Thursday, October 23, 2003

PRSSA and PRSA National Conferences begins in New Orleans

The 2003 National PRSSA Conference, "Where Opportunity Meets Excellence," begins tomorrow in New Orleans. The program includes events presented by Florida chapters and practitioners:

Chapter Development Sessions
Florida International University: Multicultural/Diversity Awareness (October 26, from 2:30 - 6:00 pm)
University of South Florida: USF Students for Success: Mentorship Program (October 26, 2:30 - 6:00 pm)
Florida A & M: Avoiding the Blues: Using the Media to Promote your Chapter and Gain Experience (October 26, 3:45 - 4:45 pm)

General Session: PR Skills vs. Business Skills: What Matters Most to the Boss?
Speaker: Rosanna Fiske, APR (Sunday, October 26, 10:30 - 11:30 am). [NOTE: Ms. Fiske has recently been elected as a member of PRSA's 2004 Board of Directors.]

Also, the PRSA's 2003 International Conference, "Building Credibility, Confidence and Respect," will begin on October 25 in New Orleans.

Dr. Don Stacks will receive the PRSA's Outstanding Educator Award for his leadership in promoting PR research. UPDATE: The page dedicated to the award ceremony can be found here.

Dr. Stacks and Tina Carroll, doctoral student at University of Miami, will present the best and most current applied research papers in public relations competitively selected from the 2003 International Interdisciplinary Public Relations Research Conference in Miami ("Showcasing the Best of Public Relations Research" - October 27, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm)


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