4th national LGBT&I ageing & aged care conference

The 4th National LGBT&I Ageing & Aged Care Conference Ageing with Pride: The new landscape of LGBT&I ageing and aged care in Australia

24 & 25 October 2019

Novotel on Collins, Melbourne

The National LGBTI Health Alliance Silver Rainbow Project and Val’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care, in association with The Coming Back Out Ball invite you to be part of the 4th National lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBT&I) Ageing and Aged Care Conference, in Melbourne, Australia – 24 & 25 October 2019.

The LGBT&I Ageing and Aged Care conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBT&I consumers.

Over two days, the conference will hear the voices and understand the experiences of LGBT&I older people. It will explore new perspectives in ageing and aged care policy and practice with leaders in the field to build on the foundations of LGBT&I inclusive practice achieved over the past decade. We will examine the new landscape of LGBT&I ageing and aged care policy and practice in Australia, and how together we can achieve healthy ageing outcomes for LGBT&I people as they age.

We are delighted to confirm the first of our keynote and invited speaker program which includes:

  • Ita Buttrose AC, OBE - Chair Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013 Australian of the Year, Health Advocate & Campaigner for the needs & rights of older Australians, former Chair of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS (NACAIDS)
  • Georgina Beyer, Politician and human rights advocate and world’s first openly transgender mayor and member of Parliament in New Zealand
  • Ro Allen, Victoria’s Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Equality Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria State Government.
  • Tristan Meecham, Director, All The Queens Men, a participatory theatre company championing social equality and diversity, with programs including The Coming Back Out Ball and the LGBTI Elders Dance Club.
  • Sandra Pankhurst, trans woman extraordinaire, whose amazing life and business was shared in the award winning book, The Trauma Cleaner – in conversation.
  • Becoming Colleen, Screening of the documentary, “Becoming Colleen” - the story of Colleen Young who transitioned at aged 82, followed by panel discussion with the director Ian W Thomson, and guests Brenda Appleton (TGV) and Sandra Pankhurst, with more guests to be announced soon.

More program highlights to be shared soon.

Register for the event

Register now to secure your place at the 4th National LGBT&I Ageing & Aged Care Conference-Ageing with Pride: The new landscape of LGBT&I ageing and aged care in Australia.

As before the conference promises to be an informative and exciting event so be sure to register early and secure your place. With the resounding successes of the previous LGBT&I Ageing and Aged Care conferences, the 2019 Conference is sure to fill early. There are attractive early bird and group discount rates available now.

Registrations are now open – places are limited. Book below to avoid disappointment.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS & RATES (including GST)
Registration TypeEarly Bird
(Before 05/08/02019)
Conference Only
Early Bird  
(Before 05/08/2019)
Conference and network event
Standard
Conference only
Standard
Conference
and networking event
Full$480$550$560$610
Concession (Available to those with valid health care, student or pension cards)$310$380$390$410
Group DiscountRegister 5 or more employees/volunteers from one organisation and receive $50 off per registration.

If you require an invoice in order to pay for your registration, please email: lgbtiageing.conference@latrobe.edu.au

Register online here.

Call for presentations

Submissions for the 4th National LGBT&I Ageing & Aged Care Conference!

The call for presentations for Ageing with Pride: The new landscape of LGBT&I ageing and aged care in Australia: The 4th National LGBT&I Ageing and Aged Care Conference 2019 are now open. We are inviting submissions from a range of voices: Aged and disability care providers; health and community services; government – Commonwealth, State and Local; researchers; other relevant professionals and particularly the voices of older LGBT&I people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBT&I elders and older people, Brotherboys and Sistergirls, people from LGBT&I communities who are living with HIV, older LGBT&I people from CALD backgrounds and LGBT&I people living with a disability.

Ageing with Pride is hosted by The National LGBTI Health Alliance Silver Rainbow Project and Val’s Ageing and Aged Care at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins on the 24th & 25th October 2019. The event aims to explore how communities, governments, service providers and older LGBT&I people work together to promote healthy ageing outcomes for older LGBT&I people.

Submissions open on 3 June 2019. Submissions close: 19 July 2019.

We are calling for presentations from stakeholders/service providers that fall within one of the following conference themes:





Policy & Planning Research Integrity Delivery Education

We encourage the voices of older LGBT&I people. For those wishing to present, please submit under one of the following conference themes:

Personal Stories Respect Identity Dignity Empowerment

The conference welcomes submissions for a range of formats; oral presentations, workshops, posters, film/video, and other creative mediums.


