Better Together Conference

In order to facilitate a conversation about LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia we need to have a platform to share our ideas and experiences and ask the hard questions. We achieve this through a national conference we call Better Together.

Better Together is a space for our voices to be heard. It is an opportunity to establish meaningful connections so we can work collaboratively to cultivate positive change.

The conference aims to explore current issues facing the LGBTIQ+ movement, bringing together voices from indigenous communities, people with a disability, the Deaf community, as well as multicultural and multi-faith communities.

Our goal is to create a truly intersectional discussion about achieving social and cultural change to create a fairer, more equal and more just Australia. 

Since our inaugural conference in 2018, Better Together has been attended by over 1,000 people from around Australia as well delegates from the US, UK, Canada, Sweden and the Philippines.

We are excited to announce that our 3rd National LGBTIQ+ Conference - Better Together 2020, will be held in Melbourne at Williamstown Town Hall on 10-11 January 2020. And for the first time our pre-conference event will be a Trans & Gender Diverse Caucus on 9th January 2020.

KEY DATES

Registration (launch special) opens 4 June 2019

Propose a session submissions open 23 September 2019

Scholarship applications open October 2019


LGBTIQ+ Conference

Better Together 2020 will be held in Melbourne from 9-11 January 2020 at the Williamstown Town Hall, Williamstown.

BETTER TOGETHER 2020 DATES


TRANS & GENDER DIVERSE CAUCUS | 9th JAN

DAY 1 CONFERENCE | 10th JAN

DAY 2 CONFERENCE | 11th JAN

EVENING entertainment by BABBA & KWEENS of COMEDY

OTHER EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

As far as I know, there is not a conference or platform like it in Australia. It is invaluable that we get together and work together in order to make any effective change. It seems obvious but people from different walks of life, professions, identities and cultures need to be in the same room and at the same table in order to be able to hear each other.

It needs to be noted that the conference does what it says it does. A time and space was created where voices were heard that usually aren’t. The best part was, this was done in a dignified and proactive way. I wish the whole world worked the same way.
— Better Together 2019 attendee