Since 2002, top PR agency, corporate communications and marketing executives have gathered for the PR Council’s signature annual event: the Critical Issues Forum.

The Critical Issues Forum gathers more than 250 communications and marketing leaders to discuss and debate key issues affecting the modern agency and the industry at large.

Tables of 10 available at a discount for PRC Members.

5G PR: Power. Speed. Connection. More.

Cutting through the hype, what is PR’s role in bridging the gap between humanity and technology as our industry continues to evolve?

Register for the 2017 Critical Issues Forum here.

2017 Speakers and Sessions


Lucia Moses
Senior Editor, Digiday

The Power of Change: A Tale of Two Brands

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Steven Fund
Chief Marketing Officer, Intel Corporation

Nuno Teles
Chief Marketing Officer, Heineken

Moderated by Jon Harris, CCO of ConAgra Brands and Media Personality

If Instant is the New Soon, is Messaging the New Everything?

Bonin Bough
Host of Cleveland Hustles and the author of Txt Me

Vivian Rosenthal
Founder and CEO of Snaps

Gail Heimann (moderator)
President, Weber Shandwick

Communications Counsel for Communicators


Anita Dunn
Washington, D.C. Managing Director, SKDKnickerbocker and former Communications Director for President Barack Obama

Don Baer
Chief Executive Officer, Burson Marsteller and former Assistant to the President and White House Director of Strategic Planning and Communications for President Bill Clinton

Karen Hughes
Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson Marsteller and former Counselor to the President for President George W. Bush

Mike McCurry
Professor, Wesley Theological Seminary and Former White House Press Secretary for President Clinton

Mike Allen (moderator)
Co-Founder and Executive Editor, Axios and former Chief White House Correspondent, Politico

The 2017 Critical Issues Forum will be emceed by Jon Harris, CCO of ConAgra Brands and Media Personality.


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Watch videos from the 2016 Forum here.

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