CAPI SCHEDULE

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

CAPI Conference Registration & Information Desk (3PM-6PM)

  • Located at the Host Hotel
  • 7450 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Welcome Reception (5PM-7PM)

  • Located at Rich’s San Diego
  • 1051 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Friday, February 28, 2020

CAPI Registration & Info Desk Open (7:30AM-4PM)

General Session and Caucus (9AM-10:30AM)

General Session

  • Welcome / Together We Rise: Fernando Lopez, San Diego Pride. What’s At Stake at the Supreme Court: Rich Segal, Lambda Legal
  • The Supreme Court is readying itself to issue a decision this year that could affect nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people around the U.S. Rich Segal, a member of the National Leadership Council of Lambda Legal, will explain what’s at stake for the LGBTQ+ community, and where to go from here. CAPI General Meeting: CAPI Board

Arts & Entertainment Meetup

  • Shutters West I

Rural Prides Meetup

  • Shutters West II

MX and Binational Meetup

  • Brickstones

Workshop Session 1 (10:45AM-11:30AM)

Protecting your Pride: ABC’s & SOP’s of legal and insursance best practices. (Shutters West I)

  • We all need to cover our assets. Come and learn the ABCs of legal, insurance, and SOP best practices. This panel discussion will review the hows and whys of SOPs, legal support, and insurance protections. These discussions, individually and collectively, are vital tools that can help keep our organizations and community protected. It is important that we keep our organizations legally and fiscally protected.
  • Presenters: Dave Mathisen, San Diego Pride; Chad Ballard, Casswood Insurance

Disability Justice + Pride Justice: Creating accesible Pride events for people with disabilities. (Shutters West II)

  • Creating Pride events that are accessible for people with disabilities and/or access needs is vital to ensuring that every member of our LGBTQ+ community is able to join us in celebrating their whole selves. Following the lead of the Accessibility Department, which is led by people with disabilities and/or access needs, San Diego Pride has built one of the most accessible Prides in the country. Learn the how and why of creating accessible spaces from San Diego Pride’s Accessibility Team.
  • Presenters: Melissa Kelley-Colibri, Juan Reynoso, Ranem Shhadeh, & Jen LaBarbera, San Diego Pride

 

Parade Round Table (Brickstones)

  • Some Prides don’t have parades, but for others, our Pride Parades are the biggest event we produce. Come join a facilitated roundtable conversation around the logistics, fees, and structure involved in putting on your Parade. Participants will help inform and guide the conversation to best meet the needs of the roundtable participants.
  • Presenters: Bob Leyh, Alex Riolo, & Naomi Velez-Mack, San Diego Pride

First timers Intro – 1 (Gallery)

  • This session is designed to provide first-time attendees with an overview of the CAPI Conference. Presenters will offer an introduction to three convening organizations (CAPI, USAP, and InterPride) and provide suggestions, tips, and tools about how to make the most of your first CAPI. (This session will be repeated during Workshop Session 4.)
  • Presenters: Jorge Solorio & Ernie Yuen, Las Vegas Pride; Ron deHarte, Palm Springs Pride

Workshop Session 2 (11:45AM-12:30PM)

Embody Pride: Pride’s as a tool for LGBTQ mental, physical, & sexual health. (Shutters West I)

  • Pride brings people together in a unique and powerful way! How can we incorporate resources into our festivals and celebrations in a way that helps keep our community healthy and thriving? In this panel, attendees will learn about ways that Prides can promote health and well-being through partnerships with LGBTQ+ inclusive health-related organizations.
  • Presenters: Richard Correale, Live and Let Live Alano Club; Misti Rodriguez-Gyamfi, Center for Community Solutions; David Vance, UCSD avrc; Jen LaBarbera, San Diego Pride (facilitator)

WerQ it Out! Producing your own queer Career fair. (Shutters West II)

  • Sexual and gender minorities experience unemployment and underemployment at greater rates than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. Join us as we discuss the steps to plan and execute your organization’s own hiring event and career fair. This presentation will cover how to determine the timing and location of the event, best practices for inviting and verifying queer-inclusive companies, how to outline necessary resources, ways to market your event, and tips on soliciting feedback.
  • Presenters: Richard Correale, Live and Let Live Alano Club; Misti Rodriguez-Gyamfi, Center for Community Solutions; David Vance, San Diego LGBT Community Center; Jen LaBarbera, San Diego Pride (facilitator)

