New Narrative

2nd Annual New Narrative Festival hosted by MSU

March 15, 2019

By: Lynzee Rushing, Marketing Coordinator Supervisor, MaxxSouth Broadband

MaxxSouth Broadband has partnered with MSU Libraries again to help sponsor the New Narrative Festival. This year, the lineup includes 30 speakers to discuss multiple topics in today’s world. You will not want to miss this very informative event. Beginning at 8:30 AM on Friday, March 22, the agenda is listed below:

Friday, March 22, 2019:

7:15 – 8:30 AM
Registration

Coffee Served
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Session #1 – Global Food Security and the New Agricultural Narrative

Welcome: Dr. John Forde, APR, Professor and Head, Department of Communication, MSU

Welcome and Event Introduction: Steve Soltis, Senior Advisor, MAS Leadership Communication, Executive in Residence at University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Communication Advisory Board Member, Atlanta

Emcee Introduction: Dain Dunston, Owner, Executive Coaching and Communications, Austin

Mississippi State’s Research and International Impact
Dr. Mark Keenum, President, MSU

Communication for Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits: How We Feed Mississippians
Robert St. John, Chef and Author, Extra Table, Hattiesburg
10:00 – 10:15 AM
Break

10:15 – 11:00 AM
Session #2 – Just How Social is Social Media? – Communication Leaders Share Insights and Lessons Learned

Peggy Gardner, Senior Director of Public Relations, UPS, Atlanta

Laura McPhail, APR, Communications Manager, National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center, MSU

Kylie Tuttle, Senior Communication Major (Public Relations Concentration), Department of Communication, MSU

Moderator: Steve Soltis, Senior Advisor, MAS Leadership Communication, Executive in Residence at University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Communication Advisory Board Member, Atlanta
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Session #3 – Resetting the Corporate Narrative in the New Social Landscape

Barie Carmichael, Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide, Batten Fellow, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Break

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Session #4 – Bringing Mississippi’s Message to Washington, D.C.

Lunch

Invocation: Michael Ball, Director, Baptist Student Union, MSU

Welcome: Mayor Lynn Spruill, Starkville

The Honorable Gregg Harper, Former Congressman, Pearl
1:30 – 1:45 PM
Break

1:45 – 2:30 PM
Session #5 – Communicating “The Big Bang” of a New Industry

Dana Bolden, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Corteva Agriscience – The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Atlanta

(Interviewed by Steve Soltis, Senior Advisor, MAS Leadership Communication, Executive in Residence at University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Communication Advisory Board Member, Atlanta)
2:30 – 3:15 PM
Session #6 – The Golf Clubs of Mississippi

George W. Bryan, Sr., Businessman, Former CEO of Sara Lee Foods, Founder of Old Waverly Golf Club, Co-Founder of Mossy Oak Golf Club, West Point
3:15 – 4:00 PM
Session #7 – Leading Mississippi’s Future by Studying the Past

John Spann, Curator of Education, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Mississippi Department of History and Archives, Jackson

Emily Havens, Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Cleveland
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Reception – Tastes and Sounds of Starkville – Restaurants, Brewers, Vendors, Music

Reception – Tastes and Sounds of Starkville – Restaurants, Brewers, Vendors, Music

Participating Restaurants, Brewers, and Soft Drink Distributor

Bulldog Burger – Sloppy Joe Sliders

Oby’s – Red Beans and Rice

Restaurant Tyler – Pimento and Cheese Sliders on Focaccia Bread

Rosey Baby – Beignets

Ruby Tuesday – Classic Barbecue Ribs, Hickory Bourbon Ribs

The Veranda – Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Clark Beverage Group – Soft Drinks

Golden Triangle Brewers – Beers

Student Work Showcase

Student Musical Performers
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Pitch Slam

Vault Room

(Students first hour and non-students second hour)

Have an idea for a coffee table book loaded with eye-popping photography? A suspense novel that would wow John Grisham fans? A textbook that would truly captivate undergrads? A sports book or documentary everyone would talk about? Pitch your idea for a maximum of 90 seconds to one of four established publishing representatives!

Coordinator: Joe Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Dogwood Press, Brandon

Moderator: Dr. Sue Minchew, Past President, Starkville Friends of the Library

Additional Participants:

Mike Frascogna Jr., Senior Partner, Frascogna Courtney PLLC, Jackson

Lisa McMurtray, Editorial Assistant, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson

Sinclair Rishel, Associate Editor, Nautilus Publishing Company, Oxford

FLYER REGISTER PITCH SLAM SESSION – DO’S AND DON’TS
6:30 – 7:30 PM
An Evening of Music and Storytelling from Mississippi’s Cultural Ambassador Steve Azar

Introduction and Opening Comments: Glenn McCullough, Executive Director of the Mississippi Economic Development Authority, Jackson

Steve Azar Narrative and Performance

 

To register, please visit: newnarrativefestival.msstate.edu

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