The 2023 Public Interest Communications Summer Institute will be held June 14-16 at the University of Houston. The institute is organized by the Public Interest Communications Educators Network, whose goal is to build the academic discipline of public interest communications.

At this year’s institute, we’ll explore the connection between public interest communications and activism (our theme), work collectively to bridge the researcher-practitioner divide, dive into community engaged scholarship and more. Plus, we’re developing a panel on public interest technology and will offer “speed dating” to foster collaborations. We’re also planning an environmental justice-related event off campus!

We have a phenomenal lineup of speakers, and we’ll hear from Houston-area public interest communicators, including Cesar Espinosa, executive director and co-founder of the immigrant rights organization FIEL (Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha, and Jaime González, community and equitable conservation programs director (Texas chapter) with the Nature Conservancy.

The event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested registration fee of $60 for students, $100 for non-students and $50 for those joining us online. 

See program details and speakers, and get your ticket here.