The 2018 Plank Summit on Diversity & Inclusion in Public Relations


The Plank Center Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in Public Relations was held at DePaul University on Oct. 26, 2018. The Summit offered a unique opportunity to gain professional insights and to see, hear from and network with successful professionals, educators and students from underrepresented groups. Attendees gained a deeper understanding of the barriers of D&I in the profession and best practices to develop and implement strategic programs to grow, mentor and retain diverse populations within the field.

Five students received travel scholarships to help further their professional development in areas of public relations leadership, mentorship and diversity and inclusion. Meet the five scholarship recipients.

Download the 2018 agenda (PDF)

Below is a 6-video playlist that captures the Summit keynotes, panel discussions and focus group findings.

Download the 2018 Summit Transcript (PDF)