Click here for presentation guidelines

Click here to submit your presentation through our online form.

Sponsorship/ Exhibitor info

Sponsorship of the 4th National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBT&I) Ageing and Aged Care Conference in Melbourne on the 24th & 25th October, is a great way to send a message that your organisation is committed to the health, wellbeing and visibility of older LGBT&I people, and that you recognise and value their experiences, knowledge and expertise.

The 2019 National LGBT&I Ageing and Aged Care Conference will build on the overwhelming successes of the previous three conferences in 2014, 2015, and 2017. Now a bi-annual event, the 2019 National LGBT&I Ageing and Aged Care Conference is the foremost conference focusing on issues and actions to support LGBT&I inclusive ageing and aged care, involving a range of stakeholders and importantly highlighting the experiences and voices of older LGBT&I people.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to publicly show your support to the LGBT&I community
  • Networking opportunities with leaders in the sector, keynote speakers, presenters and other sponsors.
  • Exposure of your brand through extensive event promotion through a range of media
  • Registration tickets in some packages to enable your staff to participate and experience the conference—a valuable professional development opportunity for anyone working in the aged care sector
  • The opportunity to engage and communicate with a range of stakeholders in the aged care sector (LGBT&I elders & key organisations)

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities outlined in this prospectus. Please keep in mind that all the packages are flexible, and we would welcome the opportunity to tailor a package to suit your needs.

View Sponsorship Option details [PDF 226KB]

Please note the two principle sponsor options have now been filled.

Enquiries:

T: +61 3 9479 8760

E: lgbtiageing.conference@latrobe.edu.au

Program

The 4th National LGBT&I Ageing & Aged Care Conference – Ageing with Pride: the new landscape of LGBT&I Ageing & Aged Care in Australia promises to again provide an exciting program. We again aim to importantly include the voices of LGBT&I elders, together with opportunities to hear from a range of perspectives and stakeholders - leaders and change champions, researchers and policy makers, programs and workers and more to increase our knowledge and development of LGBT&I inclusive pathways to care and support, and highlight new directions and frameworks in LGBT&I ageing and aged care.

We are delighted to confirm the first of our keynote and invited speaker program which includes:

  • Ita Buttrose AC, OBE - Chair Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013 Australian of the Year, Health Advocate & Campaigner for the needs & rights of older Australians, former Chair of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS (NACAIDS)
  • Georgina Beyer, Politician and human rights advocate and world’s first openly transgender mayor and member of Parliament in New Zealand
  • Ro Allen, Victoria’s Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian State Government
  • Tristan Meecham, Director, All The Queens Men, a participatory theatre company championing social equality and diversity, with programs including The Coming Back Out Ball and the LGBTI Elders Dance Club.
  • Sandra Pankhurst, trans woman extraordinaire, whose amazing life and business was shared in the award winning book, The Trauma Cleaner – in conversation.
  • Becoming Colleen, Screening of the documentary, “Becoming Colleen” - the story of Colleen Young who transitioned at aged 82, followed by panel discussion with the director Ian W Thomson, and guests Brenda Appleton (TGV) and Sandra Pankhurst, with more guests to be announced soon.

We look forward to sharing further details about our speakers and program soon.

More info

Conference venue:

The Novotel Melbourne on Collins is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, near Federation square, the Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, Marvel Stadium and Rod Laver Arena.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

270 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC Australia 3000

https://www.novotelmelbourne.com.au/

Map

Accommodation options:

  • Novotel
  • Oaks on Collins
  • Causeway Hotel

Transport information:

The Victorian public transport service, PTV operates a range of transport options throughout the entire city of Melbourne. Visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/ for more information and to plan your trip.

If traveling by Tram: the stop closest to the venue is- Melbourne Town Hall/ Collins Street

If traveling by Train: Flinders street station is within a 5-minute walk from the venue

Parking:

Street parking

Collins Street is a loading zone Monday to Saturday. No parking is permitted during this time. There is unrestricted parking along Collins Street on Sundays and Public holiday.

Valet Car Parking
Valet car parking is available for vehicles under 1.9 metres in height. Cost per day per vehicle is at $49.00 for in-house guests and $55.00 for conference & restaurant guests.

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For more info please contact: lgbtiageing.conference@latrobe.edu.au