About Conference Series

The LGBTQ Community's First Open Source Series Conferences, Workshops and Seminars!

LGBTQ Week® is an "open source" mosaic of events and activities, produced and hosted by various LGBTQ-dedicated organizations. Focusing on two weeks in New York City during World Pride facilitates a synergy among the events and organizers that isn't otherwise available. In year's past, we've worked 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've also worked with the IGLTA to produce a 1/2-day LGBT Travel Symposium, oSTEM and Credit Suisse to produce an evening panel on Talent in Modern FinTech, StartOut and their LGBT Women's Business Event, and Out Professionals with their LGBT Tech mixer event. These events are cross-promoted to all the other LGBTQ 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 contact us here for details.

Estimates of attendance and other marketing-related information

The audience to our most recent NYC event ranged from small businesses (we teamed up with the NGLCC-NY and other NYC LGBTQ business organizations in this segment) to larger corporate attendees including Toyota (from Los Angeles), Schwab, Prudential, American Airlines, Hilton, WNBA, Google and more. We expect a similar range of attendees in this expanded week-long format.

Our target markets are businesses large and small wishing to better understand, and make successful outreach to, LGBTQ consumers. These businesses include participants from the corporate world, either looking to enter the LGBTQ market or to enhance their current outreach efforts in targeting the LGBTQ community. Individual participation also ranges from realtors to restaurant owners, retailers to event promoters. Also included in this mix are marketing, advertising and PR professionals looking to include the LGBTQ community on behalf of their clients' outreach.

Working together with partner LGBTQ organizations, we anticipate this year's attendance of 750 to 1,000 for the LGBTQ Marketing, Advertising & New Media Week NYC events in 2019. This estimate is arrived at based on the size and typical attendance of the partner LGBTQ organizations' events they've held in NYC in recent years. It is also based on the additional draw both an expanded conference itinerary and higher caliber speakers brings to this week-long event.

In addition to the daytime events and conferences held during this week, evening receptions and networking mixers are planned as well, including those hosted by partners.

These conferences are heavily promoted throughout the year via direct e-mail, LinkedIn, and various social media LGBTQ business-to-business groups on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Twitter and more. The marketing strategy not only includes general, day- and event-specific marketing outreach, but also marketing outreach based on individual speakers, tapping into their networks of fans and influencers to broaden this conference's overall reach.

Event partners are also promoting these conferences, in conjunction with their events held during this time (for the week-long events in NYC). We also plan on our local partners, including our local LGBTQ Chamber partners, to promote this event to their membership base as well.

These conferences will also be physically promoted via printed flyers at the upcoming NGLCC Conference and CMI Conference.

Just a few of our past NYC conference attendees

  • 14 Stories Gay Wedding Institute
  • Aequals Health Insurance
  • Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Airlines
  • amfAR
  • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
  • Atlantic City Alliance
  • Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
  • BlackRock
  • Charles Schwab & Co
  • Christopher Street Financial
  • City of San Antonio
  • Delta Vacations
  • DigitasLBi
  • East Japan Railway Company
  • EMD Serono Pharmaceuticals
  • Genworth Financial
  • German National Tourist Office
  • Global Volunteers
  • Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp.
  • Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimpton/Intercontinental Hotels
  • LogoTV
  • Marriott
  • Mars Advertising
  • Metlife Financial Group
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Multicultural Marketing Resources, Inc.
  • NBA / WNBA
  • NYC & Company
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Prime Access
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Showtime Networks
  • Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network
  • The NY Botanical Garden
  • Towleroad / AskTell Media Group
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • TVME Network
  • UniWorld Group
  • USTA
  • Viacom
  • Visit Flanders / Belgium
  • Visit Philadelphia
  • VisitRochester
  • VisitSweden / Stockholm
  • Walton Isaacson

Opportunities with our Conference Series:

  • Are you interested in SPEAKING/PRESENTING at one of our conferences? If so, Click Here.
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