The Public Relations Society of America’s Western District Conference will be held April 27-29 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Hosted by PRSA’s Las Vegas Valley Chapter and presented by Las Vegas-based PR firm, Kirvin Doak Communications, this year’s lineup of speakers will include:
• Ken Rudin, Political Editor, National Public Radio
• Richard Laermer, author of Punk Marketing and Full Frontal PR and editor of the Bad Pitch Blog
• Donovan Robertson, Lead Brand Evangelist, Zappos.com
• Karen Wickre, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications, Google
• Randy Snow, Chief Strategic Officer, R&R Partners
• Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
“The dynamics of the PR business have shifted dramatically in the past 10 years, “says Conference Chair Nancy Syzdek, APR. “The round-the-clock news cycle demands PR pros to be armed with the right strategies and tools at all times.” So, conference planners balanced this year’s agenda with sessions on emerging trends and broad issues, as well as tactical details.
Western District Chair Lisa Cutter adds, “This is an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the most fascinating voices in our industry and to network with more than 200 public relations professionals from the West.”
A full conference schedule is now available at the conference website (prsalasvegas.com). Conference registration is $195 for PRSA members and $225 for non-members who sign up before March 25, 2011. After March 25, registration increases to $225 for PRSA members and $255 for non-members.
With more than 31,000 members, PRSA (prsawdc.org) is the largest organization of public relations professionals and students. Headquartered in New York, PRSA is comprised of 112 local Chapters organized into 10 geographic Districts. Western District, one of the most active districts in the nation, encourages communication between chapter leaders within the district, cultivates leadership in the public relations industry, and conducts district-wide professional development opportunities.
About Kirvin Doak
Kirvin Doak Communications is one of the West Coast’s leading travel, hospitality and live entertainment firms. While they practice our award-winning brand of public relations and marketing from Las Vegas, their our impact is felt across the U.S.