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Creating Change 2023

February 17–21, 2023

We can't wait to join you in person!

Creating Change is the nation’s foremost political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ movement. We are building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we have made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. Through Creating Change and other advocacy programs, the Task Force is training and mobilizing thousands of activists across the nation to deliver a world where you can be you.

All Creating Change 2023 programming will be held at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, California.

Opening Plenary and Daylong Institutes

Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18

Workshops and Caucuses

Sunday, February 19 and Monday, February 20

Closing Celebration

Tuesday, February 21

Registration

Registration is open! Special kickoff rate through October 31

Tickets

Kickoff | $390

Kickoff tickets will be available until October 31, 2022.

General | $600

Tickets will be available at the general rate beginning November 1, 2022.

Public Health

The Task Force continues to monitor public health priorities and may require Creating Change participants to wear masks and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival and check-in. As we approach February's conference and continue to monitor public health emergencies, including the 2022 monkeypox outbreak, the Task Force will share protocols and expectations for helping to keep each other safer.

By registering for the 2023 conference, you understand and agree that Creating Change and the National LGBTQ Task Force are released and held harmless from all liability related to COVID-19, COVID-19 variants, and any other communicable infections arising from participation at Creating Change 2023 in San Francisco.

Conference Hotel

Click here to book your room at the Hilton Union Square. A discounted conference rate will be available through January 29, 2023.

Financial Assistance

Creating Change is committed to remaining financially accessible; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please click here to complete a financial assistance request form.

Please note that financial assistance for Creating Change 2023 only applies to the cost of registration. The National LGBTQ Task Force is unable to assist with other costs such as travel and lodging.

Refund Policy

Registration for Creating Change 2023 is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you need to cancel your registration or that of someone else at any time, any registration fees will be considered a donation to the ongoing work of Creating Change and the National LGBTQ Task Force.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to commonly asked questions.

Proposals

The deadline to submit proposals for Creating Change 2023 has passed. Thanks to all who submitted proposals for this conference season!

Creating Change 365

While there will not be simultaneous hybrid/virtual programming during Creating Change in San Francisco, the Task Force has begun to launch a new program: Creating Change 365. CC 365 aims to be a series of year-round online engagements that enhance and grow the annual Creating Change experience for a virtual audience. As this program is built into the future, the Task Force will have additional capacity for individual workshop-style virtual presentations, such as those that might be hosted at an in-person conference. Click here to learn more!