After a very successful first Summit in Oct. 2018, the Plank Center’s second Summit on Diversity & Inclusion in Public Relations will be held Nov. 8, 2019, in Chicago in conjunction with the Center’s Milestones in Mentorship Gala. The Summit will showcase cutting-edge research, highlight organizations who are moving the D&I needle, and feature individuals who have overcome D&I challenges. Public relations and communication professionals, educators and students will gain actionable insights to implement within their own organizations.
When: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Where: Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Reserve your seat
Group Rates (groups of two or more)
Professionals: $75 each
Educators: $60 each
Students: $45 each
If you or your organization is interested in event sponsorship opportunities, this link details the various levels.
- Request an invoice and/or a W-9
Email Jessika White at email@example.com
- Pay by credit card
Use this secure link to pay by credit card
- Pay by check
Mail your check payable to “The University of Alabama” to this address:
The Plank Center
Box 870172, The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Scholarship Recipients: The Plank Center has awarded eight diverse public relations students scholarships to attend the Plank Center’s Summit and Milestones in Mentoring Gala. Each scholarship will include air travel to/from Chicago, one night’s stay (Nov. 7) at the Union League Club, one ticket to the Gala and one ticket to The Plank Summit, totaling an estimated $1,800. The scholarship recipients are:
- Daniel Baires, North Carolina State University
- Therese Castro, University of Texas at Austin
- Giana Darville, Oakwood University, Ala.
- Gisselle Garcia, University of Florida
- Gernise Gregoire, University of Florida
- Marco Ramirez, University of Central Arkansas
- Annabelle Schmitt, Penn State University
- Tamarra Thal, University of Florida