Friday February 17, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM PST
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Best Western Plus Executive Inn 
200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

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Don Nguyen (House and Hospitality Co-Chair) 
ASCE Seattle Section


Katie Sultani-Wright (House & Hospitality Co-Chair)
ASCE Seattle Section 


ASCE Seattle Public Relations and Government Relations Training Session

February 17th 2017

Please join us for a Public Relations and Government Relations Training session on February 17, 2017 PRIOR to the Dream Big documentary release. 

There will be 2 sessions plus lunch to choose from. You can attend one or both sessions. The cost is the same for one or both sessions. 

8:30AM-11:30AM Morning Session
11:30AM-12:00PM Lunch
12PM-3PM Afternoon Session

There is a 3:30PM showing of Dream Big if interested. Costs are about $10 at the theatre (or order online ahead of time). 

Morning Session: ASCE Government Relations (GRU) University

Speaker: Brian Pallasch, ASCE’s managing director, government relations and infrastructure initiatives

ASCE’s Government Relations staff presents this in-person training session to help amplify the Seattle Section’s understanding of how to effectively engage with elected officials in advance of the section’s legislative advocacy day on March 17. 

Afternoon Session: ASCE Public Relations (PR) University

Speaker: Lynn Badgley, ASCE’s senior manager, media relations

ASCE’s Media Relations staff presents this in-person training on public relations, covering how to work with the media, how to make section events and reports media-worthy, and how to handle tough interview questions. 

Lunch options:


Early Bird Rates end after Friday, February 3rd.
$45 ($40 early bird) for General Admission
$20 ($15 early bird) for students, and free agents

Registration closes Friday, February 10th.

Special accommodations for meals are available upon request. If you have any food allergies or require special accommodations, please contact Don Nguyen (dnng@cowi.comor enter information during registration.

Attendees must preregister; there will be no on-site registration. Contact the House and Hospitality Committee to make other payment arrangements.