May 8, 2013
You still have time to lock in the early-bird price of $200 for the 2013 Midwest District Conference. After that, registration will be $225. Register today at www.prsamdc.com.
Remember, too, you can register for the Leadership QuickStart session ($50) and the Dine Around ($40) at the same time.
About the 2013 Conference
The 2013 Conference is being hosted by the Nebraska Chapter and will be held July 24-26 in Omaha, NE. We’re building upon the wonderful example set last year by PRSA Chicago. Our keynote speaker is Mickey Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA, 2013 PRSA National Chairman and CEO and Managing Director Public Relations of Ogilvy Worldwide.
We expect more than 150 PR professionals from around the region will attend. Attendees include owners or partners of small to mid-size firms, independent practitioners, corporate communicators, public relations practitioners working in government and with non-profit organizations and young professionals, all of whom come to the Conference to connect with colleagues and get new ideas and share best practices that can immediately be implemented in the workplace. Our theme is: Defining the Expanding Role of Public Relations.
Centrally located, the Omaha area is easily accessible to all District members. Constantly growing, the city is home to the College World Series, the 2008 & 2012 U.S. Swim Trials, TripAdvisor’s #1 zoo – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and 32 bars and restaurants located in the Old Market District which is steps from the conference site.
February 28, 2013
Although it’s still a work in progress, our 2013 Midwest District Conference (July 24-26) has a new online home: www.prsamdc.com. Check it out, pass it on and make it a favorite. You’ll want to go back for updates!
The Nebraska Chapter is hosting us this year, with a program built around this theme:
The Expanding Role of Public Relations
Perhaps their promo copy is intriguing enough to lure you – With 20 sessions over two days in the heart of Omaha’s downtown district, you won’t want to miss the 2013 Midwest District Conference.
Curious? Take a look…
February 15, 2013
Our first Midwest District affinity call of the year will be Tuesday, 2/19/13 from Noon to 1 p.m. (Central) to discuss Chapter programming. It’s the perfect forum for anyone in your Chapter who is involved in programming for your regular meetings or your professional development programs. The floor is open for discussion of such topics as:
- How do you develop program ideas?
- How do you recruit and select speakers?
- What have been your best programs?
- What have been…well…not so much?
- How do you charge for your programs for members, students and guests?
- How do you promote your programs?
- What follow up (measurement) do you do?
The questions are endless. The conversation is casual. If you or someone in your Chapter wants to join us, send me an email and I’ll reply with the dial-in information: email@example.com.
Talk with you later!
Jim Streed, APR
January 21, 2013
The 2013 Midwest District Conference planners have published the Call for Presentations in advance of the July event. If you or someone you know is interested in presenting, review the call sheet, pick up the phone or send an email today to:
- Kellie Wostrel, APR [firstname.lastname@example.org] or
- Heather Tweedy [email@example.com] or
- Davina Leezer [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!
November 13, 2012
Mark your calendars for July 24-26, 2013, then set your GPS for Omaha, the site of our 2013 Midwest District Conference (#PRSAMDC).
The Nebraska Chapter is lining up a leadership QuickStart session (July 24th) and a fantastic professional development conference (July 25th and 26th)in the heart of Omaha’s Old Market District. You won’t want to miss it!
Watch for more to come.
October 14, 2012
The PRSA Midwest District board elected its officers for 2013 during the District’s annual meeting held Sunday, October 14. Congratulations (and thank you!) to:
- Chair: Brant Skogrand, APR (Minnesota Chapter)
- Chair-elect: Lori Marble, APR (Southwest Missouri)
- Treasurer: Jill Alexander, APR, Fellow PRSA (St. Louis)
- Secretary: Karen Korsgard APR (Central Illinois)
Appointed to serve with the new officers are National Nominating Committee Representatives:
- Debra Bethard-Caplick, APR (Suburban Chicago Chapter) – Primary
- Renee Robinson, APR (Kansas City Chapter) – Alternate
The new leaders are already transitioning to their new roles and will officially take office January 1, 2013.
August 16, 2012
We had a lively Q&A and best practices discussion on membership during the QuickStart session in Chicago, but were limited on time so there’s a lot of ground left to cover. We will continue our discussion about membership recruitment and retention on this month’s affinity call. Renee Robinson, APR, will host us. As usual, those responsible for membership from your board or committees are invited to call in and join us.
• What are your membership goals?
• What trends have you seen over the years?
• How is membership structured in your chapter?
• How do you recruit various member segments?
• How do you retain various member segments (new pros, senior pros, etc.)?
• Do you have the resources you need?
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