National Press Club

Managing the Pentagon amid fiscal uncertainty: Rescheduled for May 7

May 2, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton B. Carter will address strategic and budgetary challenges facing the Defense Department during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on May 7.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge.

Carter was confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Defense in October 2011 after serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics since April 2009.

This news conference was originally set for May 2.

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May 2 Newsmaker with Ashton Carter CANCELLED

May 1, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton B. Carter has cancelled his appearance for the May 2 Newsmaker, citing a late-breaking scheduling conflict.

He was scheduled to speak at the National Press Club on strategic and budgetary challenges facing the Defense Department during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty.

The news conference, originally set for Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room, will no longer be held.

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Get It Online series to discuss how social media is revolutionizing TV

April 30, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

Join us on May 21 at 8:30 a.m. for a moderated discussion about the Social TV of today and tomorrow.

In this age of dual screens, watching a Twitter feed during a live, broadcast event can be as important as the broadcast itself.

From Oreo’s “You can still dunk in the dark” Super Bowl ad to real-time audience participation of American Idol, social channels are enhancing the narrative of live events, and in many cases, grabbing the headlines.

Networks are even building social-driven audience interaction directly into their programs, allowing audiences to engage with characters.

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NPC Communicators Dinner with APCO Worldwide CEO Kraus, May 8

April 28, 2013 | By Tom McMahon | tom.mcmahon@motorolasolutions.com

APCO Worldwide Founder and Chief Executive Officer Margery Kraus will share her perspective on the public relations industry and how technology, including social media, will influence its future, at an upcoming National Press Club Communicators Dinner.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in the Winners Room of NPC's Fourth Estate Restaurant.

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'Facebook Essentials: Managing Facebook Settings' May 8

April 26, 2013 | By Elizabeth Allin | eallin@press.org

Are you a Facebook user bewildered by the frequent changes to the site?
Do you want to learn more about how to manage your privacy settings?
Do you know you can control who can contact you and see your content?
What's the difference between a profile and a page?

Come to "Facebook Essentials: Managing Facebook Settings" on May 8,
9:30-11:00 a.m. in the NPC's Bloomberg Room for answers to these and
other questions. Attendees should already have a Facebook account, or
set one up prior to the session.

Registration is required at

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Newsmaker on managing the Pentagon in an era of fiscal uncertainty, May 2

April 26, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton B. Carter will address strategic and budgetary challenges facing the Defense Department during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty.

He will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

Carter was confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Defense in October 2011 after serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics since April 2009.

Contact:
Gene Tighe, NPC Newsmaker Event Host
703-966-1210, eftighe@verizon.net

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Certified Angus Beef, Rodney Strong wine at May 21 Fourth Estate dinner

April 25, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

May 21 will be a meat-lovers dream at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

Enjoy a multi-course Certified Angus Beef dinner with paired wines from Rodney Strong at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The meal will feature beef-focused hors d'oeuvres including beef satay and flatiron steak. Four beef-themed courses include a soup, a grilled Certified Angus Hanger steak salad, a surf and turf course and as the main dish, the King of Beef: A certified Angus Prime Rib.

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Intro to Web Analytics class, May 17

April 25, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Where do your visitors come from? Where are they going? Discover the wealth of audience data that can be gleaned with a proper understanding of modern web analytics.

Adfero's in-house experts will walk you through the process of choosing the best analytics services for your needs and how to extract critical information from each service. Plus, we will discuss the best strategies for communicating results back to your boss or client.

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Buzz Aldrin, legendary space statesman, to discuss new book on Mars May 10

April 24, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin - the second man on the moon – and Leonard David will discuss and sign copies of their new book “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration” at the National Press Club on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

The book plots out Aldrin and David’s proposed path for space exploration, taking humans to Mars by 2035.

Registration is required at www.press.org/events/aldrin. This event is sure to sell-out; register early! Tickets are free for NPC members; $5 public. Limit one ticket at the member rate per NPC member.

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New documentary on secret U.S. army unit that duped Hitler during WW II

April 24, 2013 | By Megan Cotten | megan@thehatchergroup.com

The National Press Club will preview the full PBS documentary “The Ghost Army,” a remarkable story of a top-secret American mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective in tricking Hitler's forces during World War II.

The screening is on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. There will be free refreshments and popcorn.

The show is free for Club members and $5 for nonmembers. Please register here: http://www.press.org/events/screening-pbs-ghost-army

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