USAP Conference


Summer Conference

Registration OPEN


The United States Association of Prides opens registration for our first summer conference.  The four-hour conference will be held in a virtual format on Saturday, July 24, 2021, starting at Noon EDT/9 am PDT.  There will be no cost to attend for individuals from a Pride organization that is a member of USAP.  (See the article on membership in this e-News.)  There will be a $50.00 fee for individuals not from a member Pride organization.

Multiple individuals from a Pride organization may register. The deadline is July 21, 2021.  This is so we can process the registrations and send participants conference information.

Register Here


We will be offering a mix of workshops and general sessions to help US Pride organizers develop and grow their organization.  The workshop topics were selected based on the suggestions received from our winter conference evaluation form. One of the benefits of this conference is that it will be for US Pride organizations so that the discussion can center on our common issues and challenges that are different from other parts of the world.  By meeting together, we can discuss these topics and trends that are unique to the US.

A new aspect of the conference will be for pride organizers to meet based on the size of your organization or events to discuss the topics and how they can be applied to your Pride.  Conference participants can self-identify for the breakout that they want to attend.  For example, if you are from a medium-sized pride and your pride has not done that activity, you may want to attend the Small Prides Group to discuss ideas on how to start that activity, or if you are doing the activity well, you may want to attend the Large Prides Group to bring the activity to the next level.

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Conference Program
(All times are Eastern Time)

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Opening Session

Reggie Greer
Director of Priority Placement & Senior Advisor LGBTQ+ Engagement
The White House
12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. ET

  • Paid staff vs volunteers 

  • Board 101: Directors and the Executive Director 

  • DEI for your Pride 

1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. ET

  • Shout it from the rooftop! 

  • Working with your city

  • Sharing your Pride's Message

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET

Breakouts and Open Discussion by the size of your Pride Organization
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Closing Session
4:00 p.m. ET  to
Virtual Zoom Party

  • Raise your glass to a Toast to Pride Events Post-Pandemic