The California Dreamin Transgender Convention, April 2-5, 2009, at the Hotel Doubletree, San Jose

Please note: our schedule is subject to change. We'll post any necessary updates as quickly as we can. Join our Cal Dreamin Info Yahoo Group to receive updates on the California Dreamin 2009 schedule, presenters and events.


Thursday, April 2nd

9:00 am–4:00 pm: Shopping Excursion

Our own Donna Freeman will be leading a shopping expedition to Pierre Silber and the Great Mall of Milpitas, which houses dozens of clothing stores and outlet shops.

Shoppers should meet at 9:00 am at the Doubletree's Coffee Garden Restaurant for breakfast. At about 9:45, you'll leave for Pierre Silber, and afterward the Great Mall. Expect to arrive back at the Doubletree around 4:00 pm.

This event is free to all registered attendees of California Dreamin. If you'd like to join Donna on the shopping trip, please contact her at donna_freeman@comcast.net.

6:00—9:00 pm: Welcome Reception

In the San Carlos Room. No-host bar and snacks. This event is free to all registered attendees of California Dreamin. Outside guests may attend for a donation of $15.00.

Friday, April 3rd

6:30–9:00: Restaurant Excursions

We're continuing our tradition of going out on the town for Friday night dinner. If you're coming to Cal Dreamin to take those first steps out in public, this is the perfect opportunity for an evening on the town in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

The restaurants we've chosen for this year will be announced shortly

10:00 pm–Midnight: The Third Annual California Dreamin Pajama Party

Room TBA. No-host bar and snacks.

Dance the night away at our third annual Pajama Party. Jammies are optional (but clothing is not)—if you've never been to a girl's pajama party, here's your chance to show off your sleepwear.

This event is free to all registered attendees of California Dreamin. Outside guests may attend for a donation of $10.00

Saturday, April 4th

Spouses, SO's and Couples Track

We'll be posting more information about the Spouses, SO's and Couples Track soon.