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Chrysalis Transinclusivity Conference 2019
April 9, 2019
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Chrysalis, the South’s leading charity supporting transgender people and their significant others, invites you to our second conference showcasing strategies and best practice for supporting transgender people in the workplace and beyond.

2018 saw a significant rise in online and media transphobic speech however organisations and individuals continued to work tirelessly to improve inclusivity and acceptance.

TransInclusivity is an opportunity for policy writers, influencers and those who work with and for trans+ people to develop best practice for the inclusion and support of trans+ colleagues, clients and the general public.

Delegates can expect to:

  • Learn about the real challenges faced by trans+ people in their everyday interactions and see why TransInclusivity saves lives
  • Develop tools for the development and implementation of transinclusive policy and practice
  • Work with peers in a safe and respectful space to explore challenges in their work which negatively impact their trans+ colleagues, clients and general public

Check out our website for details of speakers, workshops and presentations

#GenderIdentityMatters #TransInclusivity

Venue: Solent University conference centre is fully accessible and benefits from excellent transport links; for more information please see

Conference agenda

Registration from 9.30am.

Keynote Address

TransInclusivity – speaker: Juno Dawson

Award winning author of fiction and non-fiction for young adults and a longstanding champion of inclusion

Parallel morning sessions (booking required)

Panel Discussion

When Inclusivity Doesn’t Work – Domestic Violence, Honour Based Abuse and Hate Crime

Delegates can expect this session to deliver

  • an understanding of transphobic abuse and hate crime
  • an insider’s view into how statutory services deal with victims and perpetrators
  • tools for recognising, referring and supporting victims of abuse

First hand knowledge and experience from social workers, the police and the crown prosecution service

Workshop 1

Trans Awareness

An informal one hour interactive workshop where delegates will learn about:

  • the latest terminology and acronyms
  • the reality of being transgender, the science and the lived experience
  • your legal requirements as an employer


Transinclusion in the 21st Century

Expect to be challenged on your biases and perceptions on Inclusion Strategies

This workshop sets out to challenge the status quo and ask the tough questions around bias, privilege and inclusion, getting people to be comfortable feeling uncomfortable

Attendees will

  • learn some practical steps to build a more inclusive service and workplace environment
  • Gain some quick wins and a starting point to supporting transgender, questioning and non-binary individuals
  • Share experiences and group ideas on becoming an effective Trans Ally organisation

Parallel afternoon sessions (booking required)

Breakout strand 1

Innovation and Inclusion in Institutions

An interactive session where delegates can explore the challenges in making change in institutions and develop tools to drive change

Hear case studies and find solutions to working within real business, building and personnel constraints

Breakout strand 2

Including Youth – the challenges around supporting Young People

Session deliverables:

  • Increase your knowledge of the support available for young people locally and nationally
  • Identify some of the barriers to transition faced by young people both in mainstream society and in UK African culture
  • Understand the impacts of not transitioning
  • Explore the consequences of not supporting trans+ young people

Breakout strand 3

Inclusion in support services

Session deliverables:

  • Increase your knowledge of the support available for staff and service users
  • Discuss examples of best practice and challenges

Develop tools for making your services inclusive

Closing address

Raising Awareness and Engaging the Majority


If you would like to enquire about having a stall at the event, please contact or ring the Chrysalis office on 01489 589111.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact or ring us on 01489 589111

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Either printed or electronic tickets are fine.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you are unable to attend we can transfer the ticket to someone else. Please ring to arrange.


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