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2015 PRSA Colorado Chapter Summit
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When: 9/24/2015
Where: Lamar Street Center
5889 Lamar Street
Arvada, Colorado  80003
United States

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lamar Street Center
5889 Lamar Street
Arvada, CO 80003


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Get ready to put your public relations skills into overdrive at the 2015 PRSA Colorado Professional Development Summit!

Hear from the best PR pros in the region as they share insights on topics ranging from executive presence, ethics, social media and measurement, current PR and marketing tactics to crisis planning, with presentations from DaVita, the Vail Valley Foundation, DISH Network and the Denver International Airport, among a host of other companies and case studies.


Featured speakers
Opening session:
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines; the 2015 Summit is kicking off with an incredible story about ethics in the workplace. Brought to you by Paula Pedene, she will share why serving our veterans is a noble mission despite the current VA challenges. The session will also shine a light on why whistleblowers play a tough but important role and that taking a stand for ethics is important for the entire community.

Luncheon keynote: This year’s lunch keynote features Geno Church (@GenoChurch), Word of Mouth Inspiration Officer at Brains on Fire. Originally from South Carolina, Geno will share lessons from his latest book, The Passion Conversation: Understanding, Sparking and Sustaining Word of Mouth Marketing, including how passion compels brands to go above and beyond and inspires customers to talk, share and connect. The new world of marketing is personal. It’s not about technology platforms or social media doodads–it’s about real relationships, real passion and real people. After all, at the end of the day, we’re all in the people business.


Speaker Line-up:

  • Paula Pedene, APR
  • Laura Coale, Media Relations - Denver International Airport
  • Craig Spinks, Video Producer, Editor, Storyteller - Quadrid Productions
  • Kate Peters, Senior PR Director - Cohn Marketing
  • Kelly Robbins, President - Kelly Robbins Coaching
  • Hilary Blair, CEO and Lead Coach - ARTiculate: Real & Clear
  • Bill Myers, VP, Communications, Marketing and CSR - DaVita Healthcare Partners
  • Robert Toevs, Director of Corporate Communications - DISH and Sling TV
  • Michelle Ellis, Partner - Orapin Marketing + Public Relations
  • Carla Johnson, President and Founder - Type A Communications
  • Mary Vail, MBA "The Philanthropic Publicist"

Start your engines and register now! The first 20 people to sign up will receive a free copy of The Passion Conversation, written by our luncheon keynote speaker Geno Church!

Full Conference




Early Bird Pricing (ends September 10th)




Late Registration




Lunch only



Sponsorships now available! Do you want your brand to receive significant recognition with the who’s who in the Colorado public relations and marketing community? With nearly 500 members, we have an extensive community of public relations professionals, journalists, community leaders and online influencers. Our mailing list reaches an additional 1,000+ communications professionals in the metro Denver region. We invite you to support our community through sponsorships at our annual professional development summit and gain exposure for your business via brand awareness, new business development, networking and community involvement.

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your business to more than 150 public relations and marketing communications professionals. Email Taylor Prather at to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!

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