O’Brien will discuss how she leverages communications channels to inspire change in a fireside chat with a PRNEWS Editor.

Media Contact:
Megan Sigg
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301-354-1713


PRNEWS’ 2019 Media Relations Conference presents a rare opportunity for PR professionals to hear media pitching advice from some of the most influential journalists across a variety of media outlets. Communications professionals from brands like Hilton, Forbes, C-SPAN, Bank of America, Marriott, MSNBC, and Goodwill will provide best practices and answers to your biggest media challenges. This two-day event will be held at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on December 12-13, 2019.

The conference will feature a special keynote featuring Soledad O’Brien, Award-Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur & Host of the Weekly Syndicated Political Show “Matter of Fact”. As the host of this show, Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people and events of the day.

Through the power of storytelling, Soledad O’Brien brings a fresh perspective on diverse and contemporary issues to foster change in your own community or organization. On December 13 in a fireside chat with a PRNEWS editor, Soledad will discuss how she leveraged various communications channels to become an influencer and enhance her success and profile, and how she has used that to inspire change.

Other media leaders and journalists speaking alongside Soledad in December:

  • Errol Cockfield, SVP, Communications, MSNBC
  • Sara Fischer, Media Reporter, Axios
  • Charlotte Clymer, Press Secretary, Rapid Response, Human Rights Campaign
  • Caroline Howard, Director of Editorial Operations, Forbes
  • Brett Cummings, Senior Vice President, FleishmanHillard
  • Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Senior Director of PR, Goodwill
  • Danielle Brigida, Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Jackie Kucinich, Washington Bureau Chief, Daily Beast
  • Emma Cosgrove, Reporter, Industry Drive

View the Complete Speaker Roster

Two pre-conference workshops will take on December 12 at the same location. Participants will be able to choose from ‘Pitching and Measurement’ and ‘Media Relations for Nonprofits’.

The Last-Chance discount, expiring on November 15, will save attendees $100 on onsite rates. Group as well as nonprofit/government pricing is available. Register online.

For registration questions, contact Assistant Marketing Manager, Megan Sigg at [email protected]. To sponsor this event, contact National Sales Manager, Mike Coon at [email protected].

Show Sponsors: BusinessWire, Cision, and PublicRelay
Media Partners: Capitol Communicator and HPRA

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