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And when you got a ticket, fill in the Registration form in the Downloads section of this page!

And you are done! See you in Apia on 29th August 2018 if not before!

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Download a Conference Registration Form in the Downloads section of this page and either bring your registration on the day of the Conference, or email it to ilgaoceania@gmail.com

Final Conference Program

Conference Program

Here is the Final Conference Program with minor amendments as we get closer to the Conference.

TUESDAY 28 AUGUST 2018
10.00am
Media Conference
17.00pm - 22.00pm
Welcoming Ceremony (Keynote: Patron of Samoa Faafafine Association & Prime Minister of Samoa)

WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 2018

09.00am - 10.00am
Session 1: Opening Plenary - An Oveview - ILGA Oceania Mandate / What to expect in the next few days

10.00am - 11.00am
Session 2: ILGA Oceania Scholars Country Reports - Q & A

11.00am - 11.30am
Morning Tea

11.30am - 12.30pm
Session 3: UN / UPR / UN Treaties Training / Feedback - UN Systems - Benefits & Challenges - Effective Submissions, Who Can Help, UPR In Practice or
Session 4: Funding LGBTI in the Pacific - Players, Actors, Rules, Opportunities, Challenges for Oceania

12.30pm - 2.00pm
Special Lunch Presentation

Open Air Screening - "First Impressions Paul Gauguin’ (2018)" by reknowned Faafafine artist Yuki Kihara, commissioned by The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, to be presented in the frame of a major exhibition entitled ‘Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey’ at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco opening 17th November 2018 till 7th April 2019, with local support from SSAB, Frankies and Mantniuel Screen Printing & Signs in Upolu. ‘First Impressions: Paul Gauguin’ (2018) is a 5-part episode journey and we will be seeing 2 episodes - length 26 mins in total.

14.00pm - 15.00pm
Session 5: Indigenous Identities & the LGBTIQ Alphabet - Relevane to Pacific - Complimentary, Complementary or Something Else? or
Session 6: Holding an Intersex Narrative Outside of the Western Pathologising Medical Model / The Untold Story of Intersex in the Pacific

15.00pm - 16.00pm
Session 7: Becoming a Gay Dad Family In a Legally Supportive Environment / Rainbow Families or
Session 8: Unpacking Intersectionality - Across Movements and Struggles - Which Way is the Way Forward?

16.00pm - 16.30pm
Afternoon Tea

16.30pm - 17.00pm
Open Plenary - Day 1 Refections

THURDAY 30 AUGUST 2018

09.00am 11.30am

Site Visit 1 - Mapuifagalele Home of the Elderly - Meet & Greet, Mingle, Morning Tea, Siva Samoa, Gift, Discourse about the importance of the Elderly in Samoan Culture, and the work of Samoa Faafafine Association in supporting the Elderly, the cultural significance of that support and how it translates to other areas of Samoa Faafafine Association's advocacy.

11.30am - 16.30pm
Site Visit 2
- Aleipata Faafafine Association - sub group of parent Samoa Faafafine Association - before and after tsunami 2009, the restoration work, intersectional climate justice issues, disaster preparedness, being LGBTI in a rural community - the realities and lived experiences, the support, where it comes from, lunch, swim at the world famous Lalomanu Beach, return to Apia to prepare for Samoan Premiere "Leitis in waiting".

17.00pm - 22.00pm

FEATURE PREMIERE - Samoan Premiere of the award winning documentary "Leitis in Waiting"  ” winner of Commonwealth Points of Light Award, Special Jury Prize at the Festival International Du Film Docmentaire Oceanien (FIFO), Tahiti, and was one of six awardees that won the 2017 Frameline Completion Fund Award. The premiere will be at  Taumeasina Island Resort.

FRIDAY 31 AUGUST 2018

 09.00am - 10.00am
Session 9: Rights & Responsibilities - Promoting Rights of SOGIESC Groups through National Mechanisms & Processes or
Session 10: What is the Takatapui Narrative of Voices? Why is it important? What about youth voices?

