Out & Equal CEO Selisse Berry

Out & Equal staff is already in Dallas preparing for the Out & Equal Workplace Summit taking place at the Hilton Anatole on Oct. 6-8.

More than 3,000 will attend next week’s convention. They’ll be coming from 48 states and 31 countries.

Among the latest confirmed attendees are White House LGBT liaison Aditi Hardikar and Australia’s human rights commissioner, according to Chief Development Officer Rachel Rubin.

Most events are for attendees only, however, the AT&T Workplace Summit Career Pavilion that takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the exhibit hall, has been opened to students. Representatives from a number of companies will be available for career counseling and some may even do some hiring.

Some conference attendees will arrive early to participate in Leadership Day. Rubin said they’ll take a “deep dive” into topics like employee resource group leadership and other topics related to diversity in a business setting.

Dallas Voice will have more coverage of the conference throughout the week.