September 27-29, 2024 // Los Angeles, CA

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read below for answers to some frequently asked questions regarding PRIZM.

General FAQs

What is PRIZM?

PRIZM is a new multi-day event for post-MBAs and other experienced, mid-career business professionals. The first PRIZM event will take place Sept. 27-29, 2024, in Los Angeles in conjunction with this year’s ROMBA Conference.

While the ROMBA Conference provides a unique opportunity for MBA students and early-career professionals, we recognize that experienced, mid-career professionals are looking for different insights and ways to drive career growth and enable networking.

The target audience for the first PRIZM conference is professionals with 2-7 years of post-graduate school experience or equivalent looking to build leadership skills through an LGBTQ+ lens.

Designed to help LGBTQ+ professionals see their careers in a new light, PRIZM will include professionally facilitated educational workshops, recruiting opportunities including coffee chats, a special reception, and other networking events. PRIZM attendees will also have access to select elements of the ROMBA Conference. 

When and where will this year's PRIZM conference take place?

The first PRIZM event will take place September 27-29, 2024, in Los Angeles at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel located at 404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, in conjunction with this year’s ROMBA Conference.

What is the cost to attend the conference?

For experienced professionals (does not include corporate partners): The first 50 tickets will sell for $300, after which the price will increase to $400. If any tickets remain as of September 21, the price will increase to $500.

Each PRIZM corporate partner will receive one complimentary ticket to PRIZM. After that, tickets for additional corporate partners attending PRIZM will cost $750.

Does PRIZM have a Career Expo?

No, PRIZM will not have its own career expo. However, there will be opportunities for attendees to engage with experienced hire recruiters in attendance. This includes the opportunity for dedicated coffee chats, access to the GradLeaders jobs board, and PRIZM reception as well as other onsite networking opportunities.

Who should attend the PRIZM conference?

The target audience for the first PRIZM conference is professionals with 2-7 years of postgraduate experience or equivalent looking to build leadership skills through an LGBTQ+ lens. Current MBAs and grad students attending the ROMBA Conference will not have access to PRIZM sessions.

Part-time MBAs should attend the ROMBA Conference.

Executive MBAs should review both ROMBA and PRIZM agendas and make their determination as to which program is better suited to their needs.

For corporate partners:

If you’re an experienced, mid-career professional attending as an ERG member and/or LGBTQ+ representative from a PRIZM or ROMBA partner, we ask that you participate fully as part of the experienced talent pool.

If you’re an experienced talent recruiter or other company representative partnering with PRIZM, we ask that you attend as much of PRIZM as possible, get to know our talent, and attend the sessions. When you’re in a session, observe our experienced talent in action and connect with them either before or after the session, as appropriate.

I can no longer attend the conference and I need to cancel my registration. What should I do?

Ticket refunds, minus the processing fee, will be available by request (at info@reachingoutmba.orguntil August 25th, 2024 Please include REFUND REQUEST as the email title.

After that, any canceled/forfeited fees will be considered a donation to the ongoing work of Reaching Out MBA.

What are ROMBA's current health and safety protocols?

For information on our current health & safety policies, please visit this page.

What is the conference attire?

The recommended attire is “business casual authentic” – you are welcome to wear whatever business casual clothing is the most authentic to your identity. Jeans are fine and suits/blazers certainly aren’t required. Most people tend to dress a bit more formally for the Saturday Night Marquee Dinner & Keynote, as it is the culmination of the conference.