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    Upcoming Events for PR, Marketing and Media Professionals

    Friday, August 28, 2015, 12:54 PM [Upcoming Events]
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    Here are a few events from around the PR, marketing and media worlds that are coming up over the next few weeks. Have one you’d like to add? Email us the details and we’ll include it in our next post.

    Event: Is the Price Right? How to Price and Structure Your Next PR or Marketing Contract
    Host: IPRA and PRSA NCC
    Date: Sept. 3
    Location: Vienna, Va.
    Summary: Suzanne Carawan, chief marketing officer, HighRoad Solution, will discuss the essential components of structuring and pricing PR and marketing contracts, including pricing strategies; cultural, social and technological effects on pricing; competitive research; and what to include in (and leave out of) your next client contract.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Coming Home, Convention & LGBT Media Summit
    Host: NLGJA
    Date: Sept. 3-6
    Location: San Francisco
    Summary: Join more than 350 journalists, news executives, communications professionals and educators to celebrate the 25th year of NLGJA, Coming Home National Convention and 11th Annual LGBT Media Summit.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: A Conversation With Ana Navarro
    Host: The Poynter Institute
    Date: Sept. 10
    Location: St. Petersburg, Fla.
    Summary: Ana Navarro, political contributor to “The View,” ABC and CNN, will examine issues important to Hispanic voters and how they will impact the 2016 presidential race.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: PR Innovations: Using Virtual Reality as a Storytelling Tool
    Host: PRSA Dallas
    Date: Sept. 10
    Location: Dallas
    Summary: Greg Cohen, vice president of corporate communications at The Patrón Spirits Company, shares the behind-the-scenes story of how and why “The Art of Patrón Virtual Reality Experience” was created. Following the presentation, attendees can step into the Patrón Hacienda via virtual reality headsets and experience the ancient art of tequila making.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: PR Boot Camp: Key Concepts and Techniques of Effective Public Relations
    Host: PRSA
    Date: Sept. 15-16
    Location: New York
    Summary: Take a deep dive into the key aspects of the public relations profession. Whether you are a journalist, new graduate, transitioning from another field, new in your position or wanting to learn more about public relations, this overview with Robin Schell, APR, Fellow PRSA, will provide you with the knowledge you need. Gain a clear understanding of public relations and communications concepts and techniques through lectures, case study presentations, discussions and group exercises. Examine the theory and practice of major issues presently facing the public relations profession and participate in hands-on teamwork as you create your own public relations plan based on a case study.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Get Social With Social Media
    Host: IABC Detroit
    Date: Sept. 16
    Location: Plymouth, Mich.
    Summary: Hear how Comcast successfully used social media to successfully reach targeted audiences and achieve sales goals. Michelle Gilbert, vice president public relations, Comcast Cable Heartland Region, will share how Comcast built its brand and drove sales through two award-winning social media campaigns.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: How to Get on Radio and TV
    Host: National Press Club
    Date: Sept. 17
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Summary: Television and radio appearances can broaden the reach of a print story, and advance the careers of the reporters who wrote them. But if your publication doesn't have a bevy of publicists to line up such appearances, it falls to you. It can be difficult to navigate such terrain. The NPC Journalism Institute's Professional Development Committee is offering a primer designed to explain how to get the attention of bookers as a subject matter expert, and stay on their list. The committee is also working on a follow-up panel on how to shine once you're on the air.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Effective Messaging: Writing and Speaking With Words That Resonate
    Host: PRSA
    Date: Sept. 17
    Location: Chicago
    Summary: Many media interviews and spokespeople are ineffective due to one reason -- their key messages fail to resonate with audiences. Weak, bulleted key messages kill interviews, speeches and written communications because they add no context to the conversation, they fail to be quotable and they are generally empty words. Come ready to write and speak as you are introduced to new methods of writing and delivering key messages. Prepare to throw out your old beliefs and adopt a new approach that will benefit you, your spokespeople and your employer for decades to come.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Strategic Planning for the Practical Communicator
    Host: IABC
    Date: Sept. 17 – Oct. 8
    Location: Online
