OUT for Sustainability’s Fab Planet Summit is the foremost LGBTQ space to explore the intersection of environment, society and identity.

Part expert panels, part forum, this biennial gathering provides space for leading LGBTQ thinkers on sustainability issues to explore the nexus of values and identity, and strategize on how to achieve “A Fabulous Planet.” Fab Planet is more than a conference. It’s a place to gather, discuss and create change.

“I think about what perspective we have as members of the queer community… you have to put yourself in other shoes.”

Laura Clise
Fab Planet Summit 2014

Fab Planet Summit 2016

June 3rd through 5th, 2016

FRIDAY JUNE 3 | 7-9pm: Our opening reception sets the summit’s tone, inviting participants to meet and develop relationships in advance of Saturday’s sessions.

Hosted by Imgur at their headquarters: 415 Jackson Street, Suite 300

SATURDAY JUNE 4 | 10am-7pm: Expert panels sessions through the day delve deep into the intersection of LGBTQ identity and sustainability values, with a picnic break in nearby Dolores Park. The day finishes with a honoree keynote and cocktail party celebration. The day’s intention is to provide a space to explore the forefront of LGBTQ sustainability issues, actions and solutions for a rapidly changing planet.

Hosted at the Women’s Building: 3543 18th Street

SUNDAY JUNE 5 | 10am-1pm (optional): Local self guided sustainability activities continue the conversation, providing further insights in a relaxed environment, wrapping up the summit with inspiration.

The Women’s Building
San Francisco, California

The Women’s Building is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice. Founded in 1971 by a group of visionary women, San Francisco’s Women’s Centers incubate emerging Bay Area women’s projects and is an anchor institution in San Francisco’s Mission District, welcoming 25,000 clients and visitors each year.

Fab Planet Summit History

OUT for Sustainability has hosted an annual gathering of LGBTQ sustainability leaders since 2009. The first Social Sustainability Conference hosted 60 participants in Seattle, Washington for five panels on intersectional topics ranging from “race and housing” to “age and community.” The spirit of this was continued by the Coming Out Local dinners, hosting 100 guests per year to highlight the value of local economy in creating communities that celebrate diversity. In addition to this large annual events, OUT4S hosted dozens of community Salons on topics ranging from the “social impact of food systems” to “green building in the gayborhood.”

Identifying the value and uniqueness of the content at OUT4S events, Fab Planet Summit launched to build on these the spirit of these gatherings to achieve deeper connection for broader change.

Listen to past Fab Planet sessions at soundcloud.com/out4s
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