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REACHING OUT IS DEDICATED TO EDUCATING, INSPIRING, AND CONNECTING LGBT MBAS. OUR MISSIONS BEGINS WHEN YOU START EXPLORING THE IDEA OF BUSINESS SCHOOL.
Join us on Oct 10, 2015 in Chicago for an afternoon of content targeted at LGBT individuals considering applying to business school.
This Prospective LGBT MBA content will include two panels, an intimate coffee chats with admissions officers and students, and the LGBT MBA Admissions Fair with over 30 MBA Programs. Click here for panel information and detailed event descriptions from the 2014 LGBT MBA Admissions Summit & Expo
Admission to just the LGBT MBA Admissions Summit & Expo is free. If you would like to attend the full Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate (ROMBA) Conference, a $120 registration will be available.*
*While much of this event is geared towards those prospective LGBT MBAs who are either currently applying to schools or will in the near future, LGBT undergrads considering an MBA are welcome to attend.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) MBA Admissions Summit & Expo will be tentatively held from 1pm-6pm PST on Saturday, Oct 10th as part of the greater ROMBA Conference.
If you plan to register for the full ROMBA Conference, it will take place Thursday, October 8 - Saturday, October 10 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Programming begins around 2:00pm on Thursday and continues through the evening on Saturday. Please see the program for details.
Attending just the LGBT MBA Admissions Summit & Expo is free!
If you would like to attend the full Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate (ROMBA) Conference, registration for LGBT Pre-MBAs is $99.
Please note that refunds will not be issued for any reason. Please plan your registration accordingly.
No, you are free to arrange your own accommodations in Chicago.
The majority of conference events, however, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, so you may find it desirable to stay there. The Hyatt is offering a group rate for ROMBA attendees.
For any LGBT or active ally MBA and business graduates planning to attend, we strongly suggest you make sure you receive a registration code (either via application or through your on-campus LGBT Club) before booking travel; if you book travel and are denied a code, that will not change your application status.
The mission and purpose of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference is to educate, connect and inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) MBA students and content is designed to exclusively serve LGBT students.
Though much of the conference focuses on connecting companies with top LGBTQA talent, many parts of the conference focus on networking with LGBTQ peers and the discussion of issues that are important to the LGBTQ community at large.
You do not need to be LGBT to attend, however it is highly recommended that yyou be actively involved with LGBT issues in your community.
Please keep in mind that our MBA Programs and Corporate Partners are coming to interact with the LGBT community and may look negatively upon non-LGBT candidates who cannot prove that they are active advocates of the community.
For any LGBT or active ally MBA and business graduates planning to attend, we strongly suggest you make sure you receive a registration code (either via application or through your on-campus LGBT Club) before booking travel. If you book travel and you are not guarenteed an access code,and Reaching Our takes no responsibility for expenses.
Access codes for student registration are available via on-campus lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer business clubs participating in Affiliates of Reaching Out (please let us know if you need to be connected to your LGBT club's leaders) or by completing a brief application for attendance.
This application is designed to remind individuals of the purposes the LGBT MBA Conference exists and to ensure an inclusive environment for all attendees, both LGBTQ students and allies alike.
Upon acceptance you will be issued a unique registration code that will allow you to register for the Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate (ROMBA) Conference in Chicago (Oct 8-10) at the student rate ($99 until 9/6) or student volunteer rate ($75 while spots last).