Genderevolution Conference

12th Annual Genderevolution Conference

"Shattering Binaries"

Banner graphic: 12th Annual Genderevolution Conference — Shattering Binaries. Friday November 13th & Saturday November 14th.

Dates & Times

Friday, November 13th, 2020
From 9:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Saturday, November 14th, 2020
From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Online - Virtual

Genderevolution is Utah's only gender conference and was created by TransAction, a trans-led, trans-positive program of the Utah Pride Center.


Genderevoution is open to everyone, trans, nonbinary, agender, bigender, genderqueer, questioning and is recommended to anyone working with the public, curious about gender and anyone else who wants to learn the social construct that is gender and how it affects us in every day life.


We encourage teachers, health and medical professionals, social workers, doctors, lawyers, law enforcement, community educators, activists and everyone to attend to better understand gender and to better understand each other.

Genderevolution is proud to continue educating the masses and engaging our community in a virtual space for the first time since this awesome conference began.


We are also expanding our one day event to two days, to better accommodate folx schedules and give the ability to see and attend more workshops than ever before!

The 12th Annual Genderevolution Conference allows us a time and a space to come together across intersecting identities of gender, sex, race, class, generations, ability, beliefs, and politics.


We enlighten one another, deconstruct our oppression, and strategize for equity.


Our goal to shatter binaries, form alliances, friendships, and mentorships as we explore our individual and collective identities.


We celebrate our journey, struggle, transition, finding community, intersectionality, and resources.


We welcome people at all levels of inclusion with the transgender and allied communities.


We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone. If you need a scholarship, please fill out this form:


Our theme this year is Shattering Binaries This is to teach us how to navigate the gray areas, the nuances in life, especially when gender is concerned. Not everything is binary, or black and white, we live in a world of uncertainty and Genderevolution is here to help us navigate those tough subtleties with kindness and respect for one another.

Theo Pilkington submitted the winning idea for our GE 2020 Theme!

Theo’s submission of “Shattering Binaries” was ultimately chosen by our committee out of over 50 theme submissions as the winner for this year’s Genderevolution Conference.


Theo (they/them) is a non-binary, queer writer. They enjoy reading, drawing, and napping with their cats whenever they find the time.


Thank you, Theo!

Our 2020 Keynote Speakers

Photo: Schuler Bailar, standing shirtless turned slightly away from the camera, wearing his black Harvard robe. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer.

Schuyler Bailar


Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team, By 15, he was one of the nation’s top-20 15-year-old breaststrokers. By 17, he set a national age-group record. In college, he swam for Harvard University, on the winningest Harvard team in 50 years. Read More
Photo: Kay Ulanday Barrett with a microphone performs. Behind them are a rainbow pride flag and the Transgender flag (right blue, pink, and white.

Kay Ulanday Barrett


Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist. K. has featured at The Lincome Center, The U.N., Symphony Space, The Poetry Foundation, The Poetry Project, Princeton University, Tucson Poetry Festival, NY Poetry Festival, The Dodge Poetry Foundation, The Hemispheric Institute, and Brooklyn Museum. They’ve received fellowships from MacDowell, Lambda Literary Review, Drunken Boat, VONA, The Home School, and Macondo.

[Photo: Black and white image of Lydia X. Z. Brown, a young East Asian person with glasses, smiling and laughing, looking slightly away from the camera. Photo by Colin Pieters.

Lydia X. Z. Brown

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Lydia X. Z. Brown is a disability justice advocate, organizer, educator, attorney, strategist, and writer whose work has largely focused on interpersonal and state violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people living at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation, and language. Read More

genderevolution Conference Planning Committee

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Nick Arteaga


Nick Arteaga he/him, they/them is a non-binary, transmasculine queer person of color.

They are from So. California but have been in Utah for almost a decade.

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Kelsey Kehoe


Kelsey earned their Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of San Diego.

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Amanda Darrow.

Amanda Darrow


Amanda holds a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, both from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is passionate about inclusion and social justice.

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Kayla Aitken


Kayla is an autistic transgender woman and aspiring computer programmer and pilot. Though she was assigned male at birth, she knew from the young age of 5 that something was amiss with that assignment.

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Elisa Stone


Raised in Idaho, Elisa’s childhood resembled the movie Napoleon Dynamite. She’s now a Queer Studies Professor whose passions bridge human and animal rights.

Ash Mayberry.

Ash Mayberry

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Ash graduated from Utah State University’s Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning program.

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Jandy Stelter

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Jandy (she/they) spent several years charging the GE committee and presenting at the conference. She is currently enjoying GE retirement while sipping on a Cape Cod... but always willing to give her very loud opinion when the current board reaches out for input.

Thank You to our GE 2020 Sponsors!

Thank you Rebirth Center for sponsoring us!
Thank you Dominion Energy for sponsoring us!
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