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Summit 2020 Community Guidelines

Welcome to Summit! Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through our worldwide programs, such as this annual Workplace Summit conference, we help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.

Every year, the community that gathers at Summit is known for its generosity of spirit, open-mindedness, and genuine interest in connection and learning.

Please keep the following in mind when attending Summit:

Safe Space
The Workplace Summit is intended to be a safe and welcoming space for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Please treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, and kindness is required. Bullying of any kind is not allowed, and degrading comments about topics such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

Call In, Not Out
This is an educational space and there are varying degrees of familiarity with identities, expressions, concepts, and language. Assume positive intent. Look for opportunities to call people in, rather than out. This means engaging people one-on-one at times when they express themselves in ways that can alienate or further bias. We’re all learning from each other.

Identity Stays, Knowledge Leaves
Being part of this community requires mutual trust. While this is a public space, we want you to show up as your full, authentic self. We encourage you to trust that private information shared in this community will stay in this community. Please honor the trust of those who have shared of themselves.

Community Guideline Violations
Should you not abide by the above criteria, Out & Equal reserves the right to take action to address the situation. This could result in deleting your comment(s), your being removed from a session, and even revoking your privilege to attend the conference.

We’re very glad you’re here with us at Summit 2020!


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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.