USAP Conference

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2nd Annual Conference

Registration OPEN


The United States Association of Prides has opened registration for our second annual and first in-person national conference. The conference will be held from January 27 to 30, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Royal Sonesta Downtown. We are planning the conference around our members, with low registration and lodging rates.  The registration fee will cover three meals (two lunches and one dinner) and admission to all conference activities.

Register Here (conference registration)


Hotel Registration

Registration Fees per person


  • $150.00 - Early Registration until December 10, 2021

  • $200.00 - Regular Registration until January 10, 2022

  • $250.00 - For Late and Onsite registrations and for payments received after January 10, 2022

There will be an additional $50.00 fee for individuals who are not from a member Pride Organization.

Our conference theme is It's Your Conference. We are planning to offer a mix of workshops and general sessions designed to meet the needs of the conference attendees.  One of the benefits of this conference is that is being specifically designed for US Pride organizations and USAP members.  The workshops will center on issues that are common for us in the US, which may be different from other parts of the world.  By meeting together, we can discuss these topics and trends that are unique to the US.

Conference Hotel


Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown 
An Elegant Hotel Experience in the Heart of Minneapolis 
We have a special conference rate of $99.00 per night, plus taxes for the conference. 

Call for Workshops

USAP is committed to offering workshops that are for our members and to help them strengthen and grow their Pride activities. To meet this goal, we are accepting proposals for workshops.

Click here to submit a workshop proposal.

Based on past feedback, we are looking for workshops on the following topics:

  • How Pride changed as a result of the Pandemic

  • Pride through different voices

  • Organizing a Conference 101

  • Police & Pride

  • Media Partnerships

  • PR & Crisis Management

  • Tourism Boards & Making Your Pride a Destination

  • Pride 5Ks

  • Senior Programming

Conference Program
(All times are Eastern Time)

Summary Schedule
All times are Central Time (Minneapolis) they may shift no more than an hour in either direction as we finalize the program.

Thursday, January 27, 2022
8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
(No meals will be provided on Thursday)

Friday, January 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Workshops and General Assembly
There will be an optional evening reception
(Lunch will be provided)

Saturday, January 29, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Workshops and General Assembly
The time for dinner has not been set
(Lunch and Dinner will be provided)

Sunday, January 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Closing Activity
(No meals will be provided on Sunday)

Questions on registering for the conference can be sent to