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February 15, 2018 | 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

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Wayne State University & DTE Energy Present 

The PIO and the Right to Know -  A 2018 Communications Summit  
Mission critical guidance for the Public Information Officer  

Keynote Speaker: Craig Fugate, former FEMA Administrator under President Barack Obama

There is an increasing expectation for organizations to respond quickly and in real time during a crisis – and sometimes with minimal resources. 


Join us at the 2018 PIO Communications Summit where you will learn best practices and strategies for navigating communications before and during a crisis.

  • Gain insights into the role of and legal requirements for the PIO
  • Learn about the role storytelling and social media play in a crisis
  • Better understand how best to work with communities and journalists during a crisis
  • Network with PIO’s from across Michigan’s Southeast Region 

Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Wayne State University Student Center Building
5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, Michigan


Public sector communicators responsible for disseminating information to key publics. County, City and Township officials welcome. No charge for PIOs and officials.
Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided.  

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For more information about this event, please contact Jennifer Wilt at 313-235-9246 or