3-Day LGBTI+ Human Rights Conference

Date & time: Tuesday 17 August – Thursday 19 August 2021.
Venue: Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Participants: 1100-2000 participants

The Human Rights Conference will be "the LGBTI+ conference to be" in 2021. Our goal is to include all representations under the LGBTI+-acronym in the program and to be highly aware of intersectionality in our planning. This includes representation in relation to for example geography, racialization, ethnicity, age, gender, functional diversity, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, religion. The Human Rights Conference is organized in close cooperation with our 13 executive partners.

Program Outline

Over the course of three full days, starting with a High-Level Plenary Day with space for up to 2000 participants, followed by two days of Break-Out Sessions and Self-Organized Spaces with place for between 800-1100 participants:

The plenary sessions will cover the following discussions:

  • Decriminalization by 2030
  • Parliamentary Cooperation
  • Conversion Therapy
  • Sports and Inclusion
  • Forced displacement
  • Interregional Collaborations
  • Different Intersectional and minority Statements

For the plenary sessions we expect prominent activists and other known speakers to take the stage and discuss the abovementioned topics in diverse and dynamic formations.

Some speakers that already confirmed their presence are:

  • HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
  • Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen
  • Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake
  • Director of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, Michael O’Flaherty
  • UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal
  • IACHR Commissioner and LGBTI Rapporteur Flávia Piovesan
  • LGBTI+ Activist and former Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek
  • Professor on Gender Studies, Jack Halberstam

For the two break-out days, we expect around 75 hours of sessions, existing out of workshops, debates, panels, talks, round tables and discussions.

The conference will end with a structured closing session with the possibility to receive feedback.

Workshop Sign-Up

Workshop sign-ups will be open in spring 2021. You will receive an email from us to invite you to log-in back to your account to make the selections. 

Fee Structure

Early Bird (August 2020 - January 31, 2021): 130€ per ticket 
Midway (February 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021): 160€ per ticket
Late (May 1, 2021 - August 13, 2021): 200€ per ticket

Sponsorship or donation

We keep out participation fees as low as possible, to enable a wide range of community members to be present. Approximately 30% of the total budget of the Human Rights Forum will be dedicated to enabling LGBTI+ people and Human Rights activists from countries with restrictive legislation, limiting economic conditions or marginalized communities, to participate in the events. The pool must ensure that approximately a fifth of the conference participants (between 200-250) consist of LGBTI+ representatives meeting these prerequisites. We therefore set an ambitious goal for an outreach program to be awarded as full, half, or quarterly scholarships. In order to reach this goal, we are making great efforts to get as much external funding as possible.

Your help is essential in order to reach this goal. For that reason, we ask you or your organization to consider your/its own situation and fund the presence of a participant with less possibilities.

During the registration process, you will be able to sponsor a full conference ticket or make a donation to the scholarship fund.