StraightTalk, dot429′s bi-annual LGBT conference, returns to the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York from Friday, October 7, to Sunday, October 9. Like a queer take on the legendary TED Talks, it’s three days of spirited and stimulating conversation with pioneering professionals in media, entertainment, design and politics exploring topics of pertinence to the queer community. And we’ve got free tickets! (More on that below.)
Currently scheduled to appear at StraightTalk 2011 are:
*Bruce Vilanch, writer/comedian
*John Bartlett, designer
* Wilson Cruz, actor
*Deborah Dugan, CEO of Project RED;
*Mark Perriello, advisor to President Obama
*Moe Vela, former Chief of Staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore.
*Janet Mock, editor People.com
*Laura Albert (a.k.a JT LeRoy), author
*Elizabeth Birch, former director of the Human Rights Campaign
Want to win tickets to Friday’s event? Entering is easy—just answer this question in the comment field below:
If you had 15 minutes to network with anybody, living or dead, who would it be?
The deadline for entry is Thursday, October 6, at 12pm EST. Four winners will be notified via e-mail the same day. Friday’s StraightTalk forums will be held 10am-4pm at the Tribeca Grand Hotel (2 Sixth Ave @ Church St) in New York City. By entering the contest you are confirming you are interested in the event and available to attend.
A professional networking site aimed at the LGBT community, dot429 provides an online and real-world platform for members from all walks of life, with events held across the country. StraightTalk 2011 is sponsored by Fiat.