Call for speakers and workshop leaders at UEA’s Transgender Conference 2014

Having recently been made the organiser of the Barbara Ross Association conferences, I am currently looking for:

  • People who are interested in submitting abstracts for either oral or poster presentations
  • Any groups/individuals who would like to lead workshops or seminars
  • Individuals or groups who would be keen to present or collaborate with the conference committee in some way other than those above – we welcome new ideas!
  • Trans* visual artists, filmmakers and musicians

Please keep abstracts to 250 words and include the following in the body of your email:

  • Title of paper
  • Name(s) of presenter(s)
  • Affiliation(s) of presenter(s), including department/unit
  • Contact e-mail address

The conference will run at the University of East Anglia (Norwich) on September 5th, 6th and 7th 2014.

Here is the programme from the TG 2012 conference, to give you a feel for what the events are like. Please do NOT be put off if your submission varies from the examples below. We are keen to expand and improve on previous events and are particularly keen to hear from trans people of colour, people from the creative industries and anyone working with the community within the helping and/or medical professions but ALL submissions are welcomed.

Conference Programme Saturday
Welcome by Barbara Ross OBE, CQSW
Olivia Johns Ma (Oxon) “True to Both Selves?” Reflections on Gender Identity
Bernard Reed OBE & Terry Reed OBE (Gender Identity Research & Education Society): Current Issues in Transgender Healthcare and Equality
Dr Francesca Swords (Endocrine Specialist) – Monitoring Hormone Therapy & Health After Reassignment Surgery
Mr Gennaro Selvaggi (Surgeon) – Male to Female surgical techniques – Personal Experience
Dr Bart van de Ven (Plastics) – Facial Feminisation Surgery
Mr Gennaro Selvaggi (Surgeon) – Female to Male Phalloplasty
Ms Alice Purnell OBE – “Trans then and Now”

Conference Programme Sunday
Mrs Susan Clark (Speech Therapist): Key factors for M to F transition
Mr Krys Vere-Bujnowski (QWest) – Female to Male Issues
Katy Jon Went: Depathologising Gender Dysphoria
– Workshops –
Simon Blackmore & Aedan Wolton introduce a film by the Evolve Trans Youth group
Plenary & Closure

Aedan Wolton, Simon Blackmore & Linda Street (Mancroft Advice Project) – Working with Trans Youth
Neil Howard, Equality & Diversity Officer, Norfolk County Council & Ashley Williams (OASIS support group) – Equality Issues for Transgender People within Public Services & Employment
Julie Innes, Diversity Advisor, Norfolk Constabulary – Community Safety
Sarah Brown, Cambridge City Councillor – Being Transgender in Public Life

For more information, to discuss an idea or to submit an abstract please contact me via email ( Please note there is currently no closing date for submissions.


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