Welcome to the web site for the
7th International Conference
to be held in Sydney, New South Wales,
from 25th to 28th October 2002.
The venue for the conference will be the University of Technology Sydney. UTS is centrally located close to Central Railway Station and bus station. The Welcoming Reception on the 25th will be held at UTS and the Biversity Party featuring a Skott Freedman performance will be held at the Burdekin Hotel, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst on 26th. These two events can be attended separately from the conference.
After the conference finishes on October 28th, we will be organising excursions in and around Sydney on 29th and 30th. The 7ICB is part of the Gay Games 2002 Sports and Cultural Festival. See our web link to the Gay Games 2002 web site in the top right corner of this page. Remember there are other conferences & events on as part of the Festival.
Gay Games 2002 sporting events commence on November 1st.
Skott Freedman, 23, Bi & Proud, direct from the USA will be performing at the Biversity Party on October 26th.
Sydney & Australia
QANTAS is Australia's international carrier. Australia's major domestic airlines, QANTAS & Virgin Blue, have
great safety records and security rates as some of the best in the
World. October/November is Spring here and Sydney could be expected
to have warm days and cooler nights. Sydney and surrounds offer
some great natural and human-made attractions and if you are
prepared to explore further afield you can experience the wonders
and pleasures that Australia has to offer. Why not visit some of our other State capitals, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin or the Federal capital, Canberra. There are our great wine growing areas, some within a couple of hours from Sydney in the Hunter Valley. Then there are our fine golden sand beaches along the New South Wales and Queensland coastlines with centres such as Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise) and Sunshine Coast (Noosa) also Queensland's Coral Coast (Bundaberg to Cooktown), Islands and Great Barrier Reef or Western Australia's amazing coastline. There is the Red Centre with Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayres Rock) or our famous World Heritage Areas, Kakadu, the Daintree and the Franklin.
And when you leave our friendly shores why not visit our neighbours Aotearoa/New Zealand, Fiji, Bali or Singapore.
Sessions, Presentations & Workshops
We are now calling for your expressions of interest in running sessions,
presenting papers and workshops at the 7ICB.
Deadline is 31st August 2002.
Download the Call for Papers in pdf format
or the Call for Papers in doc file format.
If you can please e-mail us your proposals.
We have tried to offer you conference fees that are resonable and cover costs. To obtain the discount rates you must register and pay by the 31st August. We can accept payment by cash, cheque or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Bankcard). All fees include GST and a small processing fee to cover cheque and credit card processing charges.
We encourage you to make a donation with your payment to help others less advantaged attend through our Travel Assistance Fund or help cover any additional costs.
Download the Registration Form in pdf format
or the Registration Form in doc file format.
For those not wanting to attend the Conference but want to attend the Welcome Reception and/or Biversity Party, please also fill in the Registration Form to get your tickets for these social events. Discount rates apply only until 31st August and numbers will be limited.
At this stage of the conference we have no money for
scholarships. However we will be endeavouring to raise funds through
Dance Parties in Sydney, other events, donations and
sponsorships. Scholarships will be restricted initially to bisexual
people from developing countries who have already been organising
around bisexuality in areas such as groups, research, health,
activism and sport. Priority will be given to indigenous
Australians, people from Asia and the Pacific, from Africa and to
youth and those with disabilities who are active in their home
communities. If you feel you can offer your community something from
attending the conference and other events in Sydney, then please
contact us for an application form and guidelines.
We recommend you also review the Gay
Games scholarship program http://www.sydney2002.org.au/register_scholarship.asp
The Gay Games Scholarship Program has now closed. We encourage you to try alternative sources for funding.
We would like to encourage established bisexual and GLBT
groups as well as individuals in developed countries to make a
donation to the Travel Assistance Fund. This will enable us
to assist those people who may need full or partial financial
assistance to attend and present at the conference. This was quite
successful for the 5th conference in Boston, USA in 1998. The Bisexual Resource
Center in Boston, USA has agreed to administer donations
(preferably in US dollars) made out to the Travel Assistance Fund
and sent to them.
To make a donation direct to the Australian Bisexual Network, host of the 7ICB, for the Travel Assistance Fund, we are now able to accept Visa, MasterCard & Bankcard. Simply send us an e-mail with your details and the amount in Australian dollars you wish to donate. Or you can telephone us on (07) 3857 2500 / +61-7-3857 2500 or post your details to us at our mailing address:
PO Box 490
We are looking for organisations and businesses to either
sponsor a person to attend or sponsor an event or some aspect of
the conference. If your organisation or business feels it would like
to become involved through sponsorship, please contact us by e-mail
at the address on the bottom of this page to discuss how. Of course we welcome your support through a donation to the Conference's Travel Assistance Fund or to help with our running costs.
If you would like to
participate in discussion on the conference, the program or any
other aspect, then do join our list on yahoogroups.
We will endeavour to house overseas and interstate participants with local Sydney people but you must register your request for housing on the Registration Form by 31st August. If you are a Sydney person that can offer accommodation to a delegate please contact us as soon as possible.
7ICB has not included accommodation in the registration fees for the conference. If you are not requesting community housing, you will have to organise your own accommodation in Sydney. The following links may assist you.
The best guide is Sydney City Search, search on inner city - also has travel and tourist information.
Venues close to UTS and Oxford Street include:
City Central Backpackers
752 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: +61-2-9212 4833 / (02) 9212 4833
Fax: +61-2-9212 5733 / (02) 9212 5733
Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Bankcard, EFTPOS
Central Railway Hotel
240 Chalmers St
Sydney, NSW 2016
Tel: +61-2-9319 7800 / (02) 9319 7800
370 Abercrombie St
Darlington NSW 2000
Tel: +61-2-9698 8557 / (02) 9698 8557
Sydney Central Private Hotel
75 Wentworth Ave
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9212 1005
Fax: (02) 9212 1005
Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Bankcard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB Card, Travellers Cheques
Metro Motor Inn
1 Meagher St
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Tel: (02) 9319 4133
Camperdown Towers Motel
144 Mallett St
Tel: (02) 9519 5211
The Great Southern Hotel
715-723 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 (next to China Town)
Tel: (02) 9211 4311
and the rates are $89 per night.
Others you could try include UniLodge Sydney Campus Appartments on Broadway (cnr. Bay St.) offers quite good rates, especially for students, tel. (02) 9338 5000 and YHA Sydney Central, Pitt Street, tel. (02) 9281 9444. There's also the Wool Brokers on Darling Harbour at 22 Allen Street, Pyrmont, tel. (02) 9552 4773, bed & breakfast.
Or try the Travel Hero Search on Australia.
For last minute accommodation try: Need It Now.
If you feel you would like to help in the
organising, volunteering during the conference, reviewing
presentation proposals, offering accommodation or any other
assistance, please contact us by e-mail.
Finally, we will not be able to hold the Bi Art and Photography Exhibition.
However we are asking you to send us a recent photo of you and on the back,
your first name, city/town/state and country. These will form a poster piece
at the conference to show Bi solidarity from around the world. It is your
chance to be in Sydney in Bi spirit at least and support the 7ICB and the
global Bi Movement. Please post your photo to us at PO Box 490, Lutwyche,
Queensland, Australia 4030 by September 20th.
7ICB is open to ALL people with an interest in bisexuality from a personal
or professional point of view. The program areas include - activism, community,
culture, health and relationships and we encourage all bi people
and partners of bisexuals to particularly support the 7ICB, THEIR
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