Submit an Abstract - 2019

2019 Pride in Practice Conference: Continuing the ascent: The long term value of Diversity & Inclusion

Request for Abstracts are now open

The 9th annual Pride in Practice conference is taking place on the 25th – 27th November 2019 at Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney. The focus will be on topics that are at the forefront of our member’s priorities across workplaces, sporting organisations and the health and human services sector.

Through our three programs Pride in Diversity, Pride in Health + Wellbeing and Pride in Sport, our intent is to shine the spotlight on best practice and thought leadership that highlight the long term benefits and value of Diversity & Inclusion.

Pride in Diversity
Pride in Diversity is seeking abstracts from corporate organisations to showcase leading practice with regard to diversity and inclusion in their workplace and especially, the long term value and benefits.

Pride in Health + Wellbeing
Pride in Health + Wellbeing is seeking abstracts from leading Health + Wellbeing organisations, experts and Influencers in LGBTI inclusive service delivery. This is a great opportunity for speakers to showcase the amazing work that is being done through presenting a case study, providing insight into the latest research and innovative thinking.

Pride in Sport Australia
Pride in Sport Australia is seeking abstracts from sporting organisations, subject matter experts and leaders in LGBTIQ+ inclusion for sport in Australia.  Through sharing your knowledge and skills with a growing market of enthusiastic sporting organisations, this is a great opportunity for potential facilitators to showcase and highlight best practice examples, initiatives and insights into the governance, health and safety of and for LGBTIQ+ people in Australian sport.


If your organisation has done something exceptional in the LGBTI inclusion space and would like to share it at our conference, we would love to hear from you. Any abstracts around the following themes, will increase the chances of your abstract being accepted:

  • Effective inclusion strategies;
  • Navigating barriers to inclusion, particularly for Trans and gender diverse people;
  • Supporting young LGBTI leaders;
  • Unleashing the potential of LGBTIQ+ women;
  • Engaging Allies and building sustainable LGBTI networks;
  • Regional reach and beyond.

In addition, please ensure you adhere to the following:

  • Your content must relate to LGBTI Inclusion either within the workplace, Australian sport or inclusive health and wellbeing and may or may not be centred around the above themes;
  • 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;
  • Be engaging! Get creative with your presentation. Consider whether your session will be presented as a panel, presentation, debate or another format. Sessions that are interactive and include audience participation will be highly favoured. For examples of creative ways to run your session please click here;
  • Your session must include some key learnings or takeaways for the audience;
  • 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 need to submit

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 Friday 30th August 2019 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 25th of October 2019 at 5pm. Any presentations sent after this deadline will not under any circumstances 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.

Submit an Abstract

  • Please provide us with a description on what your abstract is about.
  • What are some takeaways attendees can expect to walk away with?
  • What types of roles or professions, would benefit from attending this session?
  • This description will be used in the program to explain to attendees what the session is about.
  • Drop files here or