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Point Park University

201 Wood Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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The intersection of business, marketing and communications is now. With the ever-changing media landscape and the challenges it presents to the commerce leaders of tomorrow, a strong foundation is necessary for success. Forge Your Future, a student conference presented by Point Park University PRSSA/AdFed seeks to answer the following questions,

  • What are the major emerging trends and best practices in the fields of marketing, business and communications?

  • What can young professionals do to become valuable leaders in tomorrow's workforce?

  • What's next?

Pittsburgh is a mighty force in the world of business, marketing and communications with standout firms, savvy entrepreneurs and an inherent steel-strong attitude. Point Park University lives in beautiful Downtown Pittsburgh, directly in the center of the madness. Students are a stone throw from major players in the business, marketing and communication sectors. It's time to forge your future and make your mark. Start here.

Registration is $35 from January 1, 2019 to the day of the conference. Your registration includes breakout sessions, keynote speakers, campaign tabling and a networking mixer.


9 - 10:15 am: 200 Lawrence Hall

  • Introduction

  • Dr. Jim Ice - Carlow University

  • Keynote Speaker - Jen Bullano Ridgley | Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Center for Media Innovation - Leadership Summit - PRSSA Chapter Leaders only

10:15 -10:30 Break

10:30 -11:45 Breakout Session

  • Ben Butler | Top Hat - Lawrence Hall 200

  • Nick Paradise | Kennywood - Center for Media Innovation

  • Jordan Mitrik | Brunner - JVH Auditorium

11:45 - 1:15 Lunch on your own

1:15 - 2:30 Expert Expo - Center for Media Innovation

2:30 - 3:45 Breakout Session

  • Steve Radick | BCW - Lawrence Hall 200

  • Paul Furiga | WordWrite Communications - JVH Auditorium

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:15

  • Keynote Speaker - Miles Ritenour | Bud Light - Lawrence Hall 200

5:15 - 7

  • Dinner - TBA

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