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2022 Workplace Summit Pitch Template

Many workplaces now recognize the importance of attending the Out & Equal Workplace Summit and have policies and funds in place to support sending team members at every level. 

We’ve drafted the following text to help you educate your company’s decision makers about the importance of the conference and to inform them of the benefits to you and your organization of your participation. 

Use it as a starting point for your own email. Just copy, paste, and edit it. 

Dear _________, 

I wanted to share with you an excellent workplace equality conference – the Out & Equal Workplace Summit – happening October 17-20, in-person in Las Vegas, NV. The Workplace Summit is the largest LGBTQ+ conference in the world and this year they will welcome thousands of LGBTQ+ and ally professionals (from executives to ERG leaders) both virtually and in-person. This is the first Workplace Summit back in-person since before the pandemic and I would love to be a part of this incredible gathering!

Summit is a four-day conference filled with abundant educational opportunities including over 100 LGBTQ+ and diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops, panels, roundtables, and networking opportunities. Summit also has inspiring plenary sessions featuring prominent LGBTQ+ and ally leaders and celebrities. Take a look at the highlights from last year’s Summit plenary sessions and featured premier sessions.

At the Workplace Summit, there is content for almost anyone in our (Insert ERG / Organization / Firm). If we can attend this conference, our personnel will bring back cutting-edge information surrounding LGBTQ+ talent acquisition, retention, ERG development, and best global HR/DEI practices. Most of our industry peers, clients, and competitors are already attending. I wouldn’t want us to miss this important opportunity to gain the edge we need to be successful with (Insert focus: ERG development/recruitment/capacity building/supplier diversity/D&I/benefits administration/executive promotion). You can view Out & Equal’s full list of corporate partners that send employees to this event every year. 

This would be a valuable opportunity for myself, my colleagues, and our organization to develop professionally, co-create a successful and affirming company culture, and stay up to date on the best practices to foster LGBTQ+ diversity within our company.

You can review this 2021 Workplace Summit Impact Report to really narrow in on attendee demographics, such as location, industry, Fortune-rank, employee-level, etc. The report also gives great insight on what attendees gain from the experience. I’m hopeful I’ll be able to attend this year and share my own custom recap report with you and our team after returning.

To learn more about this year’s Workplace Summit, visit Out & Equal’s Summit website where they update information regularly.

Thank you for your support.

{Your Name} 

{Your Title} 


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