Past Presentations

The Tough Talks

“The Tough Talks: Communicating Science to John Q. Public,” panel discussion with the Desert Research Institute’s Dr. Kelly Redmond and Immunize Nevada’s Executive Director, Heidi Parker. Public Relations Society of America, March 12, 2015, Reno, Nev.

“Leveraging Social Media: Facebook Posting Strategies for Small Farmers and Ranchers,” workshop. Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, November 13, 2014, Reno, Nev.

“Energy Incentives for Agricultural Producers,” workshop (moderator). Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, November 13, 2014, Reno, Nev.

“Social Media Success” panel. Communication Officers of the State Departments of Agriculture annual meeting, October 14, 2014, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

“Gaining Access to Public Information,” panel presentation. Franklin Center Citizen Watchdog Training Seminar, January 13, 2012, Las Vegas. (Invited to present on what is public information and how citizens can gain access to it.)

“What’s in Your Water?” panel presentation. Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, June 2011, Reno.

“Citizen Journalism: How to Create News Websites to Promote News for Clients and Organizations,” panel discussion. San Francisco Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, January 2011, San Francisco.

“How to Transform Online Communications with No Budget and Little IT Support.” Social Media for Government, presented by the Advanced Learning Institute, December 2010, Las Vegas.

“Crisis Communications: Myths, Exceptions, Realities.” Orange County Public Relations Society of America Chapter, presented by the PRSA Western District, November 2010, Costa Mesa, Calif.                                                                                           

“This Is Reno Panel Discussion.” Public Relations Society of America Sierra Nevada Chapter, October 2010, Reno, Nev.

“Why This Is Reno: Community News Building From the Ground Up,” panel discussion. Nevada Interactive Media Summit, 2010, University of Nevada, Reno.

“Public Relations Planning: Strategy and Success.” Public Relations Society of America, Sierra Nevada Chapter workshop for non-profit staff and executives, University of Nevada, Reno. February 2010.

“Wildfire & Invasive Species: Ecology & Environment of the Great Basin Region of the U.S.” (co-author). The 8th International Symposium, “Prospects for The Third Millennium Agriculture”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2009.

“Budget Shortfalls & the Impact of the Current Economic Crisis on P-20 Education in Nevada” (co-author). American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, 2009, San Diego, Calif.

“Unconventional PR strategies: How Social Media Has Changed Communications.” With Ronele Klingensmith, RKPR, Inc., Nevada Interactive Media Summit, 2009, University of Nevada, Reno.

“Lessons Learned: A State Government Agency Using Social Media.” Nevada Interactive Media Summit, 2009, University of Nevada, Reno.

Public Relations Society of America, Sierra Nevada Chapter, 2006 & 2007. Guest presenter for public relations accreditation trainings

“Scientific Misinformation: A Look at the Barriers Between Scientific Knowledge and Public Perception.” Public Relations Society of America Educator’s Academy, International Conference, November 2006, Salt Lake City. Selected to present to public relations professors.

“Marketing Your Program.” Nevada Career and Technical Educators, 2004, Annual Conference. Invited presenter to Nevada career and technical educators. Lake Tahoe, Nev.

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