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All events are in the Virginia Room, second floor of the Student Center, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, March 4

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Documenting Diverse Stories

10 - 11:50 a.m.

Producer Tim Franta will discuss his work, including his 2019 documentary film "Women in Motion"

Grad School Lunch and Learn

noon - 1 p.m.

Flagler alumni who are attended or are attending grad school will meet with current students to talk about grad school - finding a program, applying, and attending. You'll have the chance to ask them questions and learn from their experiences. Space is limited, so please register below.

Ink and Impact at the Gargoyle

1 - 1:50 p.m.

The Gargoyle is Flagler College's student newspaper. The name comes from the courtyard downspout gargoyles that serve as “guardians” over the college. Join this panel to hear from Gargoyle editors, writers, and alumni. Learn how you can get involved with the paper regardless of your major.

Alumni Panel

2 - 3:15 p.m.

Join a panel of Flagler College Communication alumni for a question and answer session about school and their lives after college.

Black Communication Professionals

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Communication has historically been a predominantly white field. To create pathways for more people of color to confidently pursue their communication goals and create dialogue in bridging the gap, join us in learning from the experiences of accomplished Black communication professionals. This is a time to share positive ideas and create a lens that everyone will appreciate.

Tuesday, March 5

Driving the Money

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Learn from the career journey of former executive with HBO sports and Comedy Central, Tony Fox.

From Wanderlust to Pulitzer: Navigating the World of Journalism

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

In this session I will be delving into my personal reflections on breaking into journalism without a formal background, the challenges and triumphs of reporting overseas, and the power of storytelling through my social media platform on Instagram, abigalegoesglobal. Whether you're a seasoned journalist or an aspiring storyteller, come discover the unexpected paths and invaluable lessons learned along the way.

Lunch with the speakers

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

You'll have the chance to pick the brains of one of two of today's speakers - either Tony Fox or Abby Kreinheder. You'll learn about their experiences and have the chance to ask questions in a smaller group. Space is limited, so see the event page for more details and to register for lunch.

Speech Competition

2 - 3:15 p.m.

Join us for the annual COM Week speech competition. Students test their public speaking abilities in a 3- to 5-minute speech responding to this year's prompt for a chance to win a cash prize. Space for speakers is limited, so please register on the Events page.

The United States of Sport: How American Sports Influences American Culture

3:30 - 4:45

Join University of Alabama advertising and public relations professor, Kenon Brown, to examine the the impact of sports on American culture. Talks about the parallels between Allen Iverson and Jay-Z's careers while also showing the intersection between sports (the NBA) and pop culture (hip-hop).

Wednesday, March 6

How to Make More Money than the Directors/Producers in Los Angeles & New York

10 - 10:50 a.m.

Come back soon to learn more about this session.

Exploring China: One million steps

11 - 11:50 a.m.

A Flagler College professor trekked more than 500 miles across parts of China, gaining a rare glimpse into the sprawling nation of 1.4 billion people. Tracey Eaton was a visiting scholar at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. When not in the classroom, he traveled throughout the country, discovering a side of China that is seldom found in Western media.

PRSA Workshop

noon - 1 p.m.

Meet Mitzi Saul, from PRSA, for a workshop about preparing for a life and a career after college. Lunch is provided during this workshop, but space is limited. Register for the workshop on the Events page.

Production Workshop

noon - 1 p.m.

Join Janeen Sara, with Women in Film and Television (WIFT), for a workshop about production in the real world. Lunch is provided, but space is limited. Register for the workshop on the Events page.

Show me the Money (or not): Creative Financing for Documentary Filmmaking

1 - 1:50 p.m.

Professors Tracy Halcomb and Jim Gilmore discuss the creative funding of their recent feature-length documentary projects Cracking Aces: A Woman's Place at the Table (2018) and Fielding Dreams: A Celebration of Baseball Scouts (2024). How do filmmakers find ways to make movies when the financial odds are stacked against them? What kind of corporate structure should an independent filmmaker establish? We'll engage in a lively discussion about the way we have moved forward to create our films despite the challenge of financing.

Beyond the Feed: Meet the Influencers

2 - 3:15 p.m.

As a generation of digital natives, Gen Z students are well versed in the world of social media. As different platforms introduce new ways for individuals to make a living off social media, these influencers provide valuable insight into the life of an influencer. From sharing easy beauty hacks to family travel blogs, there is a place for all niche interests in the jungle of social media.

Pitch Perfect Insights from a Producer

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Lauren Peacock will explain and breakdown five tactics for students or soon-to-be-graduates to pitch their project to a professional production company or studio for more positive results. You'll learn useful tips for job placement and breaking into the entertainment industry from this author and producer.

Thursday, March 7

How to Hold AI Accountable

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

In cooperation with the Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy, join Hilke Schellmann, an Emmy-award-winning journalism professor at New York University and a freelance reporter, for a discussion on holding artificial intelligence accountable.

Student Presentation Showcase

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Join us for this session of students presenting their work at the invitation of the COM faculty.

Student Open House

12:30 - 1:45

See examples of the work that students are creating in a variety of communication classes. The exhibit is an open house in the lobby space outside the Virginia Room.

One-Minute Film Festival

2 - 3:15 p.m.

Filmmakers - ready your pens and your cameras for a filmmaking contest with a cash prize. Respond to this year's prompt with a film of exactly 60 seconds to enter COM Week's One-Minute Film Festival. Join us for a screening of the entries and the award ceremony. Learn more and register as a filmmaker on the Events page.

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