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PR eLevated Partners

Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations below who are partnering with our conference. Whether it be through being a "Chicago Skyline" or "Deep Dish" sponsor or playing an integral part of our site visits, we could not be more grateful!




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Thank you to all who donated to our conference. See the full list here.

Site Visit Partners:


ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We’re a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We’re a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We’re an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we’re a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow.


FINN Partners is one of the fastest-growing, global marketing communications firms in the world, and still proudly independent. We have 1300+ employees around the globe and an extensive network of global affiliates and partners in key markets. Our vision has remained steady — to be a world class, best-place-to-work global agency, with a heart and a conscience, that any major client in key markets around the world would consider hiring as its agency.


Entrepreneurial spirit is a core performance metric in everything we do. We believe we can be great, and great people, at the same time. We’ve founded nonprofits, cause campaigns, and advocacy organizations, and we give $1MM in time to employee causes. We have a 100+ agency-wide DEI committee to drive change and impact.


With deep expertise across sectors, we deliver a full range of integrated marketing services relevant to key industry practice groups. Our sector expertise includes Arts, Associations, Consumer Brand, Education, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Sustainability & ESG, Supply Chain & Logistics, Travel & Tourism, CSR & Social Impact, Technology and Wellness.

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We are G&S. We are more than a public relations firm, digital agency or creative shop. We are a team of researchers, media strategists, storytellers and engagement experts who meet our clients at the intersection of business and communications. Our purpose is to help innovative companies change the world. We live and breathe our mission to inspire people to take action, resulting in business growth for our clients. That’s why we choose to work with companies who are making a difference, every single day. We immerse ourselves in a handful of industry sectors where we have the greatest expertise: Advanced Manufacturing & Energy, Agribusiness, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare & Wellness, and Home & Building. We never stop learning, testing and improving, so that we can provide you with the latest in Branding & Purpose, Creative & Storytelling, Crisis Communication, Demand Generation, Digital & Social Engagement, Media Relations, Reputation Management, and Research & Insights.


Lobeline Communications, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based public relations and communications firm offering strategic, results-oriented solutions that are custom designed to meet the needs of each individual client. Founded by former concert promoter Phil Lobel in 1986, Lobeline began primarily serving entertainment and music-related clients. Since then, Lobeline has expanded to meet the needs of its growing roster of consumer, talent, corporate and non-profit clients. Our depth of experience and innovative approach enables us to provide strategic council and program execution across a wide range of areas, including public relations, media relations, marketing communications, corporate branding and reputation management.


Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency with core capabilities in public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy and web. The firm’s integrated approach to marketing drives awareness, credibility and conversions for 100+ clients around the world. A 10-time Inc. 5000 honoree, Walker Sands is one of the fastest-growing B2B marketing agencies in the world, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Atlanta. Learn more at


Zeno Group is the fiercely independent and global, integrated communications agency, born from PR. We bring together the boldest and brightest talent to help clients across industries and sectors unleash the power of strategic communications. Guided by our purpose - champion the courageous to achieve something better for humankind -we push boundaries to achieve real business value and societal impact for clients. Winner of the industry’s most coveted awards including the 2022 PRWeek Global Agency of the Year, 2022 PRWeek U.S. Large Agency of the Year, 2022 PRWeek Purpose Agency of the Year, 2022 PRovoke Best Large Agency to Work For in North America, 2021 PRovoke Global Creative Agency of the Year, 2021 PRovoke North American Agency of the Year, 2021 PRWeek Agency of the Year and a four-time winner of PRWeek’s Best Places to Work. Zeno has also been previously recognized by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.

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APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping public and private sector organizations become catalysts for progress by navigating the challenges of today, acting with agility, anticipating social risk and building organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is proudly an independent and majority women-owned business. Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing. 

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead, act with certainty and earn the lasting trust of their stakeholders. We develop powerful ideas and tell magnetic stories that move at the speed of news, make an immediate impact, transform culture and spark movements. Since our founding in 1952 by Dan Edelman, we have remained an independent, family-run company. We use our profits to strengthen our business, provide our employees with opportunities to grow, advance our industry, and serve as a responsible citizen of the world. Every day, we strive to live and work by a long-held set of core values: the pursuit of excellence, the freedom to be curious, the courage to do the right thing, and a commitment to improving society.


A global public relations agency that helps companies create change that matters. Our people help us do the best work of our lives for our clients. Work that earns attention and showcases the power of collaboration. Golin was proudly named in PRWeek US’ 2022 Best Places to Work list, PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2021, 2020 and 2019, PRovoke Media’s 2021 North American Large Agency of the Year and listed to the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces in 2021.

MSL is an integrated communications agency, reimagining what PR can accomplish -- and what a PR can accomplish. We are an award-winning agency that has harnessed the power of PR to change human behavior. We are focused on boundary-pushing, integrated work that delivers results at scale and drives tangible growth for our clients. With over 3,000 people in 40 offices across the globe, our reach is unmatched.

We partner with and drive cutting edge work the world’s most loved brands including Proctor & Gamble, Lilly, Wingstop, Invisalign, Campbell’s, Smuckers and more. We are uniquely poised to partner with clients of all sizes and scale – and across all industries including corporate communications, consumer marketing, social purpose and sustainability, influencer marketing, employee change and engagement, crisis, technology, health and food and beverage communications.


First opened in 1930, Shedd Aquarium now welcomes nearly 2 million guests each year to dive beneath the water’s surface and come eye-to-eye with aquatic life from around the world. Beyond serving as a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike, Shedd Aquarium is a critical secondary education station, a contributor of important conservation research and emerging science and a leader in advancing animal care and welfare for animals in human care and in the wild. The aquarium’s mission is to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world with the goal of creating a world with thriving aquatic diversity – sustained by people who love, understand and help to protect it.

Weber Shandwick is the in-culture communications agency. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, Weber Shandwick has won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including being named to Ad Age’s A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also awarded PR Agency of the Year by Campaign US in 2021, honored as PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Decade in 2020 and PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Cumulatively, the firm has earned more than 135 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, including 36 Lions in 2021 to become the most-awarded PR agency. Weber Shandwick also received Honorable Mention (and the only PR agency) on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies in 2021. Part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), Weber Shandwick is the anchor agency within The Weber Shandwick Collective – the earned-first strategic communications and consulting network built for the convergence of society, media, policy and technology.

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