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.
  • Hon Luke Donnellan MP, Victorian Minister for Child Protection; Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers
  • Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck , Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Minister for Youth and Sport

Read the full conference program here.

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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.
  • Coming Back Out Ball The Movie, film screening and panel featuring stars of the documentary (all panelists to be announced soon).
  • Maree McCabe, CEO Dementia Australia

Read the full conference program here.

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

If travelling 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.

Join the mailing list for Vals LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care to keep up-to-date with all the conference news, announcements and deadlines.

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