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Wednesday Schedule

Ticketed Breakfast 
Women's Breakfast 
Human Resources Breakfast
9:00am - 10:30am

Workshop Session 3*
11:00am - 12:30pm

Power Lunch Plenary
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Workshop Session 4* 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Night Out! & Night In!
7:30pm 

*Access the revised workshop schedule online. 
Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday 12am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Registration Hours

Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Location: Pratt Street Lobby
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Welcome to the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit
Selisse Berry


Today's opening plenary was a rousing kick-off to a week full of fabulous plans! We are grateful for each attendee's flexibility and patience in working with Out & Equal to accommodate schedule changes.

Out & Equal's Founding Executive Director Selisse Berry welcomed everyone and thanked us for being here, saying, "If I had to go through a hurricane, I'm glad I'm at least going through it with all of you!" She applauded attendees for their strength and determination in creating safe and equal workplaces around the world.
Harry van Dorenmalen

Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman of IBM Europe, graciously stepped in as a special keynote speaker during our Lunch Plenary in light of the revised schedule today. He reminded us that every moment is a moment to speak out for equality and asked each of us to consider that "good policy isn't just paying lip service; culture is something you do when no one is looking." He urged attendees to harness their individual influence and responsibility as LGBT champions, who consistently look for the next step toward equality. "Don't go with the flow," he said. "Always think: if I don't do it, who else?"

The afternoon provided an opportunity for Monday's Leadership Seminar attendees as well as today's newcomers to join moderated discussion groups on a variety of topics addressed in workshops yesterday. Along with time to mingle and network at our Opening Reception sponsored by Deloitte, today's events offered an ideal warm-up for the rest of the week.

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Thanks to our sponsor for such an incredible start to the week!

  

Wednesday Schedule Adjustments 

In lieu of Super Storm Sandy's disruption to our scheduled program, we have made a few adjustments to Wednesday's schedule.

Workshops:  
We have reorganized our workshop offerings for Wednesday's sessions, due to weather-related workshop cancellations. Please visit our new workshop listing online to plan out your day.   

Exhibit Hall Hours: 

Wednesday, October 31
12:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 1
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday Featured Events

Ticketed Breakfasts
| 9:00am - 10:30am  Tickets may be purchased at the Registration Desk, located in the Pratt Street Lobby of the Baltimore Convention Center.

Women's Breakfast
with speaker Vernice "Flygirl" Armour 
sponsored by Ernst & Young 

  

Human Resources Breakfast
on Domestic Partner Benefits Tax Equalization: Getting it Done!
sponsored by Marsh McLennan Companies

Power Lunch Plenary Session | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
sponsored by Dell and Paul Hastings 
 
Our featured speakers are:

  

Beth Brooke
Global Vice Chair of public Policy at Ernst & Young

Tiffany Dufu
President of The White House Project

Selisse Berry
Founding Executive Director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

Benjamin Todd Jealous 
President and CEO of NAACP

Entertainment: Shannon Salemi, Baltimore Dance Center

Announcement of Outie Award winners for:
Regional Affiliate of the Year 
 
Featured Panels*

Session 3 | 11:00am - 12:30pm 

Developments for the LGBT Community from the Federal Government
Room 316-317


Global Series*
 
Session 4 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm 

OUT NOW: The LGBT Global Workplace Experience - Country Survey Highlights
Sponsored by IBM
Room 318-320 

Night Out! Halloween Party | 7:30pm
Sponsored by Diageo 
Hilton

Night In! screening of Codebreaker | 7:30pm  
Sponsored by Troup Consulting
Power Plant Live 
 
*Please note that additional Featured Sessions and Global Series are scheduled for Wednesday, but could not be confirmed at the time of this e-communication. Please review the updated workshop listing for Wednesday. 
Book Signings

Wednesday
 
Vernice Armour
Zero to Breakthrough 
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Outie Store

Out & Equal, book contributors
From Closet to Corner Office
3:00pm - 4:30pm, Outie Store 

Thursday

Neil Giuliano
The Campaign Wtihin: A Mayor's Private Journey to Public Leadership  
11:00am - 1:00pm, Outie Store
Helpful Summit Tips

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Weather Impact Updates
To find out more about the ways in which Hurricane Sandy has impacted the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit, please visit our the Announcements page on our mobile site.

Dress Code
Business casual is appropriate for much of the Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Many attendees wear shirts with their company logos, and we invite you to show your team spirit. We also have
Out & Equal merchandise available at our store in the exhibit hall.

Cyber Stations
Out & Equal cyber stations are provided by Dell, a Titanium sponsor. Laptops with wireless internet capabilities are located near the cafe in the Exhibition Hall on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, there is a 5 minute browsing time when others are waiting. The cyber stations will operate during Exhibition Hall hours.

Electronics
Please feel free to use your phones and laptops to join us online during the conference, as we encourage participants to join in on the conversation. We will also be updating our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the conference, and invite you to share your experiences and thoughts on these platforms as well. For Twitter and Instagram use the hash tag #oesummit2012

Contact Out & Equal Staff
There are hundreds of Summit volunteers available throughout the event to answer your questions. If a volunteer is unable to answer your questions, please call 415-694-6500.