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					2008 Post-Summit Trip Report

            Prepared by [insert your name]
                 for [insert your company]
Statistics at-a-glance
     Summit attendees: 2,232
     Volunteers: 180
     Unique Educational Programs: 155
     ! Workshops: 137
     ! Featured Sessions: 10
     ! Intensive Wednesday Seminars: 8
     Workshop Presenters: 320
     Companies Represented: 370
     Sponsors: 94

    States represented: 42 + D.C.
       Countries represented: 17 (United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany,
       Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, South Africa, Namibia, Peru, Brazil, Colombia,
       Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Australia, and the United States)
       Human resource/diversity officials: 16.6% of attendees
       Gender identity
         ! Male: 57.7%                              Top 6 Attendance Leaders with
         ! Female: 39.5%                            most total participants (70+):
         ! Transgender: 2.7%                         ! Ernst & Young
       Sexual orientation                            ! State Farm
         ! Gay: 51.7%                                ! Deloitte
         ! Lesbian: 21.4%                            ! Accenture
         ! Heterosexual: 21.1%                       ! KPMG
         ! Bisexual: 3.8%                            ! IBM
         ! Other/Queer: 1.8%

Executive Summary
    The Summit featured five keynote speakers
    complemented by an executive panel dialogue
    Additionally, ten featured sessions offered
    information on priority topics from industry leaders
    and experts.
    On Wednesday, September 10, seven full-day
    seminars and one half-day intensive workshop
    provided a more intense learning opportunity for

Executive Summary (cont.)

     Each of the 137 workshops offered insights on
     Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally
     (LGBTA) issues in today‟s ever-changing
     workplace environment.
     Workshops were designated as beginner,
     intermediate, or advanced.

Executive Summary (cont.)
     The Summit is also the venue for the
     Out & Equal Workplace (or “Outie”) Awards, which recognize
     individuals and organizations that are leaders in advancing
     equality for LGBT employees in America's workplaces.
     2008 Winners included:
     !   Trailblazer: Chris Crespo, Ernst & Young
     !   Champion: William C. Thompson, City of New York
     !   ERG of the Year: HP Pride, HP
     !   Significant Achievement: Goldman Sachs
     !   Workplace Excellence: PepsiCo

Executive Summary (cont.)

     Many sponsors and attendees of the Summit
     are our direct competitors, in both market share
     and employment candidates, as well as our
     Direct Competitors: [insert companies]
     Financial Services: [insert companies]
     Suppliers: [insert companies]

Executive Summary (cont.)
     To encourage Summit attendees to keep connecting after the Summit, an
     online meeting place was established that provides presenters and attendees of the
     2008 Workplace Summit with a shared calendar, workshop materials, audio
     recordings, discussion forums, photo gallery, and member profiles designed to keep
     the conversation and programs aimed at advancing workplace equality for all.
     The „2008 Out & Equal Workplace Summit‟ groupsite on CollectiveX houses ten
     discussions, and members are encouraged to add other topics as appropriate.
     Within each discussion group, an individual topic has been created for each of the
     155 unique educational experiences (workshops, seminars, and featured sessions).
     Presenters are encouraged to post their outlines, slides, video links, and supporting
     documents while attendees are provided a platform for follow-up questions or
     comments. Additionally, the groupsite provides an opportunity for presenters to
     respond to questions or concerns while also monitoring the discussion

About Out & Equal
     Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
        headquartered in San Francisco, California. Out & Equal™ champions safe and
        equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
        The organization advocates building and strengthening successful organizations that
        value all employees, customers and communities. For additional information, visit

     Vision Statement
         Workplace equality for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity,
         expression, or characteristics.

     Mission Statement
        Out & Equal Workplace Advocates educates and empowers organizations, HR
        professionals, ERGs, and individual employees through programs and services that
        result in equal policies, opportunities, practices, and benefits in the workplace
        regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or characteristics.

Keynote Speakers –
Carson Kressley
       Accomplished stylist, breakout television star, equestrian, author and now fashion
       designer, Carson Kressley is out to make-over the world. Kressley is one of the
       stars of the hit original series "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" for the Bravo
       Network. He is also a New York Times best-selling author of the "Queer Eye For The
       Straight Guy" companion book. His sharp wit and undeniable sense of style made
       him one of the standouts of the show. Airing in over 95 countries, the cultural impact
       of the show has proven to be tremendous, helping to bring gay culture to
       mainstream American audiences. Kressley‟s current television projects include CW's
       "Crowned" and Lifetime's "How to Look Good Naked."
       Kressley recently launched, to great success, his new collection of women's wear and
       men's wear, Perfect by Carson Kressley, exclusively on QVC.
       In addition to doing his part in helping to bridge the gap between peoples of
       different genders and sexual orientations, Kressley is an avid philanthropist,
       championing a wide array of charities and organizations. A strong supporter of
       many gay rights causes, he lends his celebrity to the Human Rights Campaign
       Federal Club, the 2004 AIDS Walk in New York City, GLAAD (The Gay and
       Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Heritage of Pride, Inc., The Trevor Project
       and GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.)

