Visit Springfield, Missouri for the 2014 PRSA Midwest District Conference

April 18, 2014

Volunteers from Southwest Missouri PRSA have been working for almost a year to plan the 2014 PRSA Midwest District Conference. We’ve secured three highly respected keynote and general speakers and dozens of dynamic breakout session speakers. We’re confident that the program has something for everyone.

Conference hotel

Our conference hotel and convention center is perfect for this conference. We are the only event at the hotel. Most of our conference rooms are in the same area, so we will definitely have a sense of community. And all of the conference rooms have integrated AV and free Wi-Fi!

If you’re interested in bringing your family, the Ramada Oasis also has nice indoor and outdoor pools. Most of the hotel rooms have been redone in the last year or two. The very reasonable hotel rate, $89, also include a free hot breakfast.

Make it a vacation

The Springfield area has many activities for families. From Bass Pro Shop to the Discovery Center to Fantastic Caverns, there are many activities to keep your family entertained while you’re at the conference.

After the conference, you might want to head to Branson for the weekend. Branson is less than an hour away and includes lakes, shows, Silver Dollar City, White Water and many other activities.

Getting to Springfield

Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) is served by American Airlines, Delta and United. Most destinations in the Midwest are just one connection away (direct flights from Chicago). The hotel offers a free airport shuttle, so your transfer from the hotel will be worry free.

Driving to Springfield? No problem. The hotel is located just off Interstate 44 and the hotel has plenty of free parking.

We hope you’ll join us in Springfield June 18-20. It is going to be a great conference. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Andrea Mostyn
2014 PRSA Midwest District Conference Chair
Assistant Director of University Communications at Missouri State University

 

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Listen up! Network. Get engaged.

August 24, 2011

It’s a new era for PR and marketing professionals. Learn from the best at the 2011 professional development conference presented by the Southwest Missouri chapter of PRSA. The conference will be held 8:30 am to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 202 S. JQ Hammons Parkway, Springfield, Mo.

Members of PRSA enjoy a discounted registration fee: $75 until Sept. 9. After that, the fee is $85. Register at www.swmoprsa.org

Speakers include David Grossman, APR, Fellow PRSA, and CEO of The Grossman Group, Chicago. He is one of America’s foremost authorities on communication and engagement inside organizations. Mike Koehler, president and chief strategist of Smirk New Media, Oklahoma City, will share new trends in online brand monitoring through social media. Etiquette for business professionals, online and in professional settings, is the topic for Sheri Hawkins, owner of 2balance, a Springfield (Mo.) PR and communications agency.

For more information, contact PRSA member Claire Faucett, claire@springfieldchamber.com or 417-862-5567. She is chair of the conference planning committee.