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First Event will return to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Downtown Boston from January 25 through 29, 2023.

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12-4-22 Attendee Registration is now open, visit our Attendee Registration Page to register and for more information.

11-29-22 Just a quick update regarding the First Event 2023 Attendee Registration opening. We had communicated this as mid-November. We’ve had some delays simply as a result of our making sure we have all the workshop and other data in place for attendees before they register. We’re now targeting open attendee registration by next week (week of 12/5/22)

11-20-22 TCNE and First Event Conference Condemn the senseless killings of LGBTIQA+ people in Colorado Springs (full statement)

11-16-22 Workshop deadline EXTENDED to Dec. 2, 2022! Submit your workshop today!

10-13-22 Update: Workshop registration and Vendor registration are now OPEN! please visit the workshop and vendor registration page to participate.

9-28-22 Update: Hotel Registrations are now open! Please visit our hotel reservation page to secure your room today!

Our sponsors

We owe an extra big “thank you” to our sponsors who maintained their commitment to supporting TCNE and First Event even as the event was significantly downscaled in 2022.


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Programming Partners

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. 


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Condemning the senseless killings of LGBTIQA people in Colorado Springs

TCNE and First Event Conference are saddened and mourning for the senseless killings of at least five people at Club Q in Colorado Springs. We condemn the hatred and violence against LGBTIQA+ people that continues to occur across the country and the world.  As today is the 2022 Transgender Day of Remembrance, we stand with …

First Event 2022 is significantly scaled down because of rising COVID cases

First Event 2022 will only have two official events: Friday January 14, 6pm: Trans Celebration dinner, fashion and variety show Saturday January 15, 6pm: Frances J. Cardullo Banquet featuring Adi Sun Both events will have significantly limited registration, keeping capacity to less than 1/3 of the capacity of the massive Grand Ballroom at the Boston Park …