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San Francisco Summit 2023: October 16th-20th

About

About San Francisco
Summit 2023

Pride month may be over, but LGBTQ lives are at risk. Trans Americans of all ages are under attack, women and people with the capacity for pregnancy have lost fundamental freedoms. Black, Latinx, and Asian Americans still face overt and systemic racism. Our workforce is experiencing extreme burnout, COVID-19 has shifted how we work faster than companies can keep up with, and most days we’re simply trying to keep up. Which is why we’re coming together in San Francisco and all over the world virtually to heal and prepare for the road ahead.

The 10th Annual Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit takes place virtually and in front of the Castro Theatre and surrounding city blocks. We expect over 15K+ LGBTQ Women, Women of Color, Non-Binary, Trans techies & our Allies to attend from all over the world this year.

We are closing down the streets and building an entire indoor and outdoor experience, picture festival vibes, while making our Summit as fun and COVID-19 safe as possible. We will be closing down streets from Castro & Market to Castro & 19th. There will be daycare, a kids meetup, ping pong, basketball hoops, mentoring and more. We expect over 15K to join us from all over the world. You can see a map of our venues here.

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ professional community in the world — committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology and most importantly, the only organization that centers on LGBTQ Women, Women of color, and Non-binary leaders. This event supports our work helping our leaders learn how to code and get the crucial support they need as they face systemic barriers at work.

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Past Speakers

Stacey
Abrams

Founder, Fair Fight Action

Kara
Swisher

Co-Founder, Recode

Angelica
Ross

Founder, TransTech

Megan
Rapinoe

Co-Captain, USWNT

Alicia
Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab

Elizabeth
Warren

US Senator, Massachusetts

Kamala
Harris

Vice President

Arlan
Hamilton

Founder, Backstage Capital

Bozoma
Saint John

Marketing Executive, Author
& Entrepreneur

Chani
Nicholas

Founder of CHANI App, Astrologer,
NYT Bestselling Author

Roxane
Gay

Writer, Professor, Editor
& Social Commentator

Tali
Bray

Head of Technology Diverse Segments, Representation & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

Tiffany
Dockery

Director of Product
Management, Etsy

Allyn L.
Shaw

EVP, Re-Imagine & CTO – Chief Operating Office,
Wells Fargo

Madame
Gandhi

Award-winning Artist
& Activist

LaFawn
Davis

SVP ESG, Indeed & Rising
Voices Filmmakers, Indeed

Agenda

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Past Partners

Presenting

2022 San Francisco Summit Presenting Sponsors

Diamond

Gold

2022 San Francisco Summit Gold Sponsors

Silver

2022 San Francisco Summit Silver Sponsors

Bronze

BRONZE

STARTER

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Ticket Pricing

Ticket Pricing

GENERAL

$799

  • Access to all in-person Keynotes
  • Access to All in-person Breakout Sessions
  • Access to all virtual content
  • Ability to chat with other attendees during the breakout session & join our interactive content
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Access to Summit Networking
  • Access to the Career Fair
  • Meet Dozens of Companies who are looking for Badass talent like YOU 
  • Live, In-Person content
  • Access to in-person Kick-Off & Closing Party Events
  • Networking opportunities with badass techies

Proof of COVID vaccines will be required, and all attendees must be masked at all times. State and Federal COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

VIP

$1199

  • Access to all in-person Keynotes
  • Access to All in-person Breakout Sessions
  • Access to all virtual content
  • Ability to chat with other attendees during the breakout session & join our interactive content
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Access to Summit Networking
  • Access to the Career Fair
  • Meet Dozens of Companies who are looking for Badass talent like YOU
  • Live, In-Person content
  • Access to in-person Kick-Off & Closing Party Events
  • Networking opportunities with badass techies
  • Exclusive VIP, Invite-Only Events

Proof of COVID vaccines will be required, and all attendees must be masked at all times. State and Federal COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

VIRTUAL

free

  • Access to all virtual Keynotes
  • Access to virtual Breakout Sessions
  • Ability to chat virtually with other attendees during the breakout session & join our interactive content
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Access to virtual Summit Networking
  • Access virtual Career Fair
  • Meet Dozens of Companies virtually who are looking for Badass talent like YOU

Submit our quick registration form to secure your free virtual ticket.

Ticket Questions

To register for our Summit take a look at our paid and free ticket options in the Ticket Pricing section above.

Yes, we require all companies with over 500 employees to purchase our VIP & Corporate Ticket, but offer discounts for group ticket purchases. Email sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org to learn more.

