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BUPRSSA hosts 5th annual PR Advanced conference

Boston University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter will host its fifth annual regional conference, PR Advanced: Be the Change on February 26, 2011 at the Boston University Photonics Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The theme of the conference is driving change in the public relations industry through personal and professional development.

Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications of IBM, will give the morning keynote presentation, followed by breakout sessions featuring public relations professionals from all industries including Peter Stringer, Director of Interactive Media of the Boston Celtics; Margery Kraus, CEO and founder of APCO Worldwide; Jamie Thompson, CEO and Founder of PONGR Media; Barri Rafferty, the Senior Partner and Director of Ketchum New York; and many more.

Registration will cost $25 until Feb. 20 for PRSSA members and $35 for non-members and may be paid by credit card, cash or check. Registration may be completed online at up to the day of the event. For additional information please contact the Conference Coordinator, Virginia Soskey by emailing


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