Virtual Fall Board Meeting

27 Sep, 2017

Virtual Fall Board Meeting

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October 6-7, 2020

Join us virtually for the Public Affairs Council’s Fall Board Meeting. Exclusive to members of our Board of Directors, this meeting will feature expert speakers who will address current and emerging topics in public affairs.


Tuesday, October 6


10:30 am EST— Call to Order

  • Nominating Committee Report:  Immediate Past Chair Charlene Lake
  • Chairman’s Report:  Chair Pete Slone
  • Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Karen Himle
  • Member Recognition:  Crystal Eagle Awards, Member Recruitment Honors, Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Strategic Plan Discussion and Vote:  President Doug Pinkham
  • Incoming Chairman’s Remarks:  Chair-Elect Peter Wilkinson

12:30 pm EST— 30-minute break


1:00 pm  – 2:00 pm EST
Keynote Presentation: A Global Tour of Disinformation

Graphika CEO John Kelly, PhD, who famously testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about Russian influence in U.S. elections, will explain how foreign disinformation campaigns disrupt democracies. He’ll also report on conspiracy groups using social media to misinform the public about the COVID-19 pandemic.


John Kelly, PhD

Wednesday, October 7


1:00 pm – 1:50 pm EST
Keynote Presentation: Foreign Relations During a Time of Crisis
As the world deals with both a pandemic and a recession, how will the U.S. find common ground with allies in Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere? Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who spoke to our Board in 2018, is back with a candid look at the prospects for repairing America’s relationships with its friends and neighbors.


Heather Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic
Center for Strategic & International Studies

1:50 pm EST— 10-minute break

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm EST
Keynote Presentation: The Latest Word on the 2020 Elections
Nathan Gonzales is editor & publisher of Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor and president. In this presentation — less than 30 days before the elections — he’ll help us make sense of Trump vs. Biden, regional races, absentee voting and even that obscure congressional race that no one seems to care about but you.


Nathan Gonzales
Editor and Publisher
Inside Elections

2:50 pm EST— Closing Remarks

3:00 pm EST— Adjourn

Who Should Attend?

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  • Current board members
  • New board members


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Rates: $500 (includes the business session and the three-speaker series)

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.


Please contact Kristin Hanley to reserve your sponsorship for the fall 2020 board meeting.

Platinum Sponsor: $3,500

  • 1 complimentary meeting registration
  • Listing on slides at event (with logo)

Gold Sponsor: $2,500

  • 1 complimentary meeting registration
  • Listing on slides at event (with logo)

Silver Sponsor: $1,500

  • 1 complimentary meeting registration
  • Listing on slides at event

For questions or more information, contact Kristin Hanley at