    Summary: As communication professionals, we are often challenged by our colleagues in management to assure that measurable objectives and well-conceived strategies are in place before we apply tactics. This course will be an interactive tutorial that delivers a simple strategic planning model with the emphasis on developing measurable objectives, which enable us to build a strategic communication plan and move away from “order taker” syndrome.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: The Digital PR Strategist’s Toolkit: Working Smarter in the Ever-Changing Communications Landscape
    Host: PRSA
    Date: Sept. 18
    Location: Arlington, Va.
    Summary: Thanks to the speed of the information age, business communicators in the second decade of the new millennium are grappling with having to function in a rapidly-changing landscape. Join Shonali Burke, ABC, acclaimed and award-winning social public relations strategist, for a deep dive into the skills and tools public relations professionals need to stay abreast of in the digital age.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Excellence in Journalism 2015
    Host: SPJ, RTDNA and NAHJ
    Date: Sept. 18-20
    Location: Orlando
    Summary: Hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Excellence in Journalism 2015 conference is set to be the journalism event of the year and will be host to top news professionals from broadcast, print and digital newsrooms around the country.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 Conference on Journalism
    Host: New York Press Club
    Date: Oct. 3
    Location: New York
    Summary: Planning is underway for the New York Press Club Foundation's 23rd annual Conference on Journalism. Save the date and plan to attend New York's most accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics, and those in the know. Conference details and program coming soon.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: National Conference: Connect … Engage … Advance
    Host: The Association for Women in Communications
    Date: Oct. 9-10
    Location: Kansas City
    Summary: Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other AWC members and speakers from around the country.  The speakers during the conference will engage everyone to think how best to utilize their communication skills as they inspire and challenge all to advance in their professional careers.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: ScienceWriters2015
    Host: National Association of Science Writers
    Date: Oct. 9-13
    Location: Cambridge, Mass.
    Summary: A meeting for science writers, by science writers. Join us for professional development workshops, briefings on scientific research presented by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and lab tours and science field trips organized by Knight Science Journalism at MIT.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Media Day 2015
    Host: PRSA Cincinnati
    Date: Oct. 14
    Location: Cincinnati
    Summary: Communications professionals will learn about new trends in marketing, public relations, communications, branding and more. The event will focus on topics such as reputation management, content strategy and the convergence of media.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: High Octane: Canada West Region Conference
    Host: IABC Canada West Region
    Date: Oct. 15-17
    Location: Calgary, Alberta
    Summary: This biannual conference is designed for business communication and public relations professionals at the intermediate to senior levels of career development and will feature tracks for leadership and best practices, in addition to the unique blend of networking and fun that has become the signature of IABC events worldwide.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: ASNE-APME 2015 Convention
    Host: American Society of Newspaper Editors
    Date: Oct. 16-18
    Location: Stanford, Calif.
    Summary: Lively and topical sessions will focus on digital transformation and the innovative use of technology in the newsroom; diversity in the newsroom and in reaching new audiences; First Amendment and access issues; newsroom leadership.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: ASME NEXT Magazine Workshop
    Host: American Society of Magazine Editors
    Date: Oct. 21-22
    Location: New York
    Summary: In this two-day seminar for junior-level editors on print and digital fundamentals will cover how to pitch and assign, line edit, write display type, work with art and photo, write and edit for the Web, maximize the value of social media, and manage your career.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Mobile Matters: Maximizing Moment-to-Moment Media
    Host: American Society of Magazine Editors
    Date: Nov. 5
    Location: New York
    Summary: Despite mobile’s rapid pace of consumer adoption -- and the fastest growing audience platform for magazine brands today -- it is still largely untapped from an engagement and monetization perspective. Mobile Matters will bring together leaders in magazine media and the many technology partners working to harness all that the promise of the mobile platform has to offer.
    Complete event info here.

