This year's theme is: Rebuilding, Reclaiming, Revitalising – Fighting Against Oppression

This largest conference celebrating LGBT+ educational staff in Europe will be held online again this year - offering a unique opportunity to engage and organise with LGBT+ members across the country.

You can sign up here.

Early application is recommended to ensure you can submit a motion to conference. All members who register by the closing date of applications can participate in motions debate. You must be registered as a delegate by noon 19 November 2021.

Contact the Equality Organising Team for any queries.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Fellegi-Balta Flóris Roland, Hungarian LGBT+ Educator and Activist

  • Emme KrisTe, Jamaican LGBT+ Educator and Activist

  • Vyacheslav 'Slava' Melnyk, Executive Director at the Campaign against Homophobia in Poland

  • LGBT+ activist from Russia

Conference Programme

09:15

Value LGBT+ Education, Value LGBT+ Educators

Opening address by Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union

10:00

Rebuilding! Breakouts and Workshops

1. Black LGBT+ Allyship

2. Teaching young people with SEND the importance of their rights and that of those around them; inclusive resources and their importance.

3. Not a punchline: A Bi-Visibility Workshop

4. Queering the Curriculum

11:00

Break

11:20

Fighting against Oppression:

Plenary with LGBT+ speakers from Hungary, Poland, Russia and Jamaica

12:50

Lunch 

13:20

LGBT+ Policy Debate

Debate and vote on policy proposals which will determine our position and action on the issues that matter most 

14:45

Reclaiming! Breakouts and Workshops

5. Supporting trans and non-binary educators and students 101

6. Trans and Non-Binary identities in the media

7. Resisting Section 28 - Yesterday and Today

8. Conversion Therapies, forced migration and disclosure without consent: Navigating safeguarding with LGBT+ children and young people

15:45

Break

16:00

Revitalising! Final Closing Rally 

Barnstorming speeches to build energy and movement power

16:30

VIRTUAL DISCO

Optional and hilarious. Wear something pride!