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REGISTRATION FOR THE 19th ANNUAL REACHING OUT LGBT MBA & GRADUATE (ROMBA) CONFERENCE IN DALLAS (OCT 6-8th) IS NOW OPEN.

Please note that we are not longer able to review any requests for a student access code and WILL NOT register any students on-site.

The 2017 Reaching Out LGBT 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 LGBT MBAs and business graduates and their active allies.

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

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

LGBTQ MBA & GRADUATE STUDENT REGISTRATION

LGBTQ MBA & GRAD STUDENTS

  • $125 Through 9/8
  • $150 Through 9/29
  • $175 Through 10/11*
  • Gala Add-On: $30 Through 8/4
  • Gala Add-On: $50 Through 9/29
OPENS IN MARCH

*We will not be able to do any on-site student registrations.


** The gala add-on option will not be available after 9/29 

There are two ways to get a student 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.

LGBTQ MBA & GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEER

  • $100
OPENS IN MARCH

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 70 volunteer spots total.

Is there a ROMBA hotel rate?

We have four nearby host hotels in the Boston Seaport district for the 20th Annual ROMBA Conference (Boston, October 12-14) offering special conference rates. These rates are only available for those who book by September 20th or when the block is sold out - whichever comes first.  
 
Note all official events will be held at the Boston World Trade Center (1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210) 

STUDENT & PRE-MBA RATES

Primary Hotel (Connected to the The Boston World Trade Center)
Boston Seaport Hotel $249

Additional Hotels within Walking Distance ROMBA Student Rates
Renaissance Boston Seaport $264
Aloft Boston Seaport $269

Additional Hotel with Public Transportation to Conference Site
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport $239

Students: Please note that booking a hotel room or flight does not mean you are registered or 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 CONFERENCE)

  • $125 Through 9/8
  • $150 Through 10/11
  • Attendees can join all parts of the full ROMBA Conference in addition to the LGBTQ MBA Admissions Summit & Expo
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LGBTQ PRE-MBA (LGBTQ MBA ADMISSIONS SUMMIT ONLY)

  • $0
  • This is only for access to the LGBTQ MBA Admissions Summit & Expo on Oct 14th only and does not get you into the full ROMBA Conference
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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 LGBT MBAs throughout the ROMBA conference, we run the LGBTQ MBA Admissions Summit and Expo.  This is an afternoon of content session with an expo attended by 30+ MBA programs.

Will Schools That Participate in the Reaching Out LGBT MBA 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 four nearby host hotels in the Boston Seaport district for the 20th Annual ROMBA Conference (Boston, October 12-14) offering special conference rates. These rates are only available for those who book by September 20th or when the block is sold out - whichever comes first.  
 
Note all official events will be held at the Boston World Trade Center (1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210) 

STUDENT & PRE-MBA RATES

Primary Hotel (Connected to the The Boston World Trade Center)
Boston Seaport Hotel $249

Additional Hotels within Walking Distance ROMBA Student Rates
Renaissance Boston Seaport $264
Aloft Boston Seaport $269

Additional Hotel with Public Transportation to Conference Site
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport $239

LGBT MBA ALUMNI & PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Traditional ROMBA Conference

  • $500*
OPENS IN MARCH

*Professionals coming from a company sponsoring at the Garnet level or higher receive a $75 discount

Traditional ROMBA & Gala

  • $600
OPENS IN MARCH

Gala & Alumni Track Only

  • $250*
OPENS IN MARCH

ACADEMIC & NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS

  • $200
OPENS IN MARCH

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?

Yes we have special ROMBA conference rates for both LGBT students and professionals at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, our host hotel.  Please note that we highly recommend that you confirm your registration before booking a room as not all applications are approved.

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