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    Upcoming Events for PR/Media Professionals

    Monday, July 13, 2015, 1:32 PM [Upcoming Events]
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    Industry events can be a great way to network and learn new strategies and techniques. Here are a few events from around the PR and media worlds that are coming up over the next few weeks. Have one you’d like to add? Email us the details and we’ll include it in our next post.

    Event: Spice up Your Headlines, Leads and Sound Bites With Wordplay
    Host: PRSA
    Date: July 21
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: Wordplay can help you captivate readers, get the media to steal your sound bites and make your messages more memorable. The good news is that wordplay doesn’t take talent. It doesn’t take creativity. Instead, it takes technique, tricks and time. In this wordplay writing webinar, you’ll learn techniques you can use to come up with the best headlines, leads and sound bites you’ve ever written.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Measure up: Effective Communication and Engagement Research
    Host: IABC
    Date: July 23 – Aug. 20
    Location: Online Workshop
    Summary: Effective research and measurement is a business imperative, and gives communicators an invaluable tool to validate their activities, budget and resources. Yet, up to now, communicators typically avoid advancing their skills in this critical area. In five, one-hour sessions, you’ll learn to work knowledgeably in partnership with external suppliers, carry out your own research effectively and add measurement techniques to your own career portfolio.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Happy Hour
    Host: PRSA Cincinnati
    Date: July 22
    Location: Cincinnati
    Summary: Enjoy the atmosphere of the newly opened BRAVO! Cucina Italiana in Rookwood, meet your fellow PR colleagues from throughout the community (including members of our leadership team), and enjoy complimentary bar bites.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Master the Art of the Corporate Storyteller
    Host: Wylie Communications
    Date: July 29-30
    Location: San Francisco
    Summary: In this creative-writing workshop, you’ll learn how to write copy that grabs attention, keeps it longer, communicates more clearly, enhances credibility and is more likely to go viral. You’ll walk away with techniques for painting pictures in your audience members’ minds so they understand your points faster, enjoy your information more and remember it longer.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Content Marketing Summit at LinkedIn
    Host: Ragan Communications and PRSA
    Date: July 30-31
    Location: Mountainview, Calif.
    Summary: When it comes to digital communications, content is king, community is queen, and commerce is the kingdom. This summit will show you how to take advantage of PR's greatest opportunity and tie it all together so you can unlock greater responsibility, reach and ROI for your communications program. During this conference, hosted by LinkedIn at its headquarters, you'll hear leading brand journalism and content marketing practitioners at Citi, Electronic Arts, Ford, Google, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Ogilvy Worldwide, Tyson Foods and more.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: CAR Boot Camp
    Host: Investigative Reporters & Editors
    Date: Aug. 2-6
    Location: Columbia, Mo.
    Summary: Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information, and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Creative Writing Foundations: Magazine
    Host: Mediabistro
    Date: Aug. 3-24
    Location: Online course
    Summary: Every established magazine writer once had to learn the basics. This course will teach you the foundations of what makes great magazine writing, and will also cover how to write a great pitch, how to research your article and interview your subjects, a grammar review, and matching the tone of different publications.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: When Brands Collide: How to Avoid Branding Pitfalls in a Healthcare M&A Deal
    Host: HPRMS
    Date: Aug. 4
    Location: New York
    Summary: When brand strategy gets lost in the middle of a merger or acquisition, the deal can result in a loss of staff morale, a contentious internal culture, and patient and referrer confusion and dissatisfaction. How can Marketing and PR at healthcare organizations avoid harming the newly merged brand and instead make full use of the brand equity they purchased? Using examples of both successful and failed deals, we will explore the most common brand challenges faced by merging healthcare organizations and strategies to exploit the brand opportunities arising out of a deal.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Mapping Boot Camp
    Host: Investigative Reporters & Editors
    Date: Aug. 7-9
    Location: Columbia, Mo.
    Summary: IRE and NICAR conducts this hands-on training using the latest version of ArcView GIS. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data. The sessions will include address geocoding, thematic mapping, overlaying and spatial analysis.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Coming Home, Convention & LGBT Media Summit
    Host: NLGJA
    Date: Sept. 3-6
    Location: San Francisco
    Summary: Join more than 350 journalists, news executives, communications professionals and educators to celebrate the 25th year of NLGJA, Coming Home National Convention and 11th Annual LGBT Media Summit.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Excellence in Journalism 2015
    Host: SPJ, RTDNA and NAHJ
    Date: Sept. 18-20
    Location: Orlando
    Summary: Hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Excellence in Journalism 2015 conference is set to be the journalism event of the year and will be host to top news professionals from broadcast, print and digital newsrooms around the country.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 Conference on Journalism
    Host: New York Press Club
    Date: Oct. 3
    Location: New York
    Summary: Planning is underway for the New York Press Club Foundation's 23rd annual Conference on Journalism. Save the date and plan to attend New York's most accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics, and those in the know. Conference details and program coming soon.
    Complete event info here.

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    Upcoming PR/Media Events

    Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:47 PM [Upcoming Events]
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    Here are a few events from around the PR and media worlds that are coming up over the next few weeks. Have one you’d like to add? Email us the details and we’ll include it in our next post. 

    Event: From Starting up to Standing out: Case Studies From Success Entrepreneurs
    Host: IABC Detroit
    Date: April 23
    Location: Birmingham, Mich.
    Summary: This panel discussion will provide valuable insights on starting a business, growing an existing business, and generating new business. Panelists will also hit on making the most of networking, as well as how to handle the business end of your business. Learn what to look for and what to look out for when you’re the boss.
    Complete event info here. 

