Session Proposal

*Session proposal deadline is finished. Thank you for interest in our conference.

We received over 120 session proposals and thank you very much for all the interest!

The result of the session proposal for ILGA Asia conference has been sent to the session proponents via email as of today (12 April). You may find an email from us(info@ilgaasia.org) if you are selected for your session proposals. Congratulations and please respond back to us by 18 April 2019.

See you in Seoul!


[Result Delay Notice for the Scholarship and Session Selection]

Dear applicants,

We are sorry to announce that the result announcement of the scholarship and session proposal for 2019 ILGA Asia Regional Conference has been delayed. Since we extended the submission deadline for a week at the end of February, we need a little more time to select scholars and session participants. We are very sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused. We will get back to you with the result as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for your understanding.


Thank you for your interest in taking part in the 8th ILGA Asia Regional Conference!

The 8th ILGA Asia Conference will take place in Seoul, South Korea, from 19-23 August 2019. This gathering of LGBTI members and other organisations provides a great space to connect, learn, collaborate, coordinate, discuss and agree on future strategies for the Asian LGBTI movement. 

Panel discussions, workshops and other discussion spaces  are a fundamental part of it. Experiences, practices and knowledge will be shared to help the international and regional LGBTI movement advance equality and freedom for all human beings, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, bodily diversity and sex characteristics.

We are accepting session proposals from organisations and individuals. Proposals will be reviewed by ILGA Asia Executive Board. If your proposal is accepted, we will provide you with more details about your session.

LGBTI organisations and other partners are strongly encouraged to partner with one another to pool knowledge and expertise.


Session Criteria

Proposals are an opportunity to suggest a topic, format and presenters for an engaging session. Priority will be given to proposals that address:

  • Advance equality and freedom in Asia through collaboration with allies from other sectors and social movements

  • Sharing of best practices in engaging allies for the advancement of LGBTI rights and issues

  • Emerging alliances LGBTI communities with allies in other sectors and social movements, or identified barriers in LGBTI human rights work in Asia

Please use the form below to provide us with more details. Successful proposals will

  • Be relevant to the Asian context, taking into consideration of a diverse and broad range of people 

  • Be engaging and interactive

  • Include multi-disciplinary perspectives

  • Promote collaboration across sectors and social movements

  • Promote and provide spaces for intersex people, trans people, bisexual people, young people (amongst others)

SUBMISSION: Please fill the form below and send us all the required information by 23:59 Indochina Time (GMT+7) on 3rd March 2019(deadline extended). 

Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.  If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by 1st April 2019.

To attend the conference, please register using this link.

Participants of the session will have to arrange their own participation at the conference. Approval of your session does not come with sponsorship to the conference.

Any question should be directed to info@ilgaasia.org

ILGA Asia and Rainbow Action are looking forward to seeing you in Seoul this August! 

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