Who is organizing the conference?

World Outgames 2009 secretariat is the designated conference organizer. World Outgames has appointed two Co-Presidents, Rebeca Sevilla and Svend Robinson and an International Advisory Group of 16 experts. Moreover we have support from a number of national and international partners. Read more about the organization.

Where will the conference be held?

The venues of the conference will be the Danish Broadcasting Corporation's brand new “Koncerthuset” (Concert Hall) and the IT University next door. Read more about the conference venues.

What are the themes of the conference?

The conference will cover many of the present challenging political and social aspects of LGBT-people’s lives around the world through ten overarching themes:

What is the standard format of a workshop?

In most cases, a workshop consists of four speakers having an average speaking time of approximately 15 minutes each. The chair of the workshop is responsible for the general presentation and the direction of the workshop. Participants are invited to attend a Q & A session of approximately 25 minutes. The total duration of a workshop is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

What are the official languages of the Conference? Will there be translation services on site?

The official language of the Conference is English. The plenary sessions will be offered in English, French and Spanish with the participants benefiting from simultaneous translation. Please note that only a few workshops will have translation into French or Spanish. Some of the plenary sessions and workshops will also be translated into sign language.

What material is available during the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights?

All the workshops will include a visual screen projector and a portable computer making it possible to display video or present a Power Point. The larger rooms will also have a microphone for the speakers.

How about our children?

You are welcome to bring your child/children to the conference. World Outgames do not arrange childcare during the conference. Children under the age of 18 will have free admittance to the conference, in the company of a parent/guardian.

What is the purpose of The Copenhagen Catalogue of Good Practices?

The aim is twofold:

  • Firstly, the catalogue will serve as inspiration for governments, organisations, companies, LGBT people and LGBT NGOs around the world.
  • Secondly, the publication of a series of good practices will serve to acknowledge and reward individuals, organisations, NGOs, companies and countries that have contributed to improving the lives of LGBT people.   

Who can propose examples of good practices?

World Outgames welcomes everybody to submit examples of good practices on our website.

Who will evaluate the submitted good practices?

The submitted good practices will be evaluated by World Outgames, the Conference Co-Presidents and the International Advisory Group.

How will the submitted good practices be published?

The submitted and accepted good practices will be published online on the World Outgames website. A selection of good practices will be presented at the conference.

Who’s in the International Advisory Group?

The International Advisory Group consists of two conference co-presidents and 16 experts from around the world who volunteer their time, energy and credibility to the conference. Read more about the International Advisory Group.

What is the role of the International Advisory Group?

The International Advisory Group aims to moderate the overall content of the conference. The International Advisory Group will assist World Outgames in evaluating proposals and ideas for workshops and good practices.

What is the role of the Copenhagen Conference Group?

The Copenhagen Conference Group will assist the World Outgames secretariat in the local planning of the conference. Read more about the Copenhagen Conference Group (local advisory group).

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