PRSA Southwest District Conference

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Dear Baton Rouge PRSA members,

YOU are hosting the 2014 Southwest District Conference, "Gris Gris, Potions and Charms; Using PR to Cure What Ails You."

The conference, sure to inspire and leave a lasting impression, will take place October 29-30, 2014 at the Hilton Downtown Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

The best and brightest PR pros from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas will gather to engage in conversations like never before. Attendees will learn tips and cutting-edge tricks to inspire a brand new community of innovative PR pros.

Dynamic keynote speakers and industry greats will deliver a wide range of presentations and breakout sessions. You'll connect with your peers, share best practices and build a network of talented colleagues and new friends!

Invest in your professional development. Build a new PR toolkit. Enhance your ever-expanding skill set.

Represent the greatest PR Community in the south, and REGISTER TODAY at the conference website:

Do you want to volunteer?

We are seeking PRSA-Baton Rouge members and PRSSA student members to serve on the conference planning committee. Contact conference chair, Kristi Williams, to learn how you can help.

Outstanding Professional Development

  • World-class seminars, webinars, teleseminars, boot camps and conferences geared to every interest – all with preferred pricing for PRSA members.
  • An annual international conference where you can network with your peers and learn from the brightest minds and biggest names in the communications industry.
  • District and section conferences and a Digital Impact Conference for additional learning.
  • Access to more than 2,000 groundbreaking Silver and Bronze Anvil Award-winning case studies and a vast collection of full-text articles from our award-winning publications, directly from your computer 24 x 7.  


With 22,000 members, PRSA is the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners. Just a few of the benefits of membership include:

  • Subscriptions to two award-winning publications, the quarterly Strategist magazine and the monthly PR Tactics tabloid newspaper.
  • Access to the online Public Relations Journal, which showcases original communications research of PRSA members.
  • PRSA Issues and Trends, our news monitoring service that delivers daily industry buzz straight to your e-mail inbox.

Enhance Your Career

  • An incredible Jobcenter where you can find everything you need to make your next career move or to discover your next star employee.
  • The chance to achieve Accreditation in Public Relations, the highest mark of distinction in our field.
  • Receive guidance from the PRSA College of Fellows, Accredited professionals with 20 or more years of in-depth PR experience.
  • Mentoring for new professionals through their own Affinity Group.
  • The opportunity to gain recognition for your work through the Silver and Bronze Anvil awards


Local chapters enhance your network and allow you to build leadership skills. PRSA offers you the chance to join one of 18 Professional Interest Sections – specialty groups of practitioners in specific fields like health care, government or nonprofit communications - and access to MemberNet, with a web-based membership directory, Section directors and e-Groups. PRSA members really get the best of both worlds – local networking opportunities and world-class resources.