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Whether you are preparing for graduation, or sitting behind your desk fantasizing about your ideal career - the Power Plug National PR Conference will give you an opportunity to see if you have what it take to make it or take it to the next level in the world of PR. Are you a creative and innovative thinker? Do you thrive on making connections, meeting new people, staying ahead of the curve in technology and developing new ways to create buzz?  If your finger is on the heartbeat of everything that is hot, hip, and newsworthy, then the Power Plug PR Conference is for you. Focusing on the new frontier of PR, this conference will offer and interactive approach to give you what you need to survive in the world of PR. PoweR Plug will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on March 22nd - 23rd. For entry into this conference tickets can be purchased at www.PowerPlugPR.com

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Friday, March 22
 

7:00pm

Welcome Reception | PR 2.0
Limited Capacity seats available

Epic kick off to the PoweR Plug PR Conference with insight on PR 2.0 technology! 

 

Address:

Reception @ Google AtlantaAddress: 10 10th St NE #600  
Atlanta, GA 30309

 

Registration is 7:00pm - 7:30pm


Speakers

Friday March 22, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Google Atlanta Headquarters Welcome Reception @ Google Atlanta Address: 10 10th St NE #600 Atlanta, GA 30309
 
Saturday, March 23
 

9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

4 Square Check In #PoweRPlugPR, grab your badge, meet some new people, power up and get ready for a jam packed day!


Saturday March 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

10:00am

PRoper Introductions: Opening Keynote Speaker
Saturday March 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:20am
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

10:20am

Capture + Shape + Share: Making Magic
Limited Capacity seats available

Well noted experts discuss Special Events, Celebrity Procurement, Sponsorship and anything else to make the magic happen in the world of PR. #PowerPlugPR


Speakers
avatar for Ashley Peden

Ashley Peden

PGA
As Communications and Public Relations Specialist at The PGA of America, Ashley Peden is responsible for developing and coordinating the communication and public relations strategies and tactics for The PGA of America’s new strategic plan, Golf 2.0. The overall goal of Golf 2.0 is to increase the number of golfers, rounds of golf played and revenue generated from golf over the next decade among current and potential consumers of the game... Read More →
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I'na Sauslbery

Founder, Starfire Group


Saturday March 23, 2013 10:20am - 10:55am
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

10:55am

BREAK: PoweR'd Up

Vist the Power'd Up Social Media Lounge and Marketplace for a quick energy break!


Saturday March 23, 2013 10:55am - 11:05am
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

11:05am

The PoweR of Influence: The Buzz Factor
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating the "It Factor" in 2013


Speakers
avatar for Amy Elisa Keith

Amy Elisa Keith

Lifestyle & Entertainment Journalist
Amy Elisa Keith is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist living in Los Angeles. She is currently the Lifestyle Editor for Ebony Magazine, the premier publication for African-American cultural insight, news and perspective. Additionally, Amy covers music, movies, and television as the Entertainment Editor of CocoaFab.com, a new pop-culture destination for young women of color. Prior to that, Amy was the Living Editor of Glo.MSN.com... Read More →
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Myleik Teele

Founder, curlBOX


Saturday March 23, 2013 11:05am - 11:45am
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

11:45am

The Art of Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to tell your brand's story. 


Speakers
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Sabrina Harvey

Founder, Women Interactive


Saturday March 23, 2013 11:45am - 12:15am
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Lunch

Lunch is on your own, use this opporunity to connect with fellow attendees and walk to one of the surrounding restaurants in the area. There will be Power Plug Staff Escorts to Walk You to the following restaurants (all of which are in walking distance and range from $-$$).

 

Choices:

 McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Willys, Waffle House and Subway. Stop by the registration desk and they will point you in the right direction. 

Network, mix, mingle, and munch all while getting socially connected! #PowerPlugPR 


Saturday March 23, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

1:15pm

Workshop: Tips For Getting a job in PR or Starting Your Own Agency

Learn what it takes to break into the field of PR in 2013 and beyond. 


