Conference 2015

Our Trans Youth Conference is over for this year!

We had our first Trans Youth Conference on Saturday 8th of November 2014. It was well attended with almost 120 young trans people coming along, and as such we organised another one for November 2015.

  • This year’s conference was from 9am – 5pm on Saturday 14th November in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
  • It was open to all young trans and gender variant people, and to trans youth groups.

  • It was free to attend, and there’s a travel bursary to help with getting there.
  • This year’s theme was education, and there’ll be a panel to meet with and challenge educators from across the UK on trans youth issues that affect you.

  Films & Media

Some films were made at this year’s Conference – including an introduction from Nicky Morgan MP – these can be found at our Media page.

Conference Report

A report has been published of this year’s Conference and feedback from those
who came along. Many thanks to everyone who came along and participated, and hope to see you next year!

Many thanks to our sponsors for this year’s Conference: GIRESThe ATLNASUWT and the
National LGB&T Partnership
. Many thanks also to this year’s venue, the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.



  • 09:00    Registration
  • 09:30    Welcome by Emma Cusdin MC
    Last year’s competition winners’ certificates given
    Strapline competition announced
  • 09:45    Interactive activity to get people talking and at ease
  • 10:15     Workshops 1
    • Write your own trans visibility lessons for schools
    • Dealing with the Media workshop
    • Perspectives of non-binary and intersex people  who are we?
    • Zine Making workshop
    • Cinema
  • 11:15      Access break
  • 11:30     Panel
  • 13:00    Lunch
  • 14:00    Workshops 2
    • Successfully transitioning in school and education (knowing your rights)
    • Film-making workshop
    • “Addressing transphobia rocks!”
    • Fitness and health – practical and how to improve sports for trans young people.
    • Cinema
  • 15:00     Workshops 3
    • Charter for schools by young trans people
    • BME trans workshops
    • “The best and worst of trans info online”
    • Yoga and movement
    • Cinema
  • 16:00    Wrap-up, shout outs, evaluations, competition
  • 16:45     Close