    Event: 20th Annual Senior Corporate Communications Management Conference
    Host: The Conference Board
    Date: April 23-24
    Location: New York
    Summary: In the world of communications, it’s always something, but to be successful in corporate communications, you need to know what that is so you can prepare and use it to your and your organization’s advantage. This conference is designed to identify trends and activities that are shaking the foundations of communications as it is practiced today, and help prepare you -- both personally and professionally -- for the world you’ll find yourself in, sooner than you think.
    Complete event info here. 

    Event: 2015 All-Star Communications Workshop
    Host: IABC Pacific Plains Region
    Date: April 27-28
    Location: Minneapolis
    Summary: Agenda: “Become an All-Star Storyteller” with Ann Wylie, “Home Run Digital Communications” with Shel Holtz, “Major League Communications Strategy” with the Minnesota Twins' Kevin Smith, plus an optional networking event as the Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers at Target Field.
    Complete event info here. 

    Event: Understanding Influencers
    Host: PRSA Cincinnati
    Date: April 29
    Location: Cincinnati
    Summary: How do you engage a blogger? How do you pitch an idea to an online influencer? How can you control what they are going to write? Nathan Engels, senior engagement strategist for Northlich and an online influencer himself, will lead a Q&A panel discussion with seven bloggers from around the community. With over 1 million monthly unique visitors combined, this group knows how to captivate an audience.
    Complete event info here. 

    Event: Creating a Video Marketing Strategy
    Host: HPRMS
    Date: April 30
    Location: New York
    Summary: Videos stand out on social media, delivering key messages to customers in a warm, engaging-and sharable-way. Has your organization developed a strategy for video marketing to maximize your reach? Experts in the field will discuss how investments in video can boost your bottom line.
    Complete event info here. 

    Event: Annual Writers Conference
    Host: ASJA
    Date: April 30 - May 2
    Location: New York
    Summary: ASJA’s Annual Writers Conference is the premier event for professional and aspiring freelance writers, featuring three days of educational content about the art and business of independent nonfiction writing. This year’s keynote speaker is Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of 13 books and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times op/ed page.
    Complete event info here. 

    Event: 2015 IRE Conference
    Host: IRE
    Date: June 4-7
    Location: Philadelphia
    Summary: The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
    Complete event info here.  

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    Upcoming Events for PR/Media Professionals

    Friday, April 10, 2015, 2:34 PM [Upcoming Events]
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    Here are a few events from around the PR and media worlds that are coming up over the next few weeks. Have one you’d like to add? Email us the details and we’ll include it in our next post.

    Event: Spring Networking Event
    Host: NJ CAMA
    Date: April 14
    Location: New Jersey
    Summary: The event will allow communications colleagues from around the region to mingle and make new business connections.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: NovaCOM ’15: What’s New/What’s Next in Communication and PR
    Host: Rutgers School of Communication and Information
    Date: April 17
    Location: New Brunswick, N.J.
    Summary: NovaCOM ’15 is a networking and professional development experience for students, faculty, and industry professionals from PR firms and agencies, corporations, nonprofits, the media and academia. NovaCom ’15 will provide you with a unique opportunity to hear and experience “What is New” and “What is Next” in terms of latest and future trends, strategies and tactics in the communication and PR worlds.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 Spring Conference
    Host: Society of Professional Journalists
    Date: April 17-18
    Location: Hempstead, N.Y.
    Summary: This day-long professional development meeting brings area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on a wealth of topics. Other dates and locations are also available.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: From Starting up to Standing out: Case Studies From Success Entrepreneurs
    Host: IABC Detroit
    Date: April 23
    Location: Birmingham, Mich.
    Summary: This panel discussion will provide valuable insights on starting a business, growing an existing business, and generating new business. Panelists will also hit on making the most of networking, as well as how to handle the business end of your business. Learn what to look for and what to look out for when you’re the boss.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 20th Annual Senior Corporate Communications Management Conference
    Host: The Conference Board
    Date: April 23-24
    Location: New York
    Summary: In the world of communications, it’s always something, but to be successful in corporate communications, you need to know what that is so you can prepare and use it to your and your organization’s advantage. This conference is designed to identify trends and activities that are shaking the foundations of communications as it is practiced today, and help prepare you -- both personally and professionally -- for the world you’ll find yourself in, sooner than you think.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 All-Star Communications Workshop
    Host: IABC Pacific Plains Region
    Date: April 27-28
    Location: Minneapolis
    Summary: Agenda: “Become an All-Star Storyteller” with Ann Wylie, “Home Run Digital Communications” with Shel Holtz, “Major League Communications Strategy” with the Minnesota Twins' Kevin Smith, plus an optional networking event as the Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers at Target Field.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Understanding Influencers
    Host: PRSA Cincinnati
    Date: April 29
    Location: Cincinnati
    Summary: How do you engage a blogger? How do you pitch an idea to an online influencer? How can you control what they are going to write? Nathan Engels, senior engagement strategist for Northlich and an online influencer himself, will lead a Q&A panel discussion with seven bloggers from around the community. With over 1 million monthly unique visitors combined, this group knows how to captivate an audience.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Annual Writers Conference
    Host: ASJA
    Date: April 30 - May 2
    Location: New York
    Summary: ASJA’s Annual Writers Conference is the premier event for professional and aspiring freelance writers, featuring three days of educational content about the art and business of independent nonfiction writing. This year’s keynote speaker is Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of 13 books and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times op/ed page.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 IRE Conference
    Host: IRE
    Date: June 4-7
    Location: Philadelphia
    Summary: The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
    Complete event info here.

