Register now for the Homo’poly End Conference!
17-18 May 2019
This conference aims to contribute towards a better understanding of homosexuality in secondary and tertiary education. The conference targets lecturers at teaching colleges and universities, teachers in secondary education, policy makers and representatives of sector organisations.
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This conference seeks to promote understanding and acceptance of diversity, more specifically homosexuality. Education institutions play a critical role in eliminating the social breeding ground for homophobia and in providing a safe, secure space for young people to explore their sexual orientation and gender identity. Despite notable progress in some parts of the world, the experiences of the LGBT community illustrate that education systems still largely fail to meet these expectations.
This conference aims to contribute towards a better understanding of homosexuality in secondary and tertiary education. The conference targets lecturers at teaching colleges and universities, teachers in secondary education, policy makers and representatives of sector organisations. Conference participants will obtain insights from a large comparative analysis in 8 European countries, as well as the effects of living in a same-sex household on test scores, early school leaving and the labour market. In addition, the conference provides practical workshops on didactical materials for secondary and tertiary education.
The conference takes place on the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biophobia. The conference is organised by the research center Leuven Economics of Education Research (LEER) of the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU leuven, and the partners of the Homo’poly project (www.homopoly.eu).
Registration & Fees
The registration fee for this conference includes entry for both days, conference package, lunches and coffee breaks for both days. Dinner on Friday May 17th is included. The conference fee is € 50.
Conference venue: Faculty of Economics and Business KU Leuven
Deadline registration & payment: April 1st, 2019. Click here to register online.
Please note that if you require an official invoice, you need to contact Ann Van Espen before making your payment. Please also note that official invoices take several weeks and cannot be changed afterwards. We can, however, also provide you with a receipt stating your payment details, this can be done immediately after we have received your payment.
- Participation fees are to be transferred to the following account of the KU Leuven: KU Leuven, Krakenstraat 3, B-3000 LEUVEN KBCBank: IBAN: BE09 4320 0000 1157, SWIFT/BIC: KREDBEBB.References: name of the participant and the code: 400/0016/91172. Without this code we cannot trace your payment, please make sure it is included.All bank charges and commissions are to be paid by the participants. Please inform your bank about this when ordering the transfer.
Your registration will only be valid after we have received your payment.In case of any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
Day 1 - Friday 17 May 2019:
|9.30||Welcome by Oliver Holz|
|10.30||What are the effects of living in a same-sex household on test scores, early school leaving and the labour market, evidence from the Netherlands by Kristof De Witte|
|11.45||Parallel sessions with presentations (submitted beforehand)|
|13.30||Workshops on didactical materials in secondary and tertiary education → Participants choose 1 workshop out of the offer of 4 per education level|
|15.15||Workshops on didactical materials in secondary and tertiary education → Participants choose 1 workshop out of the offer of 4 per education level|
|16.30||Guided tour through Leuven|
|18.00||End of day 1|
|19.00||Dinner in the Faculty Club|
Day 2 - Saturday 18 May 2019:
|9.30||Effects of the didactical materials – Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in the Netherlands by Ralph de Jong and Kristof De Witte|
|10.15||Parallel sessions with both theory and concrete didactical materials. Participants choose 1 parallel session|
|14.00||End of day 2 for the general public|
|15.00||End meeting of the Homo’poly group.|
Travel and stay
Leuven is situated at the very heart of Europe, only 20 minutes by train from Brussels South. Brussels Airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport) with direct trains to Leuven, all details can be found here.
How to get to Leuven?
The venue of the workshop is the Faculty of Economics and Business, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven (interactive map)
Upon arrival at Leuven trainstation you can:
- take a taxi (appr. € 10)
- bus number 1 or 2 (ask the driver to stop at the church called 'Sint-Michielskerk')
- walk to the venue, it will take you about 15-20 min. from the railway station: watch the video!
Please note that participants have to make their own hotel reservations. Since conference discounts are often higher than online prices, we suggest you book online and check with the hotel as well.
You can contact Ann Van Espen for all practical matters, she will be happy to help you. Please note that participants have to make their own hotel reservations.
Faculty of Economics and Business
Office hours: Monday & Wednesday, Tuesday every other week
Kristof De Witte (KU Leuven, Maastricht University)