Conference Guest Speakers

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2014 National LGBT Conference
31 July 2014

Conference notes that over the years the national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) conference has received a variety of guest speakers to address conference. These guest speakers add another dimension to our conference, they give us the opportunity to hear from others within the LGBT movement and inform our debate.

As the years have gone by the number of speakers and lengths of speeches has not always kept pace with the conference time table. With 48 motions and 5 NDC motions to last year’s conference, we now believe it is time to consult with regional LGBT self organised groups and caucuses on how speakers can be balanced with the need to debate motions submitted to conference.

Conference calls on the national LGBT committee to:

1. Consult with regional LGBT self organised groups and caucuses in the post conference feedback to gain a view on:

A. The number of total guest speakers;

B. The length of conference time allotted to guest speakers;

C. How speakers can contribute to our deliberations and what the criteria should be for invitations.

2. Report back to conference next year on it findings and recommendations for any changes to the number, timetabling and type of speakers at conference.