Ohio State PRSSA to host District Conference: PR Pioneers

January 23, 2023

Ohio State PRSSA to host District Conference: PR Pioneers

PR Pionees flyer

The Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at Ohio State will host the East-Central district PRSSA conference on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theme of the conference is PR Pioneers, and sessions will explore professions, companies and topics that are pioneering the future of the communication industry. 

The event will be held in-person at the Fawcett Center with a virtual attendance option available as well. Programming ends at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a networking mixer. 

Sessions will explore pioneering new efforts in the communication field including: 

  • Keynote speaker: Lubna Najjar, founder of IL Moda Brand Development and developer of the official Fashion district in downtown Columbus
  • What Should PR Pros Know About NIL? Matthew Heichemer, NIL Business Development and Operations, Ohio State Sports Properties, and student athletes with NIL deals on a panel
  • Transforming Diversity in Communications, Christine King, VP, Digital Marketing, G&S Business Communications
  • Ohio State’s Brand Experience: Engagement Reimagined, Kevin Saghy, Head of Audience Engagement, The Ohio State University (formerly with Ketchum and the Chicago Cubs)
  • Future of Leadership in PR, Alyson Hoffman, PRSSA National President
  • How to Book Your CEO or CLients on TV: The Fastest and Easiest Path to Boosting Any Brand, Meredith Liepelt, Rising Star Publicity
  • Slay the Runway with Columbus Fashion, Tommy McClure, Founder/Executive Director, Columbus Fashion Council
  • Core Skills You Still Need: AP Style, Katie Thomas, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Pioneering the Remote Workplace: Best Practices in Employee and Client Relations, Emily Steinberg, Belle Communication

In-person tickets cost $40, including lunch and parking. Virtual attendance tickets cost $25. 

Purchase tickets here.

For more information or specific questions, please visit ohiostateprssa.com or email ohiostateprssa@gmail.com.