TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium

This year marks the tenth annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium! In celebration of the anniversary, the theme of this year’s conference is “Ten Years of Progress, and the Challenges Ahead.”

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The TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium began as a one day event in 2008, attended by approximately 80 people, and has since grown to be a three day conference with over 250 participants, 75+ workshops, and various continuing education credits for qualifying professionals on our Providers’ Day. We are proud of what we have accomplished in the past 10 years, and looking forward to seeing what we can do to help combat legal, medical, familial, and societal barriers moving forward, with your help.

This year’s symposium will be held at the Ohio State University Student Union on April 27-29, 2018. Tickets are on sale now!

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Workshop Proposals
Sponsor TransOhio
Symposium Schedules
Advocacy Day


TransOhio will not turn away anyone in the community who wishes to attend the Symposium but lacks financial resources to do so. Scholarships are available for anyone who needs one; please fill out the scholarship applications and send them to by April 21st.  Upon approval you will be provided directions to complete registration for the Symposium. The symposium is free to anyone under the age of 18. Simply register and select complimentary registration under the youth category. Thanks!


Use the group code “TOA” to get our discounted rates at the hotel.

The Hampton Inn and Suites
Columbus/University Area
3160 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio


There is a free shuttle from the hotel to the symposium.

Registration for the Symposium is now open!

Workshop Proposals

Workshop Proposals are currently closed.  Currently we are full; BUT if you wish, up you may submit a workshop proposal late. All late submissions will be considered in the order received and may be used to fill any slots opened by a cancellation—no guarantees!

2018 Symposium – Workshop Proposal form

Sponsor TransOhio

As a 501 C 3 non profit organization, TransOhio endeavors to keep the costs of attendance to the symposium to a minimum and to provide scholarships to those in need as well as to provide free attendance to all youth under the age of 18.

Because of this, our registration fees do no begin to cover the cost of putting on the symposium, and therefore we rely on sponsorship from individuals, businesses, and organizations to the TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium possible. Please familiarize yourself with our sponsorship package for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

SCHEDULES (Effective April 25, 2018)

Providers Day: Friday, April 27

Providers Day- Friday Schedule

General Symposium: Saturday, April 28

Saturday Schedule-18

General Symposium: Sunday, April 29

Sunday Schedule-18

All schedules are effective as of 04/25/18 and are subject to change without notice- Look for UPDATES

More detailed information on speakers and workshop descriptions can be found in the Symposium program.

Advocacy Day

Introducing the first TransOhio & EqualityOhio Advocacy Day! Join us Thursday, April 26th and learn about the various bills up for consideration in the Ohio State Legislature, practice how to effectively communicate with elected officials through personal storytelling, meet local activists who are passionate about the same things as you, and enjoy the opportunity to speak with your state representative.

This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. E-mail with questions or to sign up!


There will be free health screenings on Friday and Saturday, and we are also working on coordinating free mammograms through a mobile unit (more details to follow).

There are free walk-in name and gender marker change legal clinics on Friday and Sunday. Bring all of your questions!


The Cap City Marathon is Saturday, April 28. Please arrive early! Many roads will be partially inaccessible and you may have to enter the Student Union parking lot from the back entrance on College.

‭ “Campus will be accessible only from the west, via Lane Avenue to Fyffe Road to Woody Hayes Drive or northbound State Route 315 to Med Center Drive.”

There are metered spots available, but the best parking option is the North or South Ohio Union Garages, both with a daily max of $13.00.

“Construction on High Street will cause congestion at the entrance to the Ohio Union Garages. Visitors traveling northbound on High Street should turn left on 12th, and right on College Road, to enter the garages from the west side.”


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We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s conference as we celebrate our ten years together at the 2018 TransOhio Symposium, don’t forget to register for your tickets!