Where You’ll Find Us at Advertising Week 2020

Racial justice, COVID-19, gun safety, the role of AI in accelerating public good—we stand at an unprecedented nexus of urgent issues, many of them intertwined, and we’re looking forward to sharing critical conversations with partners and thought leaders on these topics at Advertising Week 2020. Here are the four panels we at the Ad Council are looking forward to participating in. See you online.

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Universities across the U.S. Move to Address Systemic Racism

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Back to School: COVID-19 and Education

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