World conferences

An ILGA World Conference is where the life of the organisation is shaped, and where LGBTI activists from across the world can come together and discuss about the future of our movement.

At the World Conference, ILGA member organisations also elect their representatives, endorse new members and advance proposals and constitutional changes.

ILGA conferences have been held since our early days, and still are the premier gathering for our members organisations and allies.

They are a chance to assess where our communities stand, to share experiences and best practices, build alliances and partnerships, and collectively chart ways to advance equality worldwide.

The next ILGA World Conference

An ILGA World Conference is an empowering experience, and a vivid representation of a truly global and diverse movement.

The next ILGA World Conference will take place in Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, from 18-22 March 2019.

Check out all practical information below, and visit the website maintained by host rōpū for information on Wellington and the conference social programme.

The 2019 ILGA World Conference will take place from 18 to 22 March 2019 in Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand, hosted by our member organizations Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand, Tīwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH (the Host Rōpū).

Registration is open!

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All registrations must be made through this online form

 DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 1 March 2019, 23:59 Central European Time
Participants who need a visa must register by February 1, 2019, 23:59 Central European Time.

The conference registration fee is of 380 EUR.
An early bird rate of 340 EUR will be offered between 2 October and 1 December 2018.

The conference registration fee includes:

  • access to conference venues and social events
  • a delegate pack
  • two meals and coffee breaks every day
  • access to our mobile application.

It does not include:

  • any visa fees
  • travel from/to Aotearoa / New Zealand
  • accomodation in Aotearoa / New Zealand
  • breakfast for each day
  • insurance of any kind.

Ensuring that LGBTI activists from the most-marginalized areas and groups can attend is a priority for ILGA World
Last month we received more than 890 applications for our scholarship programme. We can only support a fraction of those who applied.
Any individual or organisation able to financially sponsor the participation of a group of activists from around the world is encouraged to contact us at wellington2019@ilga.org or make a donation here, specifying it is for ILGA World Conference scholars.

A donation of EUR 380 will cover registration fees and allow one local scholar to attend. EUR 950 will cover both registration fees and accommodation. EUR 2,150 will cover full scholarship for one person coming from abroad.

 

ILGA World and the Host Rōpū are looking forward to seeing you in Wellington in March 2019!

Board and staff representatives of ILGA welcome you
to the Michael Fowler Centre, the main venue of the World Conference!

The Michael Fowler Centre in the daylight

The city celebrated hosting our 2019 World Conference by
lighting up several landmarks in rainbow colours (ph. Instagram/@justinlesternz)

A magnificent view of Wellington

The deadline to submit scholarship applications and session proposals has expired.
We received more than 890 applications and over 400 session proposals. The selection process is taking longer than anticipated. We appreciate your patience as we review each application. We will announce those selected in the course of October.

Please note that only successful scholars and successful proposals for sessions will be informed. However, an announcement will be made here and on social media when that happens so that those who have been unsuccessful can investigate other arrangements to attend.

Ensuring that LGBTI activists from the most-marginalized areas and groups can attend is a priority for ILGA World. We can only support a fraction of those who applied for scholarships. Any individual or organisation able to financially sponsor the participation of a group of activists from around the world is encouraged to contact us at wellington2019@ilga.org or make a donation at https://bit.ly/2i1gaZf, specifying it is for ILGA World Conference scholars.

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Previous conferences

In 1978, a group of activists created what is now known as the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

Their intention was to create an international network of people that could efficiently respond to homophobic attacks, and to act as an international platform to collectively campaign against the discrimination, and at times persecution, faced by LGBTI people around the world.

ILGA World Conferences have been held ever since.