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REGISTRATION FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL REACHING OUT LGBTQ MBA & GRADUATE (ROMBA) CONFERENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS (OCT 4-6 IN MINNEAPOLIS) OPENS APRIL 1ST.

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The 2018 Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate (otherwise known as ROMBA) Conference will provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young professional leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world.  

The conference is open to current, alumni and prospective LGBTQ MBAs and business graduates and their active allies.

CURRENT LGBTQ MBAS & BUSINESS GRADUATES*
PROSPECTIVE LGBTQ MBAS (INCLUDING LGBTQ MBA ADMISSIONS SUMMIT)
LGBTQ MBA ALUMNI & PROFESSIONALS

*LGBTQ Graduate Students & Active can obtain an access code through their school LGBTQ club or via application below.

LGBTQ MBA & GRADUATE STUDENT REGISTRATION

LGBTQ MBA & GRAD STUDENTS

  • $125 Through 9/3
  • $150 Through 9/24
  • $175 Through 10/2*
  • Friday Gala Reception Add-On: $30
OPENS APRIL 1

There are two ways to get a student access code

(1) Through your on-campus LGBTQ club if it is an Affiliate of Reaching Out. Don't know the club leaders? Email us and we'll introduce you.

(2) By completing this online application.  Note if you are applying from a school with an LGBTQ affiliate club, we will simply refer you to the club leaders.

LGBTQ MBA & GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

  • $99
  • Friday Gala Reception Add-On: $30
OPENS APRIL 1

FAQs for MBA & GRADUATE STUDENTS

How Can I get an access code?

There are two ways to get an access code:

(1) Through you on-campus LGBTQ club if it is an Affiliate of Reaching Out. Don't know the club leaders? Email us and we'll introduce you.

(2) By completing this online application.  Note if you are applying from a school with an LGBTQ affiliate club, we will simply refer you to the club leaders.

I am not LGBTQ.  Should I come?  

Please note that the Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate Conference is a conference for current, alumni and prospective lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer business students.  We want to keep the conference an inclusive environment for both LGBTQ students and active allies alike.

While active allies are welcome, this may not be the best recruiting opportunity for you as many companies are looking specifically for LGBT talent. 

Can I get a discount?

If you are interested in volunteering at the ROMBA conference - you may do so by selecting the volunteer option in the registration process.  There are seventy 3-hour volunteer spots in total.

Is there a ROMBA hotel rate?

We have secured special conference rates secured at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. These rates are only available for those who book by September 10th or when the block is sold out - whichever comes first (and we usually do sell out first!). 

Note all official events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403) 

STUDENT & PRE-MBA RATE

Host Hotel (All events will be held on-site)
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis $219

Students: Please note that booking a hotel room or flight does not mean you are registered nor that your application will be approved to register.

LGBTQ PRE-MBA REGISTRATION

Please note this registration type is solely for those LGBTQ young professionals considering applying to business schools. MBAs must register as current students; any current students registering as a pre-MBA will have their registrations canceled.

LGBTQ PRE-MBA (FULL ROMBA CONFERENCE)

  • $125
  • Friday Gala Reception Add-On: $30
OPENS APRIL 1

LGBTQ PRE-MBA (LGBTQ MBA ADMISSIONS SUMMIT ONLY)

  • $0
  • This is only for access to the LGBTQ MBA Admissions Summit's Content
  • Friday Gala Reception Add-On: $30
OPENS APRIL 1

LGBTQ PRE-MBA FAQs

I am an LGBTQ undergraduate. Can I attend?

LGBTQ undergraduates who are actively considering an MBA for graduate degree are welcome to attend. However, the ROMBA Conference is not the best recruiting option for LGBTQ undergraduates as most companies send recruiting teams focused on graduate or experienced hires.

Is there content specifically for LGBTQ young professionals exploring an MBA or graduate degree?

Yes!  In addition to being able to connect and interact with current LGBTQ MBAs throughout the ROMBA conference, we run the LGBTQ MBA Admissions Summit and Expo.  This is an day of content specifically for LGBTQ prospective applicants as well as an expo attended by 30+ MBA programs.

Will Schools That Participate in the Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA (ROMBA) Fellowship Attend?

Yes!  Coming to ROMBA and the LGBTQ MBA Admissions Summit is a perfect opportuinity to connect with schools participating in the LGBTQ MBA Fellowship and to hear from current Fellows.

Is there a ROMBA hotel rate?

We have secured special conference rates secured at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. These rates are only available for those who book by September 10th or when the block is sold out - whichever comes first (and we usually do sell out first!). 

Note all official events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403) 

STUDENT & PRE-MBA RATE

Host Hotel (All events will be held on-site)
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis $219

Students: Please note that booking a hotel room or flight does not mean you are registered nor that your application will be approved to register.

LGBTQ MBA ALUMNI & PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

FULL ROMBA Conference

  • $500
  • $425*
  • Friday Gala Reception Add-On: $40
OPENS APRIL 1

Professional Day (Including Marquee Dinner)

  • $250
  • Friday Gala Reception Add-On: $40
OPENS APRIL 1

Academic & Nonprofit Professionals/Alumni

  • $200
  • Friday Gala Reception Add-On: $40
SOLD OUT

*Professionals coming from a partner company at the Garnet level or higher are eligable for this discount rate.  Contact sponsorship@reachingoutmba.org for more information.

Professional FAQs

Can I come as an individual rather than representing a company?

Yes - in fact about a third of our professional attendees do not come with their company!  As ROMBA continues to grow and develope as a conference an increased area of content and focus for us will be our alumni population which is well over 10,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender MBAs and related graduate students.

Can I come as a speaker?

We do invite professionals to come as speakers, particularly in our breakout content. While this process is done in the early summer and largely with our corporate partners, you may inquire at info@reachingoutmba.org if there are still needs.

Is there a ROMBA hotel rate?

We have secured special conference rates secured at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. These rates are only available for those who book by September 10th or when the block is sold out - whichever comes first (and we usually do sell out first!). 

Note all official events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403) 

PROFESSIONALS & ALUMNI RATE

Host Hotel (All events will be held on-site)
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis $259

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