ILGA World Conference 2024: scholarship applications and session proposals

Dear ILGA World members, friends, fellow activists, partners and allies, We are ready to begin the journey towards the ILGA World Conference 2024!

Hosted by our member organisations Iranti and Gender DynamiX, the event will take place from 11 to 15 November 2024 under the banner Kwa umoja we rise!

This gathering of ILGA World member organisations and other LGBTI activists and allies provides a great space to connect, learn, collaborate, coordinate, discuss and agree on future strategies for our global movement!

Starting today, you can:

  • submit proposals for sessions at the conference
    (NEW deadline: 20 August 2023, 23:59 Central European Summer Time 6 August 2023, 23:59 Central European Summer Time)
  • apply for a scholarship to attend the conference
    (NEW deadline: 27 August 2023, 23:59 Central European Summer Time 13 August 2023, 23:59 Central European Summer Time)

At this time, we are only accepting applications for scholarships and proposals for sessions. Registrations for participants who will pay their own way will be open from early 2024: please follow our website and social media channels for any updates!



Apply for a scholarship for the ILGA World Conference 2024!

Scholarships are offered to people who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference for financial reasons.  Only LGBTI human rights defenders and activists (including but not limited to representatives of ILGA World member organisations) are eligible to apply.

A full scholarship will cover visa application, processing fees and associated costs, a roundtrip flight to Cape Town, shared accommodation in a double-occupancy room, conference registration fees, medical insurance, and a small additional daily allowance for incidentals. Partial scholarships will also be available: if you can partly fund your participation in the 2024 ILGA World Conference, this will allow us to bring more activists to Cape Town. Only a limited number of partial scholarships will be granted.

The scholarship application must be submitted before Sunday, 27 August 2023, 23:59 Central European Summer Time (CEST) (NEW DEADLINE!) Sunday, 13 August 2023, 23:59 Central European Summer Time (CEST).  Selected scholars will be informed by the end of January 2024, thus giving successful applicants time to work with ILGA World on securing a visa (if needed). Unsuccessful applicants will then have the chance to seek alternative funding and register later as paying participants.

Click here to apply for a scholarship.

ILGA World will take reasonable measures to ensure that successful scholars can attend the conference. However, please note that any scholarship granted will always remain conditional due to several factors, including but not limited to: the situation of the global Covid-19 pandemic, ILGA World securing funding for scholarships, the applicant being granted a visa to access South Africa, the availability of a travel/flights within reasonable cost limits, the ability to get health travel insurance for the scholar, existing or future travel bans by governments, the reasonableness of existing or future vaccine, hygiene and quarantine restrictions. Accordingly, a scholarship may be revoked by ILGA World at any time.


Submit your session proposals for the ILGA World Conference 2024!

You have a part to play in shaping the 2024 ILGA World Conference!

ILGA conferences are diverse and engaging because much of the content is proposed and run by LGBTI organisations and other partners worldwide. This is your chance to contribute to the event’s programme: we accept session proposals from either organisations or individuals!

The deadline to propose a session is Sunday, 20 August 2023, 23:59 Central European Summer Time (CEST) (NEW DEADLINE!) Sunday, 6 August 2023, 23:59 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by the end of January 2024.

Click here to submit your session proposal!

IMPORTANT: Accepting your proposal does not mean you or other presenters will receive financial support from ILGA World to attend the 2024 Conference. You and other presenters will still need to pay the conference fee, or apply for an ILGA World scholarship, or seek funding to support your participation. If your session proposal is accepted but cannot go ahead, you must inform ILGA World immediately so that your session slot can be given to somebody else.

ILGA World, Iranti and Gender DynamiX are looking forward to welcoming you at the ILGA World Conference 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa!