Meeting/Event Information

Past Meetings

October 8 Sessions | 2020 Midwest District Conference: OctoPRfest

October 08, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Virtual Conference

Hear from panels of experts on Thursday.

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October 7 Sessions | 2020 Midwest District Conference: OctoPRfest

October 07, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Virtual Conference

Wednesday's sessions are all about improving your skills.

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October 6 Sessions | 2020 Midwest District Conference: OctoPRfest

October 06, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual Conference

If you're interested in COVID-19 communications, this is the day for you.

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Full Conference | 2020 Midwest District Conference: OctoPRfest

October 05, 2020 8:15 AM to October 08, 2020 11:30 AM

Virtual Conference

Best value. Register for the full four days 2020 Midwest District Conference. This high-value package is jam packed with helpful information for communicators and public relations professionals.

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October 5 Sessions | 2020 Midwest District Conference: OctoPRfest

October 05, 2020
8:15 AM - 11:30 PM

Virtual Conference

Join us for a day of digital best practices.

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Friday FYI: Using Google Analytics to Uncover PR and Marketing Performance, Trends and Insights

September 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Webinar (details to be provided 24 hours before event)

Web analytics platforms, like Google Analytics, are a treasure chest of information for marketers and PR professionals. By understanding some simple web analytics principles and techniques, anyone, regardless of experience, can extract valuable data and i

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Crisis proofing your organization

August 14, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Webinar (details to be provided 24 hours before event)

Learn the five crucial elements most crisis response plans avoid, ignore, or simply lack, plus the seven crucial mistakes that turn a potentially perfect response into persistent, long-term, bad news.

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Panel: Local Companies Share COVID-19 Response Key Learnings

June 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Webinar (details to be provided 24 hours before event)

Join us for a virtual panel discussion from local communications leaders to hear how they've helped their companies address and pivot marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic (so far). We'll discuss their key learnings, including internal communication, med

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How to host an engaging virtual event: Friday FYI

June 05, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Webinar (details to be provided 24 hours before event)

Whether it’s background distractions, someone’s audio or trying to replace networking, virtual events have their own unique challenges. But just like in-person events, planning and creative ideas can make your virtual events successful and engaging for yo

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Friday FYI: SEO Tips for PR Professionals (Live Webinar)

May 15, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Webinar (details to be provided 24 hours before event)

You don’t need to be an SEO expert to learn how to make updates to your website content that will lead to better organic performance. In this webinar, we’ll share our top SEO tips for PR professionals, as well as the latest SEO best practices and industry

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APR Recognition Dinner

April 23, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Riverwalk Hub
215 Water St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
http://portofdsm.com/site/riverwalk-hub/

Honoring 2019/2020 chapter members who have successfully achieved their Accreditation in Public Relations designation

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What communicators need to know about CCPA, GDPR & consumer privacy

February 20, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

Attorney Shannon Holmberg of DavisBrown Law, will walk PR and marketers through the basics of CCPA, GDPR and data privacy laws at our February luncheon. These laws have far-reaching consequences that could impact businesses in Iowa. We'll dive into what t

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2020 APR Prep Course

February 01, 2020 8:00 AM to March 07, 2020 12:00 PM

Meredith Hall RM 125, 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, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The River Center
340 Southwest 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

We are again joining the other marketing organizations in Central Iowa to host the Metro Marketing Mixer. Join us for networking and catching up with old friends.

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