Meeting/Event Information

Past Meetings

2019 OctoPRfest strategic communications conference

October 10, 2019
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

The Ron Pearson Center, Hy-Vee
5820 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
https://www.hy-vee.com/conference-center/

Join us for the 2019 OctoPRfest and PRIME Awards held this year at The Ron Pearson Center.

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Central Iowa APR Reception

October 09, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Republic on Grand at the AC Hotel
401 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
http://www.therepublicongrand.com

Special evening for Central Iowa PRSA APR professionals

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Surviving the Storm to Come Back Stronger than Ever

August 22, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309

On July 19, 2018 Vermeer Corporation took a direct hit from EF3 tornado.Hear about the moments that mattered as corporate communication helped the company pick up the pieces, lead through the crisis and drive business continuity to experience the stronges

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Friday FYI: Messaging Across Borders

July 12, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Iowa Soybean Association, Pioneer Conference Room
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023

Aaron Putze, APR, will provide unique insights into the trade war, what’s at stake for Iowa and public relations communications lessons learned.

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Getting Unstuck: Mastering Your Creative Process for Social

June 26, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Goodwill of Central Iowa - Johnston
5355 N.W. 86th St.
Johnston, IA 50131
https://www.dmgoodwill.org/

This workshop will leave you with local leader's best practices for social campaigns, and provide an opportunity to brainstorm what has you "stuck" with your peers and the experts.

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Friday FYI: Engaging Target Audiences for Maximum Impact

June 07, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Metro Waste Authority
300 E Locust St #100
Des Moines, IA 50309
https://www.mwatoday.com/

Learn key lessons to help you engage with and influence your target audiences to deliver maximum impact to your brand and organization's mission.

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Eastern Iowa Luncheon: How a lottery ticket, a hot dog, great PR and Bigfoot foiled the largest lottery fraud in US history.

May 16, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Groundswell Cafe, Coworking and Events
201 3 rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Eastern Iowa: We’re bringing May’s exciting luncheon speaker to you! Terry Rich will present “How a lottery ticket, a hot dog, great PR and Bigfoot foiled the largest lottery fraud in U.S. history”

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Quarterly luncheon: How a lottery ticket, a hot dog, great PR and Bigfoot foiled the largest lottery fraud in US history.

May 16, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309

Terry Rich will discuss an internal vendor fraud case to explore how established checks and balances, and a little luck, helped crack the largest lottery fraud in US history.

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Communications Management For Today’s PR Pro: From Risk To Reputation - Friday FYI

April 12, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Lessing-Flynn
220 SE 6th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
http://www.lessingflynn.com

The way we consume news has changed. Get an update from national PRSA board member Kevin Waetke, APR, on how to best navigate today’s media relations with a focus on preserving your organization’s reputation.

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Friday FYI: Push+Record: How Video and PR Add Up

March 08, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Trilix
615 3rd Street, Ste 300
Des Moines, IA 50309

Join PRSA Central Iowa and Trilix for a discussion on how an effective video strategy can help your PR campaign to cut through the clutter and accomplish your goals.

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PRSA Central Iowa New Member and Prospective Member Networking Event

February 21, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Lessing-Flynn building, suite 340
220 SE 6th Street, Suite 340
Des Moines, IA 50309

Get to know your fellow PRSA members and learn about the benefits of your PRSA membership.

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Battling the Retail Ice Age

February 14, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309

As a PR professional for 20 years, Tina Potthoff, Hy-Vee’s vice president of communications, shares her insight into the evolution of communications and how the Retail Ice Age is impacting the way companies promote themselves and cherish their customers.

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2019 quarterly luncheon pass

January 31, 2019
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Various locations

Pay once to attend all four 2019 luncheons with the pass and receive a 15% discount.

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2019 APR prep course

January 26, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meredith Hall RM 104, Drake University
2805 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
http://drakeapedia.cowleswiki.drake.edu/Meredith+Hall

Six week course to prepare candidates for the APR exam

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Metro Marketing Mixer

January 23, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Iowa Taproom
215 East 3rd Street #100
Des Moines, IA 50309

Five organizations are joining forces to host the premier Central Iowa networking event for marketing professionals.

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