5th International Intersex Forum - submissions for programming contributions are open!

 

Submissions are now open for programming to be included in the 5th International Intersex Forum (5IIF).


Apply using the form
(available in English and in Spanish)

Programming submissions must be complete and returned
by February 14th by 1:00pm CET

Note that this application is not a confirmation of participation in the 5IIF.
All individuals submitting programming must also complete and submit an application form to attend 5IIF if they wish to participate. That form can be found here.
(please ensure you use the same name and contact email for both your programming submission and your participation application)
Individuals who wish to deliver programming *only* and not participate in the 5IIF are not required to submit a participation application.


5IIF - Stronger Together

The fifth International Intersex Forum (5IIF) will be held between 30 March and 3 April 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.
It seeks to bring together intersex activists, advocates and organisations from all world regions to strategize, exchange and learn from each other in order to develop a global intersex community. Building on previous intersex community gatherings, the 5IIF aims at developing a political closing statement that outlines positions of the global intersex movements and formulates political demands. A training on community organising, organisational development and advocacy work will take place in conjunction with the forum.

5IIF will follow the theme of Stronger Together. This means building international networks and support systems, developing global advocacy toolkits, and opening discourse on in-community disunity. How can we speak to the intersex community in 2020 and develop global advocacy to be align with our current needs? How do we develop strength and how do we come together?

We ask for submissions of programming that aligns with this theme and its ideals. Programming examples include: Panel discussions, community dialogue facilitation, capacity building, resource sharing, workshops, etc. Please be as detailed as possible in your application about your proposed programming and its requirements (technical support, floorspace, limited participant numbers, etc.)

Organisation

5IIF is organised through collaboration between ILGA World, the global Intersex Committee, and an organising committee of global intersex leaders. The organizing committee consists of 7 intersex advocates and activists from the global intersex community.

What should be submitted?

Proposals may be of varied types: lightning talks; presentations; workshops & tutorials; or other.

Lightning talk proposals are dedicated to a 10-minute presentation of a single project, idea, or problem which is followed by a group discussion. It is intended to either solicit feedback from peers or to explore an issue from different global intersex community perspectives. Submissions in this category are strongly encouraged.

A Lightning Talk session requires the candidate prepares a 10-minute verbal presentation and then facilitate the proceeding group discussion for 15 minutes.

Lighting Talks are intended for groups of 5-10 participants. The candidate will be assigned a co-facilitator for groups of more than 5 people.

Presentation proposals are intended to be dynamic 30-minute presentations appropriate for reporting on works in progress, limitations, or for describing a singular issue, project, or area. Presentations are intended to inform attendees. These are not intended to be discussion or feedback sessions.

Presentations must include a PowerPoint or slideshow (to be requested after the acceptance of proposed programming). Presentations are intended for all 5IIF attendees to engage with.

Workshops and tutorials should focus on a single theme or issue and aim to use group engagement to explore possible solutions or reactions. Workshops and tutorials are intended to be 30-40 minutes in length. Please outline in your application the ideal number of participants, and identify key outputs for them.

If the above categories do not align with your proposed programming, please be as detailed as possible in your submission. The available time intervals for the forum are 15-minute session, 30-minute session, or 40-minute session. Consider this in your application.

Based on peer review and its mandate to create a balanced and varied program, the Program Committee may offer acceptance in a different category from the one initially proposed.

Conference participants may not present more than three sessions. If more than three submissions are received from an individual the program committee will contact that participant and ask them which submission(s) they will withdraw to avoid exceeding the limit. All formats are subject to committee review and should not be considered lesser than any other presentation format. Instead, the format selected should match the goals of the proposed submission.

Note that the parameters below are simply to highlight possible ways to construct one’s abstract. Please consider your own practices when responding to the theme of the 5IIF: Stronger Together.

Submissions should include a description of target audience and ideal participation numbers (based, if possible, on past experience). The conference will handle traditional technological supports such as audio-visual technology: please identify any other supports you may require.

Upon confirmation of programming acceptance the candidate will be required to develop and submit a syllabus for the proposed workshop or tutorial (the syllabus may include relevant readings that may be assigned, tutorials or training guides, and/or an outline of learning outcomes and assignments), PowerPoints, and other material to be used during the Forum.


Apply using the form
(available in English and in Spanish)

Programming submissions must be complete and returned
by February 14th by 1:00pm CET

Note that this application is not a confirmation of participation in the 5IIF.
All individuals submitting programming must also complete and submit an application form to attend 5IIF if they wish to participate. That form can be found here.
(please ensure you use the same name and contact email for both your programming submission and your participation application)

Individuals who wish to deliver programming *only* and not participate in the 5IIF are not required to submit a participation application.


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