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September 2018

Evolving crisis communications in Oregon’s wildfires-A PIO and reporter panel

September 14, 2018 @ 4:30 am - 6:00 am
Oregon Department of Transportation, 123 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Social media platforms are no longer add-ons to crisis communications; instead, they’ve become the major channels serving threatened communities. So what do you do when your community is not so wired? Join KXL radio reporter Rosemary Reynolds, Portland Fire & Rescue Lieutenant Damon Simmons, Oregon Food Bank Communications Director Amber Lindsey, APR and emcee Dave Thompson, APR, ODOT’s assistant communications manager, for a brown bag panel discussion. Bring your lunch and join us in person if you’re in Portland; join…

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“Ethics in Journalism” — Like a Boss Coffee Chat Series Event

September 25, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Free

From social media to late-breaking stories to claims of “fake news” and the search for credible sources, these are exciting, challenging and unusual times in journalism. A.wordsmith and PRSA Oregon are proud to team up for our September “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat on media ethics and engagement. Our conversation will dive into newsroom processes, how digital content can be a friend and a foe, and the pressures reporters are under to uncover and present great stories, while maintaining their…

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October 2018

Meet the Media: The Columbian

October 4, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am
The Columbian, 701 West 8th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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From recent teacher strikes to economic development along the Columbia river to important political developments, the news team at The Columbian plays a critical role in telling the stories that impact Southwest Washington. The voice of residents living north of the Columbia River, these reporters and editors play a crucial role in informing the public on policy issues, business developments and consumer trends with a circulation and readership that extends well across the entire Portland-metro area. Join us October 4 for…

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IComms: The Best Career You’ve Never Heard Of

October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Smith Memorial Union, 1825 Southwest Broadway, Room 026
Portland, United States
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Internal Communications & Employee Engagement Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Panel           5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Social networking and appetizers Cost: Free RSVP: tinyurl.com/y7bs2xwb Location: Smith Memorial Student Union, Rooms 296/298 Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201 Google map Description: Join communication and human resources pros from OHSU, Port of Portland, Pac/West Communications and Meyer Memorial Trust for an informational panel and Q&A session focused on the rapidly growing fields of…

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November 2018

2018 Spotlight Awards Celebration November 7

November 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Join Us! Let's Celebrate Annual PRSA Oregon Spotlight Awards Event Honoring Oregon and SW Washington Communication Professionals Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6-9 p.m. Multnomah Athletic Club Ballroom 1849 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $65 - $500 *Spotlight Awards event registration is now closed. For any registration inquiries past this point, please emailawards@prsaoregon.org and we will do our best to accommodate you. Thank you for your understanding that no refunds past Nov. 2 are not available, due to confirmed event…

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Save the Date: PRSA Oregon Annual Meeting

November 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Oregon Turnbull Center, 70 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Celebrate PRSA’s Oregon’s inaugural year as a statewide chapter. The PRSA Oregon annual meeting will take place  Thursday, November 29 at the U of O Turnbull Center, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Agenda: Networking (5:30 to 6:00 p.m.); 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: President’s remarks and board recognition, volunteer recognition, election results, and President-Elect’s remarks.  Complimentary hors-d'oeuvres. FREE. If you cannot attend, click HERE to join the meeting via webcast at 6 p.m.

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January 2019

CommCon 2019! Call for Presenters

January 1 - February 1

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Oregon chapter seeks dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for its Communicator’s Conference 2019 (“CommCon 2019”). This annual chapter event also serves as the Portland, OR-area’s premier strategic communications conference, and we invite you to submit a presentation proposal that would afford you the opportunity to demonstrate your expertise on a topic relevant to the audience. Please go HERE for more information and to submit! Submissions are due February 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT…

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Join Us! Coffee with Colby Live Recording

January 23

Coffee with Colby live episode recording in Eugene! Stay tuned for details

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Breakfast with benefits: Get the most from your PRSA membership

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
123 Northwest Flanders Street, 123 Northwest Flanders Street
Portland, OR United States
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Are you a new member or someone who wants to learn more about the benefits of your PRSA Oregon membership? Join us Saturday, Jan. 26 for a free continental breakfast and a fun member orientation event. The energizing morning event will introduce you to your fellow members and show you how you can take your membership to the next level. RSVP HERE  The new PRSA Oregon Chapter was formed in 2017. It is currently one of the most active PRSA…

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February 2019

APR Orientation: Saturday, Feb 16

February 16

PRSA Oregon offers a series of free Saturday morning classes to help chapter members prepare for and successfully complete the accreditation process. The course begins with an orientation session Saturday, Feb. 16, location and time to be announced. Email patti@prpatti.com or williwy@aol.com for more information.

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