PRSA - Maryland Chapter - Public Relations Society of America


Join your PR peers for the


2015 PRSA Maryland Chesapeake Conference

The premier educational and networking event of the year!


Thursday, June 4  * 8 am – 4 pm

The John Erickson Conference Center at Charlestown
715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 


Why attend?

  • KEEP YOUR SKILL SHARP: Get back to the roots of PR and learn how to apply in today’s digital world.
  • GET THE INSIDE SCOOP: Learn about the latest industry trends and techniques.
  • NETWORK: Catch up with colleagues you haven’t seen in a while. And make new contacts expanding your network and circle of influence.

What the day was like …

We started the day with a networking breakfast followed by morning keynote speaker Sherry Llewellyn, Director of Public Affairs for Howard County Police Department, who discussed the changing face of media; benefits and obstacles in social media; using social media in a crisis like the Columbia Mall shooting; being the news source in a crisis situation; and how to integrate social media into a traditional media strategy. Click here for bio.  

We ended the day with a keynote from Michelle Andres, Vice President of Digital Media & Broadcasting and Chad Steele, Vice President of Public Relations for the Baltimore Ravens, who talked about social media and online marketing, and how that ties with public relations activities. Click here for bio.

In between, attendees had the choice of a range of topics including social media strategies, brand awareness, marketing, storytelling and much more.

Agenda (Updated 5/29/15): Click here for session details.

7:30am – 8:30am: Networking Breakfast

8:30am – 9:30am: Morning Keynote – Social Media in a Crisis: Columbia Mall Shooting

Morning Sessions
9:45am – 10:45am (Choose one) 

11:00am – 12:00pm (Choose one)

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 1:30 pm 

Afternoon Sessions:

1:45pm – 2:15pm (Choose one 30 minute session)

2:20pm – 2:50pm (Choose one 30 minute session)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Closing General Session: Keynote – Marketing and Public Relations Collaboration

Be sure to follow us on Twitter #Chessie15.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:









Chesapeake Employers Insurance





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