VIRTUALLY join the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Garden State Equality for the FIRST-EVER LGBTQ+ Summit held during the 2022 League of Municipalities Conference -- presented by Comcast and MeetAC!
This Summit will set the foundation for the future of advocacy, business, education, and sports within the LGBTQ+ community in New Jersey! All LGBTQ+ organizations and allies from NJ, PA, and NY are invited to attend this Summit to meet the other LGBTQ+ organizations in the area and also connect with representatives from every town, city, and borough in New Jersey!
Highlights of this program will include:
This event is FREE for all members of the LGBTQ+ community
- Advocacy -- Learning about community advocacy from Garden State Equality and how you can get involved!
- Business -- Getting an inside look at the only LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce in the state (NJPCC) and see how becoming a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) member can help your business grow!
- Education -- meet Chris Reber, one of the only LGBTQ+ College Presidents in New Jersey and find out how we can prepare future generations of students and support those today!
- Sports -- Hear from the Sports Equality Foundation about the growing and profitable world of LGBTQ+ sports around the world and how to start your own NJ sports league!
, including: community organizers, government offices and officials, business owners, and professionals!
Tentative Program Agenda:
9:00am -- Registration -- Central Conference Center
10:00am -- Welcome Remarks -- Augusto Penaranda, Executive Director, New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce
10:05am -- Welcome Remarks -- Larry Sieg, CEO, Meet AC
10:15am -- Welcome Remarks -- Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director, Garden State Equality
10:30am -- EDUCATION Speaker -- Chris Reber, President, Hudson County Community College
10:45am -- SPORTS Speakers -- Robert Goman, Founding Board Member and Catherine Kelly, Board Member, Sports Equality Foundation
11:00am -- Breakout Sessions: ADVOCACY & BUSINESS
Breakout Session: ADVOCACY -- Room 1 CCC
Breakout Session: BUSINESS -- Salon D -- ONLY THE BUSINESS Breakout Session will be livestreamed.
12:30pm -- Networking Lunch Begins & Photo Opportunity with Miss'd America 2022, Miss Elaine -- Salon D
1:50pm -- Closing Remarks -- Stephen Blazejewski, President, New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce
2:00pm -- Conference Ends -- Enjoy the rest of the 2022 League of Municipalities!