Let’s Get Loud: 2021 Summer Conference


It’s almost here — the 2021 Summer Conference of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus! We’re thrilled to announce five exciting speakers with more to come: gubernatorial candidates Congressman Charlie Crist and Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, State Senator Annette Taddeo, and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis!

Click here to register and purchase your tickets.

Invited guests for the weekend include Rep. Frederica Wilson, State Senator Shevrin Jones, Consul General of Mexico Jonathan Chait Auerbach, US Drug Czar Nominee Dr. Rahul Gupta, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz and Executive Director Marcus Dixon, and many, many more elected officials, candidates and issues experts.

This year’s Summer Conference at the Hilton Miami Downtown is a spacious venue to allow for ample social distancing with COVID-19 protocols in place during all portions of the programming.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor
Happening Out Television Network

Highlights of this conference include**:

Panel discussion on the 40th anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS
Dr. Howard Grossman, Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Requel Lopes, Executive Director, World AIDS Museum
Jose Szapocznik PhD, Professor, University of Miami

How South Florida’s LGBTQ Cities Work Together
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis
Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora
North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin

The Growing Right-Wing Assault On Our School Boards
Miami-Dade School Board Member Lucia Baez-Geller
Broward School Board Member Sarah Leonardi
Joe Saunders, Political Director, Equality Florida
Bill McKay, Vice President, Space Coast LGBTA Democratic Caucus

The Trans Community Under Fire
Jason Starr, Litigation Director, HRC
Daniel Tilley, ACLU (invited)
Nathan Bruemmer, Caucus Legislative Director
Carvelle Estriplet, Caucus Deputy Director, Region 8

Workshop on Unconscious Bias
Caucus Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Mary Ann Shea, Director

FDP’s Plan for Winning Florida
Marcus Dixon, FDP Executive Director
Christian Ulvert, Senate Victory

Building the Bench
Jasmen Rogers Shaw, Folding Chair Consulting

**speaker list in development

We’ll release updated program information as it becomes available. We’ll also have a virtual component if you are unable to attend in person but still want to participate.

Our Membership Meeting will start at 3:30pm. There is no charge for the Membership Meeting but please register below whether you are attending in person or virtually.

Here are the key details so you can register, book your room, and buy your event tickets.

Let’s Get Loud!
2021 Summer Conference
Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus
August 6-8, 2021

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami FL 33132

Conference Schedule

Friday, August 6
Registration** and Check-in
Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 7
Registration** and Check-in
Continental Breakfast and Speaker
Morning Sessions
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Afternoon Sessions
Caucus Membership Meeting (separate registration)
Evening Cocktail Reception (separate ticket) featuring gubernatorial candidates Congressman Charlie Crist and Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried

Sunday, August 8
Farewell Brunch (separate ticket)

**Conference Registration includes the Welcome Reception on Friday, and Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday.

Please be aware of separate registrations for each event, including the Membership Meeting!

Registration is $35
Click here to register for in person or virtual participation.

Evening Cocktail Reception tickets are $150
Click here to purchase your Evening Cocktail Reception ticket(s).

Sunday Brunch tickets are $35
Click here to purchase your Sunday Brunch ticket(s).

We have a hotel block at the Hilton Miami Downtown with a special rate of $179 plus tax per night. Our room block is first come, first served and is available at our special rate of $159/night through July 16.
Click here to reserve your hotel room(s).

Sponsorship Opportunities are available to put your organization in front of LGBTQ+ leaders from across Florida
Click here to review and reserve a sponsorship.

We’re gearing up to flip Florida blue, and we need your help! Join us in Miami and Let’s Get Loud!

*All registration fees and tickets are non-refundable.