2019 Family Conference

  • 05/04/2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Georgetown Day High School, 4200 Davenport St NW, Washington, DC 20016


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Registrations paid by Family Equality Council in advance
  • Discounted rate for RF Members
  • Significant discount price for members. If you're not a member of Rainbow Families, please consider joining before completing registration. It is only $35/year to join!
  • Code required
  • Reserved for conference sponsors, guests and volunteers.
  • A complimentary conference registration is offered to each registered workshop presenter. Please enter the code provided.

Pre-Registration is now closed

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $85 per adult (member) or $120 per adult (non-member)
Kids Camp is now full

Thank you - See you May 4

Saturday, May 4, 2019  |  Georgetown Day High School in Washington DC   |  8:30am to 5:00pm  |  Breakfast & Lunch Included

The largest gathering of  LGBTQ+ families in the region.   A full day of education and activities that allow LGBTQ+ families, individuals, prospective families, and allies to  learn more about the topics that matter.

This year's theme is "Now More Than Ever".   We will have a very important  Town Hall Meeting on legal concerns facing our families with the current political climate, featuring Shannon Minter, Legal Director of NCLR   

  What to Expect

  • Town Hall Meeting

  • Guest of Honor  -  NBC 4's Barbara Harrison

  • Featured Speaker  -  Trystan Angel Reese

  • Over 30 Important Workshops

Information and tools for LGBTQ+ families, prospective parents, and allies.  Some of the planned workshop topics to include:

  • Resource & Provider Fair

Our largest Resource Fair ever with many new businesses and service providers this year, many of whom are donating valuable giveaways and discounts.  These businesses and providers are a part of, and/or committed to supporting, our community.   

  • Activities for Kids       


The adult registration fee below includes  breakfast, opening session with Town Hall meeting, a full day of workshops, and lunch.   The Kids' Camp & Tween/Teen Group registration fees  include breakfast, a full day of age-appropriate activities, and lunch.  Registration fees are non-refundable after April 4  and will be used for the attendance grant fund.

Adult Registration:

     Through April 16:    Members: $50 per person  |  Non-Members: $75 per person

April 17 through May 1:    Members: $70 per person  |  Non-Members: $90 per person

Day of Purchase:    Members: $85 per person  |  Non-members: $120 per person 

Kids’ Camp Registration through April 22 ONLY:

Members: $30 per child  |  Non-Members: $50 per child

Tween/Teen Group  Registration through April 22 ONLY:

Members: $30 per child  |  Non-Members: $50 per child

Teen Volunteer:

14 to 18 year olds who wish to volunteer during our Conference will receive service credits as allowed.  Our teens have a great time hanging with the Kids Camp, helping at registration,  etc.

Family Assistance Fund: If Conference registration fees present a barrier for you and your family from attending the conference, please send a private email to:  info@rainbowfamilies.org.   We never want a financial barrier to stand in the way of your ability to attend the Conference.






Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


Partner Sponsors

Jefferson Hotel DC   |   Ascend Financial   |   Hillwood Estates  |   Human Rights Campaign   |   St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School   |   Fairfax Cryobank   |   Comfort Inn DC Convention Center   |   MOCO Move   |   Grace Episcopal  Day School   |   Time 4 Travel   |  First Home Care  |  Maret School  |  Family Forward Surrogacy  |  ARTparenting    |  Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington  |  R Family Vacations  |  EMD Serono

Community Sponsors

Temple Adat  Shalom  |   Adventure Theater   |   Siena School   | 
 Center for Adoption  Support and Education   |   Adoptions Together   |   CommuniKids  |  Barker Adoptions  |  JSSA Adoption Options  |  Compassion Over Killing  |  Burgundy Farm School  |  Concord Day School  |  KidSave  |  Family Equality Council  |  PEP Parent 


Lunch Partner  

Media Partner    

Program topics and workshop tracks subject to change.   Attendees will need to sign a photography and liability release.  Registration fees will be subject to cancellation policy.  Rainbow Families, the tree logo, and Maybe Baby are trademarks of Rainbow Families.  Rainbow Families is a non-profit, 501c3 organization, and we proudly serve LGBTQ+ families for over 20 years.