Save the Date: December 2014
Did you know that December is Bingo Month?
Bookmark these non-fiction book launches in December: The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki (Dec. 4), Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life by Nancy D. O'Reilly (Dec. 5) HBR Guide to Office Politics by Karen Dillon (Dec. 9), and How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams (Dec. 30). "Getting to Zero" is the theme for this year's World Aids Day, which is on Dec. 1. The disease has killed above 25 million people between 1981 and 2007. About 33.2 million people universal live with HIV/AIDS as of 2007. What can you do to help raise awareness? Learn more here.
Top CEOs convene at The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council on Dec. 1-2 in Washington, D.C. Expected topics of discussion include economic outlook, cybersecurity and the new Congress.
Moving away from its usual "meet the editor" format, Gorkana focuses on crisis communications for its December Gorkana Connects event. Speakers for the Dec. 11 event include Myrna Manners, Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, and Jim Rosenberg, Head of Digital Strategy, UNICEF.
Environment ministers gather in Peru on Dec. 1-12 for the UN Climate Change Conference. The conference serves as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.
Wrap up your 2014 on an educational note. PRSA hosts a number of seminars in December that you should consider participating. From social media boot camp to advanced crisis communications strategy, the organization has it covered.
This year's Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve land on Wednesday (Dec. 24) and Wednesday (Dec. 30). I don't know about you, but I will definitely feel strange to have a day off smack in the middle of the week.
Other important, if not quirky, events to take place in the month of December include National Mutt Day 2014 (Dec. 2), Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7), Human Rights Day (Dec. 10), Hanukkah (Dec. 16), and Kwanzaa (Dec. 26). You can get a complete listing here.