Meeting/Event Information


April 11, 2012

2012 PRSA Southwest District Conference
April 11, 2012 6:00 PM to April 13, 2012 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
100 E. Second St.
Tulsa, OK 74103
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This year we will cover it all -- from dissecting Joplin's tornado disaster response effort to communicating about the most complex topics to senior management's perspective on PR's role in achieving business goals. In a time when working in PR is a world of chaos, this may be the last conference you'll ever need.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Alan Armstrong - President and CEO of Williams, a $23 billion energy company
  • Deirdre Breakenridge - CEO at Pure Performance Communications and four-time published author
  • Steve Crescenzo - Owner of Crescenzo Communications and author of the popular blog "Corporate Hallucinations"

Also Featuring:

  • Robin Rather - CEO of Collective Strength
  • Kris Schindler, APR - Senior Public Relations Counselor
  • Christi Davis Gallagher, APR - Director - Brand Reputation for Sam's Club
  • Carin Canale - President and Founder of Canale Communications
  • Convoy of Hope - Provider of Joplin disaster response
  • David Marlowe - Principal of Strategic Marketing Concepts
  • David Tesmer - Texas Health Resources
  • Stacey M. Jones, M.S., APR, and Lisa Bondurant, M.S., APR, PRSA Arkansas Chapter
  • Katrina Kokoska, Creative Services Manager, Schipul - The Web Marketing Company
  • Caitlin Kaluza, Manager of Search Engine Marketing, Schipul - The Web Marketing Company
  • Jeff Nene, Senior Director of Public Relations, Convoy of Hope
  • Christine Hollinden, Principal of Hollinden
  • Jeff Dailey, Owner, Jeff Dailey Media

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Cost to attend:

  • $200 for PRSA Members
  • $250 for Non-Members
  • $150 for Students

Optional sessions:

  • $100 for APR Prep Course: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday with Chris Payne, APR, and Kristen Turley, APR
  • $25 for PRSSA Pre-Session: 1-5 p.m. Wednesday with Kris Shindler, APR (for students only)

Can't attend the entire conference? Join us for one or more individual conference events.

NOTE: these events are included in the full, regular cost of a conference ticket.

  • Thursday Conference ONLY: $100 for PRSA Members; $125 for Non-Members; $75 for Students
  • Friday Conference ONLY: $100 for PRSA Members; $125 for Non-Members; $75 for Students
  • $45 for Thursday Breakfast Keynote ONLY: Steve Crescenzo, Owner of Crescenzo Communications
  • $45 for Thursday Luncheon Keynote ONLY: Deirdre Breakenridge, CEO at Pure Performance Communications
  • $45 for Thursday Evening Social Event ONLY: Conference social at Cain's Ballroom
  • $45 for Friday Lunch Keynote ONLY: Alan Armstrong, President and CEO of Williams

CANCELLATION/REFUND/NO SHOW POLICY: Because conference expenses are based on expected attendance, registrants who cannot attend the conference must cancel their registration by April 1 to avoid being invoiced.

Refunds for pre-paid conference tickets are available through April 1. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Please contact to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.

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