PR News' Public Affairs Conference

March 04, 2010 14:02 ET

Sen. Mark Warner to Keynote PR News' Public Affairs Conference on May 25 in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) - Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) will be the keynote speaker at the PR News Public Affairs Conference, which will be held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on May 25. The conference will cater to middle and upper-level public affairs professionals from all corporations, government, associations and PR firms.

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Senator Warner is a member of the Senate Banking Committee (subcommittee on Securities, Insurance & Investment) and will answer "Can We Ever Trust Wall Street Again?" The one-day Public Affairs conference, to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, is being co-presented by PR News, the leading information source among communicators and by Mike Smith Public Affairs based in Washington, DC (

"Senator Warner will bring a rare and innovative perspective to our conference," said Diane Schwartz, vice president and group publisher of PR News. "We are eager to hear what advice he and our many other presenters on May 25 can offer the hundreds of communicators who'll be in attendance."

The day-long conference will provide real-world tactics and strategies for public affairs professionals to compete with a constantly evolving public affairs landscape. Seven panels will discuss a spectrum of hot topics in the public affairs industry, from how to launch goal-oriented social media campaigns to how to win federal PA contracts to Q+A sessions with prominent Capitol Hill reporters. Other industry leaders who will be speaking at the conference include representatives from eBay, MasterCard, Department of Defense, Sodexho, Northrop Grumman, the Department of Energy, and national campaign strategists.

"Public affairs professionals rarely find an opportunity to interact with peers outside of our specific verticals," noted Mike Smith, CEO of Mike Smith Public Affairs. "We are excited to create an event where professionals can learn tangible PA tactics, collaborate with each other, and come away with new ideas for their own public affairs strategies."

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