PR DAY : November 14th, 2008 at the University of Tennessee
Since 1981, the University of Tennessee School of Advertising and Public Relation’s PR Day has become one of the largest bi-annual public relations conferences in the Southeastern United States. PR Day brings together public relations professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty from around the country for a morning of workshops with local, regional and national presenters. PR Day also includes the Ackermann PR sponsored luncheon and keynote address, which features outstanding, nationally recognized practitioners and scholars from around the country.
This year’s conference, with the theme “The Practice & Science of Crisis Communication,” is no exception with Barbara Reynolds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as our keynote speaker.
Hosted by the University of Tennessee’s School of Advertising and Public Relations and the Public Relations Society of America Volunteer Chapter,along with the College of Communication and Information and the Public Relations Student Society of America, Sammie Lynn Puett Chapter, PR Day is a non-profit event and a fundraiser for the public relations program in the College. Money raised through sponsorships and registrations goes to cover the expenses of the conference and fund educational opportunities for undergraduate public relations majors, research and conference travel support for graduate students and faculty, support of the School’s computer and design lab, and other educational efforts.
The University of Tennessee’s School of Advertising and Public Relations is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country, with undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in both advertising and public relations.
Come Join Us! Hope you all are having a great day!
PS. I am hosting the PR Day website on my site and modeled it after my own site!