PSA: PRSA Phoenix Chapter to Host 2013 Western District Conference in Scottsdale

The Public Relations Society of America Phoenix Chapter (http://phoenixprsa.org/) announced it is hosting the 2013 PRSA Western District Conference, which will take place April 18-20 at the Kimpton FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. The conference offers communications professionals at every level, both PRSA members and non-members, interactive roundtable discussions, informative workshop sessions and numerous networking and social opportunities.

Co-chaired by longtime Phoenix public relations professionals Abbie S. Fink and Michelle Olson, APR, the conference features nationally recognized keynote speakers, including:

  • Watts Wacker, celebrated futurist, FirstMatter CEO and 2006 Time Magazine "Person of the Year"
  • Steve Cody and Clayton Fletcher, founders of the Peppercomm Comedy Experience
  • Mickey Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA, chair and CEO of PRSA
  • Breakout and roundtable sessions will include presentations, demonstrations and discussions led by local, regional and national communications leaders and will focus on the areas of social media, communications strategy, crisis communications, information technology, community relations, diversity, design, workplace culture, creativity, continuing education and much more.

    "The Phoenix Chapter is thrilled to the host of this valuable professional development conference," said Olson, president of Olson Communications. "We’re bringing together some nationally recognized keynote speakers and great educational sessions; we know our participants will leave the conference with valuable information and some new ideas."

    Early bird registration for the event, available through February 15, starts at $210 for PRSA members and $250 for non-members. After February 15, registration starts at $235 for PRSA members and $275 for non-members. Student rates, starting at $99, are also available.

    Registration rates are inclusive of all conference presentations, collateral material, welcome reception and most meals. A special rate at the FireSky Resort & Spa is also available. Sponsorships for the event are still available and start at $1,500.

    For additional event, sponsorship or session information, or to register, visit www.PhoenixPRSA.org/2013-western-district-conference.

    PR Biz Update PR Agency News PR People Marketing Trends
    Brand engagement, brand promotions, Carles Bonfill, consumer participation, Easypromos, Marketing, online sweepstakes, photo contest, Pr, promotional prizes, Public relations, social media promotions, thinking beyond the brand
    Thinking Beyond the Brand: New Study Reveals 93% of Respondents Say Prizes Are Important Factors in Brand Engagement

    Social media promotions firm Easypromos this week announced the results of...

    Bitglass, bring-your-own device, BYOD, BYOD risk-control measures, BYOD security, data leakage, data protection, device encryption, Marketing, Nat Kausik, Pr, Public relations, sensitive corporate information
    Embracing BYOD: Initiative Is Supported in More Than 70% of Companies That Are Driven by Need for Increased Productivity

    Data protection firm Bitglass this week released the results of its...

    connected devices, consumer behavior, consumer data, Marketing, marketing challenge, Omnichannel outreach, Pr, PR challenge, programmatic marketing, Public relations, Robert Jones, Rocket Fuel, targeted ads, targeting consumers
    Connected Device Ownership Presents a New Challenge for PR and Marketing Pros—Engaging Targets On the Right Device

    Consumers Are Now More Willing to Trade Data for More Targeted...

    Thought Leaders On Deadline
    Anurag Gupta, content competitors, Content marketing, content planning, content promotion, content relevance, Marketing, Marketing plan, online marketer, Pr, Public relations, Target audience, WeblinkIndia.net
    Follow This Foolproof Plan for Quick Content Marketing Success

    By Anurag Gupta, Content Team Leader, WeblinkIndia.net Let’s face it—just about...

    Bulldog Awards, Bulldog Reporter, Cause marketing, Marketing, MediaMiser, not-for-profit communicators, Pr, PR awards, Public relations, reaching influencers, story-sharing tips, Whitney Zelmer
    6 Story-Sharing Tips for Not-for-Profit Communicators

    By Whitney Zelmer, Award & Marketing Coordinator, Bulldog Reporter Today’s not-for-profit...

    2016 candidates, behavioral science, Courtney Lukitsch, Gotham PR, Marketing, Pr, PR industry, PR pros, PR science, PR trends, psychographics, Public opinion, Public relations, science research
    PR, Science and Politics: How Psychographics Impact Public Relations

    By Courtney Lukitsch, Founder and Principal, Gotham PR With current and...