PRSA International Conference

Event Details

October 12, 2014 - October 14, 2014

At the PRSA 2014 International Conference in Washington D.C., join thousands of colleagues and over 150 industry experts for four days of practical insight and networking from all career levels, sectors, work environments and industries. International Conference is dedicated to helping public relations practitioners respond to "real-time" opportunities and challenges, while also addressing trends and new technologies.

Attend this year’s Conference and gain an edge on the competition when you discover new leadership tools and the hottest new ways to reorganize your company’s strategies. Hear from iconic entrepreneurs and dynamic communicators who will present 80+ Professional Development sessions on the must-know technology, and offer real-world advice that will help you successfully tackle any issue you face.
This year's Conference will be held at theWashington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Visit the Hotel/Travel page to get more information about discounts. Register by August 22 to save $300. 
Media Passes
Requests for media passes will be considered in accordance with the PRSA Media Policy. For consideration, send a media registration form and press credentials to Rosanne Mottola, manager, public relations.

PRSA 2014 International Conference Keynote Speakers

Coming soon! Please check back for details.

International Conference Co-Chairs

Elise Mitchell, APR, Fellow PRSA
Dual Chief Executive Officer of Mitchell Communications Group and Dentsu Public Relations Network

Mitchell is a highly accomplished strategic communications professional and business leader who made industry- wide headlines when she sold the firm she founded, Mitchell Communications Group, and became CEO of both the agency and the new Dentsu Public Relations Network. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion helped her build the firm, which has been named Small Agency of the Year by PRWeek and the Holmes Report and is a 2014 PRWeek Midsize Agency of the Year finalist. 

Jim Olson 
Vice President of Global Corporate Communications and Americas Public Affairs at Starbucks

For two decades Olson has served as a strategic communications leader and trusted adviser for some of the world’s most innovative and respected companies.  At Starbucks he is responsible for building and protecting the company’s corporate brand reputation. In 2013 FORTUNE ranked Starbucks the World’s 5th Most Admired Company and PRSA recognized the company’s Create Jobs for USA initiative with a Silver Anvil Award. Prior to joining Starbucks in 2011, Olson was the Vice President of Corporate Communications at US Airways where he led internal and external communications.

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