First Event is one of the longest running conferences in the U.S. for transgender and gender expansive people and those who love and support them. After 1 year off due to COVID-19, we are all excited to be back for the 41st time in 2022.

First Event 2022 will be held January 12 – 16th at the iconic Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.

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Conference Highlights


Educational Workshops

Over 100 workshops provide an incredible opportunity to learn, grow, and connect. Workshop tracks include transmasculine, transfeminine, youth & family, and health & wellness.

Fashion Show

transFORMED Fashion Show

Friday night is the biggest celebration of transgender people you have likely ever seen! Mix and mingle over cocktails and dinner, and be sure to arrive early to grab a great seat to see and learn about dozens of incredible, fearless, beautiful, proud transgender and non-binary people of all ages.


Frances J. Cardullo Banquet featuring Adi Sun

Saturday is the night to see and be seen. Flaunt your finest at the red carpet cocktail hour then settle in for dinner and an exclusive conversation with Adi Sun. Adi has been getting great press as one of Boston’s best singer/ songwriters since her first solo single came out last year. Hear Adi perform some of her latest songs and share stories of how she got to where she is today.

WednesdayPre-event walkthroughLobby bar social hour
Vendor room
Welcome luncheon
Offsite outings
Dinner and dancing at Club Cafe
Lobby bar social hour
Vendor room
Job fair
Art show, with cocktail hour
Community space
Offsite outings
Pre-show cocktail hour with dinner
transFORMED Fashion show
Vendor room
Youth & Family day
Free HIV/STI testing
Art show
Community spaces
Offsite outings
Red carpet cocktail reception
Jazz quartet / open mic
SundayPacking, hugging, and heading home

Our sponsors



Boston Medical Center

Boston Children's Hospital
Meltzer Clinic
The Boston Foundation


The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery


Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Suergery
TD Bank

Sponsoring First Event Conference gives incredible direct reach into the transgender community, with extensive opportunities for promotion throughout the 5-day conference. First Event Conference is presented by Trans Community of New England (TCNE), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 


Check out all of the great fun and amazing people who attended First Event 2020.

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transFORMED: A celebration of gender identity and expression

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First Event Committee Kicks off Planning for First Event 2022; FE22 to be 1-16-2022 @ The Park Plaza Hotel

Happy New Year! We are so excited for the future. The First Event team has been getting re-vamped for January 2022! It’s exciting to know that next year at this time the conference will be back! We’ll be back at the Park Plaza Hotel on January 12 – 16, 2022 Join us in participating in …

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