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March 30, 2016

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly to Deliver the PRSA 2016 International Conference Opening Keynote

NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 – NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly will deliver the Sunday afternoon keynote address at The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) 2016 International Conference on Oct. 23 in Indianapolis, PRSA announced today.
Astronaut Scott KellyKelly will share insights and anecdotes from his historic, record-breaking year in space during his keynote speech, "The Sky Is Not The Limit: Lessons From A Year In Space." During his address, Kelly will give insight on the leadership and teamwork required in challenging situations and offer inspiring advice to those facing their own challenges.  Attendees will learn Kelly’s life lessons from the perspective of someone who has walked in space.
“Scott’s work for NASA is not only interesting, but his groundbreaking work has been studied and admired by people from across the globe,” said Mark McClennan, APR, 2016 PRSA National Chair.  “Our International Conference attendees will find Scott’s stories exhilarating and inspiring and they will provide communications insights learned in the stars that practitioners can apply to their daily activities on earth. This must-attend session will be the perfect way to launch PRSA’s flagship event.”
Kelly’s NASA career has earned him the coveted position as America’s first “year-round astronaut.” During the historic mission from March 2015 to March 2016, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko conducted experiments, reconfigured station modules, and captivated the world with live interviews and never- before- seen photos from the International Space Station.
Prior to his career with NASA, Kelly served 25 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as an experienced aviator and decorated Captain.
The PRSA International Conference is the largest gathering of public relations professionals in the United States. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the industry’s brightest and most innovative minds with more than 80 professional development sessions. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to network with a diverse mix of industry leaders and peers from around the world.
The Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Attendees can save $200 by registering for the 2016 International Conference by Aug. 26. Discounted hotel and travel rates are also available.
About the Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the largest professional organization serving the U.S. public relations community. With a mission to “advance the profession and the professional,” PRSA provides news and information, thought leadership, continuing education and networking opportunities; sets standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct; and advocates for the business value of public relations and greater diversity among public relations professionals. Based in New York, PRSA comprises 110 local Chapters; 14 Professional Interest Sections that focus on specific industries and practice areas; and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), which is active at more than 340 colleges and universities.
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Rosanne Mottola
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