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Obama speech writer, Aboriginal media founder to address PR professionals in Charlottetown

Paulette Waddell and Rod Stanley look over the program for Connexions 2018, the Canadian Public Relations Society conference to be held in Charlottetown from Sunday to Tuesday.
Paulette Waddell and Rod Stanley look over the program for Connexions 2018, the Canadian Public Relations Society conference to be held in Charlottetown from Sunday to Tuesday. - Submitted

A former White House speech writer is among the communication experts coming to Charlottetown for the annual meeting of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS).

Sarah Hurwitz will speak on the importance of authentic communication and her experience working with Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore.

Connexions 2018 is the national conference for CPRS, being held Sunday to Tuesday. The event will bring together professionals in public relations and communications to share experiences, learn practices and look to new developments.

“Technology, social media and trust issues are impacting the communication world in many ways and our challenge as communication professionals is to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely, accurate and effective communication and meaningful stakeholder engagement occurs to meet our client’s needs,” said Rod Stanley, local advisory committee chairman for Connexions 2018.

Other presenters include Ross Simmonds, a marketing and communication expert, and Aboriginal entrepreneur Don Barraclough, founder of NationTalk newswire, among others.

More information is available at eventmobi.com/cprs2018.

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