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Garner

Nicole Garner

C.E.O., The Garner Circle
Nicole Garner, a product of Georgia State University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, is the principle of the high profile events planning, fashion and lifestyle, public relations and marketing firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Beginning her career under the guidance of some of the industry’s most noted entertainment and celebrity publicists, Garner soon realized her passion for the glitzy and glamourous side of PR. With clients ranging... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Mobley

Meredith Mobley

Owner, Lead Consultant, Thought Bubble Communications
As a result-producing, social media savvy, talented public relations, marketing and social media consultant, Meredith Mobley uses her skills and experience to develop and execute successful public relations and marketing campaigns. A mid-level career professional, Mobley has already established herself as a leader and an asset to her field. As a former officer on the board of directors for the Hampton Roads chapter of the Public Relations Society... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2013 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

1:45pm

PR Tool Kit
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday March 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

1:45pm

Workshop: Love Your Brand... Set It Free
Limited Capacity seats available

If you love your brand ..learn to set it free


Speakers
avatar for Christal Jordan

Christal Jordan

President, Enchanted PR
Christal Jordan is the principal behind Enchanted PR, a premiere entertainment based PR firm based in Atlanta, GA. Her client list has included such individuals such as TLC, Towanda Braxton, Grammy winning singer/songwriter Crystal Nicole, The Academy (DJ Drama, Don Cannon & DJ Sense) Kalenna of Dirty Money, BET's College Hill-Atlanta, PZI Jeans, NBA Player Jarvis Hayes and many more. With a dedication to increasing the public awareness of her... Read More →
avatar for Angela Watts

Angela Watts

President, AW Media Group
Public relations + Branding + Special Events


Saturday March 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

2:15pm

Meet The Media Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Media professionals discuss their pet peeves, do's and don'ts for publicist, social media pitching, and more #PowerPlugPR


Speakers
avatar for Gyant

Gyant

Entertainment Blogger/TV Correspondent, Black Entertainment Television
What’s the biggest name in urban celebrity blogs? GYANT! | | Anyone can write a blog, but it takes true talent to transform words into a viable business. The man with that talent is Lloyd Thurston “Gyant” Dinwiddie. | | Gyant doesn’t just talk about the scene, he’s IN the scene, and his no-holds-barred method of offering firsthand scoops has catapulted him to the top of the urban celebrity blogosphere. Now, he’s moving on... Read More →
avatar for Maurice Garland

Maurice Garland

Currently writing for everyone from Creative Loafing to Complex. I have my own award winning blog MauriceGarland.com and recently started another TheFiiix.com focusing on innovations in technology, education and community service. I'm passionate about discovering new ideas and people and sharing them with the rest of the world. You can also listen my radio show, Day 1 Radio on ABLRadio.com.
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Tiffini Gatlin

Founder, Tastemaker Magazine
A trifecta of media, social, and community expertise, Tiffini Gatlin has personalized the experience between reaching the masses and the business community. At only 32 years old, Tiffini has capitalized on a number of opportunities that has lead her down the roads less traveled to reach her maximum potential. As the former Assistant Vice President of Consumer and Small Business Sales for Bank of America, Tiffini has taken the best components of... Read More →
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Jana Hicks

Editor in Chief of Content, Steed Media Group
avatar for Satchel Jester

Satchel Jester

Editor, Upscale Magazine
avatar for Chris Watkins

Chris Watkins

CEO, Watkins Branding
I'm an Atlanta-based social media content strategist, freelancer writer and photographer. I'm the lead at Watkins Branding, a social media and branding agency with focus on the food and lifestyle industry. | | I'm no stranger to all things food and drink related. You can find me at various food, beverage and lifestyle events around the city and beyond that blend my creative story ideas with a healthy appetite.


