Executives of Edelman, Ketchum, BurrellesLuce, Dow Jones, Weber Shandwick, PR Newswire, Business Wire and Critical Mention are among speakers at the first annual PR News “Social Media Summit and Taste of Tech” June 21-22 (Thurs./Fri.) at the Sentry Centers, 730 Third Ave. (45th St.).

Early bird registration at $1,195 for the two-days expires Wednesday, May 23. Price thereafter is $1,295. Thursday sessions, devoted to tech, are $795/$895. The Friday sessions on social media are $495.

The meeting is being held in partnership with CommPro.biz. Critical Mention is hosting a reception at the end of the Thursday sessions.

Keynoting social media is David Armano, executive VP, global innovation & integration, Edelman. Speakers include Corinne Kovalski, director of digital & social media of Raytheon; Allyson Hugley, EVP, measurement, analytics and insights, Weber Shandwick; Thomas Hynes, manager of blogger relations, PR Newswire; Johna Burke, SPV of BurrellesLuce; Dave Armon, president, Critical Mention; Ibrey Woodall, VP web communications services, Business Wire; Martin Murtland, VP, Factiva Communicator, Dow Jones, and Jonathan Kopp, global director, Ketchum Digital.

Speakers at the tech sessions include Sean Morgan, CEO, Critical Mention; Burke of BurrellesLuce; Hynes of PR Newswire; Jeff Jarvis, author of Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live, and Murtland of Factiva.