Join Us at the Summit!

TRACTION’s summits are celebratory intergenerational events for all those embracing gender authenticity, featuring trans-supporting and trans-led community partners, vendors. discussions, speakers, resources, art, entertainment, and YOU! Our summits are designed with the purpose of building community, recruiting new members, raising awareness of allied organizations, and simply having fun.

Register now for Emerge! 2019—our inaugural all-ages summit!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; registration opens at 1:30 p.m.
The Centilia Cultural Center at El Centro de la Raza on Beacon Hill in Seattle.

(download pdf of Emerge! program)

Emerge! is an afternoon and evening of connection and camaraderie. Browse our vendor tables and contribute to our community art project while listening to open mic in the afternoon. Our keynote panel will be followed by a catered dinner, to be enjoyed with new friends in the Summit Center, the courtyard, or the community garden and playground.

Return to the Summit Center for evening entertainment and refreshments. Special guest artists will present music and spoken word!

Affinity caucuses will meet in the afternoon and during dinner, and a children’s activity area will be open throughout the event. Supervision by parent or caregiver is required at all times.

All are invited and all are welcome! Emerge! tickets are offered at a variety of rates,starting at just $10. To provide an equitable experience for all, we ask that you choose the rate that best matches your means. If you are able to register at a higher rate, please do so that everyone can enjoy this community experience! Thank you!!

If our lowest rate is still prohibitive for you, a limited number of complimentary passes are available. Please contact in advance of the event to request one.

Get involved: TRACTION is entirely volunteer powered. We’d love your help to make this event all it can be and more! Sign up for a shift of just a few hours, or all day. There is absolutely a role for you! For more information or to sign up, please send a message to and put Volunteer for Emerge! in the Subject line.

For information on becoming a vendor or sponsor, contact

Thank you to our sponsors at the $500 level – Pride Foundation and MadGenderScience, and at the $250 level – AIDS Healthcare, Coordinated Care, and the Greater Seattle Business Association!