LGBT Business, Marketing & Technology Week NYC

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Community Marketing & Insights and Pink Banana Media‘s premiere conference for 2015 will be the LGBT Business, Marketing & Technology Week NYC, held the week of April 20th, 2015.

Building off of the success of our LGBT Marketing Conference we’ve held for the past 7 years in New York, Community Marketing & Insights and Pink Banana Media are proud to announce the launch of our expanded LGBT conference schedule for 2015, bringing the broader scope of Business, Marketing & Technology to the mix, with the theme “Education & Networking: Bringing together the worlds of advertising, marketing, technology and business in the LGBT marketplace.”

LGBT Business, Marketing & Technology Week NYC

LGBT Business, Marketing & Technology Week NYC

To see what we did last year in NYC…

Our premiere conference for 2015 will be the LGBT Business, Marketing & Technology Week NYC, held the week of April 20th, 2015. Our schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 20th
LGBT Entrepreneur Day

A series of events brought to NYC by participating partners including StartOut.

8:30pm to 12:00pm on Monday, April 20, 2015.
Programming information for this session to be announced shortly.


12:30pm to 5:00pm on Monday, April 20, 2015.
During LGBT Entrepreneur Day, you will find yourself surrounded by exceptional individuals who are changing the way we live and work by embracing and empowering diversity in their new ventures. Hang out in curated sessions with a huge mix of individuals from the startup, technology, and corporate world. At this event StartOut is offering:

  • One-on-One Mentoring Sessions with experienced startups execs, investors, and business advisors that can help guide your business to the next level
  • Startup Demos where you can pitch your business to startups experts who can help you craft your message for presentations. You might just find an investor or two!
  • Networking opportunities with business leaders from the StartOut network where you can learn about your extensive programming in networking, education, and access to capital.

Evening Mixer/Reception:
A special LesbiansWhoTech.org Happy Hour evening of networking, bringing together LesbiansWhoTech.org members and our #LGBTWeekNYC Conference Attendees
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue: TBA

Tuesday, April 21st
LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Symposium

Tap into the expanding and diversifying LGBT tourism and hospitality marketplace. This dynamic and fun day of all new content features industry leader case studies, along with a review of Community Marketing & Insights’ latest LGBT research and best practices training. We’ll cover advertising, marketing & technology concepts that relate directly to LGBT travel. Ideal for tourism offices, CVBs, DMOs, hospitality groups, hotels, tour operators, meeting planners, retailers and more. Includes lunch and networking breaks.

Speakers:

  • Matt Skallerud / Pink Banana Media
  • Tom Roth / Community Marketing & Insights

Venue: Google

Wednesday, April 22nd
LGBT Community Day

8:30pm to 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Programming information for this session to be announced shortly.


1:30pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Join leaders of LGBT community-based organizations to learn how “partnering” with them through their events and activities can be a great way to authentically connect with LGBTs. This session provides your company with an opportunity to multiply your message via known and trusted channels of communication. Professional organizations and event organizers like Pride, film festivals, women’s and family events, sports events, party events, social groups (bears, leather, etc.) and more will present their demographics, and cost-effective ways to reach their members and attendees.

Venue: Marriott Marquis


NGLCC-NYEvening Mixer/Reception:
A special M3 NGLCC-NY evening of networking, bringing together NGLCC-NY members and our #LGBTWeekNYC Conference Attendees
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Venue: TBA

Thursday, April 23rd
LGBT Marketing & Advertising Conference

Very similar to the event we’ve held these past 7 years, with more of an emphasis and deeper dive into core LGBT marketing concepts and initiatives.

Speakers:

  • Matt Skallerud / Pink Banana Media
  • Tom Roth / Community Marketing & Insights
  • Bob Witeck / Witeck Communications
  • Todd Evans / Rivendell Media
  • Elaine Schiavone / IBM
  • Tom Whitman / Flip Radarworks

Venue: New York Times Conference Center

Friday, April 24th
LGBT Business & Technology Conference

Weaving in some of the presentations and initiatives related to LGBT advertising & marketing we’ve touched on in years past, while adding advanced concepts in technology that relate directly to LGBT business. Topics in consideration include mobile, website and social media analytics, social media listening, programmatic ad buying, LGBT bloggers and content marketing.

Speakers:

  • Matt Skallerud / Pink Banana Media
  • Tom Roth / Community Marketing & Insights
    (presenting on some of the latest findings in LGBT research and insights as it relates to technology in the LGBT community)
  • Serge Gojkovich / Curbstand and former VP of Marketing for Grindr
  • Leanne Pittsford / Lesbians Who Tech
  • Anthony Shop / Social Driver
  • Carl Huelsman and Alex Harvilla, AskTell: An LGBT Communication Agency
  • Austin Matta / TwoBadTourists.com
  • Tanya Churchmuch / LGBT Travel Expert
  • Ryan Davis / NJOY
  • Michael Warner
  • Jason Metz / Brand Influencers
  • Sarah Hodkinson / PayPal

Venue: New York Times Conference Center

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