Sydney WorldPride

Human Rights

Conference

Sydney, Australia | 1-3 March 2023

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In March next year, Sydney WorldPride will host the largest LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Conference ever to be held in the southern hemisphere.

Join us on a three-day exploration of LGBTQIA+ human rights, as we journey from where we are now to our vision for the future and our legacy of change.

The Conference will be immersive and fast-paced, taking place in multiple spaces across three levels of Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC). The programme will combine inspiring keynotes, panels and roundtables with interactive workshops, performances and facilitated networking events.

This will be the largest convergence of human rights defenders, community members, government and political representatives, philanthropists and corporate leaders committed to LGBTQIA+ rights ever held in Asia Pacific. Together, this Conference will be an opportunity to create a world that is safe, free and equal for everyone – no matter who we love, who we are or what sex characteristics we were born with.

Who is Presenting?

There will be over 60 local and international presenters, including LGBTQIA+ campaigners and activists, First Nations leaders and elders, policy and law makers, elected officials, researchers and academics.

Icons of our movements, pride leaders and change-makers will present and inspire, including trans and gender diverse people, First Nations people and grass-roots campaigners.

Our presenters hail from all corners of the globe, from the Caribbean and North America to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa.

We have already announced nearly 40 presenters (see below), with more special guests to come.

Who’ll Be There?

The Conference is open to all: activists and academics, lawyers and law makers, as well as professionals and students. But above all, it is for our community and our allies.

This is a unique opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to hear stories from those with lived experience as LGBTQIA+ people.

Together, we will celebrate the wins, regenerate from the losses, and organise for the challenges ahead.

Learn more about the Conference

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Conference Tickets

A board range of pathways to participation have been offered, visit this page to find out about them.

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Conference Presenters

Visit this page to find out which presenters have been announced and read their bios.

Conference Agenda

A three-day exploration of LGBTQIA+ human rights – click to view the agendas.

Building the Human Rights Conference

You told us, we listened! Find out what went into planning the conference.

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Conference Partners

Sydney WorldPride is working with several community partners. Click the button to find out who they are.

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.