Described as "a global LGBT thought leader", Ian Johnson is CEO of Out Now - and has for two decades dedicated his professional life to constantly redefining 'the next level' in the specialist field of LGBT marketing. With backgrounds in marketing, law and strategic research, Johnson is one of the world's most in-demand LGBT marketing specialists. In 2012 his company, Out Now, celebrates 20 years of leadership in lesbian and gay markets worldwide.
President of the Las Vegas Gay Visitors Bureau
Reyes is president of the Las Vegas Gay Visitors Bureau and a two-term board member of the International Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association (IGLTA). She also serves on the board of the Gay and Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN). and chaired the Diversity Task Force for the International Association of Exhibits and Events (IAEE). She is one of only 13 certified LGBT specialists in the U.S. and has helped to establish Las Vegas as a premier destination for LGBT travelers.
Founder and CEO, Grindr and Blendr
Joel Simkhai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Grindr LLC, the company behind the highly popular Grindr app and the new Blendr app.
Founded in 2009, Grindr is the premier all-male geo-social network that uses location-based technologies to bring together a global community of more than 6 million users in 192 countries. This industry-leading mobile app is an award-winning and scalable technology platform that has made Grindr a phenomenon the world over. Simkhai has presented at a number of leading industry events, including the 2010 iDate conference in Miami, FL and the 2011 SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX, spreading the word on Grindr and discussing the future of the social networking segment.