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The 2018 Pride in Practice conference is dedicated to showcasing best practice in LGBTI Inclusion in the workplace.

This year’s Pride in Practice conference will particularly focus on the journey ahead for LGBTI inclusion, especially the linkages and intersectionality across all aspects of an organisations approach to inclusion.

As such, we are particularly keen to include content that complements our strategic themes including Women in LGBTI and the Double Glass Ceiling, Cross-Cultural workplace challenges, the Regional and Remote reach of Inclusion and Diversity as well as improving inclusivity in the workplace for Trans and Gender Diverse people.

We at Pride in Diversity believe that “Inclusion is a palette of possibilities” for organisations to consider. Our intent is to spotlight “exceptional practices with some extraordinary outcomes”

This year we are also seeking abstracts for the Pride in Health + Wellbeing Program to focus on any aspect of LGBTI inclusive service delivery in health and wellbeing services, as well as our Pride in Sport Program, that seeks to build capacity for sporting organisations in creating safer environments and experiences for LGBTI people in sport.

In order to increase your chance of your abstract being accepted, please ensure you adhere to the following:

  1. Your content must relate to LGBTI Inclusion either within the workplace, Australian sport or inclusive health and wellbeing;
  2. Include diversity amongst your presenters. Preference will be given to those sessions where diversity is represented by your speakers. To include voices and perspectives from more than one company, consider inviting colleagues from other organisations to join you in leading the session;
  3. Be engaging! Get creative with your presentation. Consider whether your session will be presented as a panel, lecture, debate or another format. Sessions that are interactive and include audience participation will be highly favoured;
  4. Present new and relevant content. Contemplate presenting a session on something that has not previously been offered at the Pride in Practice Conference. If you choose to submit a previous proposal, please ensure that the proposal is current and up to date.

What you require to submit an abstract

Prior to submitting your proposal online, please ensure you have the following information at hand:

  • Session title (10 word max)
  • Stream of session (Workplace Inclusion, Australian Sport or Health and Wellbeing)
  • Session abstract (125 word max)
  • What is the value of the session? (300 word max)
  • Specific session objectives (300 word max)
  • Expanded description/outline (300 word max)
  • Specific takeaways
  • Presenter names/titles/emails
  • Presenter bios (75 words)
  • Presenter headshot/s

Additional Information

  • In order to accurately review your submission, please make sure you complete all sections of the application as abstracts are not editable once submitted;
  • Abstract submissions will be closed on the 20th of August 2018 at 5pm. We will not accept any abstracts after this deadline.
  • If you are chosen to present a session, the presenters name and PowerPoint presentation (if you choose to include one) must be sent to Michelle Blom at by the 2nd of November 2018 at 5pm. Any presentations sent after this deadline will not be accepted and you will risk running your session without a presentation;
  • All PowerPoint presentations must be submitted in 16:9 format;
  • All presenters have the opportunity to bring along 1 banner for display during their session as well as any handouts they would like to provide to the audience.