The Albert Kennedy Trust invites people aged 16-25 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or gender diverse, queer or part of the amazing rainbow community to a one-day national conference.

Bringing together young people from across the United Kingdom, you are invited to a series of amazing panels and workshops looking at how we create the futures we want to see for ourselves, our communities and our world.

This event is free to attend, and there is travel support available.

We aim to make this event as accessible as possible. The venue is wheelchair accessible and we are committed to working with you around access needs.


Schedule (TBC)

10.00AM: REGISTRATION

10:30AM: OPENING BY AKT CEO TIM SIGSWORTH AND AKT AMBASSADOR 

11:10AM: KEYNOTE BY ANICK SONI- How being you can shape the future 

11:30AM: PANEL: SPEAKING INTERNATIONALLY - HEAR FROM YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL LGBTQ+ HOUSING PROJECTS.

12:20PM: LUNCH (GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED)

1:00PM: WORKSHOP SESSIONS 1: WRITING FOR EXPRESSION - Glenn waldron/ TRANS AND NON BINARY COMMUNITIES - The Proud Trust/ VISUAL AND CREATIVE ARTS - Tbc

1:50PM: BREAK 

2:00PM: WORKSHOP SESSION 2:  How we sent 400 MPs Valentines day cards about LGBTI sex education- Jamie wareham, student pride/ BUILDING RESILIENCE AND SELF-CARE- tbc/ FAITH AND RELIGION- martin hasani / VISUAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

2:50PM: BREAK

3:00PM: CLOSING PANEL - CREATING OUR FUTURES

3:45PM: THE FUTURE IMAGINED: THE WORLD WE WANT TO SEE, AND HOW TO GET THERE

4:30PM: CONFERENCE CLOSES


Register your FREE place here.

YOUTH CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENT: Meet you at The Oscar Wilde Temple

You are warmly invited to attend this years pre-conference event at the amazing Oscar Wilde Temple exhibition at Studio Voltaire.  

This event is open to everyone aged 16- 25, and you are welcome to bring your friends, whether LGBTQ+ or allies. Pizza and music will be provided!

Where: Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, Clapham, London SW4 7JR. 

When: Friday the 26th of October

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: Free

The venue is fully accessible.

Click here to open a map showing the location. 

Closest train station is Clapham Common, but also close to Clapham High Street and Clapham North Underground. 

Get in touch with Zoe for more info- [email protected]/ 07769 257498.