Frequently asked Questions

What is the purpose of the conference?

FiLiA is more than just a conference.  We received charitable status in 2015, and run events throughout the year and a variety of actions.  We want to unite, to inform, and to inspire those who attend. We are not just a talking shop; we will be drafting documents and formulating strategy, while networking opportunities allow feminists from around the globe to share ideas and to build upon one another's work. 

What is the pricing structure?

Children of 12 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.

I want to bring my children, are they welcome?

Yes.  There will be provision for children up to 12 years old.

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. 

Are the workshops all open to everyone?

This is at the discretion of the session organiser.  We have had 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?

Please see the accessibility page.

Can men come to Feminism in London?

Yes. All are welcome.

I am trans* / genderqueer / do not identify with a gender. Can I come?

Yes.  All are welcome.  

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, in the “Green Rooms” area.

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

We have quiet rooms set aside and listeners in the “Green Rooms” area.

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?

There has been in previous years. This will be confirmed nearer the time.

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

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