Keynote Speakers –
Keith Boykin
       Keith Boykin is the editor of The Daily Voice newspaper and host of the
       BET television show My Two Cents, a New York Times best-selling author of
       three books, and a frequent political commentator on CNN.
       Keith has been actively involved in progressive causes since he worked on
       his first congressional campaign while still a student in high school. He is a
       veteran of six political campaigns, including two presidential campaigns,
       and he was named one of the top instructors when he taught political
       science at American University in Washington. Keith has traveled
       extensively across four continents, and in 1997 President Clinton appointed
       him, along with Coretta Scott King and Rev. Jesse Jackson, to the U.S.
       presidential trade delegation to Zimbabwe.
       Each of Keith's three books has been nominated for a Lambda Literary
       Award, including his most recent book, Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and
       Denial in Black America. Keith won the Lambda Literary Award for his
       second book, Respecting The Soul, while his first book, One More River to
       Cross, is taught in colleges and universities throughout the country.

Keynote Speakers –
Michael Guest
       Michael Guest has enjoyed a distinguished career serving his country in the U.S. Department
       of State from September 1981 through December 2007.
       Across his 26-year career as a Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Guest held a range of
       demanding executive-level assignments. Overseas, he served with distinction as U.S.
       Ambassador to Romania (2001-04); Deputy Chief of Mission in the Czech Republic (1996-
       99); and Deputy Political Counselor in France (1991-94). In Washington, he served as
       Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, then Acting Assistant Secretary, for Legislative Affairs
       (1999-2001). Washington assignments also included a stint as Deputy Executive Secretary
       of the State Department (1994-96) and, during the Reagan Administration, White House
       Assistant Press Secretary (1985-86). During his last assignment, as Dean of the Leadership
       and Management School (2005-07), Mr. Guest developed a range of leadership training
       opportunities for the men and women of the Department of State, including at senior levels.
       As U.S. Ambassador to Romania, Mr. Guest played a critical role in shaping that country‟s
       successful preparations for NATO membership – drawing on earlier efforts, as Deputy Chief
       of Mission, to focus the Czech Republic‟s preparations for joining the Alliance. His extensive
       background in European security policy also includes service as Deputy Director for Political
       Affairs in the Office of European Security and Political Affairs (1989-91), where he was
       responsible for political discussions at NATO; organized U.S. participation in and strategy for
       the then-Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). Mr. Guest also worked
       in the Political Section of our Embassy in Moscow (1987-89).

Keynote Speakers –
Don Knauss
       Donald R. “Don” Knauss was named chairman and chief executive
       officer of The Clorox Company in October 2006. As CEO, he has overall
       responsibility for directing the company's worldwide business, which
       generated revenues of $4.8 billion in fiscal year 2007.
       Prior to joining Clorox, Knauss spent 12 years with The Coca-Cola
       Company. He joined the company in 1994 as senior vice president of
       marketing for The Minute Maid Company, and, in 1996, was promoted to
       senior vice president and general manager for Minute Maid's U.S. retail
       operations. Beginning in 1998, Knauss served nearly two years managing
       Coca-Cola's businesses in 10 countries of Southern Africa. In 2000, he was
       named president and chief executive officer of The Minute Maid Company.
       He became president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola North
       America in 2004.
       Knauss previously held a variety of positions in marketing and sales with
       the Frito-Lay and Tropicana divisions of PepsiCo, Inc. He began his
       business career as a brand manager in the paper products division at
       Procter & Gamble. Prior to that, he served as an officer of the United
       States Marine Corps.

Keynote Speakers –
Arianna Huffington
       Arianna Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist, author
       of eleven books and co-founder and editor of the She is also co-host of "Left, Right & Center,"
       public radio's popular political roundtable program. Her weekly
       commentary is syndicated in newspapers across the country by
       Tribune Media Services.
       She launched The Huffington Post, an Internet publishing venture
       featuring an innovative group blog where some of this country's
       most creative minds weigh in on topics great and small, political
       and cultural, important or just plain entertaining.
       Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16
       and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in
       economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating
       society, the Cambridge Union.

2008 Presenting, Gala,
& Gold Sponsors

2008 Silver Sponsors
& Friends

Featured Panels - Thursday
     Beyond Borders: A Global LGBT Perspective

     No More Stigma- HIV Discrimination in
     Society and the Workplace

     Activist Allies Against LGBT Injustice

     LGBT Philanthropy: Raising the Bar

Featured Panels - Friday
     Up the Ladder and Out of the Closet

     Multiple Aspects of Diversity - Fostering Inclusive Workplace
     Environments that Value and Promote a Diverse Workforce

     Workplace Research - LGBT Market Research Trends and
     Employee Surveys

     Religion in the Workplace: Balancing Religious Beliefs and
     LGBT Workplace Equality

Featured Panels - Saturday

     LGBT Political Issues and the Workplace

     Transgender Issues From an HR Point of

Workshops Attended
                                   [Insert key point]
     [Insert Workshop Title]       ! [Insert subpoint]

                 Facilitated by:
              [Insert Workshop

     Attend 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit October 6 – 9 in
     Orlando, Florida
     Sponsor a larger and targeted group of leaders to attend the
     2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit, including executives
     Corporate sponsorship of the 2009 Summit. Brand placement is
     a large part of sponsorship benefits, especially at this targeted
     audience of LGBTA consumers, and business-to-business
     Provide Building Bridges LGBT-specific diversity training
     Support the LGBT community through corporate giving
     Provide LGBT leadership and mentoring opportunities
     [add any specific recommendations here]


     [Add your recommendations for how your
     company should proceed to take the lessons
     you learned at the Summit and turn them into

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