Conference: Public Relations and The Visual: Exploring Identity, Space and Performance – 9th July 2014

Public Relations and The Visual: Exploring Identity, Space and Performance is a one-day conference being held at London College of Commuication, University of the Arts London that will bring together PR practitioners and academics to debate the role of visual dimensions in public relations theory and practice. From media representations of PR professionals to branded spaces; issues of identity and performance, the conference will explore these and other visual themes from a societal perspective.

Participants will explore a variety of viewpoints to conceptualise the industry and debate new ways of thinking about and visualising practice. The overarching aim of the event is to encourage collaboration and partnership between practitioners and academics to develop new thinking across the field. Visit the conference page here.

Guest Lecture: Dr Dean Kruckeberg, University of North Carolina – 15th May 2014

Dr Dean Kruckeberg, APR, Fellow PRSA, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Charlotte will present recent work offering a reading of public relations (PR) which proposes it respond to the contemporary social, political, economic and cultural revolutions taking place by constructing holistic social communities.

Drawing on the work of the US ecologist, Aldo Leopold, Kruckeberg develops a conceptual framework of society as complex ecosystems. Ttechnology and ethics are central to this approach – both of which operate as empowering and guiding principles to help PR “restore and maintain the sense of community that has been lost in contemporary society”. The event will be held at London College of Commuications, University of the Arts London. To attend or for more information contact s [dot] collister [at] lcc [dot] arts [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Conference: PR and Disruption: Embracing and Surviving Change conference, – 10th July 2013

PR and Disruption: Embracing and Surviving Change was a one-day conference held at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London exploring the knowledge, strategies and skills needed to communicate successfully in contemporary society.

Keynote presentaions from Professor Oyvind Ihlen, University of Oslo; Nic Newman, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. University of Oxford; and Dominic Burch, Head of Social Media, Walmart-UK can be found on the conference Tumblr.