Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Crisis Communications: From Managing a 24/7 News Cycle to
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As public relations practitioners, community members, sons, daughters and parents, we have all been affected by recent tragedies and natural disasters here at home, and in communities from coast-to-coast. For better or worse, Colorado is home to some of the most experienced crisis communications practitioners in the world.
We are honored and privileged to kick-off PRSA Colorado's 2013 Program Series with a moving discussion about our role in responding to crises in today's 24/7 news cycle, as well as how we can contribute to the healing and recovery process for communities in crisis. Please join us as we explore a new generation of crisis communications with these esteemed panelists who bring decades of experience managing crisis response and healing communities affected by tragedy:
Anastasiya Bolton, crime and justice reporter, 9News, has covered high-profile news stories for 9News since 2006 including the disappearance of Natalie Holloway in Aruba, the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina and last summer's Aurora theather shooting.
Trevor Materasso, public information officer, Westminster Police Department, has served as the primary media contact and spokesman last fall during the Jessica Ridgeway investigation after the 10-year old girl disappeared from a park near her house in broad daylight, leaving the entire community on edge. Trevor has been a police officer for 13 years and spokesperson for the police department for the past seven, handling stories garnering national attention from a bank robbery shootout to a drunk driver and mannequin in the HOV lane. He is currently the President of the Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado and has served as their Vice-President and at-large board member.
Marilyn Saltzman, president, Saltzman Communications, has more than 30 years of experience in communications for public education at the local, state and national level for schools, school districts and state and national education associations. She has taught graduate-level classes in public relations for Colorado State University, Department of Journalism and Technical Communications. She worked in the Communications Services Department of Jefferson County Schools for 20 years and was part of the team that managed communications for the Columbine tragedy. She also assisted with crisis communications needs and media inquiries at Platte Canyon School District in 2006, and wrote a chapter about the Platte Canyon shooting in Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma, Advice Based on Experience, edited by Carolyn Lunsford Mears and published by Palgrave MacMillan in April 2012.
Moderator: Jennifer Dulles, APR, president, DStreet, brings more than two decades of experience to the discussion, including extensive crisis communications experience. Most recently she provided communications counsel centered on healing following the Aurora theater shootings and the Jessica Ridgeway case. Her thoughtful, visionary approach to communications will set the stage for a meaningful discussion about these challenging and complex topics. Jennifer is an active member of PRSA, serving on the ethics committee.
Here are the details:
TUESDAY, January 22, 2013
Registration and Networking | 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon | Noon-1:30 p.m.
The Four Seasons Hotel | 1111 14th Street | Denver, CO 80202
If you register by Thursday, January 17, prices are reduced to $35 for PRSA Colorado members | $49 for Non-members | $30 for Students. Luncheon prices after January 17, $45 for PRSA Colorado members | $59 for Non-members | $40 for Students. No refunds will be issued after January 17th.
Valet parking is available at the Four Seasons. Metered Parking is available on the surrounding streets (14th, 15th, Lawrence, Arapahoe). Covered parking is available in the DCPA garage.