2024 Summit | Session Proposals
OUT Georgia Business Alliance's Summit & Expo is Georgia’s largest LGBTQIA+ Business & Leadership gathering of its kind showcasing queer excellence, inspiring action, and igniting opportunity.  

Held Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13 at the Georgia International Convention Center, OUT Georgia's 2024 Summit will explore the Power of Connection theme to advance meaningful and measurable impact for Georgia's LGBTQIA+ and allied businesses, organizations, and communities that need it most. 

SESSIONS

OUT Georgia prioritizes peer-to-peer collaboration and calls on our current Members and Partners to submit proposals for action-oriented, breakout sessions.
  • Duration: Breakout sessions should be no more than 45-minutes total, including intros, presentation, discussion, workshop, action, and Q&A. This allows time for attendees to transition, network, or visit the expo in between sessions.

  • Timing: Breakout sessions will begin on the hour starting late morning through the afternoon of Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, 2024. (e.g. 10:00-10:45am, 11:00-11:45am, 12:00-12:45pm, 1:00-1:45pm, etc.)
TRACKS

Successful session proposals should map to and amplify one of the tracks below, which will be visible for attendees to explore larger groupings of learning experiences: 
  • Small Business Success & Impact(Small Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Resource Providers, etc.)
  • Community Leadership & Impact* (Nonprofit & Pride Festival Leaders, Business Representatives, Resource Providers, etc.)
  • Workplace Alliance & Corporate Impact(ERG Leaders & Members, Executives & Sr Mgmt, Supplier Diversity & Procurement, HR & Talent Acquisition, DEI, and Government Affairs)

PRIORITY REPRESENTATION

OUT Georgia's Summit prioritizes session proposals rooted in intersectional leadership, representation, and content centering:
  • Women & Lesbians
  • BINBPOC (Black People, Indigenous People, and Non-Black People of Color)
  • TGXI (Transgender, Non-binary, Gender Expansive, and Intersex)
  • Disability 
  • Rural
  • Justice- Socioeconomic- and culture-impacted
  • Historically underrepresented and disenfranchised
TOPICS

OUT Georgia's Summit sessions should focus on one or more of the following:
  • Advocacy & Allyship
  • Branding & Culture
  • Business & Professional Development
  • Collaboration & Partnerships
  • Employee Groups
  • Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
  • Generations: Youth to Elders
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Leadership & Talent
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Queer Progress & History
  • Storytelling & Narratives
  • Sustainability & Accessibility

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, June 14, 2024 

Breakout Session 
  • Session Title
  • Brief Session Abstract
  • Expanded Proposal
  • Key Takeaways
  • Presenter Information
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Email *
Your Name *
Your Business, Organization, or Employer *
Your Phone Number *
Session Title *
10 word max...should be concise and catchy!
Brief Session Abstract *
The brief abstract appears on OUT Georgia's Summit & Expo website and event page. Tell attendees what your session is about, and what they can get out of the experience.
Provide an Expanded Proposal *
500 word max. This information is not shared with OUT Georgia's Summit & Expo attendees. OUT Georgia's review committee uses this information to evaluate your proposal. In addition to specifying relevance to Georgia's LGBTQIA+ Community, successful proposals will provide most or all of the following: Outline of the presentation, Method of audience interactivity, Explanation of material handouts, Background of presenters/organization with subject matter expertise.
How will the proposed Session benefit LGBTQIA+ Business Summit attendees? What are the 2-3 specific takeaways? *
Submit Presenter Info
Your proposal must include at least 1 but not more than 4 presenters. Submit information for each presenter separately. Session proposals that include information about everyone involved in leading the session are better positioned to be accepted.
Presenter Info *
Please list names, pronouns, identity info (LGBTQIA+, race/ethnicity, gender identity/expression, veteran, ability, etc.), organizations, titles, and contact info for each Presenter.
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