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    Upcoming PR/Media Events

    Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:24 AM [Upcoming Events]
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    Here are a few events from around the PR and media worlds that are coming up over the next few weeks. Have one you’d like to add? Email us the details and we’ll include it in our next post.

    Event: Region 2 Conference
    Host: NAHJ
    Date: March 28
    Location: New York
    Summary: Session topics center around the theme, “Latinas in Media,” but every attendee can benefit from the knowledge shared in this day-long conference. Regional conferences provide career development and networking opportunities and access to an environment where sponsors recruit and provide valuable advice.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: The Communications Evolution Summit
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: March 31
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Summary: The communications evolution is more than just changes we see in technology and tools; today, practitioners need to take an integrated multi-channel approach to communications that leverages PR, marketing, advertising and social tactics to gain the greatest advantage in a digital world. With more content than ever before vying for people’s time and attention, marketers and communicators know they need to work harder to produce better content to engage audiences. This event will discuss how you can break through the clutter and serve audiences with great content.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Going the Distance: Tips for Finding Your Blog’s Focus and Defeating Blogger Burnout
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: April 2
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: A blog can be an important entry point for your audience and showcase for your organization’s expertise. Marketers who blog are 13x more likely to drive positive ROI than those who don't, the strongest correlation to ROI compared to other inbound marketing practices. The challenge is finding your blog’s focus, maintaining momentum, and powering growth – all achievable with careful planning and strategic repurposing of content like case studies, surveys, ebooks and guides. Join us as we discuss how to develop blog content that engages your audience and drives them to action.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Spring Networking Event
    Host: NJ CAMA
    Date: April 14
    Location: New Jersey
    Summary: The event will allow communications colleagues from around the region to mingle and make new business connections.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: NovaCOM ’15: What’s New/What’s Next in Communication and PR
    Host: Rutgers School of Communication and Information
    Date: April 17
    Location: New Brunswick, N.J.
    Summary: NovaCOM ’15 is a networking and professional development experience for students, faculty, and industry professionals from PR firms and agencies, corporations, nonprofits, the media and academia. NovaCom ’15 will provide you with a unique opportunity to hear and experience “What is New” and “What is Next” in terms of latest and future trends, strategies and tactics in the communication and PR worlds.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 Spring Conference
    Host: Society of Professional Journalists
    Date: April 17-18
    Location: Hempstead, N.Y.
    Summary: This day-long professional development meeting brings area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on a wealth of topics. Other dates and locations are also available.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 All-Star Communications Workshop
    Host: IABC Pacific Plains Region
    Date: April 27-28
    Location: Minneapolis
    Summary: Agenda: “Become an All-Star Storyteller” with Ann Wylie, “Home Run Digital Communications” with Shel Holtz, “Major League Communications Strategy” with the Minnesota Twins' Kevin Smith, plus an optional networking event as the Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers at Target Field.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Annual Writers Conference
    Host: ASJA
    Date: April 30 - May 2
    Location: New York
    Summary: ASJA’s Annual Writers Conference is the premier event for professional and aspiring freelance writers, featuring three days of educational content about the art and business of independent nonfiction writing. This year’s keynote speaker is Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of 13 books and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times op/ed page.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 IRE Conference
    Host: IRE
    Date: June 4-7
    Location: Philadelphia
    Summary: The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
    Complete event info here.

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