Saturday March 23, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

3:15pm

Hyper Connect
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Media / Technology & PR


Speakers
avatar for Dre Barnes

Dre Barnes

Web/Social Media Expert, Dre' Barnes
Dre’ Barnes shares a passion for the art & technology and public service similar to various acclaimed dignitaries associated with Atlanta including Ethel Waters and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dre’ began pursuing his passions from a very young age by obtaining formal education in art and independent sketching. This rudimentary training served as the catalyst for his ultimate proficiency in web development and graphic arts. Presently, Dre... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2013 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

3:45pm

F.A.M.E. Niche PR : Fashion, Arts, Media, Entertainment/ Sports & More
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Davenporte-McNeal

Carmen Davenporte-McNeal

Director of Publicity of TNT & tbs, Turner Broadcasting
Carmen Davenporte-McNeal is director of public relations for Turner Entertainment Networks, a part of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. In this role, she manages publicity campaigns for original programming that appears on TNT and TBS. Davenporte-McNeal works on series that include TNT’s number one show Rizzoli & Isles, Perception and Major Crimes for TNT and Cougar Town for TBS. | | Davenporte-McNeal is an entertainment media specialist who... Read More →
avatar for Christal Jordan

Christal Jordan

President, Enchanted PR
Christal Jordan is the principal behind Enchanted PR, a premiere entertainment based PR firm based in Atlanta, GA. Her client list has included such individuals such as TLC, Towanda Braxton, Grammy winning singer/songwriter Crystal Nicole, The Academy (DJ Drama, Don Cannon & DJ Sense) Kalenna of Dirty Money, BET's College Hill-Atlanta, PZI Jeans, NBA Player Jarvis Hayes and many more. With a dedication to increasing the public awareness of her... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Kargbo

Margaret Kargbo

CEO & Creative Matchmaker, iWonder Media Group
CEO + Creative Matchmaker, Margaret Kargbo --a public relations, marketing and expert relationship builder with an affinity for Arts & Culture, hands-on learning, social innovation and thought leadership. | | Margaret Kargbo is a woman who wears a lot of hats juggling projects for both non-profit and for-profit ventures. Through her many career advances and opportunities, Margaret has amassed a wide variety of experience handing PR... Read More →
avatar for Angela Watts

Angela Watts

President, AW Media Group
Public relations + Branding + Special Events
avatar for Lillie williams

Lillie williams

Senior Publicist, Lillie Mae PR
Through landing opportunities with Atlantic Records and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide very early, I established a keen interest in media and entertainment while completing a Communications Studies degree at UNC Chapel Hill.  I now manage a multi-faceted portfolio of work as President of Lillie Mae Public Relations. My company's efforts have extended nationally for client placements with USA Today, The Mo'Nique Show, The Hollywood... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2013 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

4:15pm

BREAK: PoweR'd Up

Vist the Power'd Up Social Media Lounge and Marketplace for an energy break! #PowerPlugPR


Saturday March 23, 2013 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

4:30pm

Transparency Talk: A Day In The Life Of
Limited Capacity seats available

A Day in The Life Of - PR experts share what they REALLY do, best advice they've learned, what they know now that they wish they knew in the beginning of their careers. Discussion will surround the good, the bad, and the ugly and Agency vs Corporate Life, #PowerPlugPR


Speakers
avatar for Davida Selby

Davida Selby

Account Executive, Edelman
Davida Selby is an account executive in Edelman’s Atlanta Consumer Brands practice. She joined Edelman following a two-year career at Condé Nast Publications, where she worked as an editorial public relations coordinator. | | At Edelman, Davida has worked on the Alvin Ailey account where she developed an influencer list called the Ailey 50 and she currently works on the Unilever Tress Apprentice Hair Influencer Program, Vanity Fair... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2013 4:30pm - 5:10pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

5:15pm

The New Face Of Publicity: Being Ahead Of The Curve
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Zing Shaw

Zing Shaw

SVP, Director of Diversity & HR, Edelman
Zing Shaw possesses a strong background, broad internal client base, and an extensive skill set in diversity & inclusion, human resources and change management. Currently, Shaw leads the firm’s diversity and inclusion function across all U.S. offices. She works directly with senior stakeholders to lead the implementation of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy, workplace initiatives, programs, and events in an effort to facilitate... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2013 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303

5:30pm

Networking Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Internship Corner and HR director meet and greet


Saturday March 23, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Georgia State University 44 Courtland St SE Atlanta, GA 30303