Better Together 2020 LGBTIQ+ National Conference
Date and Time
BETTER TOGETHER 2020
We are thrilled to announce our 3rd national conference, Better Together 2020, will be held in Melbourne on 10-11 January 2020 at Williamstown Town Hall in Williamstown, Victoria.
The national conference will aim to explore the current issues facing the LGBTIQ+ movement, and bring together voices from indigenous communities, people with a disability, the Deaf community, as well as multicultural and multi-faith communities.
In 2020, the Trans & Gender Diverse/Non-Binary Caucus will run for a full day on 9th January as part of the pre-conference activities.
Better Together 2020 is supported by the State Government of Victoria, Hobsons Bay City Council, Nicholes Family Lawyers, Thorne Harbour Health, Deakin University, Switchboard Victoria, Joy 94.9.
We are running the Trans & Gender Diverse/Non-Binary Caucus on Thursday 9th January 2020 at a separate venue in the Melbourne CBD. If you wish to attend please indicate your preference upon checkout. You will be issued an invitation code and asked to register via this page. This event is strictly for people who identify as Transgender and/or Gender Diverse and/or Non-Binary only. All other caucus gatherings will take place on 10-11 January at Williamstown Town Hall.
Opening Night : Beer & BBQ
Come along to our opening "Beer and BBQ Night" on Thursday 9th Jan 2020. Details coming soon.
Kweens of Comedy
Kweens of Comedy, a stand-up comedy show will be performing on the evening of Friday 10th January 2020. Entry is free for all registered attendees.
A limited number of day time sessions will be Auslan interpreted. The evening performances will not be included at this stage.
If you require Auslan interpreting (10-11 Jan 2020) you may need to pre-select your sessions upon arrival. Please arrive early to allow the interpreters time to prepare. More details will be provided closer to the event date.
In order to keep the registration fees affordable, the conference will not be catered. Adequate meal breaks will be provided and local food outlets will be open and accessible during the event. Water, coffee and tea will be provided on site.
For the first time, we will have a Wellbeing Team on-site provided by Switchboard Victoria. More information will be provided closer to the event.
We will be offering a number of conference scholarships. Apply here: http://bettertogether.org.au/scholarship
The Equality Project is a non-profit charity organisation bringing together LGBTIQ+ people with our allies across the social justice movement, to advocate for a better, more just, and fairer society for all.
In order to facilitate a conversation about LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia we need to have a platform to share our ideas and experiences and ask the hard questions about how we can move forward and tackle what's important.
Better Together is a space for LGBTIQ+ voices to be heard and to promote collaborative action. Join us.
The Equality Project acknowledges the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation as traditional custodians of the lands in Hobsons Bay.
Find out more: www.theequalityproject.org.au
Better Together 2020 is an initiative of The Equality Project and proudly supported by the State Government of Victoria, Hobsons Bay City Council, Gandel Philanthropy, Nicholes Family Lawyers, Thorne Harbour Health, Queerspace, Switchboard Victoria, Deakin University, Joy 94.9, Williamstown Psychology Practice and Life Without Barriers.
The Equality Project
The Equality Project is a national health promotion organisation bringing together Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people with our allies across the social justice movement, to promote a better, more just, and fairer society for all Australians. Our mission is to create a space for LGBTIQ+ advocates and organisations to work together, build bridges, and speak with a common voice, through a national conference and training academy.