In just two short weeks, the PRSA Nebraska chapter will host the Midwest District Conference from July 25-26 at the Embassy Suites in Omaha, Nebraska. More than 15 chapters across the Midwest, 160 public relations professionals and nearly 30 speakers will join together for two days of professional development and networking opportunities. The conference theme, “Defining the Expanding Role of Public Relations,” will dive deep into the many industry topics and trends that PR professionals wonder about and get excited about most. The goal of the conference is to provide PR practitioners with tools and strategies that they can use in their day to day professional lives.
The conference would not have been successful without the support of the more than 15 Midwest District Conference sponsors. We very much appreciate our sponsors and their cash and in-kind donations.
Our keynote speaker, PRSA National Chairman and CEO, Mickey Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA and Managing Partner of Ogilvy in Atlanta, will kick-off our Midwest District Conference with a presentation on story-telling, media relations and reputation. The two day program will then move forward with a variety of experienced PR pros presenting on a variety of topics that cover social media, media relations, internal communications, SEO, content marketing, integrated marketing, crisis communications, strategy development and much, much more!
We will also have some very special guests – members from the Nigerian Public Relations Delegation will be joining us in our great city for two days of networking and educational programming. A big thank you to Chika Idahah-Allison for leading the delegation to our Midwest District Conference. We are honored to have their presence in our great city!
I also want to thank the PRSA Nebraska board of directors and the Midwest District committees for their hard work and dedication over the past year. A very special and heart-felt thanks goes to Davina Leezer and Heather Tweedy, who are our Midwest District Conference Co-Chairs. Their hard work and dedication over the last year ensured that this conference would be a success, and I’m forever grateful for their leadership.
Anyone who has ever coordinated an event, big or small, knows that it takes an army for it to be a success. PRSA Nebraska is so fortunate to have an amazing network of communicators, a strong conference planning committee and a stellar board of directors who have all worked in unison to make this conference a realization. The PRSA Midwest District Conference is a direct reflection of how strong PRSA Nebraska is as a chapter – and I’m so proud to be a part of such an amazing team.
Kellie Wostrel, APR
PRSA Nebraska President