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2017 Annual Meeting Celebration

November 15, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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1104 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

Celebrate the past year with your colleagues and PRSA Buffalo Niagara!

Join the PRSA board of directors and communications professionals from across the region to network, reflect and learn what’s ahead for 2018. You'll reconnect with old colleagues, make new connections and help usher in our next slate of PRSA officers. Networking will begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: Strangers in a Strange Land – Stories of American PR Abroad

Presenter: Bond Benton, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Relations, SUNY Fredonia

The need for public relations to globalize has never been more evident. The challenge, though, is ensuring that the American approach to PR matches the needs of global publics. By sharing stories of his experiences abroad working in PR for the U.S. State Department, Bond Benton brings examples of what works — and what doesn't. Through anecdotes that are enlightening, challenging, funny and practical, this presentation will invite discussion, collaboration and a chance to consider real cultural interaction in a Google Translate world.

A faculty member at SUNY Fredonia, Benton previously resided in Austria, where he worked with the U.S. State Department in helping staff at various embassies better tell the American story to the world community. His work has appeared in numerous publications focused on communication, public relations and popular culture. His first book, The Challenge of Working for American: Perspectives of an International Workforce, was published in 2014. In addition to his academic work, Benton is a watcher of sports, a feeder of two daughters and a player of too many video games.

Notes: Your registration includes appetizers, a dinner buffet and dessert; a cash bar will also be open. If you have dietary restrictions, please reach out to Matt Biddle at when you register and no later than Nov. 12.


$45.00 PRSA Member Ticket
$35.00 Earlybird rate before November 7

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$50.00 Earlybird rate before November 7

$30.00 PRSSA Student Ticket

$35.00 Non-PRSSA Student Ticket

$50.00 BNSME Member Ticket
$40.00 Earlybird rate before November 7

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