Southern Comfort Conference 2016

We are so glad you have decided to join us for the 26th annual Southern Comfort Conference taking place on September 27th (through October 1st), one of the largest gatherings of the transgender community in the world. Whether it's your first or 26th, or you are an old hand, we’re sure that you will have the time of your life.

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  • First Timer/Princess Day Breakfast - 9:30 AM - 10 AM, then leave for outing. Princess Day (10 AM to 2 PM) for $25 including lunch – Join the group as we leave the hotel around 10 in-route to spending the morning “Getting Pretty” and meeting new friends. We alternate between getting new nails, beauty tips at Sephora, strolling and shopping, and meeting for a nice lady-like-lunch before heading back to the resort before 2. While the transportation and lunch are included, you will need to budget for nails ($ 35-75) and your shopping budget.

  • Everglades Airboat Tour (2:30 - 4:00 PM) $ 30 – Enjoy the Everglades Holiday Park with their Airboat ride and tour of the local everglades. This is very informative with fun and education for locals and a MUST for out-of-town guests. This is the host site for the GATOR BOYS TV Show and is a part of Florida that the South Beach crowd never sees! This was well-reviewed last year!

  • Upscale Dinner Out (7:00 – 9:00) for $ 60 at a local Tuscan Grill which can be considered casual or up-scale so dress as you prefer. Good food and service and was a nice experience and worthy of getting dressed-up for!
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  • Golf Outing (8:30 AM to 3 PM) for $65.00 plus $35 for club rental (if needed). This includes lunch at the Golf Resort at Bonaventure. Wear your cutest outfit and enjoy playing from the ladies tees.

  • River Cruise (10:30 AM to 2 PM) for $35 (including lunch) – Take a 90 minute cruise along the New River to view the yachts, mansions, and the flora of downtown Fort Lauderdale. This was popular last year with good reviews.
    We may duplicate the Everglades Airboat Tour at 2:15 PM for $30 if there is interest!

  • 7:30 PM FTM reception in The Society Lounge (No Charge) Thursday night football in the Society Lounge … Cash bar provided. Bar menu available.
  • OFF-SITE Group Dining options – although Thursday evening dinner is considered to be “on-your-own” we plan to offer our shuttle service transportation to facilitate your enjoyment. The DINNER SHUTTLE is $10.00 and will run from the resort to Las Olas and the Hard Rock Casino. Likely leave the resort around 5:30 for both venues and again around 8:30 for the casino (if popular enough). THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE SO CHECK THE DISPLAY AT THE WORLD MAP FOR THE UPDATED SCHEDULE!

  • LAS OLAS Blvd to enjoy the casual restaurants and shopping along the “quaint part of Ft Lauderdale”. The dining options are interesting local venues along with Cheesecake Factory. -- Hard Rock Casino has several dining options so you can gamble a little, stroll and shop, dine, and party as you like.
    This is planned to be a shuttle schedule with the Las Olas pickup being about 8 and around 11 from the casino. Therefore you could leave for dinner and shopping on Las Olas and then catch the 8:00 shuttle to the casino for some gambling (or return to the resort) before catching the last shuttle to the resort around 11. Or skip Las Olas and have dinner at the casino and return on the 8 or 11 shuttle. A direct trip to the casino around 6:30 may be included if there is interest.

  • LIPS Dinner Show (7:00 to 9:30) $ 45 – for a drag show with a good dinner menu and entertainment that was fun last year. This was VERY popular last year and well-reviewed by our guests.

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Sunday Morning – time to pack it all up and go home ………………………………
There will be an airport shuttle Sunday morning at no charge – depending upon reservations (see us at the registration desk) the likely departure times will be:
6:00 - 7:30 - 9:00 - 10:30 and Noon
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Whatever your connection is? Whether your a transsexual, cross-dresser or in between; a spouse, partner or family member; straight, gay, bi or omni-sexual; post-op, pre-op or non-op; young, old; married, single; FtM or MtF – if transgender is an issue in your life, WELCOME!

Board Members at a Glance

Be sure to say Hi to these lovely folks during the conference, meet the people behind the Southern Comfort movement.

image Alexis Dee President/Hotel Liaison

image Christy Anderson Registration, Entertainment

image Stefanie Shumacher Treasurer

image Phyllis McCall Audio/Visual Support

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Overheard at the Conference!

  • Dr. Alex Sinclair

    We had a fantastic turn out for the PINKessence.com Reception Party. Nearly 200 people attended our reception! Chloe Alison Prince out did her self putting it together, and special thanks to April and LoriAnne too! It was my pleasure to be a sponsor and host such a wonderful event & site. Thank you all for coming!
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