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Are you a teacher, mental health professional, social worker, pediatrician or someone that is equally passionate about the well-being of LGBTQ youth? Then you won’t want to miss the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s inaugural national conference on February 14 to 16 in Las Vegas.

Time to THRIVE is an unparalleled “one-stop-shop” opportunity for youth-serving professionals to build their awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts in the field.

From learning to be an adult ally to building a community-based approach to youth development to combatting bias-based bullying, Time to THRIVE’s comprehensive list of workshops provides something for everyone. 

Take a break from your plenary sessions with a few of our special guests, including national LGBT rights activist Betty DeGeneres, ESPN Columnist and CNN Contributor LZ Granderson, White House Office of Public Engagement Advisor & LGBT Liaison to the White House Gautam Raghavan, Matthew Shepard Foundation Co-founder Judy Shepard and many more.

And just before you head home to implement your new tools and resources, we’ll close out the inspiring weekend with special remarks Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation.

For a complete list of guests and the exciting workshops planned, click here.

Early Bird registration discounts will soon expire, so register today!

For more on Time to THRIVE, visit

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