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OCTOBER 8-10, 2020 | LOS ANGELES

ARE YOU READY TO ROMBA

WITH 1,800 OF YOUR LGBTQ+ PEERS?

The Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate Conference (aka the ROMBA Conference) is the world's largest gathering of LGBTQ+ business students and alumni.  The ROMBA Conference provides future lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 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. Leading businesses partner with the conference to show support for the LGBTQ community and recruit top-level talent.

The first conference, originally launched as a conference to provide LGBTQ+ business school students with a resource to make connections within the community brought together 100 students. Our organization has grown to produce a dozen events a year, culminating at ROMBA where we welcomed 1,800 attendees in 2019.

In 2020 we anticipate having over 100 companies on-site specifically seeking LGBTQ talent. We'll also continue to offer content for LGBTQ+ MBA professionals and alumni.

CONFERENCE HISTORY

ROMBA 1999
From Closet to the Board Room

March 26 - 27, Boston, MA

ROMBA 2000
Working Out

March 24 - 25, Philadelphia, PA

ROMBA 2001
The Third Annual Lesbian and Gay MBA Conference

March 30 - 31, San Francisco, CA

ROMBA 2002
The 4th Annual LGBT MBA Conference

April 5 - 6, Chicago, IL

ROMBA 2003
The 5th Annual Lesbian & Gay MBA Conference

April 4 - 6, New York, NY

ROMBA 2004
The 6th Annual Lesbian & Gay MBA Conference

April 2 - 4, Los Angeles, CA

ROMBA Spring 2005
The 7th Annual Lesbian & Gay MBA Conference

February 4 - 6, Boston, MA

ROMBA Fall 2005

Beyond Diversity: Expanding the Role of LGBT Business Leadership
November 17 - 20, Chicago, IL

ROMBA 2006
What’s Next? Defining LGBT Leadership

October 13 - 15, New York, NY

ROMBA 2007 (!0th Conference)
Connect. Build. Achieve.

October 11 - 14, San Francisco, CA
 

ROMBA 2008
Redefining Human Capital

October 30 – November 2, Washington, DC
 

ROMBA 2009
Emerging as Leaders

October 15 – 17, Atlanta, GA

ROMBA 2010
Life on the Q List

October 14 – 17, Los Angeles, CA

ROMBA 2011
Looking Back, Stepping Forward

October 13 –16, Dallas, TX

ROMBA 2012
Together, Building Community

October 18 - 20, Boston, MA

ROMBA 2013

Building Visible Leaders, Connecting a Community

October 17 - 19, New Orleans, LA

ROMBA 2014

Progress Through Partnership

October 2-4, San Francisco, SF

ROMBA 2015

Intersections of Diversity

October 8-10, Chicago, IL

ROMBA 2016

Authentic Disruption

October 6-8, Dallas, TX

ROMBA 2017

Visibility Into Action

October 12-14, Boston, MA

ROMBA 2018

Driving Momentum

October 6-8, Minneapolis, MN

ROMBA 2019

SOLID GOLD: Proud & Bold

October 10-12, Atlanta, GA

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ROMBA CONFERENCE