The CAPI conference brings together Prides and LGBTQ-serving organizations from across the western United States of America and Mexico. This annual gathering offers professional development workshops, opportunities to network, and intentional space to share resources and best practices in the hopes of strengthening Pride organizations and the broader LGBTQ movement.

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 – Sunday, March 1, 2020
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton – San Diego Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, California, 92108

Please Note: The host hotel is completely booked.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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What is CAPI?

  • A non-profit whose name stands for: Consolidated Association of Prides, Inc.
  • CAPI’s mission is to empower and support Pride organizations in their efforts planning Pride celebrations.
  • The organization is comprised of LGBT Pride organizations in: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the country of Mexico.
  • San Diego Pride is a founding member of CAPI.
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Day 1 - Thursday, February 27, 2020

CAPI Conference Registration & Information Desk
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Welcome Reception

Friday, February 28, 2020

General Session and Caucuses
9:00am to 10:30am

  • Arts and Entertainment Caucus
  • Rural Prides Caucus
  • MX and Binational Caucus

Workshop Session 1
10:40am to 11:25am

  • Protecting your Pride: ABC’s & SOPs of legal and insurance best practices
  • Disability Justice + Pride Justice: Creating Accessible Pride Events for People With Disabilities
  • Parade Round Table
  • First Timers Intro – 1

Workshop Session 2
11:35am to 12:10pm

  • Embody Pride: Prides as a tool for LGBTQ mental, physical, sexual, & reproductive health
  • WerQ it Out! Producing your own Queer Career Fair
  • Lessons Learned 1: Protecting & Sustaining Your Organization with Policy
  • Entertainment Roundtable 1

12:10pm – 1:30pm

Workshop Session 3
1:30pm to 2:15pm

  • Safety Plans at Pride: From Volunteers to Law Enforcement
  • Making Cents: budget and finance as tools to success!
  • Facing Racism in the Rainbow: POC Inclusivity & Empowerment

Workshop Session 4
2:25pm to 3:10pm

  • Marketing & Communications Best Practices
  • Women’s Pride Events
  • Vol 1: Volunteer Engagement
  • First-Timers Intro – 2

Day 3 - Saturday, February 29, 2020

General Session and Caucuses
9:00am to 10:30am

  • General Session POC Organizing Caucus
  • Youth and Youth-Serving Caucus
  • Women’s Pride Events Caucus

Workshop Session 1
10:40am to 11:25am

  • LGBTQ+ Youth Pride: Meaningful Youth Engagement at Pride
  • Knowing our Worth: Sponsorship Roundtable
  • Vol 2: Pride 365: Leveraging your Pride Event for Year-Round Engagement

Workshop Session 2
11:35am to 12:10pm

  • Know the T!: Trans-Inclusive LGBTQ Pride and Trans Pride events
  • Culture of Philanthropy
  • Lessons Learned 2: Identifying and Coping with Non-Profit Theft & Fraud
  • Entertainment Roundtable #2

12:10pm – 1:30pm

Workshop Session 3
1:30pm to 2:15pm

  • PR for Good: Leveraging Earned Media for Fun and Advocacy
  • Silver Pride: Ensuring we welcome & celebrate the Stonewall Generation
  • Cops & Corporations: Stonewall to Now

Workshop Session 4
2:25pm to 3:10pm

  • Models of Pride: Working or Governance, Building the Right Board for You
  • Gay for Pay: Festival event income, gates, subsidy, and ticket systems
  • Family Unfriendly: Bringing Sexy Back

3:20pm – 4:50pm 

  • Women’s / Womxn’s Caucus
  • Men’s Caucus
  • Sober Caucus

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Day 4 - Sunday, March 1, 2020

General Session and Caucuses
10:00am to 12:00pm

  • General Session
  • Trans / Nonbinary Caucus
  • Accessibility / Disabilities Caucus
  • Vets & Servicemembers Caucus


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