Alright, party people! We have the lowdown on the SXSW happenings and are excited to share so many great opportunities for you to connect, learn, prosper and advertise.


SXSW has evolved into one of the premier global conferences of its kind. We’re excited to help as many members attend as possible, and encourage you to take advantage of some of the events we are hosting as well as significant savings on badges.


Thank you, sponsors, for joining us for yet another opportunity to help Austin business owners grow and thrive!


If you have any questions feel free to email us at

Austin LGBT Chamber SXSW Business Panels
March 15, 2020
WeWork 600 Congress 14th floor
SXSW Badge required


9:30 Advocacy Equality: From Local to Federal – Policies Impacting LGBT Workforce
Panelists: Austin City Council Member, Jimmy Flannigan, Angela Hale from Equality Texas and Texas Competes, Rebecca Marques Texas HRC and Sarah Warbelow Legal for HRC National DC office
Moderated by: DeirdreWalsh
 11:30 ERG: Making the Most of Your Employee Resource Groups
Panelists: Briona Jenkins CivicTech, Shone Zachariah Dell, Casey Meadows Google, Josh Kettler Consulting Principal RSM
Moderated by: Cody Eastman
 1:30 Marketing: Marketing Your LGBT Business
Panelists: Lynn Yeldell, CEO Seventh Scout, Tim Weinheimer, TexasHan Media, Valerie Salinas-Davis, Tom Webb, our VP of Public Relations and Broadcast Austin FC
Moderated by: Jeff Hahn, CEO Hahn Public
 2:30 Finance: Finance/Accounting 101 for your LGBT Business
Panelists: Nico Ramsey, Community Relations Director Velocity Credit Union, Danielle McNeely Partner with EY, Carlie Bittle, CEO Bittle Books & Taxes, Brian Nash with RSM
Moderated by: Hunter Coleman
 3:30 From Legal to Insurance, Be Sure Your Business is Protected
Panelists: Adam Milne, Texas Independent Insurance & Risk Management, Jeremiah Bentley Texas Mutual, Natalie Lynch of Lynch Law, Becky Arreaga CEO Arreaga Agency
Moderated by: Jason Mikell, KVUE
 4:30 Cyber Security
Panelists: Erik Day Dell, Wes Ladd from RSM, Gil Peters Soal Tech
Moderated by: Tina Cannon

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Priority entry is given to SXSW badge holders. An RSVP does not guarantee entry.

Sponsored by:

Priority entry is given to SXSW badge holders. An RSVP does not guarantee entry.


MARCH 13, 2020

Celebrate the start of SXSW 2020 with the biggest, gayest party in town. Whether you’re in town for the conference or a local looking to take in all the excitement and festivities, the 2020 #BigGayKickoff Party is the place to be.


Hosted by therepubliq and the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Rain on 4th. This is an OFFICIAL SXSW sanctioned event for badge holders and VIGs (Very Important Gays) only. Exclusive discount for on SXSW Badges for LGBT Chamber Members only!


Don’t have a SXSW badge? You can pick up your VIG badge at our SXSW Community Meetup happening on February 26th at WeWork. See our events calendar for more details.

Austin LGBT Chamber SXSW Title Sponsors

Thank you, Sponsors!