No, each person will have to purchase a ticket individually and register in order to receive information on accessing or attending the event.

As part of our terms and conditions, we unfortunately do not offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding of this policy. Please do note that you can transfer your ticket to another person up to 30 days before Summit.

Yes, we allow ticket exchanges up to 30 days before Summit. Please email squad@lesbianswhotech.org, with the transferee CC’d so that they can provide information. If your company purchased your ticket through a sponsorship, you must receive approval for a coworker ticket exchange from your company.

We do offer a scholarship ticket, for which you can apply here. Make sure and check out include if you are looking for your next dream job.

Yes! Head over here to check out our customizable “Convince Your Boss” letter. If you need help strategizing we are more than happy to help. Email us at squad@lesbianswhotech.org.

General Summit Questions

Yes! We’d love that! Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is inclusive and welcoming of all identities.

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon (available here). Stay tuned! In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from Pride 2022 and (Not IRL) Pride Summit 2021 to see some of the past speakers who have been on our Summit stages.

No, Recording is not permitted, however recordings are available for viewing on our website following the summit.
Absolutely. We’d love you to bring your squad. All attendees will need to purchase a ticket to enter the event.
Main stage speaking sessions will be recorded and available on the website following the summit.

YES. We partner with tech companies looking to build badass teams. Please build a profile on our hiring platform, include. You can also register here to connect with our partners.

Have you registered and claimed your magic link (insert link for magic link instructions and loom video). If you are a speaker, email speakers@lesbianswhotech.org, if you are a sponsor reach out through the portal.

Please visit the Lesbian Who Tech & Allies website here.

Main stage speaking sessions will be recorded and available on the website following the summit.
The stages are named after past speakers or historical folks who worked to further the LGBTQIA+ community.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org.

We’d love to hear from you!

For ticket and community-related questions: squad@lesbianswhotech.org

For sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org

For Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship questions: edie@lesbianswhotech.org

For press inquiries (If you are a journalist looking to cover Summit for an outlet, apply here): press@lesbianswhotech.org

For other questions: squad@lesbianswhotech.org

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Logistics Questions

The event centers around the Castro Theater, which is 14 miles from the San Francisco airport. If flying in from the Oakland airport, the Castro is 21 miles away.

There are plenty of hotels in San Francisco.  Here are some that are within 3 miles of the Summit.

No, the ticket includes access to the summit.

We’re committed to making our Summits as inclusive as possible. We will have closed captioning for most of our virtual sessions using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers. Please email us at squad@lesbianswhotech.org if you have a specific request, and we will do our best to accommodate.

We are closing down the streets and building an entire indoor and outdoor experience, so we can make our Summit the most COVID-19 safe event possible. We will be requiring folks to wear masks indoors. Be sure to bring your vaccination card. We will be following local and CDC guidelines about vaccinations.

Sponsors

You can find answers to most of your questions in our sponsor portal. Login there for all your FAQs, announcements and important information and deadlines. Don’t have access to the portal? Email us immediately at sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org, because there are important updates sent to all sponsors that will need your attention.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org.

Speakers & Presenters

If you are a confirmed speaker, please reach out to speakers@lesbianswhotech.org for information regarding recording.

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon (available here). Stay tuned!

In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from Pride 2022 and Pride Summit 2021 to see some of the past speakers who have been on our Summit stages.

Check out our pro-tips for speaking at summit here, and then apply as soon as possible.

We accept speakers on a rolling basis and through several rounds. We will be in touch if you are selected as a speaker. There is no need to send in a new speaker application.

All speakers receive a free ticket to attend Summit. If your company has 100 or more employees and/or has raised more than $10M in funding, we require your company to purchase a pay-it-forward ticket to support our scholarship and travel fund. This is because companies get a tremendous amount of value from having you on stage, including marketing, recruiting, and retention. We ask all speakers who have the means to ​support our Summit scholarship and travel fund by purchasing a pay-it-forward ticket here​. Between 20% and 25% of all attendees receive a full or partial scholarship ticket, and we depend on our incredible community to support our scholarship fund.
Please email speakers@lesbianswhotech.org. Please provide us with as much notice as possible.
We would love for you to promote your session. We recommend using any social media platform of your choice. Be on the lookout for social media graphics from us.
Please contact us through speakers@lesbianswhotech.org

Resume Database

To connect our sponsors with our skilled attendees, we utilize Linkedin profiles in lieu of a resume data base to ensure sponsors are seeing the most up to date skills of our attendees. If you are a sponsor, please reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org for more information.

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