Our regional roundtables are held each spring, offering a forum for in-house agencies to discuss and debate various topics of interest. These dynamic half-day sessions typically take place at members' offices throughout the country, with virtual sessions offered when we can't assemble in person. With 25 to 50 people at each roundtable, participants come together to network, share and learn with one another.

Our 2021 roundtable series explored Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the world and in the work we do as marketers. From the resources we hire to the stories we tell to the images we choose to tell them, each of us has the power to advance unity and belonging by actively embracing the diversity of all people.

IHAF members can access a recording of the presentation that opened this year's roundtable series, delivered by DE&I strategic consultant Leslie Wingo, President & CEO of Sanders\Wingo. To view Leslie's presentation, click here. You can also find it (along with a host of other IHAF event presentations) by visiting the Recorded Sessions page on our site.


DE&I in Action

We continued the conversation with Deloitte's Green Dot Agency in our DE&I in Action with Deloitte sessionThis presentation featured leaders at Deloitte who are making strides when it comes to DE&I. A recording of the presentation is available here

Interested in learning even more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion? Below are some resources for you to consider, courtesy of our 2021 series facilitator Leslie Wingo.




Stop Hiring For a Cultural Fit

The Danger of the Single Story


The Profound Significance of ‘High on the Hog’


Against the Rules

To view all of the events we have on deck, check out our Program Calendar. And if you'd ever like to host an IHAF roundtable in your local area, please contact us.

What are people saying about our Roundtables?

"I loved that the moderator truly facilitated the sessions. I've been to others like this (not with IHAF) and they are rarely facilitated or as valuable as this session was!"

— Jarrett King,
Director, Experience Design & Studios, The Coca-Cola Company

"I really appreciate the honesty during the presentations. It was very helpful to learn how other companies have moved through some of the challenges."

— Joe Roach,
Studio Production Manager, Rust-Oleum

"Although the smallest company in the room, I gathered much useful info from the case studies as well as the discussions."

— Patricia Moore,
Executive Director, Bandera County CVB