Business Equality Conference

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Name: Business Equality Conference
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Website: maglcc.org
Event Description:

We apologize but online registration has closed. However, you may register for the Business Equality Conference beginning at 9:30 am on Friday. We hope to see you at the BEC!

The Mid-America Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the fourth annual Business Equality Conference on Friday, October 9th from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm at the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship & Innovation on the campus of the University of Missouri--Kansas City.
 
The theme of the 2015 Business Equality Conference is "Innovation and Inspiration"
The keynote address will be given by UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton.

In addition, we are excited to welcome a number of local, regional, and national leaders that will share their knowledge and experiences on: Supplier Diversity and why it's important to be a certified LGBT Business Enterprise, Transgender Issues in the Workplace, Building your business while maintaining your sanity, Small Business Resources, Authenticity in the Workplace, Business in the Arts, What Millennials want and how they are changing how we do business in KC, and more.
 
We are also excited to again welcome a number of experts in their respective fields to the second annual B.E. Talks Series (Business Equality Talks). The B.E. Talks Series is presented by Google Fiber.

This year's topics and presenters of the B.E. Talks are:

Straight Outta the Closet--Stefan White
Value of a Mentor--Diana Chaloux LaCerte & Micah LaCerte
Emotional Intelligence--Jewell Lavender
Digital Equality--Rachel Merlo
The Business of Politics--City Councilwoman Jolie Justus
Telling the Story of Your Business--Mitch Weber 

 
The Conference will conclude with an opportunity to mingle, discuss and network with other conference attendees prior to the October B2B Network which will also be held at the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
 
Mid-America GLCC Members can attend the conference for only $75 and Non-Members can attend for $125. Seats are limited and registration is filling quickly, so it is important to REGISTER early to secure your spot! 


2015 Business Equality Conference Co-Chairs:

Jim Giles, Director of Council and Community Relations in the Kansas City, Missouri Mayor's Office

Angela Cottrell, Ed.D.,  Director of Student Involvement at the University of Missouri--Kansas City


The Mid-America GLCC is a proud affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Parking Instructions:
Complimentary parking is available in Cherry Street Parking Garage, located east of the intersection of Oak and 50th Streets.  
  • Parking allowed on the 5th and 6th floor
  • Volunteers will provide you with a parking pass. The pass must be placed in your window.
There is a walk bridge on the 5th floor that will take you to a set of stairs. Once you reach the stairs, turn left up the stairs and onto the sidewalk. Head south on Cherry Street, past the Student Union. The Bloch Executive Hall is the building immediately past the Student Union.
Event Media:
Location:
Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
University of Missouri--Kansas City

Parking Instructions:
Complimentary parking is available in Cherry Street Parking Garage, located east of the intersection of Oak and 50th Streets.  
  • Parking allowed on the 5th and 6th floor
  • Volunteers will provide you with a parking pass. The pass must be placed in your window.
There is a walk bridge on the 5th floor that will take you to a set of stairs. Once you reach the stairs, turn left up the stairs and onto the sidewalk. Head south on Cherry Street, past the Student Union. The Bloch Executive Hall is the building immediately past the Student Union.
Date/Time Information:
Friday, October 9th
9:30 am Registration Opens
10:00 am Welcome & Orientation
Fees/Admission:
$75 for Mid-America GLCC Members
$125* for Non-Members

*Non-Members may choose to allocate up to $50 of their conference fee to be applied towards a Mid-America GLCC Membership 
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