Welcome to the
MEGA Family Conference!
November 3rd, 2012
@St. Mark UMC
The MEGA Family Project is proud to announce the 4th Annual MEGA Family Conference for the LGBT community! This conference is the only of its kind in the Southeast, and will be a great opportunity for LGBT parents, couples, prospective parents, families, their children, friends, educators and community members to come together to discuss LGBT family issues.
The 4th Annual MEGA Family Conference will host multiple topics that attendees can choose from. Each conference hour attendees will have the option of choosing which of the many workshop topics they would like to attend depending on their interests. We have done our best to try to offer something for everyone.
Sponsorship & Resource Fair Participants:
Interested in becoming a sponsor or resource fair participant for the conference? Click here for more information on how you can get involved in this amazing conference!
Prospective Parents: Parents Share Their Journey to Parenthood
Prospective Parents: Legal Issues for Prospective Parents
Sex & Intimacy
Financial Planning for LGBT Couples/Families
Finding Time for your Relationship While Raising Children
How Nutrition Affects the Intellectual & Emotional Functioning of Our Children
Talking to Kids About Sperm and Egg Donors
Raising African American Children in Today's World
Unique Issues for LGBT Families of Color
Talking to Our Children About Their Adoption
White Parents Raising Kids of Color
When LGBT Parents Divorce
Unique Challenges of Raising Kids from Foster Care
Teaching Our Kids About Race, Homophobia, & Discrimination
Parenting as the Non-Biological Mom
Single Parents: Unique Challenges and Blessings
In addition to the many tracks you will have to choose from, we will have a resource fair of particular interest to families and prospective parents and opportunities for you to network with other families with similar interests.
Kids 9 and Older:
For our older kids, we will offer some unique programming to make it a fun day for them and to help them explore what it means to be a part of an LGBT family with other kids from families like theirs.
Kid's Camp (ages 3-8)
We will offer special fun programming for our children ages 3 to 8. You must pre-register for Kid's Camp. We'll have arts and crafts, special presentations, and play ground time!
Childcare is available for younger children!
For our infants and toddlers, we will have caregivers who can take care of their special needs. You must pre-register your child for childcare so we can ensure we have enough providers.
There is no cost for babies who will be in their parent's care the entire conference. If you would like to leave your infant in childcare, please register them for childcare so we can have enough childcare workers. Please bring food for them as we will not have anything available suitable for very young children.
Registration Rates (includes lunch and snacks):
$25 Per Adult for the most amazing conference you will ever attend!
$15 Per Child (for children's programs, childcare and food)
$10 Adult Scholarship Rate (if you can't afford regular registration rate)
$10 Childcare Scholarship Rate (if you can't afford regular rate)
Where is the conference located?
St. Mark United Methodist Church
781 Peachtree Street, NE
Who Should Come?
Everyone with an interest in LGBT families! We have a special track for our prospective parents, and many workshops specifically for parents and couples. You do not need to have children to attend! This workshop is for everyone, no matter how you define family.
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