Meeting/Event Information

A Year Later---Surviving the Octomom Crisis

August 27, 2010
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Cili's at Bali Hai Golf Club
5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Join PR Agency president Joann Killeen, APR, Fellow PRSA, for a presentation on the behind the scenes view of her involvement in one of the biggest news stories of 2009---Octomom---the mother who made medical history by giving birth to octuplets in Southern California last year.

Killeen will share her side of the story on what happened to her, her agency and her clients as a result of representing Octomom pro-bono. Among the remarkable demonstrations of the public's intense desire to possess every detail of Octomom's life were Killeen's 1200 interview requests including her appearances on such iconic TV programs as Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, Dateline, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.

You will have the opportunity to learn best practices from one of the leading crisis management experts in the public relations industry as she recalls the world-wide media frenzy that turned her life, her agency and her view of the public upside down. You won't want to miss this amazing story that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Killeen served as PRSA President and CEO in 2002. She has been a public relations executive, educator, writer and lecturer for over three decades and founded her strategic media and public relations agency, The Killeen Furtney Group, in 1998.

Joann's firm has created public relations programs for California State Parks, Lifetime Corporation, Microsoft, Toll Free Forwarding, DAKA International, Fuddruckers, Blockbuster, Platinum Shield Association, and OATH.

The program will begin at 11:30 to allow for sponsor messages and to give our speaker additional time for the presentation.

Please advise of a preference for vegetarian or gluten-free meals upon check-in at Cili.


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PRSA's August 27 luncheon program will be held at Cili's at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. PLEASE NOTE: networking begins at 11:00 a.m. with the program beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The cost for the luncheon seminar is $45 for PRSA-LVVC/PRSSA members who register before Wednesday, August 25; $65 for non-members before the August 25 deadline; $50 for members and $70 for non-members after the deadline and at the door. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted at the door.


$50.00 Member Registration
$45.00 Earlybird rate before August 25

$70.00 Nonmember Registration
$65.00 Earlybird rate before August 25

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