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Event Overview:

The annual Workplace Summit is where employees and experts from around the world gather to share strategies and best practices to create workplace equality, inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

It’s one thing for corporations to have a commitment to creating workplaces that are welcoming and supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. But it’s another thing to develop policies and programs that can lead to equitable work environments. That’s where Out & Equal comes in. We collaborative closely with executives, HR and employee groups at Fortune 1000 companies to ensure that everyone has the knowledge and tools they need to deliver on their commitment to workplace equality.
What Workplace Summit Offers

The Workplace Summit is offered with two options: First, there’s a three-day conference with 114 unique education opportunities. Or, come early for a special leadership day of seminars at an additional cost.

We offer 14 learning tracks throughout to enhance your educational journey. From Allies to Bisexual to Professional Development, pick a track that interests you and follow every workshop focused on a given topic.

This year’s 114 unique education opportunities include:

    78 workshops
    12 featured panels
    12 roundtables
    6 global series
    6 case studies

The events are organized into 14 learning tracks:

    Beyond Corporate Workplaces
    Beyond LGBT Diversity
    Changing Workplace Climate
    Corporate Case Studies
    Employee Business Resource Groups (basic)
    Employee Business Resource Groups (advanced)
    Law, Policy & Benefits
    Professional Development
    Case Studies

Partner / Sponsor Information:

The Out & Equal Workplace Summit is the premier conference on LGBT issues in the workplace. During the three days of the conference, attendees are provided with all the information and resources they need to create an out and equal workplace.

Why Partnership Matters

Out & Equal is the premier organization focusing on LGBT workplace issues. We seek workplace equality for all, inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, expressions and characteristics.

Visible corporate support and participation through partnerships reinforce an organization’s reputation as an employer of choice for the LGBT community.

Partnerships help keep organizations aware of leading edge practices and issues, and competitive in LGBT talent recruitment and retention.

What Partnership Fosters

Employee engagement: Partnerships with Out & Equal are an effective forum for organizations to ensure that they stay on the leading edge of best practices around this aspect of talent management. We provide organizations with the opportunity to contribute to the dialogue for emerging issues and best practices affecting LGBT employees.

HR/Diversity and Inclusion professional development: Out & Equal highlights aspects of LGBT workplace equality to the talent management community, from general education to policy development to changes in the legal framework affecting the LGBT employee community.

Executive networking: We provide a unique opportunity for senior executives - those from the LGBT community and allies with positions in senior organizational leadership - to be visibly supportive of LGBT workplace equality.

About Out & Equal Workplace Advocates:

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality. Out & Equal collaborates with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for LGBT employees.

Since 1996, Out & Equal has worked with executives, human resources professionals and Employee Resource Groups to provide leadership and professional development, education and research.

There may be many networking opportunities at the 2015 Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/05/2015 - 10/08/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: General Business
Other Industries: Business, General Business, Human Resources, Other / Miscellaneous
Estimated Attendance: 2,500
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Individuals, Human Resources Professionals, Diversity Managers, Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leaders, and Allies
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:

90% are aged 26-55
56% male, 40% female, 3.3%
Trans, and 0.7% other

62% have household incomes
of more than $100,000
Sexual Orientation:
80% identify as
Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual
50% have attended more than
one Summit

87% educated to degree or more (44% have a graduate or professional degree)

Audience Behavior

85% plan to return to the next Summit
99% recommend the Summit to their peers
91% read the Summit program
90% visit the Exhibit Hall
54% extended their Summit stay to five or more days
Venue: Hilton Anatole
Venue Phone: (214) 748-1200
Venue Type: Indoor - Hotel
Official Conference Hotel:Hilton Anatole
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:100+ Partners/Sponsors
Show Owner:Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Show Manager:Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details:

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Community Friend (Non Profit Only) $5,000   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Small Business (500 Employees or Fewer) $5,000   Water: n/a
10' x 10' Public Sector (Government Only) $10,000   Generator: n/a
10' x 10' Advocate $20,000   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: n/a
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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