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Photos from Encircles Ignite Conference 2018

by dav.d

I was one of several photographers at Ignite 2018 which was held at the Adobe building in Lehi, Utah. It is a conference for LGBTQ youth and their family to learn, network, and have new experiences. They had a ton of VIP talent to speak, perform, and entertain. 

Some of the VIPs included Alexis G Zall, Jeffery Marsh, Tegan Quin, Vincint, Mindy Gledhill, Wrabel, Foreign Figures, Kalen Allen, and Carmen Carrera. 

VIP Speakers & Entertainers
VIP Speakers & Entertainers

And I was able to create the big group photo and then we threw in many of the iconic volunteers. These kind of events are powered by volunteers. Yay!

VIP Speakers & Entertainers with iconic volunteers
VIP Speakers & Entertainers with iconic volunteers

Many of the workshops are craft or art based. In one they were making blankets and others they were making paper crafts. 

Creating blankets
Creating blankets
Creating paper patterns
Creating paper patterns
Service dog dressed in a rainbow tie dye bandana
Service dog dressed in a rainbow tie dye bandana

The event was so large they had to use the VISA building in Lehi as well. At the location parents and families discussed coming out, suicide, health issues, and even time for FAQs. Some powerful discussions were had.  

Teaching parents and family about LGBT youth
Teaching parents and family about LGBT youth

One workshop discussed gender identity, emotional attraction, physical attraction, and more… using a unicorn of course. 

Learning about the unicorn
Learning about the unicorn

The evening was capped off with performances, talks, and more. It was a pretty cool day. 

Alexis G Zall
Alexis G Zall
Vincint
Vincint
Carmen Carrera
Carmen Carrera
Foreign figures
Foreign figures
Jeffrey Marsh
Jeffrey Marsh

One room was also used for singing time. One person would play pop songs and people were encouraged to sing along. 

Music time
Music time
Art projects a plenty
Art projects a plenty
Conference attendees
Conference attendees
Conference attendees
Conference attendees
Art rocks
Art rocks
iconic volunteers
iconic volunteers

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