Florida Tech FPRA hosts 1st Annual Get Connected! Communication Conference on Nov. 1

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Looking for the competitive edge in a tight job market? Seeking ways to promote your product or business? Ready to hone your marketing

If answers to the above are “yes,” you may want to register for the “Get Connected!” Communication Conference on Saturday, Nov. 1. It’s hosted by the
Florida Tech chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). The public is invited to attend.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hartley Room, located on the second floor of the Denius Student Center on the university’s main campus, 150
W. University Blvd., in Melbourne.

“Whether you are a student studying business or microbiology, an engineer looking for ways to promote your latest invention, or a small business owner
seeking ways to connect to consumers, this conference is for you,” said Jessica Brown, chapter president.

The event will feature networking opportunities and discussions with helpful tips from some of the top experts in their field, including:
– Lisa Crites, associate director for media strategy for Wuesthoff Health System;
– Timothy Hartsfield, director of communications for Harris Corporation’s Government Communications Systems Division; and
– Dixie Sansom, owner of Dixie Sansom Consulting, a government relations and public affairs consulting firm, and president of the Cocoa Beach Chamber of

Special guest speaker Joseph Hice, APR, associate vice president of Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Florida, will give a presentation
on “The Shock Heard Round the World – Effective Crisis Management.”

Natalie Sellers, director of communications and service excellence at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, will moderate the panel discussion, “Effective
Communication Strategies in a Changing Economy.”

The cost of he event is $25 general admission and $5 for Florida Tech students, faculty and staff.

Advanced registration is recommended since space is limited. Lunch is included.

Call Alycia Johnson at (321) 987-8614 or email ajohns05@fit.edu to register and for more information.

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