Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

52nd Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

“The Business of Changing the World”

Nov. 21, 2013 – 6:00-9:30 p.m. – The Yale Club – 50 Vanderbilt Ave. – New York, NY

Kate James Headshot cropKate James of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will deliver the 52nd Annual Distinguished Lecture, “The Business of Changing the World.

The Institute’s renowned Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards dinner is attended by the top professionals and academics in New York City each year. Reserve your table today!

Kate runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s global communications efforts to raise awareness and drive public engagement around global poverty, health and education. Prior to this role, she served as Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communication for Citibank. Her career has included leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank and GlaxoSmithKline, where she worked in areas of communications, international government relations, strategy, and sustainability.

Bjorn 7Björn Edlund will receive the Institute for Public Relations’ Alexander Hamilton Medal for contributions to public relations practice and effective use of research.  Edlund, Chairman, Europe & CIS, for Edelman, will be the first Hamilton Medal recipient from outside the U.S. Edlund is the former executive vice president, communications of Royal Dutch Shell.  He has supported 11 CEOs as head of communications for Shell, Sandoz AG and ABB Ltd. He created Edlund Consulting after retiring from Shell and also serves as Non-executive Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Edelman.

Tickets are now on sale for the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Annual Distinguished Lecture. Tickets to the event, sold-out every year, are $500 per person or $5,000 for a table of ten. Price includes cocktail reception, dinner and lecture.


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