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
MAY 16, 2017

MAY 17, 2017

MAY 17, 2017

MAY 18, 2017

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Lunch Session - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
StartOut StartOut Women's Series Lunch & Panel
Join StartOut and The Center for the Women's Series Lunch during LGBT Week 2017! We've invited a panel of female entrepreneurs and business leaders in the LGBT community to tell their stories. Listen to their inspiring stories of successes and failures, enjoy a light lunch, and meet a potential mentor or future business partner!
  - 11:00am - 11:30am Networking & Buffet Brunch
  - 11:30am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion with Q&A
  - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Post-Event Networking
Location: The Center, 208 W 13 St., New York, NY 10011
Confirmed Panelists:
  - Stephenie Harris, founder of Maven Cocktails
  - Maureen Erokwu, Co-Founder, Vosmap
Register: https://secure.startout.org/civicrm/event/info?id=47333&reset=1

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

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Post-Conference Reception
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Google's Autum Tech Talk Room
Also held at the Google's Autum Tech Talk Room, it will be an excellent opportunity for post-conference networking in the LGBT travel industry.

Manhattan Chamber's LGBT Network Reception
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue: Boxer's Hells Kitchen - Rooftop Terrace
    742 9th Ave., New York, NY
In case you're in NYC for our conference, but missing the travel programming highlighted above, be sure to attend this reception, where you can network and mingle with a variety of LGBT business folks here in NYC.

Partner Event: IGLTA Foundation Reception
In partnership with the IGLTA
$35 tax-deductible donation. Fabulous prizes!
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue: Bernard B. Jacobs Rooftop, 234 W 44th St, 11th Floor
Info & Registration: View Here

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

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.

Out Professionals Tech Industry Mixer
In partnership with Out Professionals
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue: Vodka Soda / Bottoms UP
   315 W 46th St., between 8th and 9th Ave)

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

Afternoon Session - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
NGLCC Supplier Diversity Workshop
More info coming soon

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