CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Contact: Alissa A. Marisch
PRSA'S JOINT TECHNOLOGY SECTION AND MILITARY & PUBLIC SAFETY SECTION 2005 CONFERENCE RELEASES
"Technology, Defense & National Security: Collaborating to address the risks and rewards of communication"
NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2004) - The Technology and Military & Public Safety Sections of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) released the Call for Presentations for their joint professional development conference. The conference will be held at the Wyndham City Center in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 2005.
"This marks the first time that these two Professional Interest Sections from PRSA have jointly held their professional development conferences," said Dr. Joe Trahan, APR, Chair of PRSA's new Military & Public Safety Section. "We see this conference as an opportunity for two groups who are facing related challenges to discuss the current issues effecting public relations and the best collaboration strategies."
The conference will focus on two tracks and include additional sessions: (Track 1) The Technology Imperative and (Track 2) Essential Discussions for Military & Public Safety Professionals. This year's theme "Technology, Defense & National Security: Collaborating to Address the Risks and Rewards of Communication" will address the individual issues that public relations practitioners in the Technology and Military Sections are facing, such as the effect of new technologies and "participatory journalism" on the news cycle, strategies for securing critical information while maintaining truthful and accurate communications, ensuring ethical communications that are in the public interest, staying prepared for security risks and the chancy nature of both sectors' trade media.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 28, 2005
Just received this email. Looks like an interesting program. Technoflak will not be submitting a presentation this year.