Kenneth Owler Smith Symposium Archives

Browse the archives of past Kenneth Owler Smith Symposiums on Public Relations.


KOS Symposium 2018: “The Evolution of Ethics”

The keynote speaker for the 28th Annual Kenneth Owler Smith Symposium, held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, was Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman. USC Center for Public Relations Director Fred Cook presented highlights of the 2018 Global Communications Report, and Paul Holmes (Holmes Report) moderated the panel of PR experts in discussing ethics in public relations.

Watch the video here.


KOS Symposium 2017: “The Future of Truth”

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Paul Holmes, a leading authority on the global PR industry, publisher, former reporter and prolific public speaker, delivered the keynote address on the “Future of Truth,” hosted by Fred Cook, Director of the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations. Following the keynote, a panel of industry leaders discussed the findings revealed in the 2017 Global Communications Report.


KOS Symposium 2016: “Back to the Future”

Watch a journey from the past to the future during the 26th Annual Kenneth Owler Smith Symposium held on April 14, 2016, with Fred Cook, Chairman of Golin, and Director of the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations (CPR), featuring a conversation with Willow Bay, Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, and Al Golin, Chairman of Golin, about how dramatically the business has changed since he started his agency 60 years ago.

Watch the video and explore photos here and here.