Win Tickets to Dot429’s StraightTalk Conference In NYC

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

*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.

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  • Sean212

    Interesting who the speakers are, but why aren’t they on the flyer you have above? Where are the hot guys on the flyer going to be? Probably not at DOT49.

  • Ian Jackson

    If I had 15 minutes to network with anyone living or dead, it would be President Obama. Not for political in’s, but I would want to know if he got reelected in 2012, what would be his next move in the fight for equality. Should we as a community started to look into chapals and honeymoon spots?

  • David Schneider

    Leonardo DaVinci

  • Michael Allen

    James Buchanan, America’s out gay president because it’d be interesting to be in an America where a gay man could be president and no one really gives a flying flip about it.

  • Paul McClain

    I’d love to sit down with Clinton Kelly. I looked up to him not just for his superb style advice on What Not To Wear, but his ease with people and the effectiveness at which he got his messages across. He’s been able parlay his reputation into books and spokesman deals all while being comfortably out, even if his sexuality is rarely front and center. I admire him for his poise, his sharp critical eye (tempered by a playful wit), and for showing other Long Island boys like myself the way forward. Hope to see you Friday!

  • thexanderalexander

    I would like to meet with the recently deceased Steve Jobs. He was a true visionary that changed the world in a way that is beyond comprehension. The most amazing part about it is that he never intended to change the world, he just wanted to do what he loved and changed the world in the process. Simply put, he was a once in a lifetime person who deserved more than the hand he was dealt. It’s truly unfortunate that he was taken from us so soon.

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