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PR Summit: Failing Forward

October 1

- $25 – $250

Success wouldn’t be possible without learning from one’s mistakes. But in order to learn from mistakes, we have to make mistakes—and that’s what this year’s PR Summit is all about.

Join PRSA Pittsburgh at the Ace Hotel on October 1 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM for an evening of networking, learning, and failing forward.

GET TICKETS HERE!

PR Summit Sessions:

  • 5:30PM-6:00PM – Networking, Registration & Food
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM – Finding Your Passion Through Failure
    • Jason Clark, Actor, Comedian, General Manager, Arcade Comedy Theater
      • After years of building a successful career in business, a few setbacks led Jason to find his passion in the entertainment industry – an industry filled with failures, judgement and excitement. Finding ways to harness your failures to fuel your passion is critical in any industry – especially in the world of comedy.
  • 6:30PM-7:30PM – Live and Learn: Putting Failure to Work for Us
    • Dr. John Hull, Professor of Psychology, Bethany College
      • More important than avoiding failure – because we can’t, really – is learning from failure. We’ll discuss the psychological impact of failing, and how we can respond positively to failure.
  • 7:30PM-7:45PM – Break
  • 7:45PM-8:30PM – Panel Discussion: The PR Career Path Involves a Lot of Wrong Turns
    • Dan Sprumont, Lead Digital Experience Owner, Highmark Health
    • Lily Whorl, Fellow, Red Havas
    • Stacey Federoff, Communicator and Public Relations Graduate Student, Point Park University
    • Moderated by Steve Radick, SVP, BCW Global
      • PR professionals from very different backgrounds in and very different points in their careers will discuss the trials and tribulations they’ve faced as they climb, fall down, and go around the PR career ladder.
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM – Good Intention, Bad Result: How Saving a Holiday Tradition Earned Me the Title ‘Scrooge’
    • Hollie Geitner, Vice President, Culture & Brand Ambassador, WordWrite

      • Learning the lesson, “not everyone cares,” is a tough one when your job as a communicator is to help others understand WHY they should care. But saving a beloved holiday tradition proved to be harder than Hollie thought. After being publicly called a “Scrooge,” she learned valuable lessons in message preparation and consistency as well as emotionally detaching yourself from a story so you can better anticipate and prepare for challenges.
  • 9:00PM-9:05PM – Closing Remarks

Thanks to our 2020 sponsor!

Researchscape International is an agile survey-research consultancy and SaaS firm delivering PR surveys, omnibus surveys, automated reporting tools and other research-related services to marketers and agencies. Its surveys are frequently used to drive thought leadership, support content creation and help grow organizations’ public profiles. Custom surveys support product launches, crisis communications, customer satisfaction and more.

Details

Date:
October 1
Cost:
$25 – $250
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pr-summit-failing-forward-tickets-69418664093

Organizer

PRSA Pittsburgh
Website:
https://prsa-pgh.org/

Venue

Ace Hotel
120 S Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(412) 361-3300
Website:
https://www.acehotel.com/pittsburgh/

Details

Date:
October 1
Cost:
$25 – $250
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pr-summit-failing-forward-tickets-69418664093

Organizer

PRSA Pittsburgh
Website:
https://prsa-pgh.org/

Venue

Ace Hotel
120 S Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(412) 361-3300
Website:
https://www.acehotel.com/pittsburgh/