Entertainment Round Table. (Brickstones)

  • Sexual and gender minorities experience unemployment and underemployment at greater rates than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. Join us as we discuss the steps to plan and execute your organization’s own hiring event and career fair. This presentation will cover how to determine the timing and location of the event, best practices for inviting and verifying queer-inclusive companies, how to outline necessary resources, ways to market your event, and tips on soliciting feedback.
  • Presenters: Alexis Fish, Billboard Magazine; Nolan O’Such & Tony Sangiacomo, Agency for the Performing Arts (APA); Owen Mallon, Paradigm Talent Agency; Gardenia Partridge & Fernando López, San Diego Pride (facilitators)

Lessons Learned:Identifying and coping with Non-Profit Fraud. (Gallery)

  • Tucson Pride suffered a nearly debilitating case of fraud and theft, resulting in a significant financial crisis. What followed could be described as nothing short of a complete rebuilding of the organization. Come learn from Tucson Pride’s experience of how crucial policies, checks and balances, cross-training, and identification of potential risks were to sustaining a nonprofit. Attendees will complete a risk assessment, examine record-keeping processes, and learn how to write policies and procedures.
  • Presenters: Sam Cloud & Stephan Myers-Fulgham, Tucson Pride

Lunch (12:30PM-1:30PM)

Workshop Session 3 (1:30PM-2:15PM)

A Space of Our Own: Building Inclusive LGBTQ+ Women’s Spaces. (Shutters West I)

  • How do we build and support LGBTQ+ women-centered and women-led spaces at Pride events today and in the future? Panelists will discuss some of their successes and challenges in hosting women’s Pride events and dyke marches and will engage attendees in a discussion about the importance and relevance of trans-inclusive women’s events.
  • Presenters: Stacy Sakamoto, San Diego Pride; Joslyn Hatfield, Vegas Women’s Fest; Jen LaBarbera, San Diego Pride (facilitator)

Making Cents: Budget and finance as tools to success. (Shutters West II)

  • Show me the money! Pride festivals and events require comprehensive and detailed budgets and financial practices. Learn tips and tools about building budgets, RFPs, and more.
  • Presenter: Dave Mathisen, San Diego Pride

Safety Plans at Pride: From volunteers to law enforcement. (Brickstones)

  • Safety should always be our number one concern. This panel will review the role of volunteers, security companies, and law enforcement agencies in keeping our events safe for all. Representatives from Pride, Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol, and law enforcement agencies will be present to share their practices and act as thought partners for challenges facing your Pride.
  • Presenters: Lt. Dan Meyer, San Diego Police Department; Sean Redmond, Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol; Fernando López, San Diego Pride (facilitator)

Workshop Session 4 (2:30PM-3:15PM)

Marketing & Communcations Best Practices. (Shutters West I)

  • Your events and programs are magnificent, and yet navigating the sea of varied marketing and communication methods can be overwhelming. Learn about marketing best practices across email, social media, and other media outlets to help produce scalable marketing campaigns that fit the size of your organization’s capacity while maximizing the reach to the community you hope to reach.
  • Presenter: Alex Villafuerte, San Diego Pride

Vol 1: Volunteer engagement & empowerment. (Shutters West II)

  • Volunteers are the power and reason for successful Pride organizations. Learn how to build a robust volunteer-led Pride organization. Hear about volunteer organizational structure, training, SOPS, and feedback strategies that can help you to empower others and lift up your organization. Join San Diego Pride’s Executive Director and Programs Manager, who have both been instrumental in the growth and success of San Diego Pride, as they provide insight and resources to help you take your volunteer program to the next level.
  • Presenters: Bob Leyh & Fernando López, San Diego Pride

Facing Racism in the Rainbow: POC inclusivity & empowerment. (Brickstones)

  • This panel and roundtable conversation will address steps Pride organizations can take to combat racism in the LGBTQ+ community and empower people of color. What can your organization do to better serve and welcome LGBTQ+ people of color?
  • Presenters: Lauren Manalo, Jeremy Wells, & Ady Huertas, San Diego Pride; Lo Roberts, Houston Pride (facilitator)

First-Timers Intro (Gallery)

