10/17/2012 2:28 PM
The National Black Public Relations Society will partner with Howard University to present the 2012 NBPRS Conference & Career Fair, Oct. 25 – 28, at Howard University and the Dupont Circle Hotel. The event will kick off with a student job fair and workshops on Thursday, Oct. 25, and continues with professional sessions Friday through Sunday at the Dupont Circle Hotel.
This year’s NBPRS conference theme is “The Network@Work: Facing Challenges, Taking Charge & Changing the Game.” The event will provide four days of networking, training, and offer solutions for the practice of public relations with a focus on effectively managing change and transitions against the backdrop of today's economic turbulence.
As a part of the conference program, NBPRS will honor PR excellence during the Founders Business Luncheon on Oct. 26. Honorees include Michon Ellis, CEO and managing partner, LimeGreen; Amanda Miller Littlejohn, founder, Mopwater Social PR; Greg Hinton, Chief Diversity Officer, Democratic National Convention; Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch, III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian, Cultural honoree; Dionne Williams, principal, D. Williams Public Relations Group; Roland Martin, TV commentator, TV One Cable Network, Network honoree; NNPA, Network Organization honoree; Safeway, Corporate honoree; Howard University, Partnership/Mentorship honoree; with Posthumous honors being presented to Ofield Dukes, prominent public relations pioneer and D.C fixture; as well as Paul Davis, founder, First Trace Communications.
Conference highlights include a special session on Saturday with leadership expert Tiffany Dotson, senior vice president of PRIDE Technologies, on what it takes to be a part of the "in" crowd in corporate America entitled “Knowing the Game and Playing to Win: The Insider’s Guide to the Top.” John Edelman, managing director of Engagement and Corporate Responsibility at Edelman Public Relations will join her in the discussion.
Additionally, Karen Taylor Bass, author of best-selling e-book “You Want Caviar but Have Money for Chitterlings”, will be this year’s keynote speaker for the Networking Luncheon on Saturday.
Sponsors for the 2012 NBPRS Conference and Career Fair include Verizon, Prudential, Edelman Public Relations and Constituency Management Group.
For more info, visit www.nbprs.org.