The University of Sydney will host the nation’s largest conference of Queer Activists in July next year.
The Sydney Organising Committee, made up of students from various Sydney universities, won the right to host the conference after an exhausting debate against Brisbane delegates in Adelaide last week.
Queer Collaborations (QC) is an annual conference held in Australia, and can be attended by any member of the public. Similarly, while it focuses on issues that impact queer people, registration is not restricted to queer-identifying people.
QC has a large focus on analysing privilege, consent and respect, but many workshops are often run which include topics surrounding law, self-care, sex, gender, sexuality, other forms of identity, community and society, academia, music and sports.
Over the last few years the conference has attracted delegates from all around Australia and next year over 450 delegates are expected from major cities and rural areas all over Australia and New Zealand.
A spokesperson for the 2013 QC organising committee said:
“This is a great opportunity for queer activists from Australia and New Zealand to meet, share ideas and work towards common goals.”
The conference will include fora for local and international speakers.
By Jason Marshall