#ElevatePR Conferences



Join us and our six fantastic speakers virtually on March 2nd and 3rd for a two-afternoon conference designed to fit your altered workday. Our speakers will share their insights on topics including leadership, diversity and inclusion, communications, relationship management, and more.

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to network, and learn with us!

Date: Wednesday, March 2nd - Thursday March 3rd, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Location: MS Teams
Price: FREE


Wednesday, March 2nd: Women in Leadership

Tanya Seajay, MCM, Chief Executive Officer at Orenda Software Solutions
Tanya Seajay has been unapologetically female in many male-dominated environments. With a Master’s in Communications Management (MCM), and Chief Executive Officer of Orenda Software Solutions; an alternative data vendor focused on real-time ESG metrics curated using artificial intelligence technology and public social media data. During her presentation, you will hear some helpful tips, humorous stories, and cringe at the many awkward moments she experienced along the way.

Johna Burke, Cheif Executive Officer at AMEC International Assn for the Measurement & Evaluation of Communication
With 30 years of experience in PR, communications, and marketing, Johna Burke has first-hand experience with the challenges and trials of PR and communications professionals. In her presentation, Johna will discuss business process management and the role of PR.

Aylin Lusi, VP of Public Affairs at UPS Canada
As the VP of Public Affairs at UPS Canada Aylin Lusi oversees all federal, provincial and municipal government affairs activity in Canada, representing the organization externally, and providing policy insights to enable strategic investment, growth and risk management. In her presentation, Aylin will share perspectives on public policy and government relations at UPS, as well as insights from her international career in public affairs.

Thursday, March 3rd: Diversity & Inclusion

Gail Strachan, Co-Founder and Director of Partnership at the Ubora Network
Gail Strachan the Co-Founder and Director of Partnership at the Ubora Network, as well as the co-Founder of Antiracism in PR. Attend this workshop to learn from Gail and understand the full spectrum of social impact within and outside of an organization.

Parm Chohan, MCM,Owner of Conquer Leadership
A communications advisor, strategist, and a strong advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Parm Chohan, MCM, Owner of a Leadership Development and Coaching Practice – Conquer Leadership. During his presentation, Parm will walk you through the single most important building block of leadership development; building and managing relationships. Parm and his eccentric personality will help you uncover and discover the next best version of you and your team.

Leo Johnson,Executive Director at Empowerment Squared
Meet an individual who faced adversity, and thrived, Leo Johnson, Executive Director, Empowerment Squared, is an inspiration and motivation to everyone around him. In his session, he will touch upon how important it is for communicators to understand how communications and public relations have power to be a driving force for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Great sessions, well planned having #ELEVATEPR6 over the two afternoons. Good to learn about new developments in our profession, and always good to hear Michael Meath’s advice.Susan Emigh, Director, Public Relations, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

A great, well-organized and engaging virtual event.Tayjua Squire, Communications Advisor, Town of Milton