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2021 Workplace Summit FAQ


Who is Out & Equal?
Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through our worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships and our annual Workplace Summit conference, we help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.

We partner with Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and organizations across industries and diverse missions to provide LGBTQ executive leadership development, comprehensive D&I training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.


How much does Summit registration cost?
The full cost to attend the virtual Summit is $800. We also offer discounted rates for those who register no later than July 31st, government employees, and workshop presenters.

Standard Attendee$750$800

 How do I register as a government employee or workshop presenter?
Please contact Registration@outandequal.org to obtain the separate link to register as a Government employee or workshop presenter. Please note that you must have a .gov or .mil email address to be eligible for the Government rate. If you are planning to submit a workshop proposal, please wait to register until you are notified of your proposal status.

What forms of payment are accepted?
For the 2021 Workplace Summit, all registrations must be paid for with a credit card. Registrations will not be considered complete without the application of a credit card, so please have a credit card available before beginning your registration.
If your company requires that you make a payment via check, please contact Registration@outandequal.org to pre-pay for your registration. You will be issued a code which can be used to settle your balance online in the registration process. Your registration code will be issued once payment is processed.


I was given a code to register and it isn’t working. What do I do?
Please contact Summit Registration at registration@outandequal.org for assistance applying your code to your registration.

My company is a Summit partner, but I was not given a discount code. Where do I retrieve my code?
As a partner, your company may have been given a limited number of complimentary codes for company attendees. These codes MUST be distributed by the designated partnership contact at your company, and cannot be distributed by Summit Registration or Out & Equal.  If you believe you should have received a code for registration, please contact your company representative. If you do not know who the company representative is, please contact Partnerships@outandequal.org.


How do I register a group?
If you’d like to register a group of over 10 attendees, please contact Registration@outandequal.org.


I can no longer attend and no one can go in my place. What do I do?
A $100 Cancellation Processing Fee will be charged for all cancellation requests and the following additional fees will apply:
– Until July 30: registration purchase is 100% refundable (except for mandatory $100 processing fee)
– From July 31 to September 3: 50% of the total registration purchase is refundable.
– No refund of any kind will be given for cancellation notices received after September 3, 2021.


I can no longer attend but someone else can go in my place. How do I substitute?
Name changes and substitutions for registrations from the same organization are welcomed until September 3, 2021. After this point, transfers will not be accepted and refunds for cancellations will not be given.
Please contact Summit Registration at registration@outandequal.org for assistance substituting your registration.


How do I access the virtual event platform?
Once the virtual event platform has launched, attendees who have registered will automatically receive an email containing a unique link to access the platform. Summit will be hosted on Pathable, which is the same Zoom-based virtual platform we used for 2020 Summit. 

When can I access the virtual platform?
As long as you’ve already registered for the conference, you will gain access to the virtual platform on Tuesday, September 28th. If you register after this date, you will gain access approximately one day after you register.


How can I submit a proposal for a panel, workshop, or other session type?
To submit your proposal, please download our CFP kit and visit our Call for Proposals site.

I have an idea for a session but need to find more panelists or co-presenters. What can I do? 
Out & Equal partners should visit the 2021 Workplace Summit Discussion forum on the Global Hub. This space is intended for partners to find resources, case studies, and co-presenters for sessions.

I’d like to speak to someone at Out & Equal about my session proposal.
To schedule a 15-minute consultation with a member of the Out & Equal’s L&D team, please visit our calendar.


I’ve heard great things about the Summit Buddy Program. Can I still sign up?

You can sign up for the Buddy Program during the registration process. Please note that the program will likely fill up, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. More information about the Summit Buddy Program is available here.


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Out & Equal is the global convener, thought leader and catalyst actively working to achieve workplaces of equality and belonging - supporting LGBTQ+ employees and leaders who thrive in their careers and lives and achieve greater impact on the world.