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Utah LGBTQ+ Economic Summit

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The 6th Annual Utah LGBTQ+ Economic Summit will be held Thursday September 19, 2024

Join The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce as we bring together LGBTQ+ and allied business owners throughout Utah at The Annual LGBTQ+ Economic Summit. The day will feature education, inspiration and business development opportunities.  Oh and, we will feed you coffee in the AM, lunch in the afternoon, and lovely happy-hour open bar and nibbles.  Whether you are an aspiring business owner, new business owner, or have been in business 50+ years, there will be a nugget or two for you!

The Summit provides business owners with the information, development resources, and professional community needed to start, maintain, and grow viable businesses. The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is committed to sharing Summit resources as far and wide as possible and so, have produced it as a hybrid, live-stream event since 2020. We also look for unique ways to add value to the event – a few examples of which are that we engage one of our local small photography businesses, Dee & Cory Productions to shoot complementary professional headshots for in-person attendees and a group of our member restaurants to provide catering and a mocktail bar for our post-summit networking session.

The Summit is a conference-style, single-track event.  Past Summit speakers have included Salt Lake City & County Mayors Biskupski, Mendenhall, and Wilson; national and local chamber and non-profit leaders; and local business icons.

You can view recordings of past years' Summit Presentations on The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce YouTube Channel.


2023 Summit Program Topics

  • The Robots are Here: AI and Marketing for Small Business
  • Eliminating Bias Through Skill-Based Interviewing
  • Unwind & Uplift: Stress-Release Visualization
  • The Economic Benefits of LGBTQ+ Tourism
  • From LGBTBE Certification to Planning Your Exit Strategy
  • Mobilizing the Business Community in Government Affairs Panel

2022 Summit Program Topics

  • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
  • Cybersecurity preparedness for Small Businesses
  • Keynote: State of the LGBTQ+ Union
  • SafeZone Utah: Antibullying & Allyship
  • Transitioning at Work Panel