Out to Innovate™ Summit for LGBTQ+ People in STEM

Out to Innovate SUMMIT is a biennial cross-generational summit that provides an educational and supportive environment for career development and enrichment for LGBTQ+ students, academics, and career professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Established in 2010, this has become our signature event. During the pandemic, we are continuing our celebrations with virtual gatherings and nano-summits.

Out to Innovate Awards Ceremony 2022

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Join us in celebration of the Out to Innovate Recognition Awards and Career Development Fellowship winners! On May 28th, 2022, 4 PM Eastern, we are hosting a free virtual awards ceremony, open to all. Come celebrate the academic and professional achievements of our 2022 award winners with us.


  • Networking with award winners and Out To Innovate members
  • Presentation of the awards
  • Keynote presentation by Amanda Simpson, VP Research and Technology at Airbus Americas, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

When: May 28th, 2022, 4 PM to 6 PM Eastern including time for networking

Where: Virtual session hosted on Gather (https://www.gather.town).

Registration: On EventBrite. We will send you the link to attend the session when the date approaches. (We will only use your email to communicate about this event.)

Thank you all for your attendance, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Follow these links for photos and video highlights from…

Our inspirational Out to Innovate™ 2014 Highlights Video (Atlanta, GA):

Our inspirational Out to Innovate™ 2012 Highlights Video (Columbus, OH):