First Event 2013 ended yesterday and was by all reports a great success. Preliminary attendance figures show this year’s event continued to grow, as it has in past years. Our hosts, the Boston Marriott in Peabody, sold out virtually all rooms Thursday through Saturday nights for the first time ever.
Given some other conferences have been struggling recently, we are are very pleased that First Event continues to play an important role for the transgender community. In times where it is easy to stay closeted behind the Internet or be stealth in an increasingly tolerant society, First Event and other gatherings like it continue to help more of us meet in person and learn about ourselves and our peers.
For now, we are leaving the information on various pages of this site referring to First Event 2013, with added notes at the top on pages that are history. Starting later in 2013, we will begin updating the site with next year’s First Event 2014 information as it becomes available. Remember to save the date for next year: January 22-26, 2014!
We hope to keep this www.FirstEvent.us website active in in coming months. If you have an interesting story, lesson, or conclusion about First Event 2013 please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for possible publication here. Submissions are subject to editing for length, content and style, but we will ask your approval on any significant changes beforehand.