2012 Summit Daily Digest
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Night Out! and In!
Thursday Schedule Adjustments
Thursday Featured Events
Book Signings
Helpful Summit Tips
Thursday Schedule

Workshop Session 5*
10:00am - 11:30am


Ticketed Luncheons  
Regional Affiliates Luncheon
Executive Luncheon 
12:00pm - 1:30pm 
  

Workshop Session 6*
  

2:00pm - 3:30pm


Gala Reception
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Gala Dinner  

7:00pm - 10:00pm 

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Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Registration Hours

Thursday 9am - 7pm
Location: Pratt Street Lobby in the Baltimore Convention Center
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2012 Sponsors

PRESENTING 
Hewlett-Packard
IBM

TITANIUM 
Dell
Deloitte
Ernst & Young
Target

GOLD 
Citi
Diageo
Genentech
Intuit
Marriott
Marsh & McLennan
Northrop Grumman
Paul Hastings
TD Bank
The Advocate
Wells Fargo

CHAMPION 
Aetna
AT&T
Bank of America
BP
Chevrolet 
Clorox 
DuPont
Goldman Sachs
Hilton Worldwide
JCPenney
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 
Johnson & Johnson
Lexus/Lexus Financial Services
Lockheed Martin
McKesson
Microsoft
Morgan Stanley
National Grid
Pfizer
Southwest Airlines
The Walt Disney Company
Thomson Reuters
Xerox

ADVOCATE 
Abbott Laboratories
Accenture
ADP
Allstate
Andavo
Aramark
Atlantis Events
Avanade
BAE Systems
Best Buy
BlackRock
Boehringer Ingelheim
Boeing 
Booz Allen Hamilton
CBRE
CH2M Hill
Chevron
Chrysler
Chubb
Cisco
CNA
Darden
Deutsche Bank
Dow
Eli Lilly and Company
GlaxoSmithKline
HSBC
General Dynamics
Google
Harris Interactive
Hilton Worldwide
Intel
Kimberly-Clark
MassMutual
MasterCard
Mattel
McDonald's
Merck
MetLife
MillerCoors
Moody's
New York Life
Olivia
Oracle
PepsiCo
PNC
Publicis Groupe
Raytheon
Rockwell Collins
SC Johnson
Sears Holdings Corporation
Sodexo
State Farm
Texas Instruments
The Hartford
The Nielsen Company
Towers Watson
Travelers
T. Rowe Price
UBS
UnitedHealth Group
United Technologies
Volkswagen
Whirlpool
Witeck Communications

PUBLIC SECTORFRIENDS
Central Intelligence Agency
FDIC
NASA
NSA
USDA

COMMUNITY FRIENDS
HRC
Maryland Corporate Council
Out for Work
OutServe
PFLAG National
NGLCC
NGLTF

SMALL BUSINESS
Essi Systems
OutNow
KMA Diversity  

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Another Day of Learning, Sharing, Inspiring

Today's ticketed breakfasts and workshops proved motivating for all, as attendees shared their workplace experiences.

Between sessions of top-rate workshops with experts on a variety of LGBT workplace issues, we heard from outstanding leaders and advocates for workplace equality during the Power Lunch Plenary.

Beth Brooke
Beth Brooke
Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy at Ernst & Young
, in conversation with Chris Crespo, Director of Inclusiveness at Ernst & Young, opened the plenary with her coming out story and reminded us of the positive influence for the LGBT equality movement of each individual coming out. Beth said, "I was on the [Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women] list for five years. Now, I'm out and on the list... There's an incredible responsibility that comes with that." She told attendees to remember, "You've been given gifts. Don't just use them to succeed. Use them to do something significant... This, coming out." Each attendee's ability and decision to be at the Workplace Summit is one of those gifts, and echoing Beth Brooke, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates also encourages you to do something significant with that gift when you return to co-workers, colleagues, employers and employees. 

Selisse Berry
Selisse Berry
Selisse Berry, Founding Executive Director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates 
welcomed attendees to an open and safe space for discussion on LGBT workplace issues. Today she shared the importance of storytelling for LGBT workplace equality through the new book 
Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office. She emphasized the importance of the work each organization and individual does to promote the equality movement "so that no one -- no matter where they live, or where they work -- ever has to choose between making a living and making a life filled with love and dignity and respect."

