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Workshops & Sessions
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Registration

Presented by: New Hope Celebrates

Location: The Raven

Thursday, March 7th from 3pm-9pm

& Friday, March 8th from 8am-6pm

 

Gather Round & Welcome Party

Presented by: New Hope Celebrates

Location: The Raven

Thursday, March 7th from 6pm-10pm

 

Welcome Breakfast

Presented by: New Hope Celebrates

Location: Greenhouse Restaurant

Friday, March 8th 9am-10:30am

 

Session 1 -
Under Construction

Presented by: Sherri Rase

Location: Bucks County Playhouse

Friday, March 8th 10:30am-11:45am

 

Session 2 -
CPR Training

Presented by: Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Location: Oak Room @ The Raven

Friday, March 8th 10:30am-11:45am

 

Session 3 -
Working with your government

Presented by: Kari Osmond, New Hope Celebrates

Location: New Hope Borough Hall

Friday, March 8th 10:30am-11:45am

 

Market Lunch

Presented by: New Hope Celebrates

Location: Ferry Market

Friday, March 8th 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Session 4 -
Feminism

Presented by: Marcy Carr, Pride Center of Staten Island

Location: New Hope Borough Hall

Friday, March 8th 2:30pm-3:30pm

 

Session 5 -
Smoke Free Prides

Presented by: Atticus Ranck, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

Location: Oak Room @ The Raven

Date/Time: Friday, March 8th 2:30pm-3:30pm

 

Session 6 -
Restorative Yoga

Presented by: Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Location: Cornerstone

Friday, March 8th 2:30pm-3:30pm

 

Regional Meeting

Presented by: Region 6 Directors

Location: The Deck @ Bucks County Playhouse

Friday, March 8th 5:30pm-6:30pm

 

Cocktails & Dinner

Presented by: Fierté Montreal Pride (add their logo)

Location: The Deck
@ Bucks County Playhouse

Friday, March 8th 6:30pm-8:00pm

 

Market Breakfast

Presented by: New Hope Celebrates

Location: The Pork Shack at the  Ferry Market

Saturday, March 9th 7:00am-8:30am

 

Keynote Address

Presented by: Mark Segal, Philadelphia Gay News

Bucks County Playhouse

Date/Time: Saturday, March 9th 9:00am-9:45am

 

Session 7 -
Empowering Youth

Presented by: Lindsay Gillette, outCT

Location: Bucks County Playhouse

Saturday, March 9th 10:00am-11:15am

 

Breakout Discussion Groups

Presented by: New Hope Celebrates & Visit Bucks County

Location: New Hope Ivyland Railroad

Saturday, March 9th 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

Session 9 -
The NEW InterPride &
The Prides of the US

Presented by: Sue Doster, InterPride

Location: Bucks County Playhouse

Saturday, March 9th 2:00pm-3:00pm

 

Session 10 -
Creating Safe Spaces for
LGBTQ Youth

Presented by: Marlene Pray, The Rainbow Room

Location: Oak Room @ The Raven

Saturday, March 9th 3:15pm-4:30pm

 

Session 11 -

Protecting Children & Violence
in Trans & Queer
Communities

Presented by: Michael David Battle, Garden of Peace Project

Location: TBD

Saturday, March 9th 3:15pm-4:30pm

 

Session 12 -
Outdoor Emergencies

Presented by: Jared Markowitz, Rhode Island Pride

Location: New Hope Borough Hall

Saturday, March 9th 3:15pm-4:30pm

 

Regional Meeting

Presented by: Region 6 Directors

Location: The Raven

Saturday, March 9th 4:45pm-6:00pm

 

World Pride Reception & Dinner

Presented by: NYC World Pride / Stonewall50 (add their logo)

Location: The Raven

Date/Time: Saturday, March 9th 7:00pm-10:00pm

 

World Pride Dance Party

Presented by: NYC World Pride (add their logo)

Location: The Raven

Saturday, March 9th 10:00pm-2:00am

 

Logan Breakfast

Presented by: Penn Medicine Princeton Health & The Logan Inn

Location: Logan Inn

Sunday, March 10th 9:30am-10:30am

 

Session 13 -
Directors & Officers Liability

Presented by: Chad Ballard, Casswood Insurance Agency (add their logo)

Location: Oak Room @ The Raven

Sunday, March 10th 10:45am-12:00pm

 

Session 14 -
Tourism & Pride

Presented by: Paul Bencivengo,
Visit Bucks County & Visit Philadelphia

Location: New Hope Borough Hall

Sunday, March 10th 10:45am-12:00pm


This interactive session will be an opportunity to discuss tourism marketing. Visit Bucks County will talk about promoting the area to potential LGBTQ+ visitors as well as showcase the importance of a DMO-local pride partnership. Visit Philadelphia will share LGPTQ+ initiatives as well as their groundbreaking tourism marketing campaigns. The session will also discuss key strategies for marketing to the Philadelphia, D.C. and New York markets.

 

Session 15 -
How to Increase Donations
& Matching Dollars

Presented by: Sharon Fronabarger, New Hope Celebrates

Location: Bucks County Playhouse

Sunday, March 10th 10:45am-12:00pm

 

Regional Meeting

Presented by: Region 6 Directors

Location: Bucks County Playhouse

Sunday, March 10th 12:15pm-1:00pm

 

NERP Special Closing Drag Show

Presented by: New Hope Celebrates

Location: The Raven

Sunday, March 10th 1:30pm-3:00pm

 

Key Note Speaker

Mark Segal

 

 

In Marks almost 50 years of LGBT activism he was a witness at stonewall, founding member of NY’s Gay Liberation front, and founder of the national first LGBT Youth organization as well as a member of The Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day March committee which created the first Gay Pride in 1970.  In the early days of the battle for LGBT equality he is best known for his campaign to change Network News and Programming by disrupting such live TV shows as The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.

 

Back in Philadelphia he worked with Governor Shapp to create pioneering commissions and legislation, then founding the Philadelphia Gay News of which he is still publisher and in 2018 was named the best weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania by The Pennsylvania News-media Association.  Mark himself is a noted journalist who in 2015 published his memoirs “And Then I Danced: traveling the road to LGBT equality, which The National Lesbian and Gay Journalist named best book of 2015.

 

During the early AIDS crisis Mark along with Jane shull and Mayor Wilson Goode led an effort to create a citywide AIDS Awareness Day which included all major network affiliated TV Stations, The city’s major Daily’s and minority newspapers as well as a supplement of the surgeon generals report on AIDS handed out on the streets.  Then on July 4th 2005 Mark joined with Sir Elton John to create an aids awareness concert on Benjamin franklin Parkway.

 

Mark is currently a member of Comcast’s Joint Diversity Board and was recently named a Smithsonian fellow when his personal papers and artifacts from the last 50 years were donated to The Smithsonian National History Museum in Washington D.C.  He will also be featured in an exhibit opening in May at the Newseum in Washington DC.