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Registration open for fourth annual educators conference on LGBTQIA youth

SAN DIEGO -- Registration is now open for the fourth annual national educator conference focused on LGBTQIA youth - Supporting Students ~ Saving Lives - presented by San Diego State University's Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL).

The conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-17, 2013.

Taking place each year in San Diego, the conference will welcome K-12 educators from across the nation to participate in a series of workshops, discussions, activities, networking, and social events to learn how to better deal with issues related to LGBTQIA youth.

Workshops and resources will be provided by a number of well-respected organizations such as the American Counseling Association, California Association of School Counselors, PFLAG, Matthew Shepard Foundation, The Trevor Project, GLSEN, ACLU and many others.

A number of featured speakers, presenters, and special appearances will also be made by the following people:

- Michael Yudin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Elementary & Secondary Education;

- Becky Pringle, Secretary-Treasurer of the National Education Association;

- Jorge Valencia, Executive Director & CEO of The Point Foundation;

- Tracy, Tim and Alyssa Rodemeyer, Family of Jamey;

- Johah Mowry, Bullied teen and subject of YouTube video that went viral;

- Eric Heins, Vice President of California Teachers Association;

- Wendy Walsh, mother of Seth and founder of Seth Walsh Foundation;

- Abbe Land, Executive Director of The Trevor Project

Early bird registration rates are available now, but will expire soon so interested attendees are encouraged to sign-up now. A limited number of scholarships are also available - to be considered click HERE.

The conference will take place at the Doubletree San Diego - Mission Valley, located at 7450 Hazard Center Dr. A special conference hotel room rate of $109 per night is available.

For more information and registration click HERE.