A must-attend series of conferences, symposia, workshops and events.

Held in New York City, the LGBT Business Capital,
LGBT WeekSM is all about connections.


How can you identify the best markets within LGBT to maximize ROI? Which mix of elements should be in your plans: Print ads? Websites? Mobile? Social? Influencers? Video? Sponsorships? How will you measure success? Who can you partner with to amplify your initiatives? We cover it all and much more with intriguing expert presentations and real-life case studies. Whether you are new to the LGBT market, or a long-time veteran, you can't afford to miss this comprehensive educational and networking program.


The LGBT Community's First Open Source Conference!

LGBT WeekSM is an "open source" mosaic of events and activities, produced and hosted by various LGBT-dedicated organizations. Focusing on a week in New York City facilitates a synergy among the events and organizers that isn't otherwise available. For example, we are working with the NGLCC to produce a 1/2-day workshop regarding certification and business tools for success, as well as a joint networking reception. We are also working with the IGLTA to produce a 1/2-day LGBT Travel Symposium. In years past, oSTEM partnered with Credit Suisse to produce a Monday evening panel on Talent in Modern FinTech, StartOut produced an LGBT Women's Business Event, and Out Professionals scheduled their LGBT Tech mixer event to be held during LGBT Week. These events are cross-promoted to all the other LGBT Week events, expanding awareness and participation. We're happy to consider all content contributors! Please review our Partner Page here for more information, and please do contact us here for details.



#LGBTWeekNYC events are produced by:





Our Presenting Partners & Sponsors


Google            Rivendell            Argentina



Our premiere conference series held during LGBT Week NYC 2017 will be the
3RD ANNUAL LGBT TOURISM SYMPOSIUM
MAY 16, 2017



10TH ANNUAL CMI MARKETING & ADVERTISING SYMPOSIUM
MAY 17, 2017



LGBT WEEK NETWORKING RECEPTION
MAY 17, 2017



LGBT NEW MEDIA SYMPOSIUM
MAY 18, 2017



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Welcome Reception - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Out Professionals LGBT Week NYC Welcome Reception
Hosted by Out Professionals, be sure to join us for the kick-off welcome reception to be held at The Attic Rooftop Lounge
Location: The Attic

Morning Session - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Symposium on Latin American LGBT Business, Tourism & Hospitality
More info coming soon
Venue: Google's Autum Tech Talk Room
   111 8th Ave., 11th Floor, New York NY
Register: Click Here

Afternoon Session - 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
LGBT Week NYC - Marketing, Advertising & New Media LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Symposium New York
In partnership with IGLTA... Tap into the expanding and diversifying LGBT tourism and hospitality marketplace.
This dynamic half-day conference offers all new content featuring industry leader case studies, along with a review of Community Marketing & Insights' latest LGBT research and best practices training. We'll cover advertising, marketing & technology concepts that relate directly to LGBT travel. Ideal for tourism offices, CVBs, DMOs, hospitality groups, hotels, tour operators, meeting planners, retailers and more.

Venue: Google's Autum Tech Talk Room
   111 8th Ave., 11th Floor, New York NY

Register: Click Here

Community Marketing

The 9th Annual LGBT Marketing & Advertising Symposium follows successful national and regional programs held by Community Marketing & Insights throughout the country over the past several years. Participants from the New York City region, as well as across North America are invited to attend the conference.

"In a recovering economic market, the LGBT segment presents an especially valid and viable opportunity for growth," said David Paisley, the event organizer. "The LGBT Marketing & Advertising Symposium offers a comprehensive research, advertising, marketing, and communications forum that will help attendees reach a broad spectrum of LGBT consumers."

A Two-Day Gay MBA: Whether you are a long-time LGBT market expert or new to the segment, you will attain valuable insights and approaches into the LGBT marketplace. Dedicated to marketing, advertising and PR executives and agencies serving all industries, who want to successfully reach LGBT consumers, and initiate or update effective strategies.

Venue: New York Times Conference Center
   620 8th Ave., New York, NY
NYTimes.com


Post-Conference Reception
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Venue: New York Times Conference Center, Indoor Terrace
Also held at the NY Times Conference Center, we'll move to their indoor terrace for some great food, open bar, networking and opportunities to meet and greet our sponsors.

Morning Session - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
LGBT New Media Symposium
Weaving in some of the presentations and initiatives related to LGBT advertising & marketing we've touched on in years past, while adding advanced concepts in technology that relate directly to LGBT advertising & marketing. Topics include mobile, website and social media analytics, social media listening, programmatic ad buying, LGBT bloggers and content marketing.
This session includes networking lunch

Venue: New York Times Conference Center
   620 8th Ave., New York, NY
NYTimes.com

Afternoon Session - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
NGLCC Supplier Diversity Workshop
The Tools for LGBT Business Success: NGLCC Certification and So Much More

Join senior leaders of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce [NGLCC], the business voice of the LGBT community, along with highly successful company founders to learn how to remove barriers and increase access to strategic growth opportunities for America's 1.4 million LGBT business owners... like you!

The workshop will prepare attendees to:

  • Grow their businesses with the NGLCC LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification,
  • Leverage the resources of the U.S. Small Business Administration & NGLCC Affiliates around the country into lucrative procurement contracts,
  • Take advantage of emerging procurement opportunities now open in CA, WA, MA, and with over 1/3 of the Fortune 500!

Who should attend:

  • Currently certified LGBTBEs seeking new growth strategies
  • LGBT business owners
  • Local business leaders
  • Supplier Diversity and procurement professionals
  • Anyone committed to the economic advancement of LGBT people

Venue: New York Times Conference Center
   620 8th Ave., New York, NY
Register: Click Here


Post-Conference Reception - NGLCC M3
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Venue: TBD