Out to Innovate Summit for LGBTQ+ People in STEM

Out to Innovate Summit is a biennial cross-generational multi-day event 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 NOGLSTP’s signature event. Through the COVID pandemic, we have conducted small scale virtual events as we wait for a safer and more responsible time to meet in person.

For more information about past events and links to photoalbums and conference videos, click on each event below:

  • Summit 2010: Inaugural event, hosted by the LGBTQ+ Community from University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, October 9, 2010. Keynote Speaker: Dean Hamer
  • Summit 2012: hosted by the oSTEM chapter at The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, October 13-14, 2012. Keynote Speaker: Nergis Malvavala
  • Summit 2014: Joint event with oSTEM 4th National Conference, hosted at the Georgia Tech Conference Center, Atlanta GA, November 8-9, 2014. Keynote Speakers: Lynn Conway, Tam O'Shaugnessy
  • Summit 2017: Danvers MA, March 4-5, 2017. Keynote Speaker: Victoria Orphan
  • Summit 2019: hosted by the USC Lambda Alumni at University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, March 16-17, 2019 . Keynote Speaker: David Bohnett
  • Summit 2020: Joint virtual event with the oSTEM 10th Annual Conference, November 12-15, 2020. Keynote Speakers: Mylene Dipenta, Sian Lewis
  • nanoSummit 2021: This virtual event celebrated the recipients of the 2021 Out to Innovate Recognition Awards, the 2020 Ben Barres Fellowships, and the 2021 Out to Innovate Scholarships.  Tonia Poteat, one of our first Out to Innovate Scholarship recipients, was our keynote speaker.