Christina Thigpen, APR, Conference Chair
PRSA Southeast District


Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
Friday April 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM EDT

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UNC Charlotte Uptown Campus
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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2014 PRSA Southeast District Conference


Join your PRSA Southeast District peers in Charlotte, NC, for the 2014 Southeast District Conference entitled "Empowering Communicators: Transforming Tools to Results." With the ever-evolving role of public relations, it's more important than ever to stay current with trends, identify industry best practices and gain practical insight into the profession.

Spanning from tactical to strategic and basic to advanced, "Empowering Communicators" will cover important topics such as effective content strategies, new rules of media relations, corporate storytelling, hybrid public relations, social media, crisis communications, blogger outreach, influencing the C-suite and more.

For detailed information on programming, location, where to stay and things to do in Charlotte, please visit the conference website.


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Daytime Job: Co-Owner of Gogerty Marriott in Seattle, Wa. 

David Marriott, a 35-year PR professional, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 conference. Marriott, recognized as an industry expert in crisis management and crisis communications, has done extensive crisis planning and communication in the healthcare industry as well as the highly visible case of Amanda Knox. Marriott will speak on the Amanda Knox Story and Role of the Media.

Marriott has worked as an Emmy award-winning journalist for Seattle’s CBS affiliate and served as former Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman’s press secretary. He was awarded the PR Professional of the Year award in 2001 and 2011 by the PRSA Puget Sound Chapter and was inducted into the University of Washington School of Communications Alumni Hall of Fame. To read Marriott's full bio, click here.


Early Bird Rates (before January 31, 2014)

  • PRSA Members $215
  • Non-Members $315
  • PRSSA Members (Students) $195

Standard Rates (after January 31, 2014)

  • PRSA Members $315
  • Non-Members $415
  • PRSSA Members (Students) $295


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