Vancouver 2011 Outgames Human Rights Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

July 26-28, 2011


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street 
Vancouver, BC


The Vancouver 2011 Outgames Human Rights Conference is a three-day event encompassing a variety of thematic areas. They include the following:

  • Youth – bullying/cyberbullying, transgender issues, safe same-sex sex and STD’s, coming out safely through filmography, how to set up issue-related youth camps;
  • Seniors/aging – healthy senior lifestyle, wealth management for the long term, alienation and isolation, health and care issues, accommodation and lifestyle, senior sexuality;
  • Health and well-being – STD’s and healthy sexual practices, HIV/AIDS research, visiting centres and treatment facilities;
  • Law/jurispdence – recent LGBTQ human rights case law, same-sex marriage initiatives, transgender rights, LGBTQ human rights activities in other geographic jurisdictions (Europe, Central and South America);
  • Workplace – incorporation of rights in collective agreements, respecting rights on the shop floor, transgender worker rights, what a “welcoming employer” is;
  • Spirituality – acceptance of the LGBTQ lifestyle by organized belief systems, how religions can be welcoming, inclusive and diverse;
  • Education – involvement of teachers/teacher unions in creating safe and respectful educational settings, experiences and lessons from those “on the ground”, creating teaching/learning tools;
  • Sport – LGBTQ discrimination in sport; coaching in a diverse and inclusive environment, transgender issues in sport, “best practices”.

Contact Information:

Conference Manager: Zoie Woodgate 

Registration & Housing Manager: Vanessa Idler


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