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Start Out Conference

September 10-12, 2020 / Online

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Canada’s largest LGBTQ+ Recruitment Conference goes digital!

Start Out is a first-of-its-kind digital conference where LGBTQ+ talent comes to meet some of Canada’s largest and most inclusive employers. Attendees will have a chance to attend workshops, build their networks, and learn about LGBTQ+ support in the workplace from employers who lead the charge. You will also have an opportunity to meet recruiters and land coveted jobs and internships with companies that value diversity and inclusion.

Resumé Database

Your resumé will be added to our database and reviewed by partnering companies. If they like what they see, you’ll get an interview!

Virtual Career Fair

You’ll have access to our exclusive virtual career fair attended by LGBTQ+ friendly companies who all champion diversity and inclusion.


This is your chance to build your professional network. You’ll have a chance to meet students, professionals, and recruiters from across the country!

A launching pad for your career


Join us for three days of workshops, talks, and networking. Hear from LGBTQ+ industry leaders and meet some of Canada’s largest employers who are passionate about shaping the future of the Canadian workplace.


The schedule below is displayed in Eastern Time (ET).

Day 1 – Thurs, Sep 10

  • 12:00pm - 12:15pm Welcome
  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm Workshops
  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm Keynote
  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm Career Fair
  • 2:45pm - 4:00pm Networking

Day 2 – Fri, Sep 11

  • 12:00pm - 12:15pm Welcome
  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm Workshops
  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm Keynote
  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm Career Fair
  • 2:45pm - 4:00pm Networking

Day 3 – Sat, Sep 12

  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm Welcome
  • 1:15pm - 2:00pm Workshops
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm Keynote
  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm Career Fair
  • 3:45pm - 5:00pm Networking


Who is the Start Out Conference for?

It is for LGBTQ+ students and young professionals in search of inclusive workplaces, as well as employers who want to make their workplace more inclusive.

Why should I come?

This is your chance to make lasting relationships with others in our community and with employers who truly value diversity and inclusion. You will leave feeling inspired by our amazing panelists and speakers.

What is Start Proud?

Start Proud is a national non-profit facilitating the professional development of LGBTQ+ students and young professionals. We are many things, and one of those is conference makers. Click here for more info.

Can I come if I’m not LGBTQ+?

Yes! Allies are more than welcome.

I don’t think I can afford the conference. Is there funding available?

Yes, email us at for more information 🙂

Conference Pass


  • Full 3-day digital conference access
  • Career fair access
  • Resume submission to hiring companies


Registrations have now closed.

Have questions?

If you have any questions, please email