Fall Board Meeting

27 Sep, 2017

Fall Board Meeting


October 5-7, 2020
Beverly Wilshire
Beverly Hills, Calif.

Join us in lively Beverly Hills for the Public Affairs Council’s Fall Board Meeting. Exclusive to members of our Board of Directors, this meeting is a two-day and two-night executive conference featuring expert speakers who will address current and emerging topics in public affairs.


Monday, October 5

4:30 p.m. Orientation to the Board of Directors
(new and veteran board members welcome)
Le Petit Trianon

6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Dinner
Le Grand Trianon

Tuesday, October 6

7:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Council Business Meeting
Le Grand Trianon

  • Nominating Committee Report
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report

9:15 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations In the Time of a Global Crisis
Heather Conley, SVP for Europe, Eurasia and the Arctic,  Center for Strategic and International Studies
Le Grand Trianon

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Speaker TBD
Le Grand Trianon

11:45 a.m. Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. A Global Tour of Disinformation
John W. Kelly, Ph.D, CEO of Graphika
Le Grand Trianon

2:00 p.m. Adjournment

5:00 p.m. Optional Headshots

6:00 p.m. Reception
Le Grand Trianon

7:00 p.m. Recognition Dinner
Le Grand Trianon

  • Member Recruiter Recognition
  • Board Member 10-Year Service Awards
  • Volunteer of the Year Award

Wednesday, October 7

7:00 a.m. Executive Committee Breakfast
(2020-2021 committee members only)
Le Fiesta

7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
Le Grand Trianon

8:00 a.m. Council Business Meeting
Le Grand Trianon

  • Leadership Transition/New Chairman’s Remarks

8:45 a.m. Break 

9:00 a.m. Elections Analysis
Le Grand Trianon

10:00 a.m. The 2020 Public Affairs Pulse Survey Results
Doug Pinkham, president of the Public Affairs Council
Le Grand Trianon

11:00 a.m. Adjournment

Who Should Attend?

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  • Current board members
  • New board members
  • Spouses/personal guests of board members at no additional charge. Guests are defined as family members without company affiliation.

Event Location

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Room Rates & Reservations
The Public Affairs Council’s group rate at the Beverly Wilshire is $350 plus taxes and fees, per night. Call 800.421.4354 to make a reservation with the Public Affairs Council group. The last day to make reservations is Friday, September 11. It is not uncommon for our room block to fill prior to the cutoff date. Once the block is full, we will begin a waitlist. It is our expectation that every registered board member will have a reservation at the Beverly Wilshire.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations cancelled or reduced in room nights less than 72 hours in advance of check-in will incur a penalty charge equal to one room night plus taxes and applicable fees. At this time, and anytime prior to our cutoff date of September 11, please contact the hotel directly to cancel or change a reservation. Make sure to note your cancellation confirmation number.

Resort Information
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-5200

  • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out is at 12:00 p.m.
  • Group Room Rate: $350 per night
  • Resort Fee: Paid by the Public Affairs Council
  • Valet Parking: $55 per night


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Rates: $1,250 if registered by Friday, September 3; $1,500 full price thereafter

Our system allows you to create an invoice and pay by credit card or pay by check at a later date. Payment in full must be received before the start of the event.

Guest Policy
Defined as personal friends or family members without company affiliation, guests are welcome to attend the meeting without paying the registration fee. Please be aware that there may be separate fees for offsite activities, and some portions of the meeting may be restricted to paid participants only. Contact Brenda Plantikow to register a guest.


Please contact Brenda Plantikow to reserve your sponsorship for the fall 2020 board meeting.

Gold Sponsor: $5,000

  • 1 complimentary meeting registration
  • Acknowledgement from the podium
  • Listing on slides at event (with logo)
  • Sponsor ribbon on nametag at event

Silver Sponsor: $3,000

  • 1 complimentary meeting registration
  • Acknowledgement from the podium
  • Listing on slides at event
  • Sponsor ribbon on nametag at event
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Brenda Plantikow
Manager, Board Relations
202.787.5965 | email

Cancellation and policy information

*If you need to cancel we have you covered. We are offering a 100% refund for cancellation for all events occurring now through the end of June.