Contemporary Relationships Conference: 2014 - Today
The Annual Contemporary Relationships Conference is a unique national event that integrates cutting edge science and practical experience to explore dating, relationships, and parenting within the LGBTQ community. Research shows that we are wired for connection, but most relationship enhancement resources use heteronormative assumptions and perspectives. Instead, the Contemporary Relationships Conference explores the intersectionality of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, and other factors to offer simple yet powerful insights into how great LGBTQ relationships work.
The conference is open to the LGBTQ public (singles interested in dating and those in a relationship) as well as allies, community leaders, and mental health professionals (CE credits available). It is not a therapy session and no one in attendance will be required to share personal information. Presentations and roundtable discussions are designed to be entertaining, informative, and fun. The goal is to create conversations that stir curiosity and spark innovative ideas about love, dating, and healthy relationships in the LGBTQ community. The event was held in Austin, Texas the first three years and then moved to Houston, Texas for two years. CRC 2019 returns to Austin and a beautiful new venue - The Glickman Conference Center - Population Research Center, Patton Hall, University of Texas, 305 E 23rd Street, Austin, Texas 78712.
The conference founder is Jeff Lutes, LPC, a psychotherapist in Austin, Texas. Equality Texas Foundation serves as host.