Frequently asked Questions

What is the pricing structure?

Children of 11 and under are free of charge. Young people 12 – 18, full time students, over 65s and those on benefits are entitled to a concession ticket.  We aim to keep prices as low as we can. 

There will be a small number of free tickets available in 2018 for the first time - contact us for more information. 

I want to bring my children, are they welcome?

Yes.  There is a creche for pre-schoolers and workshops for primary age children.

What about teenagers?

Teenagers are very welcome to attend. We've found that most teenagers who attended did not want to be funnelled into their own sessions and preferred to attend the main ones. 

Is the FiLiA conference women only?

No. All are welcome.

Are the workshops all open to everyone?

This is at the discretion of the session organiser.  We have previously supported women only sessions, BME women only sessions, and men only sessions. Some will also be restricted by number. Any restricted sessions will be clearly marked as such.

Will there be disabled access?

Yes. Please see the accessibility page.

I am neurodivergent / have sensory needs and I'm not sure I can cope with the noise.

We will have quiet space set apart for those who need some time out.

I have experienced trauma and I am worried I will be triggered by the content of the workshops.

We have quiet space set aside.

You don't have the workshop / speaker I wanted.  Why not?

We were amazed by the response we got to our call for workshops.  We have designed the programme based on the feedback from previous years and what attendees said they wanted.  If you want something in particular for next year then why not come along and give us feedback for next year – or even apply to join the committee! 

I disagree with one of your speakers.

Feel free not to attend that session. We have others!  We realise that not every feminist will agree with every speaker, but we believe that there really is something for everyone available at FiLiA, and if one workshop doesn't appeal then another will.

Will there be food available at the venue?

Yes, there is a hot drinks bar at the venue and food will be available. 

Rules of discussion

Most panel sessions at FiLiA end with a Q&A discussion with the audience. We cover a wide range of topics at FiLiA including those with sensitive or personal content. We ask all who attend FiLiA to hold the following principles in mind:

* Even if you disagree with another delegate or a speaker, please assume they are speaking with good faith

* Avoid personal attacks and generalisations about groups

* If you are speaking from the floor and are asked to give way by the chair, please do so promptly

* Please do not interrupt other delegates or speakers

* FiLiA takes a strong stance against racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia

I have another query that isn't on this list.

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