Ben Jealous
Ben Jealous
Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP
and a long-time ally, echoed Selisse's message as he spoke about equality for the LGBT community from both a personal and professional perspective. He stressed that all communities seeking equality must work together to achieve our goal of equal rights, regardless of gender, orientation, ethnicity or race. He shared his vision for the United States, saying,  "Every nation has a destiny... and our nation's destiny is to be the most perfect example of unity that the world has ever seen. The work of the civil rights movement is to empower America to be America -- that most perfect example of unity."  

Two Outie Awards were presented at the Plenary session. Harry van Dorenmalen won the Champion Award, and the Regional Affiliate of the Year Award was presented to Out & Equal New York Fingerlakes.

The Baltimore Dance Center directed by Shannon Salemi 
complimented the plenary with a beautiful performance, putting the words of our speakers into motion.

Thanks to our sponsors for a powerful plenary lunch! 

 

See you at Night Out! or Night In!

Join us for two fun evening events: a spirited Night Out! on the town at Power Plant Live, or a cozy Night In! with popcorn and an exclusive screening of Codebreaker in the Hilton.

Night Out!: Halloween Theme Party: Pirates, Rockstars and Ranchers, Power Plant Live, 34 Market St., 10.31.12, 8pm - 2am. Sponsored by Diageo

Hang out at Baltimore's premier night spot, Power Plant Live -- three interconnecting venues -- for the official party of the Summit! Dress as a Pirate, Rockstar, Rancher or just come as you are and paint the town red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Whether you choose an eye-patch, shades, a Stetson, or something more elaborate, the Night Out is your chance to bring your whole self to the party! 

Complimentary shuttle service will begin at approximately 7:45pm and will continue in a loop, picking up and dropping off at all Summit hotels: Marriott, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt, and Sheraton. 

Night Out is exclusively for Out & Equal Summit attendees aged 21 and over so don't forget your name badge and ID to ensure entry into the facility!

Night In!: An exclusive preview screening of Codebreaker, Hilton Hotel, Holiday Ballroom 1-3, 7:30pm - 10pm
Sponsored by TROUP Consulting

Join us for a night at the movies! Codebreaker tells the story of Alan Turing, the grandfather of the computer age and the genius who cracked the Nazi codes. Why don't we know his name? Because in 1954, he committed suicide at the age of 41 after being forced to undergo treatment to cure his homosexuality. This drama-documentary tells his story and is followed by a Q&A with executive producer, Patrick Sammon. 

If you're looking to start your evening gently or just looking for a quieter alternative to the Night Out, we'll be serving popcorn, sodas and ice cream sundaes.
Thursday Schedule Adjustments

In lieu of Super Storm Sandy's disruption to our scheduled program, we have made a few minor adjustments for Thursday.
 
Workshops:  
We have reorganized our workshop offerings for Thursday's sessions, due to weather-related workshop cancellations. Please visit our revised Thursday workshop listing online to plan out your day.   

Exhibit Hall Hours: 

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

Ticketed Luncheons
| 12:00pm - 1:30am | Tickets may be purchased at the Registration Desk, located in the Pratt Street Lobby of the Baltimore Convention Center. 

Regional Affiliates Luncheon 
Room 307-308 

  

Executive Luncheon 

Gala Reception | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Hall E
sponsored by Target

Gala Dinner
| 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Hall F
sponsored by HP
 
  
Emcee
Kate Clinton 
Comedian 

Featured Speaker
Brigadier General Tammy Smith 
the first openly LGBT officer of flag rank in the U.S. Army 

Entertainment:
Sister Sledge, featuring Kathy Sledge 
Potomac Fever 
Seude 

Announcement of Outie Award winners for:
The Trailblazer Award
Workplace Excellence Award
ERG of the Year Award
 
Featured Panels

Session 5 | 10:00am - 11:30am 

Intersections of Ability, Orientation and Identity
Room 316-317

The Impact of Self ID - Gains and Challenges
Sponsored by Genentech
Room 314-315

Session 6 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm 

Corporations as Mirrors of Change and as "Change Agents" in the LGBT Community
Sponsored by Marriott International
Room 316-317

Global Series

Session 5 | 10:00am - 11:30am 

Extending Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Globally: Case Study Latin America   
Sponsored by IBM

Room 318-320  

Session 6 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm 

The Business of Fighting HIV & AIDS: From Walking to Running
Sponsored by IBM
Room 318-320   
Book Signings
 
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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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.

 

Save the Date for 2013!

Each year Out & Equal holds the Annual Workplace Summit in a different city, and each year more business professionals and more companies join us in the discussion on LGBT rights. Let's plan to be together as we move forward in our struggle for LGBT workplace equality.

Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 28 - 31, 2013!