I am excited to announce that we have received the bid to host a Regional Conference! Our seventh annual Regional Conference PR Advanced: Embrace the Possibilities will take place on February 23rd, 2013.
This year, the conference focuses on how there is no single way to a successful public relations career. As upcoming professionals, we find ourselves in an exciting time for public relations: we have the freedom to choose from a plethora of career paths and social media platforms, but the amount of choices is overwhelming. Embrace the Possibilities will help attendees find the right spot for them on the spectrum of traditional PR to a breaking with convention, of fitting in to standing out.
How many times have you, as a PR student, felt overwhelmed by all of the career options, the social media sites, the technology tools or the constantly flowing newsfeeds? I know that I have. Our speakers will bring a combination of inspiration and information to help you manage all of the noise. Whether you are interested in hearing from Fortune 500 companies or innovative start-ups, there will be a speaker for you.
The committee is already hard at work to bring us great speakers and breakout sessions. Past attendees include Jon Iwata, SVP of Marketing and Communications at IBM and Margery Kraus, Founder of APCO Worldwide, as well as representatives from MTV, Fleishman-Hillard, Marina Maher Communications, Burson-Marsteller, the Celtics, 360 PR, USA Today and more! Look out for this year’s speaker status updates on Facebook and Twitter.
After last year’s conference PR Advanced: Unleash Our Generation brought over 200 students and professionals, I am even more excited for this year’s conference.
What did you like about last year, and what would you like to see this year?