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Illuminating Truth, Community, and the Path Forward.  

October 7-10, 2024, Orlando, FL

We are in a moment when the voices and actions of a few are attempting to dim the light and progress of an entire movement. And while it may seem overwhelming, we must remember our potential, our strength, and our value. In times of adversity, doubt, and challenge, Queer joy and resilience will always outshine and persevere.   

Each one of us possess this light inside of us, which when nurtured and joined by others magnifies to become brighter. Together, we form a searchlight and beacon for ourselves and others. Flickers become flames, and opportunity for a brighter future outshines current realities of scarcity and isolation.  

We are a haven where individuals can discover and connect with others, feel safe within those spaces, and thrive. Our light is  a source of hope, inspiration, and truth in a time that seems overwhelmingly bleak.  

Individually and as a collective community, we can break down barriers, bring everyone along, and illuminatate the way forward where workplaces—and the world—are rich in inclusion and belonging, and innovation and opportunity are unlocked, for LGBTQ+ people and for all. 

And through the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, we will harness, nurture, and grow that light. We will remind our collective community and the world of the brilliance and power we hold. We will remind them that we are an unstoppable, radiant force. 

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Workplace Summit is a Partner-exclusive event. Not a partner? Click here to learn more about how you can join this exciting event.

Leadership Lab Day (formerly Pre-con Day)

The 2024 Summit Leadership Lab Day (formerly Pre-Con Day) will take place on October 7. It will provide attendees and learners with insights and skill-building opportunities to deepen their understanding and effectiveness across five dedicated learning tracks in a cohort/community setting.

  • Strategies for Supercharging LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) Power
  • Skills for Navigating Policy for Non-Policy Practitioners
  • Shattering the Lavender Ceiling: Trans and Nonbinary Leadership Development
  • Cultivating Your Personal Queer Power for Change
  • Going Global to Glocal: Development and Advocacy Worldwide

Recognize Impact & Elevate Role Models

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, Out & Equal has recognized more than 100 individuals, organizations and workplace initiatives, and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) across a range of categories whose work is proven to have advanced LGBTQ+ workplace equity and belonging for all. Our Outie Award finalists are role models, having demonstrated replicable inclusive leadership efforts in their organizations and beyond. Submission are due Wednesday, July 10.

Submit a Nomination

“I wish my company would send a larger group to Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Bringing our knowledge learned at Summit back to the workplace is truly priceless.” 

Mark your calendar now and secure your spot for an unforgettable experience!

This year’s Workplace Summit is back in Orlando on October 8-10, and a pre-Summit Leadership Lab Day on the 7th. The largest LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion event in the world brings together a global community of thought leaders and changemakers to knowledge share, exchange promising and/or best practices for making measurable and lasting change, and to network in ways that build important relationships that last a lifetime.

Attendees will:  

Gain knowledge, insights, and solution-oriented and actionable strategies proven to advance LGBTQ+ equity in the workplace and beyond. 
Engage in rich and meaningful discussions with leaders, influencers, and advocates from around the world 
Build community and create lasting connections. 
Supercharge your individual capacity for change and leave refueled, reenergized, and ready for what’s ahead.  


Global workplaces where all people are equal, belong, and thrive.


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.