Attend OutSummit 2018


About OutSummit

You are invited to attend the fourth annual OutSummit on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. OutSummit is a one-day conference, hosted by OutRight Action International, a global LGBTIQ Human Rights organization, co-hosted by CUNY School of Law and the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice. OutSummit brings together international and US-based LGBTIQ activists for a day of panels, keynote speakers, and workshops to address legal and social attitudes about sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex issues globally.


OutSummit wraps up OutRight Advocacy Week at the United Nations, where LGBTIQ activists sit across the table from the world’s most pivotal governments and UN officials to name their priorities and demand accountability. Over 40 activists will be arriving in New York City to share their experiences advocating for LGBTIQ people around the world and learn together in a collaborative environment. During OutSummit, you will hear from these activists through panels, workshops, and presentations.

In recent years, OutSummit has featured LGBTIQ advocates from countries like Iraq, Egypt, Germany, Argentina and China, and it has featured speakers like the US Special Envoy for LGBTI Rights and the Vice-Mayor of the largest city in the Philippines. More details can be found about this year's event as well as last year at


Registration includes conference sessions and meals (light breakfast, lunch and full dinner with cocktail party). Click here to Register »

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Participation in OutSummit entitles experienced and newly admitted attorneys to continuing legal education (CLE) credits. The full list of CLE-accredited panels and workshops and their CLE credit value will be made available shortly. Attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit. Attorneys arriving late are welcome to attend the program but will not be eligible for credit. If you are interested, choosing "CLE & OutSummit Registration" will register you for the entire conference and the CLE workshop, whereas the "CLE Workshop Only" ticket will limit your access to the conference to the one litigation workshop. Please contact Em Rubey, OutSummit Coordinator, at for more information.


Please register above with an .edu email address for a significant discount.

Want to Volunteer?

Contact for information about getting involved to assist OutRight staff at the event.


Send questions and comments to:

Em Rubey,