October 6-8, 2022 // Washington, D.C.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read below for answers to many frequently asked questions regarding this year’s conference.

General FAQs

When and where is this year's ROMBA Conference?

The 25th ROMBA Conference will take place October 6-8, 2022 at the Washington Hilton located at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.

What is ROMBA's current COVID-19 policy?

For information on our current policies regarding COVID-19, please visit this page.

What is the ROMBA 2022 Conference format? Will there be virtual components?

The ROMBA Conference will take place in person on October 6-8, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

This year, we are not planning to host any virtual programming for the ROMBA conference. We have a robust library of virtual content from previous years on Reaching Out Connect. Additionally, we will continue to virtual content outside of the ROMBA conference.

When and where will the Career Expo take place?

This year the Career Expo will take place on Friday, October 7 at 3:00 pm EST on site at the ROMBA Conference. There will not be a virtual Career Expo this year. 

When does registration open?

Registration is open and can be accessed here. We recommend registering as soon as possible to secure your seat and to take advantage of our lowest ticket prices. Ticket prices will increase after September 5.

Current MBA FAQs (Students enrolled as of October 2022)

How do I get a code to register?

Leaders of each of the B-School’s affiliate LGBTQ+ clubs have been issued registration password to access registration. If you attend a school on this list, please contact your club leadership for the registration password. If you need introductions, email info@reachingoutmba.org for a request.

If your school does not have an LGBTQ+ club, fill out this form requesting an individual registration password.

Is there financial assistance to help with travel for current students?

UPDATE: As of 9/6, all funding reserved for the Student Access Fund has been awarded and we are no longer accepting applications.

Yes, the James Robertson Student Access Fund provides funding up to $500 USD to LGBTQ+ students to attend Reaching Out events.

We ask that students capable of personally covering travel costs and those that receive funding from their school or LGBTQ+ Club reconsider applying. This allows us to provide funding to more students that otherwise would not be able to participate.

If you have not yet approached your school and/or LGBTQ+ Club about financial support, we will be more than happy to provide the necessary information for you to do so. If, after accessing different forms of funds and reflecting on your personal financial capacity, you find yourself in need of additional assistance, you may complete the application for funding.

Can students in programs other than the MBA attend?

While this conference is designed by LGBTQ+ MBA students for LGBTQ+ MBA students, we welcome LGBTQ+ graduate students in other programs to attend. Students in other programs should fill out this form to request an individual registration code.

Corporate Partner FAQs

How can I learn more about sponsorship opportunities?

We are currently sold out for 2022! Check back later this year for pricing for 2023.

When and where will the Career Expo take place?

This year the Career Expo will take place on Friday, October 7 at 3:00 pm EST on site at the ROMBA Conference. There will not be a virtual Career Expo this year. 

Pre-MBAs & Business School FAQs

When and where will this year’s Pre-MBA programming take place?

All Pre-MBA programming will take place virtually this year prior to the ROMBA Conference on September 8. Visit this page for more information. 

Will there be a Business School Expo this year?

The business school expo will take place virtually on September 8 between 2-4 pm EST. Pre-MBAs can learn more and register here.

All Students & Post-MBA Professionals FAQs

Will there be Post-MBA specific content at this year’s conference?

Yes, we will be running several Post-MBA continuing education sessions during the conference. Session content and timing are listed on the conference agenda.

What is the cost to attend the conference?

The registration page and ticket prices can be accessed here. Tickets are divided by category at the bottom of the page. Pricing will increase after September 5, 2022.

ROMBA Competitions

Will competitions take place this year?

Yes. ROMBA competitions allow students and alumni to showcase their business acumen and compete for cash awards. More information regarding the 2022 competitions will be shared later this summer! You can read here for information on the 2021 competitions.