ROMBA 2020 will take place virtually!

The ROMBA conference is the world's largest gathering of LGBT+ business students and alumni. Each Fall, we bring together leaders in our community to educate, inspire, and connect our community through C suite panels, workshops, competitions, a host of receptions, and a career fair with over 90 corporate partners across industries recruiting LGBT+ MBA talent.

We hope you can join us this year as we continue to increase the influence of the LGBT+ community in business!

This year, we are re-imaging ROMBA in a virtual space. Please check back for frequent updates on content, agendas, speakers - and watch out for our brand new site coming in July!

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an access code as a student?

There are two ways to get an access code: (1) Through you on-campus LGBT 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 refer you to the club leaders rather than review the application.

I am not LGBT+. Should I come?

Please note that the Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate Conference is a conference for current, alumni and prospective specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender 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.

Is there a discount ROMBA hotel rate?

Yes! We have arranged for discount room rates for all categories of attendees at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. All official events will be held on-site at this hotel, so it is by far the most convenient option as well! Find our discount rate on our hotel & transportation page. Please note that ROMBA 2019 coincides with Atlanta Pride and area hotels WILL sell out.


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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