MIAMI—Noted documentarian Lynn Novick—who has partnered with filmmaker Ken Burns for nearly three decades, will be among the headline speakers at PRovoke17, the Global Public Relations Summit, which takes place at the St Regis Bal Harbour resort in Miami from October 23-25.

A master storyteller, Novick has worked with Burns to produce and direct groundbreaking documentaries from Baseball in 1994 to this fall’s landmark series, The Vietnam War, for PBS. She has helped create new standards for cultural impact in American television. 

In conversation with Don Baer, worldwide chair and CEO of Burson-Marsteller, who is also chair of the board of directors of PBS, Novick will discuss her approach to creating and telling compelling stories from American history and how to apply the lessons she has learned to the fast-evolving communications landscape. The session is sponsored by Burson-Marsteller.

Novick has won Emmy and Peabody awards. Her films include Prohibition, Baseball, Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright and The War, a seven part, 15-hour exploration of ordinary Americans’ experiences in World War II. The Vietnam War, Novick’s newest project co-directed by longtime partner Ken Burns, airs on PBS in September 2017. 

Novick is currently working on a two-part biography of Ernest Hemingway, co-directed by Burns and slated for completion in 2020, and College Behind Bars, a feature length documentary produced by Sarah Botstein about individuals imprisoned in New York State for serious crimes, struggling to earn degrees in a rigorous liberal arts college program—the Bard Prison Initiative. 

Additional content will be announced over the next few days as we gear up for a weekend flash sale for the event. From September 1-5 tickets for the event will be available at a 25% discount.