The Institute for Public Relations and the PRSA Educators Academy are presenting “Navigating the Agency,” the latest installment in their Race in the PR Classroom webinar series, on Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. ET. The series looks at the state of PR education, the pervasive issues of race in higher education, how to create systemic change, and creating a more diverse PR faculty and more diverse pipelines of PR practitioners. The event will feature David Marshall, professor and chair of Morgan State University’s department of strategic communications, as well as Finn Partners senior partner Helen Shelton and Edelman media strategist Kadrie Lamin. To register, click here.
Muck Rack and Business Wire are partnering on a Feb. 24 webinar offering attendees tips and best practices for developing their skills as media relations practitioners. “Upleveling Your Media Relations Game” will address such topics as: making the case for more investment in media relations to executives and stakeholders; research-based practices for building and managing relationships with journalists, podcasters, newsletter writers and bloggers; and the essential tools and processes needed to stand out. Moderated by Muck Rack CEO Greg Galant, the webinar will also include Terry Lynam of Northwell Health, Gillian Kushner of Day One Agency and Andrew Dunn of Insider. For more information, or to register for the 1 p.m. ET event, click here.
Hubb, an event management company, is hosting a session focused on defining the future of hybrid events. “UNTETHERED: Design-a-thon,” held on March 16 and 17, will address such topics as the future of marketing events, engaging hybrid audiences, safety and wellness, community connections and audience design. Attendees will discuss ideas, practices and challenges about their chosen topic. The ideas generated will be tested and published in a downloadable industry playbook after the event. Hubb will also present a second UNTETHERED event this fall. There is no cost for registration, but attendees can contribute through donations. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Meetings Industry Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to providing financial assistance for event professionals during times of crisis. For more information or to register for the event, click here.