PLEASE NOTE: Online tickets sales end at 12:00 p.m. on January 12th. Tickets will be available at the door (by cash or check) for the following price: $30 members / $40 future members / $20 Students
On June 12, 2016, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He was shot and killed by police after a three-hour standoff. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in United States history. It was also the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11 attacks in 2001. Responding to this horrific scene involved hundreds of first responders as well as public information officers (PIOs) from several agencies who facilitated information to the media and the public.
Join the Florida Public Relations Association Jacksonville Chapter on Thursday, January 12 to hear from Carrie Proudfit and Ann Marie Varga, two of those PIOs who assisted in this tragedy, handling crisis communications around the clock with hundreds of media representatives from around the world.
Admission includes appetizers and one free drink.
Register online before January 9th and have a chance to win admission to our media summit in March and other door prizes.
$25 members / $35 future members / $15 Students (online processing fees not included)
Prices increase by $5 at the door
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Carrie Proudfit, lead public information officer for public safety, health and social services for Orange County Government, providing media relations support to several of the county’s largest departments including corrections, fire rescue, animal services and emergency management.
Ann Marie Varga, Communications Manager for Orange County Government where she leads the activities of a team of more than 30 professional and technical staff engaged in County public information, community relations, digital marketing, graphic design, video production, internal and external communications as well as emergency communications..