2019 Diversity & Inclusion Summit


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.

Agenda: Coming Soon

Reserve your seat

Group Rates (groups of two or more)
Professionals: $75 each
Educators: $60 each
Students: $45 each

Single Tickets
Professionals: $100
Educators: $75
Students: $50

If you or your organization is interested in event sponsorship opportunities, this link details the various levels.

Payment Options

  • Request an invoice and/or a W-9
    Email Jessika White at jnwhite@apr.ua.edu
  • 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: Announcement coming August 27th!

Up to 10 students from underrepresented groups will receive 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.


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