Events

FAQs about publicizing events:

Can Buffett publicize my events through the Buffett Institute listserv?

  • The Buffett Institute does not use a listserv. Instead, we use social media and a widely read weekly email digest to spread the word about our affiliated events. Groups should also focus on building their own listservs. Contact holly.worthy@northwestern.edu to establish a listserv for your group.

How do I get my event listed in Buffett’s weekly events digest?

  • Please contact michael-bacos@northwestern.edu to have your event added to our website. Events are included in the weekly digest at the discretion of the communications team—the more advance notice, the better. The email is sent on Fridays; the list of events is chosen no later than Tuesday. However, all public events hosted by our affiliated groups can be found on our website, which is linked from the digest.

How can I get my event listed on the Buffett website?

  • In order to list your event on our website, it must have a listing on your group’s PlanIt Purple—this is a technical requirement because our website calendar feeds directly from PlanIt Purple. Once you have a PlanIt Purple listing, email a link to michael-bacos@northwestern.edu to add your event to Buffett’s PlanIt Purple calendar.

Can you take photos/record my event?

  • Video recording and webcasting are costly and will come out of your group's budget. Before recording an event, check with the speaker to see if they allow it. If the speaker agrees, contact:
  • Although the Buffett Institute does not offer event photography, in exceptional cases, the communication team will consider requests to send a staff member to an event to take photos. Please give two weeks advance notice to holly.worthy@northwestern.edu

Can Buffett publicize my event on its social media channels?

  • Due to the high volume of events and programs that we organize and cosponsor each week, these requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email social media requests to holly.worthy@northwestern.edu at least 10 days in advance of your event.

Can Buffett make a poster or flyer for my event?

  • Your graduate assistant is responsible for making a poster or flyer for your event. Please include your group's Buffett logo or, in the case of multiple sponsors, list the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.