WELCOME TO FORGE YOUR FUTURE 2019

ONE DAY. SEVEN AMAZING SPEAKERS. UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES.

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WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • JENNIFER BULLANO RIDGLEY

    • 9 - 10:15 am

  • MILES RITENOUR

    • 4 - 5:15 pm

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MEET OUR ESTEEMED BREAKOUT SPEAKERS:

  • 10:30 - 11:45 pm

    • BEN BUTLER, APR

    • NICK PARADISE

    • JORDAN MITRIK

  • 2:30 - 3:45 pm

    • PAUL FURIGA

    • STEVE RADICK

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SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9 am: Registration - 200 Lawrence Hall

9 - 10:15 am - Keynote and Introduction - 200 Lawrence Hall

  • Introduction

  • Dr. Jim Ice, The PR Role in Driving Change | Carlow University

  • Jen Bullano Ridgley, Game Plan for Communicating Like a Champion | Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Leadership Summit - PRSSA Chapter Leaders only - Center for Media Innovation 

10:15 -10:30 Break

10:30 -11:45 Breakout Session

  • Ben Butler, How to Get to Where You Want to Go in Your Career | Top Hat - Lawrence Hall 200

  • Nick Paradise, Riding the Reactions Roller Coaster: PR and Reputation Management in the Social Media Era | Kennywood - Center for Media Innovation 

  • Jordan Mitrik, Influencer Marketing and the Importance of Relationship Building in PR | Brunner - JVH Auditorium

11:45 - 1:15 Lunch on your own

1:15 - 2:30 Expert Expo - Center for Media Innovation

2:30 - 3:45 Breakout Session

  • Steve Radick, Stop Trying to Fit In. Start Trying to Stand Out. | BCW - Lawrence Hall 200

  • Paul Furiga, Storytelling During Crisis | WordWrite Communications - JVH Auditorium

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:15 - Keynote and Closing - Lawrence Hall 200

  • Catherine Clements, A Closer Look at Havas PR | Havas PR

  • Miles Ritenour, Dilly Dilly: Behind the Scenes | Bud Light

  • Closing Remarks 

5:15 - 7

  • Dinner - Wolfies Pub - 274 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


sponsors

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS…

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY | LEAD SPONSOR

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY | LEAD SPONSOR

CARLOW UNIVERSITY | LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SPONSOR

CARLOW UNIVERSITY | LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SPONSOR

WORDWRITE | LEAD SPONSOR

WORDWRITE | LEAD SPONSOR

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY IMC | EXPERT EXPO SPONSOR

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY IMC | EXPERT EXPO SPONSOR

HAVAS PR | LEAD SPONSOR

HAVAS PR | LEAD SPONSOR

MATTER COMMUNICATIONS | EXPERT EXPO SPONSOR

MATTER COMMUNICATIONS | EXPERT EXPO SPONSOR

WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

Get connected with the next generation of bright minds and share your companies opportunities, case studies and knowledge with the future of communications.

Click on our sponsorship package on the left to learn more about how we can work together to make this conference the event of the year. From lead sponsor opportunities to space at our Expert Expo to sponsoring a student or intern to attend the conference, we are so excited to speak with you.

Ready to get in touch or have questions?

Email conference coordinator Morgan McCoy at mpmccoy@pointpark.edu.