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It’s for Singles, Too: Contemporary Relationships Conference 2015
Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Contemporary Relationships Conference 2015

May 16:  Creating Healthy Dating, Relationship, and Family Experiences Within the LGBTQ Community
May 15:  Optional Pre-Conference Institutes
Austin, Texas

1. Why attend the Contemporary Couples Conference?
As we strive for marriage equality in every state, many LGBTQ singles are seeking a healthy relationship while those already in a relationship are pursuing deeper connections. Some are choosing to parent children. Drawing from research and experience, our speakers will offer powerful insights into how great LGBTQ relationships work.

2. Who can attend?
The conference is open to the LGBTQ public (singles interested in dating and those already in a relationship) as well as counselors, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, welcoming and affirming clergy, and other allies (mental health professionals can earn 6 continuing education credits by attending Saturday only, or 9 credits for Friday and Saturday).

3. When and where is the Contemporary Relationships Conference?
The event is Saturday, May 16 from 8am until 5:15pm with optional pre-conference institutes on Friday, May 15. Choose the One Day Pass for Saturday only, or the Two Day Pass for Friday and Saturday. The venue is St. David’s Bethell Hall, 301 E 8th Street, in downtown Austin.

4. Must I disclose personal information if I participate?
No. The conference is not therapy and no one in attendance will be required to share personal or private information about their dating and relationship experiences. The roundtable discussions are an opportunity to exchange ideas, insights, and best practices. Each participant retains the right to get involved in the conversation to the extent that they are comfortable doing so. Some participants might share thoughts or ask questions, while others may prefer to listen quietly without saying much. Both levels of participation are welcome.

5. What is the cost of admission? How do I register?
Registration is online only. No registration at the door.
Early Bird Rate – One Day Pass for Saturday Only: $149
Early Bird Rate – Two Day Pass for Friday & Saturday: $199
Student One Day Pass: $99
Student Two Day Pass: $149

6. My company is interested in securing exhibit space or placing an ad in the conference program. Who should I contact?
To secure exhibit space, click here. To put an ad in the program, click here.

7. How do I reserve a hotel room?
A partial list of hotels can be found here. You might also want to check,, and

8. Where should I park?
Parking in the St. David’s garage is $5.00 (payable when you park).

9. Is child care provided?
There will not be any on-site child care services at the conference.  We encourage those with children to make private arrangements and use the conference as a “Parents Day Out” to learn and collaborate with others.  In order to minimize disruption during presentations, we ask that you not bring anyone under the age of 18.

10. Americans with Disabilities Act – How can I request assistance?
If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, interpreters or other reasonable accommodations while at the conference, please contact Jeff Lutes at (512) 419-0600 at least three weeks in advance of the event.