ILGA World has been planning the 2022 ILGA World Conference since 2019. The conference will be held from May 2nd to 6th, 2022 in Long Beach, California, USA, in partnership with the local conference and ILGA member, the It Gets Better Project.
Through the support of funders and donors, ILGA World will bring over 100 LGBTI activists as fully funded scholars. The conference is expected to have an attendance of approximately 500 activists, donors, changemakers, international representatives from the UN and other mechanisms, and representatives from various governments.
The conference includes 3 plenary sessions, 5 days of social events for the attendees, 28 pre-conference sessions/dialogues/training, and 95 workshops, rainbow talks, roundtables and panel discussions presented by activists and LGBTI-led organizations.
The 2022 conference will be ILGA World's first hybrid in-person and online conference. This hybridization ensures that LGBTI human rights defenders from around the globe can attend regardless of travel ability, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, or other factors. Up to 500 attendees are expected to participate in person.