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October 29, 2014
Inside the San Francisco Chronicle Newsroom
Co-hosted by PRSA Silicon Valley & PRSA San Francisco

Sponsored by: Yammer, FleishmanHillard, PR Newswire

Join PRSA Silicon Valley and PRSA San Francisco for an exclusive inside look into the workings of one of the most respected newsrooms in the country.

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October 15, 2014
Mentorship Kick-off & Networking Event

PRSA Silicon Valley presents our kick-off for the 2014-2015 mentorship group at a fun networking event.

All PRSA Silicon Valley members are invited as we welcome PRSSA Chapters from CSU East Bay, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara University.

PRSA Silicon Valley hosts students from the local PRSSA Chapters for a networking mixer with local public relations professionals and we would love for you to join us, too! The first 50 people to arrive will receive a complimentary drink on PRSA Silicon Valley.

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October 7, 2014
Diversity in PR: Seeing the Value in a Time of Need
Co-hosted by PRSA Silicon Valley & PRSA San Francisco

Sponsored by: TRULIA, Wells Fargo Bank, BusinessWire, San Francisco Mead Company, Specialities

PRSA’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco chapters have convened a talented group of media, marketing, public relations and diversity inclusion experts to discuss best practices at identifying and recruiting elite talent with a diversity-focused lens on October 7 during National Diversity Month.

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[Recorded] August 1
Previous “In Conversation with Silicon Valley” Events – Recording available for purchase
Paul Bergevin, VP of sales and marketing and GM of global comms, Intel

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July 17, 2014
How professional are you?
APR Certification Exam Preparation Course

If you have been thinking about earning your APR accreditation – PRSA Silicon Valley is offering a customized course to help you hone your knowledge of the business, gain confidence and get personal guidance through the accreditation process. Sessions began July 17, 2014.

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[Recorded July 1, 2014]
Previous “In Conversation with Silicon Valley” Events – Recording available for purchase
Krista Todd, senior director, external communications, Logitech

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June 11, 2014
PRSA Silicon Valley presents Inside The WSJD Newsroom

On January 1, the Wall Street Journal introduced WSJD, their new home for technology news, analysis, commentary, daily buzz and consumer-product reviews. Join PRSA Silicon Valley as members of the WSJD team give an inside look at the new site, what they are interested in, what they think the next trends will be and tips on how to pitch.

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May 16, 2014
PRSA Silicon Valley Kicks off Its New Webinar Series

Introducing: “In Conversation with…Silicon Valley” | New Webinar Series Takes You up Close with Silicon Valley’s Top PR Pros

PRSA Silicon Valley is pleased to introduce a new Webinar series starting this May in which top PR pros share insights on how they made it to the top of our profession, and how you can too. Scheduled conveniently for Friday lunchtimes, the series will feature 30-minute interviews with the Valley’s top communicators, conducted by past PRSA Silicon Valley President and 2014 PR Week PR Professional of the Year David McCulloch. Each interview will be followed by time for you to pose your own questions directly to these leaders.

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May 15, 2014
PRSA Silicon Valley’s sell-out Inside the Newsroom series continues.

After a decades-long relationship with the Wall Street Journal, the dynamic duo behind AllThingsD, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, launched Re/code, a new destination for tech and media news, reviews and analysis. Join PRSA Silicon Valley as Swisher, one of the country’s foremost technology journalists, and her Re/code team give us an inside look at the new website, chat about the hottest trends and reveal pitching tips you won’t get anywhere else.

PRSA Silicon Valley is delighted to host an all-star panel from Re/code for the latest of our Inside the Newsroom series on Thursday, May 15 at 11:30 AM at Trulia in San Francisco.

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February 18, 2014
PRSA Silicon Valley’s sell-out Inside the Newsroom series kicks off for 2014.

IDG is the world’s leading technology media, events and research company. The organization has unparalleled reach in the tech and consumer tech world, engaging an audience of more than 280 million technology buyers in 97 countries.

PRSA Silicon Valley is delighted to host an all-star panel from IDG for the latest of our Inside the Newsroom series on Tuesday, February 18 at 6 PM at SAP in South San Francisco.

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January 22, 2014
‘Cocktails & Connections’ networking mixer

Text100 is partnering with us, PRSA Silicon Valley, and PRSA San Francisco to host their annual ‘Cocktails & Connections’ networking mixer on Wednesday, January 22nd at Redford from 6pm to 9pm.

