Speakers

The 2016 National Convention in South Beach Miami is fast approaching and we are so excited that you’ll be joining us. We have a great weekend scheduled with some other amazing speakers.

If you’ve been schedule to speak, you will receive an email confirmation with details about the time and speaking location. Please make sure to arrive at a minimum 15 minutes prior to your schedule event and check in at the Convention Registration Desk. The Registration desk is located on the mezzanine level in the Ballroom Gallery.

Convention Registration
Convention Speakers receive a complimentary One-Day Only registration for the day of their speaking session. You will receive an email confirmation for the day of your registration. If you would like to attend additional convention days, we offer a discounted Speaker Registration rate for $295. Please fill out the registration form to take advantage of the discount. Online speaker registration ends at noon on Monday, September 5, 2016.

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Audio Visual Equipment
Most, but not all rooms come equipped with a projector. Speakers and microphones are not planned in any of the breakout sessions. If you have questions about the A/V provided, please contact Convention@nlgja.org.

You will need to supply the following:

  • Laptop Computer
  • Demonstration Equipment

Wi-Fi Connections
Wi-fi connects are available throughout the host hotel. Access to an internet connect is based on usage so access cannot be guaranteed at all times. Please make a backup should you plan to use an internet during your presentation.

  • Please make sure to download all presentation materials prior to your session. NLGJA cannot guarantee internet access for any presentation.
  • Remote or Skyped speakers should not be planned and may not be accessible during the convention.

If you do require internet for your presentation, please contact Convention@nlgja.org with your request for dedicated access.

Ritz-Carlton South Beach
The 2016 NLGJA National Convention Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton South Beach Miami, is sold out of rooms at the convention booking rate from Wednesday, September 7 to Sunday, September 11. If you have a reservation that you do not plan to use, please contact the hotel and cancel so another attendee can book their room.

Before you book: check room availability, call 305-671-2609 and ask for the NLGJA room block. Rooms may become available on the convention block through August 18.

Printed Materials
We encourage you to go green at the 2016 NLGJA National Convention and LGBT Media Summit. NLGJA will not print copies of handouts or materials for your breakouts or panels. We can make downloadable content available from the online convention program. Please provide materials by Friday, September 2, 2016.

If you would like to provide printed materials, expect between 20-40 attendees in each breakout session and up to 250 attendees in each plenary. 

Are you an Author? The Author’s Cafe is a great place to share your work
If you have authored a book recently, please let us know. Times are available to sign up to sign and present your book. The Author’s Cafe is only available to attendees and speakers of the National Convention or LGBT Media Summit.

NLGJA with a partnering bookstore will attempt to provide copies of your book for sale. You will be notified if your book is available and may help to provide alternate copies. Self-published book, unknown publishers, small printings, high price and books without ISBNs may not be available.

Guests (non-convention registered attendees) to the author’s cafe must be confirmed through the convention information office. Please submit a list of names by September 2 to conveniton@nlgja.org.

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Please Submit: Biographic Information
All speakers must submit biographic information to Convention@nlgja.org. Please include:

  • Bio (Up to 200 words)
  • Headshot (Print Quality, minimum 2″ x “3, 300 dpi)
  • Professional Title
  • Affiliation / Website
  • Twitter Handle or other Social Media Links

Sponsored Panels
Some sessions at the the 2016 NLGJA National Convention and LGBT Media Summit may be sponsored. If your panel is sponsored, NLGJA Development Director Maya Blackmun will be in contact with the panel moderator about any specifics.

Please note: Any and all panel, workshop and plenary sponsorships must be arranged in advance by NLGJA’s Development Director. A few words of recognition of an employer and/or project is permissible, but additional recognitions or lengthy remarks about a company or organization may interfere with existing sponsorship commitments and hamper NLGJA’s fundraising efforts. For more information please contact NLGJA’s Development Director, Maya Blackmun at mblackmun@nlgja.org.


**NLGJA does not provide a speaker honorarium and cannot cover the cost of travel, accommodations or incidental costs for presenters, moderators or coordinators.

Register to Attend with the Speaker Rate

NLGJA_graphSpeakers receive a complimentary One-Day Only registration for the day of their speaking session. 

If you would like to attend additional convention days, we offer a Speaker Registration for $295.

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Are you an Author? 

If you have authored a book recently, please let us know. Times are available to sign up to sign and present your book. The Author’s Cafe is only available to attendees and speakers of the National Convention or LGBT Media Summit.

Let us know, please include your name and book!