The National Press Club is hosting its annual Communicators’ Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 31. This year's program will discuss how new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality can help public relations professionals and journalists increase the effectiveness of their storytelling and aid them in reaching audiences. It will also address the keys to communicating across generational and ethnic divides. The event is set to feature speakers including Wall Street Journal R&D chief Francesco Marconi and Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. Running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., it will be held in the NPC Ballroom at 529 14th St. NW, in Washington, D. C. For more information on the Communicators’ Summit, contact Danny Selnick at 703/347-5540 or [email protected]

Nicole Chismar
Nicole Chismar

The increasing effect of celebrity and pop culture news on the PR industry is the subject of a panel discussion being sponsored by PRSA on Nov. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To be held at Anchin Block & Anchin at 1375 Broadway in New York, the discussion will give PR professionals pointers on how to navigate this new terrain and effectively use it to help their clients get their messages across. The discussion will be moderated by Erica Saviano Tsioutas, VP, consumer & entertainment media at Ketchum and Nicole Chismar, AP, consumer media, Weber Shandwic. For more information, or to register, click here.

Senior Pros

Senior Pros, a new PRSA-NY group focused on industry practitioners and managers with at least 15 years on industry experience, is hosting “Digital Trends: Five Things Managers and Senior Practitioners Should Know” on Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hosted by Feintuch Communications president Henry Feintuch, the event will examine current digital trends whk understanding them is critical in today’s communications marketplace. Keynote speaker at the event will be Pure Performance Communications CEO Deirdre Breakenridge, author of “Answers for Modern Communicators: A Guide to Effective Business Communications.” Sponsored by FleishmanHillard, the event will be held at the agency’s New York offices at 220 East 42nd St. For more information, click here.