ILGA World Conference 2016: scholarships and sessions proposals

Dear ILGA members and friends

the global LGBTI movement has celebrated many groundbreaking moments and experienced a few setbacks in the last two years since the 2014 ILGA World Conference in Mexico City. It is time for us to meet again, to network and to strategize about our future. We are happy to announce that the next ILGA World Conference will take place from November 28 to December 2, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by our member organisations Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand and Purple Sky Network.

Starting today, you can apply for a scholarship and submit your session proposals, until 1:00 pm CET on April 18, 2016.

For a few days, we will accept only applications for scholarships and proposals for sessions. Registrations for paying participants (ILGA member delegates, funders, media persons, etc.) will be open only as from April 20.

Click here to apply for a scholarship for the 2016 ILGA World Conference!

Scholarships are offered to provide assistance to people who would otherwise be unable to attend the 2016 ILGA World Conference for financial reasons.

Priority will be given to activists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands, although a limited number of scholarships will be allocated also to activists from Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

The scholarship application must be completed by 1:00 PM European Central Time on Monday 18 April 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by May 15, 2016. Click here to apply for a scholarship!

ILGA Members and other organisations willing to support the participation of scholars are encouraged to contact us at or make a donation here.

Click here to submit your sessions proposals for the 2016 ILGA World Conference!

Panel discussions, workshops and other discussion spaces are a fundamental part of the world conferences. Experiences, practices and knowledge will be shared to help the global LGBTI movement advance equality and freedom for all human beings, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, bodily diversity and sex characteristics.

We are accepting session proposals from organisations and individuals. Please click here to find more information and submit your proposals. All submissions must be completed before April 18, 2016, 1:00 PM European Central Time.  If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by May 20, 2016.


ILGA, Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand and Purple Sky Network are looking forward to seeing you at the ILGA World Conference 2016 in Bangkok!

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