachusetts, as it's location for it's annual transgender conference, January 16-20. In addition, Juli Owens, an activist for transgender rights and supporter of LGBT youth in New York, has been chosen as this years First Event 2008 Keynote Speaker.

Tiffany Club of New England's 28th annual First Event 2008 Transgender Conference, one of the largest diversity conferences in New England, has chosen the Boston Marriott Peabody, in Peabody Massachusetts as its location for its annual transgender conference January 16-20. In addition, Juli Owens, an activist for transgender rights and supporter of LGBT youth in New York, has been chosen as this years First Event 2008 Keynote Speaker.

"We spent a great deal of time searching for just the right venue for First Event 2008," said Jonel Peterson, chairwoman of Tiffany Club of New England, "after a lengthy RFQ process we were very pleased to choose Boston Marriott Peabody for their location, hotel configuration, and commitment to diversity."

"We're delighted to host the upcoming Tiffany Club event," said Boston Marriott Peabody General Manager Cathleen Wardley. "As an industry leader in diversity, we support the GLBT community."

Tiffany Club also announced Juli Owens as Keynote speaker. "Ms Owens is a well regarded activist and leader in the transgender community," said Jamie Haley, First Event 2008 Chair, "our choosing her reflects Tiffany Club's desire to highlight leaders in our community who have made a difference with their lives in the greater transgender community."

"I consider it an honor to have been asked by Tiffany Club to be the keynote speaker at First Event," said Juli Owens, "Being one of the largest and most well known transgender events in the country, First Event 2008 is a wonderful forum to share with and learn from others in and outside our community. I'm very much looking forward to being a part of First Event 2008."

First Event 2008 is anticipating over 600 attendees this year and will feature workshops from across the gender spectrum and of interest to the entire transgender, spouse, partner and allies community. Presentations and workshops will run in tracks or interest areas to make it easier for attendees to schedule their day. Evening entertainment is being scheduled including the annual fashion show, awards banquet and a number of other social activities. For those looking to explore the North Shore of Massachusetts, a guide to the North Shore is being prepared to provide quick information on the areas wide range of shopping, entertainment and historical exhibits.

Registration forms and information for Tiffany Club's First Event 2008 are located at the club's web site at http://www.tcne.org or by calling the club's office at 781-891-9325 or 781-899-3230 or via email at firstevent@tcne.org. There are still openings for workshop proposals.

Tiffany Club of New England,, the sponsor of First Event 2008, is a 5013C corporation and an open resource and support organization for all parts of the transgender community from cross dressers to transsexuals, both Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male, allies and Intersexed persons.

For more information, submit your workshop proposal, or for questions the contact information is:

Jamie Haley
First Event 2008 Chair
Tiffany Club of New England
PO Box 540071
Waltham MA 02454-0071
email: firstevent@tcne.org, ATT: Jamie Haley
phone: 781-891-9325
http://www.tcne.org/fe2007.html

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