REunited power of peer support APRIL Conference 2022 Virtual

APRIL Conference 2022:The Power of Peer Support

Youth Conference Theme: Every Body Every Mind

APRIL Conference October 10th-14th, 2022

9 AM Pacific-2:00 PM Pacific; 12:00 PM Eastern-5:00 PM Eastern

Youth Conference will be 4:00-5:30 Pacific; 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Eastern Oct 10th-Oct 14th



Dear Members and Community Members,

Over the past few weeks, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with our members about our upcoming 2022 APRIL Conference in Orlando, Florida. After careful consideration, we have decided to move the conference to a virtual format.

We are taking this action because the State of Florida, and Orlando in particular, is experiencing an increasing number of COVID-19 cases. According to CDC classifications, Orange County is currently listed as an area with high community spread, and the CDC recommends additional precautions for individuals in high-risk categories, many of whom are members of our community.

In addition, Florida’s recent string of legislation targeting health and human rights, including its lack of protection for the LGBTQIA+ community and restrictions on a woman’s right to choose, are not aligned with our culture of inclusivity. APRIL fundamentally supports our members’ ability to live authentically as themselves. We will not, under any circumstances, hold our conference in an environment that unequivocally does not accept or support us.

While we were looking forward to seeing each of you in person this year, we cannot separate these issues from their impact on our member population.

With that in mind, given the changes to our conference format, we are offering a reduced registration fee of $250. You will continue to have access to the same informative and engaging workshops, exhibits, and sessions, just at a lower registration fee.

For those of you who have already registered, you may request a partial refund for your registration fee or use the credit to apply towards another registration by contacting Elissa Ellis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have already booked your travel and accommodations, we encourage you to contact your hotel and airline to inquire about possible refunds and/or credits.

If you have not yet registered, please do so online at Click Here for 2022 Conference Registration

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you at our virtual conference in October.


APRIL’s board of directors and staff



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$250 flat rate for all registrations

regardless of when you register or membership status


Add-on Rates:

Youth Conference: Free (Sponsored through our grant from the Ford Foundation)


Please see our Youth Conference Scholarship Application if you are a youth and looking for funding support.

Remember: scholarship applications are due August 5th!


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