  • This session is designed to provide first-time attendees with an overview of the CAPI Conference. Presenters will offer an introduction to three convening organizations (CAPI, USAP, and InterPride) and provide suggestions, tips, and tools about how to make the most of your first CAPI.
    (This session will be repeated.)
  • Presenters: Jorge Solorio & Ernie Yuen, Las Vegas Pride; Ron deHarte, Palm Springs Pride

Saturday, February 29, 2020

CAPI Registration & Info Desk Open (7:30AM-4PM)

General Session 2 (9:00AM-10:30AM)

General session

  • Get Out The LGBTQ+ Vote / Queer The Census: Jen LaBarbera, San Diego Pride
  • Now more than ever, it is vital that the LGBTQ+ community is counted – both at the polls and in the national U.S. Census. Learn from Jen LaBarbera and Luis Montalvo-Adams about how vital it is to mobilize your local LGBTQ+ communities around both voter engagement and the 2020 Census. CAPI General Meeting: CAPI Board

POC meetup

  • Shutters West I

Youth and youth serving meetup

  • Shutters West II

Women’s pride events meetup

  • Brickstones

Workshop Session 1 (10:45AM-11:30AM)

LGBTQ+ Youth Pride: Meaningful youth engagement at pride. (Shutters West I)

  • How can your Pride empower and meaningfully engage youth and give them the tools to lead? Learn directly from youth leaders and youth-serving program staff about successful models of youth-led engagement at Pride events. Leave with concrete tools to elevate the leadership of youth involved in your organizations.
  • Presenters: M Valladolid, Jay Sieber, Maya Tamir, & Fin Burgess, San Diego Pride Youth Team

Vol 2: Pride 365: Leveraging your pride event for year-round engagement. (Shutters West II)

  • How can your Pride organization utilize existing resources and infrastructure to mobilize your local LGBTQ+ community all year round? As Pride organizations and organizers, we are all connected to a vast LGBTQ+ network within our respective communities. Email lists, volunteers, partner organizations, social media followers, and more can all help you build up the power of your regional LGBTQ+ community. Materials will be provided so you can take these concepts back home with you to work within your own boards and communities. Time will also be allocated during the workshop to brainstorm ideas as a group.
  • Presenters: Bob Leyh, Melanie Mijares, & Jen LaBarbera, San Diego Pride

Knowing our Worth: Sponsorship round table. (Brickstones)

  • Corporations are increasingly interested in sponsoring Pride events. How do you know your worth, craft your sponsor deck, and build meaningful partnerships with ERGs and businesses that elevate your event?
  • Presenters: Sarafina Scapicchio, San Diego Pride; Phat Huynh, Qualcomm; Noah Lomax, Hewlett-Packard; Jared B. Harrison, GoFundMe

Workshop Session 2 (11:45AM-12:30PM)

Know the T!: Trans-inclusive LGBTQ pride and Trans pride events. (Shutters West I)

  • This session will include a panel and open discussion on both Trans Pride events and trans-inclusive/trans-led spaces at LGBTQ+ Pride events. Participants will learn from trans activists and Pride organizers about building successful events and inclusive spaces.
  • Presenters: Naya Velazco, San Diego LGBT Community Center; Lisa Nava, Pride by the Beach; Amber St. James

Culture of Phailanthropy: How your celebratrion can sustain the movement. (Shutters West II)

  • LGBTQ communities are chronically underfunded. Did you know that for every $100 dollars in grant funding awarded by U.S. foundations, ONLY 28 cents went to support LGBTQ issues? This is why San Diego Pride is so proud to be one of the most philanthropic Pride celebrations in the world. More and more Pride celebrations are being asked to help sustain or participate in year-round LGBTQ movement work by raising dollars. Panelists will talk about their organization’s view and role in philanthropy and discuss ideas on how to grow a philanthropic culture in your local LGBTQ community.
  • Presenter: Sarafina Scapicchio, San Diego Pride

Entertainment round table #2. (Brickstones)

  • Join this facilitated roundtable conversation about the trends and challenges we are all facing with booking talent and how can we work together to enhance our negotiating power while providing meaningful LGBTQ+ entertainment within our respective budgets.
  • Presenters: Alexis Fish, Billboard Magazine; Gardenia Partridge & Fernando López, San Diego Pride

Lunch (12:30PM-1:30PM)

Workshop Session 3 (1:30PM-2:15PM)

PR for Good: Leveraging earned media for fun and advocacy. (Shutters West I)

