Taking place on 9 and 16 June, CoronaCon is an online conference for CIPR members and PR practitioners across the sector. The speaker line-up consists of thought leaders in the world of PR and comms who will discuss how the industry has responded to the changing working environment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim of the conference is to create a community, foster understanding and ultimately support those working across the PR industry, helping them to come to terms with how their profession has been impacted by this global crisis, and how they can prepare for the future.
Joining the speaker line up on 9 June is Vuelio’s CMO, Natalie Orringe. Natalie will discuss the findings of the Vuelio Barometer which analyses the themes, issues and behaviours dominating the public posts of 897 PR and Comms leaders during lockdown. Natalie’s session is at 5:25pm BST and tickets to CoronaCon part one are available here.
Other confirmed speakers and sessions include:
- Jenni Field, CIPR President and Founder of Redefining Communications: How have PR agencies and industry responded to COVID-19?
- Alex Myers, founder & CEO of Manifest Group and PR Week’s Global PR Professional 2020: How has COVID-19 accelerated and evolved the purpose economy and what is its lasting impact for purpose-driven consumer brands?
- Tony Langham – Co-founder and Chief Executive of Lansons: It’s All About Reputation Now: Who’s Having A Good War, And Who Isn’t?
- Ronke Lawal – Founder Ariatu PR: How future-facing consumer brands can ‘COVID-19 proof’ themselves using digital communications tools
- Sarah Waddington – Founder of Astute.Work, former CIPR President What lessons can be learned by senior management from their response to COVID-19 and their crisis comms preparedness?
CIPR Greater London Group committee member and one of the event organisers, Darryl Sparey, said: ‘This event will give PR practitioners an opportunity to consider the impact of the current crisis on our industry, as well as contribute to charities that support those directly impacted by COVID-19. I’m confident that, by working together as a community and supporting each other through this difficult time, we can weather the storm and come out the other side even more resilient and creative than before.’
CIPR members can buy tickets for the conference for £10, while non-member tickets are available for £15. Funds raised by ticket sales will be donated to the CIPR’s Benevolent Fund iProvision and the Felix Project, which help PR practitioners affected by the crisis and feeds local communities in London by rescuing surplus food from the food industry respectively.