2019 State Conference - April 8-9 - Tuscaloosa Alabama

    April 08, 2019 12:00 AM CDT to April 09, 2019 11:45 PM CDT
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    Embassy Suites - Downtown Tuscaloosa
    2410 University Boulevard
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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    Sharpen your skills in a variety of topics from crisis communications and diversity/inclusion to using effective tools and dissecting analytics. Below you will find more details on some of the speakers already scheduled, the host city Tuscaloosa, the host hotel, sponsorships, and more.  

    April 7-9

    Embassy Suites Hotel 

    Tuscaloosa Alabama

    Group Code:         PRC

    Deadline to Register: March 9, 2019

    Click the link below to make your reservations!



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    Verna Gates
    Author, Educator, Reporter,
    Tour Guide, Travel Writer

    Verna Gates is a Birmigham-based writer, storyteller, speaker, and photographer. She frequently reports for Reuters, Time, and other national and regional news organizations. Verna was also a producer and writer for CNN, one of the first 50 employed by the organization. She has won numerous awards, and covered top stories such as Hurricane Ivan and the BP Oil Spill as well as interviewed Dolly Parton, the Dalai Lama, and Barack Obama. She recently authored the book 100 Things to do in Birmingham Before you Die.

    Kristin Scroggin
    Owner & Lead Trainer
    genWHY Communications

    Kristin Scroggin has her master's degree in communication studies, bachelors in communication arts and was a communications lecturer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for 11 years. Her passion is generational diversity and for the past five years she has spoken at conferences and organizations across the United States ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small non-profits on subjects relating to multi-generational communication. Obsessed with travel and desperate to see the world, she and her husband try to keep their heads above water while parenting their four children and any foster children who come their way.

    Mandi Stanley
    Mandi Stanley Seminars LLC

    With more than 22 years of experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image by becoming better speakers and writers. She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 60,000 seminar participants, totaling more than 5,000 platform hours. Some of her repeat clients include: Campbell’s Soup Company, United States Air Force, McDonald’s USA,  Godiva Chocolate, and the National Football League. She’s a summa cum laude graduate with concentrations in English, communication, and management, and served as a faculty member of the American Management Association for five years. Mandi is the author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters. 

    Dr. Joseph V. Trahan, III, APR, Fellow, PRSA

    President & CEO Trahan & Associates

    A New Orleans native, Dr. Joseph V. Trahan, III, has over thirty-two years of public relations/affairs experience in governmental, association, and educational and non-profit public relations.  Dr. Trahan is retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve (USAR), and a former Commander of the 314th Public Affairs Operations Center located in Birmingham, Alabama.  While in the armed forces, Dr. Trahan successfully operated four Joint Information Bureaus and one Joint Information Center from 1991-94.  Dr. Trahan graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Military History. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Relations from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising from The University of Southern Mississippi.  An accredited member of Public Relations Society of America, Dr. Trahan is a former member of the National PRSA Board of Directors and National PRSSA Faculty Advisor. Dr. Trahan is also a Fellow in Public Relations Society of America’s College of Fellows.

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    $199.00 Professional PRCA Member - Full Conference
    $225.00 after 11:45 pm March 25
    $175.00 Earlybird rate before March 4

    $249.00 Nonmember Full Conference + Medallion Awards
    $325.00 after 11:45 pm March 25
    $220.00 Earlybird rate before March 4

    $75.00 Student PRCA Member - Full Conference
    $85.00 after 11:45 pm March 25
    $50.00 Earlybird rate before March 4