Registration is Open for the IATBP’s Inaugural Virtual Conference 2020: Voices in Trans Bodybuilding & Powerlifting

by | Aug 29, 2020 | Announcements

We at the IATBP are so excited to announce registration is now open for our free Zoom Conference, the Inaugural Virtual Conference 2020: Voices in Trans Bodybuilding & Powerlifting, being held October 3rd at 11:50 a.m. EDT/8:50 a.m. PDT. You can click here to register!

Our guest speakers and workshop leaders are all members of our thriving community of trans bodybuilders, powerlifters, and motivational speakers. Our goal is for you to learn, connect, and engage with our participants.

Gender non-conforming (GNC) athletes and their supporters are represented in our first panel discussion, led by non-binary IATBP Board Member and Head Chairperson of the Conference’s Planning Committee, Nat Veiga. They are joined by gender fluid powerlifting world champion and national-level bodybuilder Janae Marie Kroc. They will discuss navigating the bodybuilding and powerlifting world as a GNC or non-binary person in their discussion, “Making Space for Non-Binary Lifters: Theory and Practice.”

Next, headlining our conference is trans athlete, influencer, and motivational speaker Aydian Dowling, whom you’ve probably seen on the talk show Ellen, as well as on the cover of Men’s Health magazine. Aydian’s interview, “Aydian Dowling: One Man’s Trans Journey,” will certainly inspire. Aydian is also the co-founder of Point of Pride, an organization which empowers trans folks to live more authentically.

Then, meet powerlifters JayCee Cooper and Mary Gregory, who will report on the current state of powerlifting for trans athletes in our panel “The State of Trans Powerlifting: Where Do We Go from Here?” JayCee is fighting for trans women to be able to compete in USA Powerlifting, herself included. Mary has also had her successes in powerlifting undermined by transphobic policies but continues to compete, and helps other trans individuals meet their strength sports goals.

Last, on the bodybuilding side, last year’s overall IATBP winner, Damien “Phoenix” Montoya, and bodybuilder and former TransFitCon Judge Paulo Batista will join me for our “What It Takes to be a Trans Bodybuilding Champion” posing workshop and roundtable discussion. Here you will learn the do’s and don’ts of posing and contest preparation.

Not a bodybuilder or powerlifter, but curious about these sports? Are you a fan who wants to hear from and interact with these athletes and fitness professionals? Or are you a supporter who wants learn more about our community? You’re all welcome to attend, too!

Register for the conference here. We highly recommend downloading Zoom at to have an easier time joining us the day of the conference. You will receive an email with details on how to access the Zoom call on October 3rd. You will be able to attend all our sessions 100% for FREE after registering.

We hope to see you at the conference!

In gratitude and service,

Bucky Motter


Executive Director