Conference Schedule

Friday, March 22

5:30-6:30 p.m.

7-9 p.m.

Out-of-town guests check-in at the Hampton Inn

Reception at the Hard Rock Cafe

Out-of-town guests check-in at the Hampton Inn

Reception at the Hard Rock Cafe

Saturday, March 23

8-8:45 a.m.

8:45-9 a.m.

9-9:15 a.m.

9:15-9:35 a.m.

9:35-10:50 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Registration and Breakfast - Mitten Hall

Opening Remarks from Sr. Assoc. Dean, Deborah Cai

Welcome from Mayor Kenney

Break

Break-out Session 1

  • Agency/Client Relations - Howard Gittis Student Center Room 217 A/B

    • Darla Price, Senior Vice President, Executive Account Director, McCann

    • Mike Gross, Senior Vice President & COO, AKCG

    • Kory Aversa, CEO & President, Aversa PR & Events LLC

    • Brittany Harmon, Director of Client Experience, Weber Shandwick

    • Moderator: Emily McKain, Firm Director, PRowl PR

  • Fake News & Ethics - Howard Gittis Student Center Underground

    • Adam Dvorin, Assistant Vice President, Winning Strategies

    • Cherri Gregg, Community Affairs Reporter, KYW News Radio

    • Jason Mollica, Professional Lecturer, American University

    • Gabriel Escobar, Editor and Vice President, The Inquirer

    • Matt O'Donnell, News Reporter, 6ABC

    • Moderator: Lauren Bullock, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Temple University

  • Diversity Panel - Howard Gittis Student Center Room 217 C/D

    • David Brown, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Temple University

    • Tiffany Tavarez, Vice President of Community Relations, Wells Fargo

    • Michael Kaye, Communications Manager, Autism Speaks

    • Richelle Payne, Partner, Ascendant Group

 

Break

 

Break-out Session 2

  • Special Events - Howard Gittis Student Center Room 217 A/B

    • Ike Richman, President, Richman Communications

    • Fred Stein, Senior Partner, Creative Group

  • Professional Development - Howard Gittis Student Center Room 217 C/D

    • Ryan Wall, Assistant Account Executive, Brian Communications

    • Linda Burkley, President, Ardis Communications

  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Howard Gittis Student Center Underground

    • Gregg Feistman, Assistant Chair for Public Relations & Associate Professor of Practice,Temple University

    • Scott Tattar, Instructor of Communication, Drexel University

 

 

Lunch - Mitten Hall

 

  • PR in the Age of the #MeToo Movement - Mitten Hall

    • Mary Austen, President & CEO, Tierney

    • Megan Smith, Founder/President, Brownstone PR

    • Afia Ohene-Frempong, External Communications Manager, PECO

    • Moderator: LiRon Anderson-Bell, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Temple University

 

 

 

10:50-11:05 a.m.

11:05-12:20 p.m.

12:20-1:05 p.m.

1:05-1:55 p.m.

1:55-2:10 p.m.

2:10-3:25 p.m.

Break-out Session 3

  • Engaging Influencer Campaigns - Howard Gittis Student Center Room 217 A/B

    • Jill Curcio, Assistant Account Executive, MSL Group

    • Clarissa Ford, Communications Specialist, Hunter

  • Analytics - Howard Gittis Student Center Underground

    • Samantha Gower, Senior SEO Associate, SEER Interactive

    • Steve Ryan, Director of Communications and Marketing, Willistown Conservation Trust

  • The Convergence of Advertising and Public Relations - Howard Gittis Student Center Room 217 C/D

    • Martha Gaston, President, Philly Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

    • Nina Scimenes Rodebaugh, President, Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA)

    • Alan Tempest, Executive Director, Philly Ad Club

    • Moderator: David Brown, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Temple University

 

Networking

3:30-5 p.m.

Break

 

 

 

*Schedule subject to change*
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