Phyllis D. Banks
(BLACK PR WIRE) – MILWAUKEE – Aug. 4, 2011 – The National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS), the premier professional organization for African-American communicators, announced that registration is now open for the 2011 NBPRS Conference and Career Fair being held Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 27 – 30, in Milwaukee at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel.
The conference will provide four inspiring days of career development, new business and networking opportunities and will highlight industry success stories, trends and hot topics.
To register, visit www.nbprs.org or http://2011nbprsconference.eventbrite.com. Early bird registration is $199 for members through Sept. 2. Additionally, as a part of the NBPRS Membership Drive, through Sept. 2, conference registrants can receive free NBPRS membership for one year for a special rate of $249.
Themed The Network@Work: Managing Transitions, Techniques & Technology for Business & Career Success, the conference will offer solutions for the practice of public relations with a focus on effectively managing change and transitions against the backdrop of today’s economic turbulence.
Additionally, the conference will include an examination of current trends in PR, case studies, best practices, new tools and technology, diversity issues, career mapping, how to break into and stay in the industry, and navigating the rough waters to the C-suite.
According to NBPRS President Wynona Redmond, “The conference is designed for communications professionals on all levels including the new hybrid communicators who specialize in various areas of marketing communications, branding and social marketing who include public relations as a part of their mix.”
Public relations professionals at all levels, journalists, marketers, recruiters and college students will make their way to the InterContinental Hotel for powerful workshops, insightful general sessions and networking events designed to enhance their professional development. Attendees will hear from renowned experts in the field, attend workshops, network for career and business opportunities and visit with vendors and exhibitors.
Also at the conference, NBPRS will publish the first ever NBPRS Network @ Work Membership Guide, the only national directory of African-American public relations professionals. The publication will showcase some of the best and brightest PR practitioners in the industry.
NBPRS Conference media sponsors include Business Wire and Black PR Wire, Inc. For information, sponsorship, registration and a preview of the Network @ Work Membership Guide, visit www.nbprs.org.
Since its founding in 1997, the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) has served as an advocate for black professionals in the public relations, media relations, corporate communications, investor relations, government affairs, community relations and related fields. Run by professionals for professionals, NBPRS addresses the diverse needs of its members through programs and partnerships that provide cultural and competitive advantages. NBPRS has chapters in major media markets and offers peer-to-peer support, mentorship, networking, job opportunities, internships, and career advancement strategies for professionals engaged in corporate, government, agency, non-profit, and private practice. The organization is more than 300 members strong. Visit NBPRS at www.nbprs.org, follow on Twitter @NBPRS and Facebook at National Black Public Relations Society