Temple University PRSSA

Mid-Atlantic District


March 13 & 14, 2020

due to concerns regarding the covid-19 outbreak, temple university has canceled the temple prssa mid-atlantic district conference.  

The Temple University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents the Mid-Atlantic District Conference, PRogress Through Tech. This two-day conference is dedicated to giving students in the Mid-Atlantic district opportunities to learn and connect with public relations and communications professionals. 


PRogress Through Tech will feature educational sessions led by professionals in the field of public relations, education, technology, nonprofit, agencies and corporate communications. Professionals will be sharing stories and how to succeed and improve skills for the rapidly developing digital age. 

Keynote speaker

Rod Wallace, Ph.D
Executive Strategist and Speaker

Rod Wallace, Ph.D, is an economist, speaker, and executive strategist with a unique blend of expertise who focuses on energizing organizations to deliver profit and make a difference. A Fulbright Fellow, he has worked with a leading economic historian, led multi-organization, billion-dollar challenges worldwide, and partnered with a Silicon Valley pioneer to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on society.

Artificial Intelligence: Crisis Communication Simulation

Louis Cointepas, signal ai

Unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, Signal A.I.

has created a crisis simulation that will keep you on

your toes. When crisis strikes, it is time for public

relations and communications professionals to shine.

But are you prepared to respond at a moment’s

notice? Navigate your way through a media crisis

and find out if you have what it takes to survive.

Leverage technology and media intelligence to gain

actionable insights – before it’s too late. 


Louis has over 13 years experience in Media

Analysis and Measurement, having worked in PR

services for the best part of his career. Previously

at IMG and Gorkana, he has been at Signal A.I. since its inception, working closely with the businesses’ client community. He holds degrees in International Business from universities in the UK and Canada.

Temple PRSSA is partnering with Philabundance as the charitable beneficiary for its upcoming Mid-Atlantic District Conference, PRogress Through Tech, March 13 and 14. Philabundance is the largest nonprofit food bank in the Philadelphia region and works with different organizations to provide food and funds to children, students, families and seniors who face food insecurity. Temple PRSSA asks all attendees to bring at least one dollar to donate to the organization. For every dollar donated, two meals will be provided to someone facing food insecurity.


For more information:

Assistant Conference Coordinator
Conference Coordinator

Mackenzi Hockensmith


Assistant Conference Coordinator

​​​General Inquiries: PRogressThroughTechDC@gmail.com

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