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December 5, 2013
MEDIA PREDICTS: 2014, Mountain View

MP13_SqLogo_NoDate_2A galaxy of Media Superstars and the Who’s Who in Silicon Valley align at this must-attend event, which caps the year and predicts what’s coming in the year ahead.

Attendees of this annual sell-out event gain important insights and the advantage of being first to know what top media luminaries, trend watchers and chroniclers – who are also recognized for their significant work – are betting will be the hottest technologies, topics and trends, and how they will shape the future.


October 26-29, 2013
PRSA International Conference, Philadelphia

david_mcculloch_headshot PRSA Silicon Valley Chapter President and Cisco Director of Corporate Communications David McCulloch will be among a host of senior PR leaders presenting at this year’s International Conference. David will co-host a session titled “How to Build an Agency Relationship for the Long Term” with Text 100 Senior Vice President David Bailey.

PRSA members can save $500 on conference registration by booking early.

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October 23, 2013
Inside The Newsroom – Quartz, owned by Atlantic Media

PRSA Silicon Valley’s sell-out Inside the Newsroom series continues.

quartz-mediaWe are excited to announce Wednesday, October 23 at 6 PM the PRSA Silicon Valley Inside the Newsroom series features Jay Lauf, publisher, Kevin Delaney, editor in chief, and Zach Seward, senior editor from Quartz, owned by Atlantic Media.

Held at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Quartz will sit down with Facebook’s Caryn Marooney to discuss Atlantic Media’s big bet to launch a digital-first, mobile-oriented publication and the implications of this vanguard venture for brands in presenting their stories in new ways.

They will also discuss one of the biggest shifts, new forms of sponsored content combine the worlds of news, PR and marketing.

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August 13, 2013
Inside the Newsroom & “PR-ty” Afterparty – UBM Tech

microphonePRSA Silicon Valley’s sell-out Inside the Newsroom series continues with a behind-the-scenes access to UBM Tech, one of the powerhouses of technology industry publishing and events.UBM’s titles include Information Week, EE Times, Light/Dark Reading, No Jitter, EDN, Computer Reseller News, Dr, Dobbs Journal and Wall Street & Technology. Its conference list is equally impressive, including Black Hat, Interop, Enterprise Connect and 4G World.

Join PRSA Silicon Valley for a panel discussion and Q&A with key UBM Tech editors, publishers and business leaders, and stay for a fun networking event on UBM Tech’s deck afterwards.

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June 27, 2013
7th Annual San Jose Giants Baseball Mixer

This is an event that you won’t want to miss! Enjoy a relaxed evening of minor-league baseball, barbecue and beverages with your colleagues, friends and family, as we watch the mighty San Jose Giants take on the Stockton Ports on Thursday, June 27 at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Gates open for pre-game fun and food at 5:30 with the first pitch at 7 p.m. ALL TICKETS WILL BE LEFT AT WILL CALL for you to pick up at the front of stadium at the will-call window beginning at 6:00pm.

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June 6, 2013
PR DISRUPTED SILICON VALLEY | PR Summit Conference Influencer Cocktail Party

prdisruptedPlease join us poolside at Stanford Park Hotel on June 6th for the 2nd installment of PR Disrupted.

This session is all about professional development and how to land your dream job! Bring your wildest career questions and get them answered by VIP mentors from the most prestigious public relations agencies in the Bay Area in a relaxed mix and mingle setting. Mentors will bring their honest advice to the table to help young professionals succeed.

Join other likeminded media, public relations, marketing, and technology influencers for an evening of cocktails, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and great networking.

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May 1st, 2013
PRSA Silicon Valley Senior Leadership Dinner, 6-9pm (INVITATION ONLY)

PRSA Silicon Valley Leadership dinners are an exclusive, intimate gathering for the leaders of Silicon Valley’s PR and communications functions. Attendance is invitation-only and restricted to approximately 16 guests with the goal of enabling open and frank exchanges and the fostering of closer ties between those individuals who lead our profession in the Bay Area.

For more information about PRSA Silicon Valley Leadership Dinners, contact Chapter President, David McCulloch at



This quarter’s dinner is generously supported by Access Communications. Access is a “power boutique” serving Fortune 500 clients and international accounts, but with a size and agility that ensures hands-on service to companies regardless of their size. The agency’s clients: Intuit, Toshiba Laptops, 2K Sports, Jive Software, Neustar, LegalZoom and RingCentral.




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