Communicators Conference

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Save the Date! CommCon 2022: Reemerging! and Spotlight Awards

Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Oregon Zoo CommCon 2022: Reemerging! The rumors are correct – we are REEMERGING this fall for a not-to-be-missed Communicators Conference (CommCon) and Spotlight Awards.  And, for the first time, we’ll be celebrating the Spotlight Awards during the conference for one fabulous day that is sure to inspire and re-energize you.  We’re putting together a stellar list of inspiring and energizing speakers who will present in a one-stage format, similar to TED talks. We’ll also leave time for you to connect with old and new friends. (We’ve missedContinue reading “Save the Date! CommCon 2022: Reemerging! and Spotlight Awards”


COMMCON: The Art of Storytelling and Science of Analytics

How many times have you said or heard, “I can’t do that; I’m just not creative?” The truth is that everyone is creative in their own way. Whether trying to find the fastest route to work, creating a lesson plan for 30 six-year old’s or how you dress every day, there is creativity in everything we do.  When it comes to marketing and communicating to your audiences in an engaging way, learning to be a great storyteller is crucial. And you don’t have to be a “creative” to do it. So how do people like me, labeled as a “creative,” produce compelling and meaningful stories for our clients? We use data andContinue reading “COMMCON: The Art of Storytelling and Science of Analytics”


COMMCON: Emotional Intelligence – A primer and further reading

How can emotional intelligence help you thrive amidst the chaos? Learn more at noon on Nov. 5, in a webinar with Diana Steeble, a Managing Principal at PRR, and Jennifer Hawton.


COMMCON: Thrive Amidst Stress with Emotional Intelligence

Public relations has been consistently ranked in the top 25 lists of stressful jobs, hitting #8 in the 2019 CareerCast “Most Stressful Careers”. How can emotional intelligence help you address the tolls of this fast-paced career where you deal daily with things that are out of your control, ambiguous in nature and, often, addressing one crisis or another?

Join us at noon on Friday, November 5 for “Thrive Amidst Stress with Emotional Intelligence.”


COMMCON: How to Win PRSA Anvil and PRSA Oregon Spotlight Awards

An award-winning writer, podcaster, executive producer and communications professional, Rhonda Morin, APR knows what it takes to win awards. She’s been doing it all her life. Join Rhonda at noon on Friday, July 16, for “How to Win PRSA Anvil and PRSA Oregon Spotlight Awards.” During her Communicators Conference workshop, attendees will:


Announcing the 2021 PRSA Oregon Communicators Conference “The Great Conversation: Truth Tellers and Change Makers”

The 2021 Communicators Conference: Truth Tellers and Change Makers will be completely online this year, over eight months, beginning May 14, with fourteen individual webinars held Fridays at noon. Webinar topics include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Crisis and Reputation Management, PR Strategies and Tactics such as writing copy that gets attention, research, data metrics and evaluation as well as sessions that will support the independent practitioner in launching their practice or increasing their business.

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Communicators Conference Call for Proposals is now open

The PRSA Oregon chapter is excited to announce that we are now accepting speaker submissions for our virtual Communicators Conference happening Friday, May 14, 2021.

From Our President: A Great Start to 2019!

It’s been a productive start to 2019 for PRSA Oregon’s board of directors. I’m excited about the enthusiasm, energy, and great work being done by the chapter’s leaders and committee volunteers. The PRSA Oregon board just finished its 2019 strategic plan. That plan is a built around a vison of PRSA Oregon as a thriving statewide chapter.  It includes four priorities that will guide our work and investments this year: membership value, engagement, leadership and excellence. One of the board’s most important priorities as a thriving statewide professional association is to serve ourContinue reading “From Our President: A Great Start to 2019!”

PRSA Oregon Statement in Response to DoubleTree Portland Incident

PRSA Oregon is the state’s leading professional development association for public relations and communications professionals. We value and are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being a professional organization that is welcoming to all. As was widely published, in December 2018, the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland evicted Mr. Jermaine Massey, an African American hotel guest, who was falsely accused of loitering. PRSA Oregon soundly denounces the treatment of Mr. Massey. PRSA Oregon has a longstanding relationship with the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Hotel. The hotel has served as an event venue forContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Statement in Response to DoubleTree Portland Incident”

Don’t Miss Out on CommCon Earlybird Savings! Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens announced as 2019 keynotes — Join us May 3!

This year, We’re pleased to welcome two keynote speakers, Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens. Chuck is a strategic communication thought leader, an advisor with top employee communications platform socialchorus, and host of the Icology and Culture, Comms, and Cocktails podcasts as well as the Chuck Chats series with bananatag. Suzanne is the Editor of the Portland Business Journal, Portland’s leading business-focused publication. Suzanne spent seven years as a senior editor at The Deal in New York, where she wrote about corporate mergers and acquisitions. Suzanne also spent time as an associate editor at Oregon Business Magazine and 12 years working in public radio at stations in KentuckyContinue reading “Don’t Miss Out on CommCon Earlybird Savings! Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens announced as 2019 keynotes — Join us May 3!”

Call for Presenters! CommCon 2019

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 CommCon will take place on Friday, May 3, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00Continue reading “Call for Presenters! CommCon 2019”