  • Earned media is a great free resource if you know how to leverage it. Learn tools, tips, and tricks to get your Pride on the front page or covered in media outlets that connect your mission to the people who need to hear your message.
  • Presenters: Alex Villafuerte & Chloe Janda, San Diego Pride

Silver Pride: Ensuring we welcome & celebrate the stonewall generation. (Shutters West II)

  • Ensuring we welcome and celebrate the Stonewall Generation is vital to the health and longevity of our movement as a whole. Join a facilitated roundtable discussion about what our Stonewall Generation would like to see in Pride and how we can support that vision in a way that is culturally competent for our community.
  • Presenters: John Kozjak, Fellowship of Older Gays; Elisa Barnett & LaRue Fields, San Diego LGBT Community Center; Susan Jester, Community Advocate; Bob Leyh, San Diego Pride (facilitator)

Cops & Corporations: Stonewall to now. (Brickstones)

  • Law enforcement and corporate participation in Pride events has been a hot button issue for years and has incited protests and heated discussions across our organizations. Join this roundtable discussion on how these issues are being addressed around the CAPI region.
  • Presenters: Alberto Cortes, Mama’s Kitchen; Fernando López, San Diego Pride

Workshop Session 4 (2:30PM-3:15PM)

Models of Pride: Working or governance, building the right board for you. (Shutters West I)

  • Healthy boards build healthy organizations. A working or governance board model may be a better fit depending on the diversity of size and scope of your Pride. Learn about board structures, best practices, and recruitment strategies to help you shape up your board, organization, and better serve your community.
  • Presenter: Alberto Cortes, Mama’s Kitchen

Gay for Pay: Festival event income, gates, subsidy, and ticket systems. (Shutters West II)

  • Some Pride events charge admission, while others remain free and rely on donations and revenue from other sources. Learn from ticketing solution companies, professional event organizers, and Pride operations staff as we delve into the many options to recoup costs and fundraise at your events. From pricing to procedures, what’s right for you?
  • Presenters: Dave Mathisen & Fernando López, San Diego Pride; Laurel McFarlane, McFarlane Promotions; Jim Murphy, See Tickets

Family Unfriendly: Bringing sexy back. (Brickstones)

  • Want to add an adult-only area to your PRIDE Festival? Attendees might love it, or they might hate it. We can help you address pushback to answer ever-present questions like, “Shouldn’t PRIDE be family-friendly?” and “Does BDSM even fall under the PRIDE umbrella?” This presentation covers the social good of a kink/fetish area and delves into details of putting one together. Participants will leave knowing what resources are available when starting from scratch or how to build upon their existing event.
  • Presenter: Steven Kothar, Las Vegas Pride

Leading from the Front: Welcoming active-duty and veteran servicemembers at pride. (Gallery)

  • San Diego Pride’s Military Department grew from a precedent-setting contingent of active-duty and veteran U.S. military servicemembers in the Pride Parade to a year-round military department, welcoming in LGBTQ+ folks 365 days a year. Learn about this evolution, including both successes and challenges, from the leaders of the San Diego Pride Military Department. Presenters will also facilitate an open conversation about welcoming LGBTQ+ military servicemembers to your own Pride events.
  • Presenters: Clay Kilpatrick & Kelly Gilliland, San Diego Pride Military Department, Bob Leyh, San Diego Pride (facilitator)

Meet-Ups (3:30PM-5PM)

  • Region 1 (Shutters West II)
  • Region 2 (Brickstones)
  • Region 3 (Gallery)

CAPI GALA (6PM-9:30PM)

  • CAPI Gala (Gallery)

Sunday, March 1, 2020

CAPI Registration & Info Desk Open (9AM-1PM)

Hosted Brunch (9:00AM-10:00AM)

General Session (10:00AM-12:00PM)

Collaborative Action for LGBTQ+ Rights

  • Presenters: Brian Silva, The National Equality Action Team (NEAT)
  • Following years of successful collaborative organizing, NEAT is currently coordinating responses around the country to the upcoming Supreme Court decisions that could affect nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ+ community around the U.S. Brian Silva,  the founder and Executive Director of the National Equality Action Team, will offer tools and opportunities to collaborate with other LGBTQ+ organizations and activists to protect and advance LGBTQ+ equality. CAPI General Meeting: CAPI Board