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OPEN's 11th Annual Dinner

  • 13 Mar 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive


  • Reduced rate for a captain purchasing a half table (seats 4).
  • Rate for Table Captain Sponsorship (seats 8).

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Friday, March 13th

at Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive


We invite you to join OPEN for our historic 11th Annual Dinner, a celebration of the work that OPEN has accomplished in networking with, building the development of, and advocating for LGBTQ+ individuals in our community. We have reached some key milestones in OPEN’s history in 2019 including holding a record number of events that engaged a broader base of the local LGBTQ+ community, reached a record number of members in our 11-year history, and began the important work of advocating for our community members.

This year we are pleased to welcome local LGBTQ+ advocate, former local board member, and co-chair of our Engagement Commitee, Sandy Eichel as our main speaker. Sandy Eichel is a Wealth Management Advisor, international speaker and a diversity and inclusion consultant. Sandy speaks at corporate functions, professional conferences and diversity summits across North America and Europe. Sandy is passionate about transforming the corporate cultures to be more inclusive of women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community. Several magazines and newspapers, including a November 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal and Forbes in April of 2019, have published feature articles about Sandy and their work. Sandy was on the board of OPEN for six and a half years and is excited about helping to create more inclusion and to break down silos in the Madison LGBTQ+ community.Sandy devotes additional time to raising money for various charities, which lead them to create a non profit initiative to benefit underprivileged elementary students here in Madison.

Sandy will share a part of their journey of finding their own authenticity and inspire listeners to dig deeper in their own, while developing skills to be more inclusive of others in our community. With humor and enthusiasm, Sandy breaks down simple ways that we can all be better allies to each other and build a stronger, more inclusive Madison.

We will also honor the 2019 OPEN Community Grant Recipient, GSAFE and award the 2020 OPEN Community Grant Recipient
and announce the  OPEN Community Advocate Award Winner.

Details on Annual Dinner Sponsorship opportunities click HERE

Schedule of events:

Networking: 5:30-6:30 

Dinner: 6:30-7:00 

Program: 7:00-8:00 

Networking/Music: 8:00-9:00 

After Dinner Sponsor-Shamrock: 8:30-late

Cost: Member-$65 l Non-member-$100

Dinner includes a choice of either Chicken Marsala or Vegetable Strudel. 

Please specify Dietary Restrictions

Registration Deadline: March 4th

Contact us

Mail us: PO Box 1646 Madison WI 53701

Email us: info@openmadison.org

Call us: (608) 561-3849

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OPEN provides education and information resources regarding issues of gender and sexual diversity and other issues of professional concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) individuals who live in the Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin area. 

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