Free guest speakers on new (and old) media!

Students in all our courses in all our PR programs will have free access to some leading-edge expertise on Thursday nights this term. Professionals such as Bruno Guglielminetti (that’s “Mr. Social Media” in Montreal), Andre Chapleau, media spokesperson for Desjardins (and previously Bell), Alain McKenna, of the Gazette and Isabelle Poirier, founder of social media company Intelegia, will talk about their work and take questions from students.

All this, thanks to Huguette Guilhaumon, who teaches Media Context and Applications in our graduate programs. She lined up an impressive roster of guest speakers for the course, which has grown so much it had to be split into two sections this term.  Charles Pitts and Nicolette Papastefanou are taking on the second section.  To accommodate the two classes, both sections will use a lecture theatre in the Leacock Building (Room 219) when guest speakers present. This leaves some extra seats for visitors. Huguette, Charles and Nicolette have kindly agreed to let students in other courses join in for the speaker sessions. (Note from program coordinator – only if you don’t have another course that evening!)

Here’s the line-up:

Thursday, February 28 – Alain McKenna on Defining and Working with Media in the Digital Age

Thursday, March 14 – Bruno Guglielminetti on Working with Media in the Internet Age

Thursday, March 21 – Andre Chapleau on Handling Difficult Issues with Media

Thursday, March 28 – Isabelle Poirier on the Use of Social Media

All guest lectures begin at 6:30. Take advantage if you can – you’d pay big bucks to hear these people at professional conferences!

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