BTAC 2018 Conference

Journeying Together: Living In Greater Truth and Healing

April 23 - 29, Dallas Texas

7th Black Trans Advocacy Conference

The Black Trans Advocacy Coalition is honored to present BTAC 2018, proudly celebrating another year of black trans empowerment and global social change

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Welcome to BTAC 2018!

The 7th Annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference & Awards Gala will be held in the beautiful Dallas, Texas April 23- April 29, 2018 at Wyndham Dallas Suites – Park Central – The NEW Official Host Hotel of BTAC.  Group Discount Rate: $109 per night.  


Reserve your room online here.  


We are thrilled to be celebrating with the BTAC Family and cant wait to reunite with you once again! Our BTAC 2018 conference theme is “Journeying Together: Living In Greater Truth and Healing“, inviting trans and gender non-conforming individuals and our family, friends and community allies to gather, educate, learn, build and grow together in unity.


Reserve A Seat! The conference is provided free and is open to the public.   Want to experience every bit of BTAC? Upgrade to Full Conference registration and gain all access to conference education and featured events.   Reserve Now & Save 10% with an Early Bird Pre-Registration made before March 1, 2018.  NEW Special group rates are also available for you and five of your friends!


Reserve your BTAC Experience Today! Register Here.

Why Attend The BTAC Conference?

The Black Trans Advocacy Conference & Awards Gala (BTAC) is a distinct educational and empowerment program, home to nearly 300 plus trans and gender non-conforming individuals, our family, friends, community allies and corporate partners from across the country who are focused on advancing black trans equality. BTAC is a unique life changing (5) day event that furthers education, provides linkage to resources, community building and organizing, leadership development and celebration of diverse identities.


BTAC is host to over 50 workshops, seminars, CE courses, general sessions, open-forum discussions, and guest speaker presentations bringing together community educators and leaders to address the critical issues of access and parity in our society, in the areas of: Income, Education, Employment, Housing, Health, Legal Justice and Religion.  You may Submit A Workshop Proposal online before the Dec 15 deadline. 


Our Black Trans Advocacy Conference Keynote Luncheon is a highlight to the conference and an opportunity of a life time for a voice of leadership from within our trans community. Every year, our speakers are nominated by the community to inspire and lead our conference vision. Our speakers are called to provide, creative and engaging keynote messages that will help to empower the Black Trans community and unite our greater society.  If you or someone you may know would be a great candidate for this opportunity, please Submit A Keynote Speaker Nomination today.

Awards & Recognition

The Black Trans Advocacy Awards Gala is the most highly anticipated event of the year, celebrating advocates and achievements being made to advance black trans equality. Recognition has been a fundamental part of the BTAC Conference from its beginning to help inspire community leadership and encourage greater social change. The Black Trans Advocacy Awards Gala is a “can’t miss” evening of excellence, elegance and entertainment. Give The Gift Of Acknowledgment – Nominate Someone Today for a 2018 Award!

BTAC Customer Service

Have questions about BTAC? Need assistance with registration or making your hotel reservation? Were here to help. Please call BTAC Customer Service toll free at 855.255.8636 ext 59 from 7AM – 7PM CST.

Register to Attend The BTAC 2018 Conference Now

Space is limited. Pre-register now to reserve your seat or to Lock in the lowest price on The BTAC ’18 All Access Pass.

Hotel & Travel

Make the Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central your home for the week


Don’t you miss any part of BTAC, take residency at the host hotel with comfort in a King Single or Double Bed Suite that includes Separate Living room & Sleeping room, Free WiFi, Kitchenette and In-Room Wetbar. Each suite includes a sofa-sleeper to accommodate even more of our BTAC Family.

Other hotel amenities include a 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor-outdoor pool all at $109 per night + tax.  These special rates are good through Sunday April 1, 2018. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis – there’s not a guarantee that rooms will be available after the cut off date.

Get Ready for your BTAC 2018 Stay!

Contact Wyndham Reservations at 877-999-3223 or Book Online and use the Discount Code: BTAC2018: 04236822BT

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Wyndham Dallas Suites – Park Central Hotel

7800 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

Phone: (972) 590-8324


This Dallas hotel features free on-site parking.


Dallas Love Field (DAL) – 11 miles                                                  Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – 23 miles


Hotel Shuttle

The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius Monday through Friday, 7:00am till 9:00pm and may be scheduled in advance. Contact Dedicated Concierge at 972 233-7600 ext 653


Shuttle service includes (DART) light rail system which offers direct service to Downtown Dallas, Dallas Love Filed and DFW International Airport.


Super Shuttle

Airport rides made easy! Use SuperShuttle to get to and from both Dallas  airports. Book easily online here, Phone reservations: 1 800 258-3826.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

If your company is interested in sponsoring the Black Trans Advocacy Conference this year, we’d love to hear from you. Send us a quick online request and we’ll get right back to you with more information and our sponsorship package

Registration & Hotel Packages

Flexible pricing help to make the stay easy, fun, and affordable


5-Night Stay


Package Total $900

  • Check In Tues - Check Out Sun
  • Single or Double Bed
  • VIP Seating
  • BTAC T-Shirt & Swag Bag
  • Keynote Luncheon
  • Hospitality Suite
  • All Access Event Pass
  • Pay Later Option
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4-Night Stay


Package Total $770

  • Check In Wed - Check Out Sun
  • Single or Double Bed
  • General Seating
  • BTAC T-Shirt & Swag Bag
  • Keynote Luncheon
  • Hospitality Suite
  • All Access Event Pass
  • Pay Later Option
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3-Night Stay


Package Total $650

  • Check In Thur - Check Out Sun
  • Single or Double Bed
  • General Seating
  • BTAC T-Shirt & Swag Bag
  • Keynote Luncheon
  • Hospitality Suite
  • All Access Event Pass
  • Pay Later Option
Book Now

*All Package Prices are Discounted Per Person Based on Double Occupancy and Includes Tax.
Need a Room Share? We’ve got you covered.
Click Here for Room Share Reservations

Keynote Speakers

Join the BTAC 2018 Black Trans Empowerment Luncheon and Keynote Address ``Journeying Together: Living In Greater Truth and Healing`` Thursday April 26,2018. This event is free with registration. Please register today as seating is limited.

  • Jonathon Thunderword

    Black Transmen Inc Empowerment

    Jonathon Thunderword

    Jonathon Thunderword is a theologian, a scholar, and a free thinker. He is an omni-faith, multi-spiritual practitioner who is a part of Mata Amritanandamayi ... (Read More)

  • Diamond Stylz

    Black Transwomen Inc Empowerment

    Diamond Stylz

    Diamond Stylz is one of the premier transgender voices of our community. She has been blazing the trail of advocacy and visibility since she was 17 years old when ... (Read More)

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A huge thanks to all our amazing BTAC 2017 partners. We couldn’t have a conference without you!

BTAC Attendee Scholarship Fund

The BTAC Scholarship provides an opportunity for families to not only participate in a FREE educational program but to also connect local communities with our mission of social equality. Submit an application today for sponsorship or become a sponsor and create a scholarship in recognition of your family, business, church, civic organization or in memory of a loved one.

Conference Registration

Reserve A Seat! The conference is free and open to the public or Lock in the lowest price on Full Conference Access. Reserve Now - Pay Later! Early-bird Discount Ends March 1.


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