Conferences are gatherings of people all concerned about the same issues. They come together to share what they know and learn from one another.


Conferences are not just educational presentations. They include interactive panels, workshops, exhibits, performances, and art. Presenting at or hosting your own conference is a great way to share your ideas with others and connect with people and organizations concerned about the same issues you are.

Merched Mentras (Welsh for Enterprising Girls), a young teen girl-power group, made a short film with young people in their school to address sexual harassment and sexual double standards, based upon and parodying the BBC3 series Snog, Marry, Avoid. Read more about the film and other young people’s performances on domestic abuse, respectful relationships and anti-homophobia at Wales’ first conference to address Children, Sexuality and Sexualisation: a matter of rights, equalities and voice.

SPARK Movement hosted a conference for over 400 girls and women activists featuring girl-led workshops, panels, and action spots. Check out what girls had to say about the event, video highlights, and consider hosting your own with SPARK Summit-in-a-Box.

WOW Women of the World hosts festivals and events for girls and women around the world, which include workshops, art installations, inspiring talks, and speed mentoring on everything gender related.

Pride Cymru hold a youth conference every year.

The nonprofit Hardy Girls Healthy Women organizes a Girls Rock Weekend every year, complete with Girls Rock Awards and a conference run entirely by their high school Girls Advisory Board.

If you are invited to take part in a conference, or want to host your own, this guide and these top tips might be really useful.

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