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Site Visits

Please use the descriptions below to choose your site visits. Each visit will be inspiring and a one-of-a-kind experience. Attendees will attend one morning and one afternoon session.

Please fill out our pre-conference survey here.

*Our team will try our best to give you your chosen preferences!

Morning Sessions



(Archer-Daniels-Midland Company)

How does the world's largest (Fortune 38) plant-based protein company bring the power of its purpose to thousands of stakeholders every day? How do they deal with rising social issues and employee advocacy? Or engage around important matters like sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion? 


Meet the ADM global comms team and their partners at Edelman for an exciting view into how corp comms and agencies work together to make reputation magic happen. You'll have the chance to connect with senior comms leaders from both sides and enjoy breakout topics that will allow you to dig into how it all really works.


Join us to learn more about FINN Partners, a top, independently-owned marketing agency on a mission to make a difference. We’re excited to show you a bit of our work world. We’ll talk a bit about our history and how we’ve strategically grown to a global agency with 33 offices and 1400 team members. We’ll also focus on our broad capabilities as an agency including the PR, marketing, digital, and creative work we bring to our clients. Our team will also talk about their career growth, why they started their career at FINN and what makes them excited to work each day. We’ll share some case studies about our clients to showcase how all areas of marketing come together to form a campaign. We’ll make sure there’s time to talk about what we’re looking for when meeting with candidates and for questions.

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Across the board, clients say that G&S understands their business more than any other agency. The G&S team will provide an overview of our independent agency and our culture of empowering our people to grow, change and innovate together. You will hear cases from our areas of expertise, such as Healthcare, Agribusiness, Advanced Manufacturing, Financial Services, Home & Building and more. Members of G&S’ Chicago office will share insights into their client work, their career progression within G&S, and the elements of G&S Life they appreciate the most, then, you’ll have time to mingle and network with G&S employees over refreshments. The G&S team will be happy to answer any and all questions – about business communications, agency life, professional development and more – so come prepared with everything you’d like to know about G&S Life!


Welcome to the world of celebrity and entertainment public relations! In this visit, we will explore the exciting and dynamic field of public relations as it applies to the entertainment industry. We will examine how public relations strategies are used to shape the image and reputation of celebrities, musicians, actors, and other entertainment personalities.


Throughout the session, we will cover the key elements of successful entertainment public relations, including creating a strong brand image, building relationships with media outlets, and developing effective communication strategies. We will also examine the various challenges and opportunities that come with working in the entertainment industry, such as dealing with paparazzi, managing social media accounts, and coordinating high-profile events. By the end, we hope you will leave with a thorough understanding of the role that public relations plays in the entertainment industry, and you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate this exciting and constantly evolving field.



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 seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree, Walker Sands is one of the fastest-growing B2B marketing agencies in the world, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.


Hi, we’re Zeno – an award-winning, global integrated communications agency, born from PR. We’ll walk you (literally) through a 360-degree view at what life is like in our Chicago office, double tapping into key practice areas like consumer, digital, corporate, healthcare, creative and analytics – and stopping for some amazing views of our iconic Millennium Park overlook along the way. Join us for a peek behind-the-scenes at our work with some of the world’s most beloved brands and our ‘Fearless Pursuit of the Unexpected.’

*Requires proof of vaccination and ID.


Afternoon Sessions


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.

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Please join us for a visit to Edelman’s beautiful new Chicago office! You’ll start off in the Edelman Museum to give you a glimpse into Edelman’s 70-year history and our journey to becoming the world’s largest communications firm, followed by a tour of the office. We’ll then have some of our Chicago team members present some client work to show how we help our clients evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Lastly, we’ll host a Q&A session and will share information on our internships and job opportunities. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

*Requires proof of vaccination and ID.


At Golin, we create change that matters. And Golin’s Social Impact + Inclusion practice helps clients be the changemakers to create a better world. We are a diverse group of subject matter experts who live and work at the intersection of social impact, love of planet and equity. Because that’s where meaningful innovation is activated. And that’s where business becomes a force for positive change. 

*Requires students to bring ID.



We're so excited to invite PR eLevated to visit us at MSL, Publicis Groupe's premier PR agency and one of the most award-winning agencies in the world. We're on a mission to make brands, companies and leaders more influential, our clients are among the most impactful in the world - Procter & Gamble, GM, Lilly, Inspire Brands, J.M. Smucker, Gilead and KitchenAid to name a few. We are pushing category boundaries for our clients, changing conversations and culture, and driving critical research - and you might have even heard of some of it! Our renowned “Time to Face the Influencer Pay Gap” study delves into inequities in influencer marketing, the Lil Jif Project, The Lost Class by Change the Ref, Goldfish's Go for the Handful and more.


But most important to us are our people, who have ranked MSL one of the "Best Places to Work" in the industry (PRWeek in 2021 + 2022; PRovoke Media in 2022). Our team is looking forward to seeing you on March 3!


Shedd Aquarium is one of the nation's largest indoor aquariums, welcoming around 2 million guests each year to come eye-to-eye with the aquatic world. Learn from the aquarium's External Affairs & Marketing team about how the aquarium uses Public Relations and external Marketing to build audience growth and affinity for this well-respected institution that is committed to education, conservation and and the advancement of animal care.

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Weber Shandwick is the in-culture communication agency, turning bold ideas into action. We work at the intersection of technology society, policy and media, adding value to culture - to shape and re-shape it. We'll showcase the dynamic, in-culture functionality of the agency by walking through key case studies for clients around the network that created impact - not just from our Chicago team, but our offices across the US.

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