10.00am - 11.00am
Session 11: Weaving The Pacific - ILGA World 2019 & Beyond or
Session 12: Taualuga - A Special Place for the Elderly / Matua / Kaumatua / in our Struggle

11.00am - 11.30am
Morning Tea

11.30am - 12.30pm
Session 13: ILGA Oceania Proposed Constitutional Amendments or
Session 14: The Role of Women / Lesbians in the Pacific - Stealth by Choice or Reason?

12.30pm - 2.00pm
Lunch

14.00pm - 15.00pm
Closing Plenary - Final Thoughts - 10 Point Action Plan

15.00pm - 17.00pm

Miss Samoa Faafafine Pageant Preparations

17.00pm - 23.00pm
Miss Samoa Faafafine 2018 - 2019 - ILGA Staff, ILGA Oceania Scholars are Special Guests - Other Delegates Pay @ Door $20 WST ($9 AUD) - Conference will Officially Close on Stage during the Pageant!

SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 - ILGA Oceania Annual General Meeting

Taumeasina Resort
09.00am - 12.00pm

AGENDA

1) Minutes from Previous Annual General Meeting - Wellington, March 2016

2) Office Bearer Reports
Co-Convenors (R Karetai, Y Brown)
Secretary (S Margan)
Treasurer (J Kaur)

3) Elections of Board Members
Pacific (4), Australia (4), New Zealand (2)

4) Constitution Changes

5) 2020 Regional Conference Bids

6) Members Open Feedback

Conference Venue

Taumeasina Resort

Taumeasina Island Resort is the newest  resort in Samoa situated on an exclusive island just outside of Apia. 

Taumeasina Resort

it has 80 hotel rooms and a mix of two and three bedroom self-contained villas. 

Taumeasina Resort

Built on partially reclaimed land it is approximately 60,000sqm or 14.8 acres, and is connected by a causeway to the mainland of Upolu, Samoa's main island.

Taumeasina Resort

Taumeasina Island and Resort has a great choice of dining for guests and only a  45 minute drive from the Faleolo International Airport, and a 5 minute drive from Apia.

Apia

Apia is the capital and the largest city in Samoa . From 1900 to 1919, it was the capital of German Samoa, and is located on the central north coast of the island of Upolu, 

Apia

The Apia Urban Area has a population of 36,735 (2011 numbers) and is generally referred to as the City of Apia. 

About Samoa

Culture

Samoa’s oldest known site of human occupation is Mulifanua on the island of Upolu, dating 1,000 BC (about 3000 years ago). Being an older civilisation and culture, its important that you know about FaaSamoa - the Samoan way -  as it dictates how we live our lives! For a list of protocols whilst in Samoa, check out http://www.samoa.travel/page/protocol-in-samoa

Food

Most European and fusion cuisine is available in Samoa - Italian, Chinese,  European, traditional Samoan fare - let your eating establishment know about any allergies in advance so they can prepare! For more information on cuisines of Samoa, check out http://www.samoa.travel/page/cuisine-and-food-of-samoa

People

Samoans are very friendly and the team at ILGA Oceania and Samoa Faafafine Association are looking forward to welcoming you to Apia and making your experience one of wonder and awe so that you end up becoming a family member and will want to return to these beautiful shores! For more information about Apia, check out http://www.samoa.travel/page/apia-the-capital-city-of-samoa

Travel to Samoa

These airlines fly to Samoa on a regular basis to Apia:
www.airnewzealand.co.nz
www.fijiairways.com
www.samoaairways.com
www.virginaustralia.com
For visitors from the USA,  fly through to Pago Pago American Samoa from Honolulu or LAX, and catch a connecting flight on Samoa Airways to Apia, or fly to Suva, Auckland or Sydney and catch any of the connections listed above. 

Visas

Visitors on NZ and Australian passports do not need visas. You get a 30day visa issued on arrival. ILGA Oceania can assist with your visa by getting you all the documents needed to apply! For more information on visas and travel to Samoa, check http://www.mfat.gov.ws/visas/

Weather

Samoa is warm and tropical all year round, with 2 distinct seasons - Dry Season (May to October) & Wet Season (November to April)!!   Dress for hot and humid weather with  average daily temperature of 29 degrees Celsius! For more updates, check http://www.samoa.travel/page/weather-in-samoa

Downloads

ILGA Oceania Conference Registration Form Final (pdf)

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