2020 ERG & Council Conference

2020 ERG & Council Conference

Unleash Limitless Potential

September 23-25, 2020
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, FL

The Only Diversity & Inclusion Conference Designed Specifically for
Employee Resource Groups & Diversity Councils.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Diversity Councils, Networking and Affinity Groups are effective resources for improving organizational results. But to increase their impact and effectiveness, they need expanded opportunities to improve and grow by learning and sharing best practices, gaining important insights to increase their knowledge and skills, to be inspired and recharged and to be recognized and rewarded for their contributions and results. 

That’s the purpose of the annual ERG & Council Conference and ERG & Council Honors Award™.  The two-day agenda consists of four workshops, eight repeating concurrent sessions, two keynote assembly sessions, two networking receptions, and the eleventh annual Honors Award ceremony. There are many opportunities for Group members to learn and share best practices, network, grow and celebrate…all for the purpose of increasing their impact on key organizational and business objectives. 

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A feature of the Conference is the ERG & Council Honors Award™. In its tenth year, it’s the premier annual national award that recognizes, honors and celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils. These groups lead the diversity and inclusion process within their organizations and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace, and marketplace.  Applicants complete an online application that opens in March.  The TOP 25 recipients are honored and awarded and their rankings revealed at the annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ ceremony during the ERG & Council Conference.

The Conference was created by PRISM International, Inc. and its practice group the Association of ERGs & CouncilsPRISM is a WBENC-certified, full-service provider of innovative and proven consulting, training and products for leveraging diversity and inclusion, addressing unconscious bias, increasing cross-cultural competencies and creating more effective ERGs and Diversity Councils.  The Association of ERGs & Councils is the premier resource for transforming Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Councils & Employee Network Groups to impact key organizational and business objectives.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Conference are available.  Sponsorship provides a great means of broadening a competitive edge by improving the organization’s image, prestige, and credibility. It helps the organization in recruiting and in retaining desirable talent. It creates goodwill for its customers and the communities it serves. And it demonstrates leadership to its industry, to its competitors, to its markets, to its ERGs and Diversity Councils and to all its employees. 

Previous attendees have included:

Air National Guard
Airbus Americas, Inc.
Allison Transmission
Allstate Insurance Company
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
American Airlines
American Institutes for Research
Applied Materials
Army National Guard
Atrium Health
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Baptist Health South Florida
BJC Healthcare
BNY Mellon
Central Ohio Transit Authority
Christiana Care Health System
Cincinnati Children’s
Cleveland Clinic
Collins Aerospace
Community Brands
Danaher Corporation
Davenport University
Deere & Company
Denny’s, Inc.
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security (ICE)
Disney Interactive
Dominion Energy
Entergy Corporation
Entergy, Inc
Erie Insurance
Express Scripts
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Fedex Services

Food Lion
Foundation Partners Group
Freddie Mac
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
General Motors
Georgia Power Company
Global Learning and Diversity Partners, LLC
GM Financial
Guardian Life
Hallmark Cards, Inc
Harvard University
Health Inclusion
Hennepin County
Herman Miller, Inc.
Highmark Health
Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Lockheed Martin
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Minnesota National Guard
Mount Sinai Health System
Mount Sinai Queens
MUFG Union Bank, NA
NASA Johnson Space Center
National Credit Union Administration
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Guard Bureau
National Hispanic Corporate Council
National Institutes of Health
Nestle USA
NextEra Energy Inc.
Northern Trust
Northwell Health
Northwestern Mutual
Novant Health

Orlando Health
PNC Bank
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Quicken Loans
Ralph Lauren
RBC Wealth Management
RELX Group
Republic Services
Resource Groups Company
Save the Children US
Securian Financial Group
Southern California Edison
Southern Company Gas
State Street Corporation
Subaru of America
Summa Health
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
TD Bank Group
Tech Data Corporation
Texas Instruments
The Auto Club Group
The Hartford
The National Hispanic Corporate Council
The Segal Group
The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Diversity & Community Engagement
The Walt Disney Company
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Town of New Hope Texas
TripBuilder Media
U.S. Bank
U.S. Dept. Commerce: NOAA Civil Rights
UNC Health Care
Under Armour
United States Pharmacopeia
Walmart, Inc
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Yale New Haven Health
YMCA of the USA