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To reflect Houston's unique position as the most diverse city in the nation, the Partnership is hosting a new event, Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit, that will bring together talent, community and business leaders to grow diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), also known as affinity groups or business network groups, align with organizations' missions and are comprised of individuals who gather together based on common interests, backgrounds or demographic factors.


 
Keynote speaker Dr. Ruth Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University will speak on The Great Divide Inclusion Versus Diversity. She made history as the first African-American president at the all-woman's Smith College, and then served as president of Brown University from 2001 until 2012, making her the first African-American president at an Ivy League institution.

WHEN:
Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:15 - 8:30 a.m. - Full-day Registration, Resource Marketplace and Networking Cafe
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. - ERG Best Practices Panel
10:00 - 11: 15 a.m. - Break Outs (Discussion Groups)
11:15 a.m. - Noon - Luncheon Registration, Resource Marketplace and Networking Cafe 
11:30 a.m. - VIP Reception
Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ruth Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University

Maximize your time and attend our Connection Zone. This pre function is open to all future and current members wanting more information about engaging in the Partnership.

Have questions? Contact Casey Schrade at 713-844-3687 cschrade@houston.org.

Ready to gain additional visibility?  Become a sponsor by contacting Terry Leibowitz at tleibowitz@houston.org or 713-844-3644.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Interested in sponsoring the Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit ?
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WHEN
Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Opening Plenary, Panel and Break Outs (Discussion Groups)
11:30 a.m. - Networking Cafe 
Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon and Keynote Speaker


WHERE
Marriott Marquis Houston
Marriott Marquis Houston 1600 Lamar St., Houston, Tx 77010

COST
Individual Tickets

Individual Luncheon Tickets - Members $90
Individual Luncheon Tickets - Non-members $135

Individual Tickets - Full Admission Members $175
Individual Tickets - Full Admission Non-members $250

Tables of Ten

ERG Team Rate Full day + Reserved Luncheon Table Members $1,400
ERG Team Rate Full day + Luncheon Table Non-members $2,000

Luncheon Table of 10 Members $1,100
Luncheon Table of 10 Non-members $1,500



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