First Event Transgender Conference, announces Amanda Simpson, First Event 2013 Keynote Speaker

Amanda Simpson, the first openly transgender woman appointed by a U.S. President, will be the keynote speaker at First Event 2013 Transgender Conference. First Event 2013 is being held January 23-27, 2013 at the Boston Marriott Peabody, Massachusetts
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Amanda Simpson, Keynote for First Event 2013
Amanda Simpson, Keynote for First Event 2013
Oct. 3, 2012 - PRLog -- First Event 2013 is pleased to announce that Amanda Simpson will be the Keynote Speaker at First Event 2013. Ms. Simpson is the first openly transgender woman appointed by any U.S. President.  As a community leader, Ms. Simpson has served as commissioner of the City of Tucson LGBT Commission, has been a candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives and Vice-Chair for the Arizona Democratic Party.  She has also served on a number of non-profit boards in her work for the community, including Wingspan Community Center, The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, The Arizona Human Rights Fund, The National Center for Transgender Equality, Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, and the Southern Arizona Chapter of the ACLU.  Professionally, Ms. Simpson received her Bachelor of Science in Physics from Harvey Mudd College, her Master of Science in Engineering from California State University, Northridge, and her MBA from the University of Arizona. She is an Associate Fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  Ms. Simpson accepted an appointment by the Obama Administration in 2009.  She served in the Department of Commerce at the Senior Technical Advisor to the Bureau of Industry and Security.  In 2011, Ms. Simpson accepted a new position working as a technical advisor for the U.S. Army.

First Event is also pleased to announce Marriott Corporation’s Boston Marriott Peabody, in Peabody, Massachusetts, as its conference partner and hotel for its First Event 2013 Transgender Conference. The event will be held January 23 to 27, 2013.

First Event 2013 is anticipating over 500 attendees this year and will feature daytime workshops from across the gender spectrum and of interest to the entire transgender community, spouses, partners and allies of transgender people.  Evening entertainment is being scheduled, including a new talent show, annual fashion show, awards banquet and other social activities.  For those interested in venturing out at night, the local Salem/North Shore area is welcoming and boasts excellent shopping and cultural events.  Both Boston and Cambridge are only a 30 minute ride away for an even wider variety of activities.

Registration forms and information First Event 2013 maybe found at or by emailing the First Event 2013 Program Office at

Tiffany Club of New England, the sponsor of First Event 2013, is a 5013C corporation and an open resource and support organization for all members of the transgender community, including cross-dressers and transsexuals, those on the the Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male spectra, all intersexed persons, and significant others, family members and allies of our community.

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