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Public Affairs Conference

April 17-20, 2012

Plenary Speakers

  • Meghan McCain, Political Columnist, Author and Award-Winning Blogger
  • Ivor van Heerden, Environmentalist and Author
  • Naomi Wolf, Author, Social Critic and Political Activist
  • Larry Kirwan, Lead Singer of Celtic Rock Band Black 47, Novelist, Playwright and Radio Host
  • Lorrie Thomas Ross, Founder and CEO, Web Marketing Therapy
  • Culture of Connectivity: 2011-12 theme for Public Affairs

Audio and video
from the conference

Audio and video podcasts of the conference's great speakers are now available online.

Free and open
to the public

All events are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary for conference events.

Save the date
April 9-12, 2013

The next Public Affairs Conference will be held April 9-12, 2013, with a theme of Inclusive Excellence.

About the theme

This year's conference will recognize the abundant rise in the creation, sharing and consumption of information via the Internet, mass media and a multitude of other technological forms.

Learn more about the theme.

Past Plenary speakers

Barbara Bush
Elizabeth Molina Morgan
Stephen Prothero
Lynn Dally
Bill Perry
Lateefah Simon
Adam Huttler
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

View all past plenary speakers