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"Oceans of Opportunity" 2016 Chapter Summit
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When: 09/22/2016
8:30 AM
Where: Denver Downtown Aquarium
700 Water Street
Denver, Colorado  80211
United States

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Denver Downtown Aquarium
700 Water St.
Denver, CO 80211

Join us for Oceans of Opportunity at the annual full-day professional development Summit. We are excited to take a look at the sea change taking place throughout the public relations industry. 


The Summit will feature powerful talks and learning opportunities for everyone, from the newest PR practitioners to seasoned veterans, as we assemble an all-star lineup of keynote speakers.

Matt West - Summit Luncheon Keynote

Relevance: A word everyone uses, but few truly understand. Lucky for us, Matt West is one of the few. And Lucky for you, if you attend the "Oceans of Opportunity" Chapter Summit on Sept. 22, you'll get to learn from his experience during the keynote luncheon. As an executive director and the global head of training and development at Golin, an integrated communications agency, West knows what it takes to help a brand stay on top. He is a seasoned pro who has partnered with global organizations such as Walmart, Humana, Kraft Foods, Sprint, Cisco and McDonald's.

"Relevance is what attracts and keeps people paying attention to a brand. And for communicators, it is the tip of the brand spear," he said.

We hope to see you at the keynote luncheon.

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2016 PRSA Colorado Summit: Oceans of Opportunity | September 22, 2016
Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9 a.m.
Pick up name badges and parking voucher
PRSA Colorado Staff
Opening Remarks
9 - 9:10 a.m.
Morning Welcome and Announcements
Nicole Yost
President, PRSA Colorado
Opening Panel Discussion
9:10 - 10:10 a.m.

Riding the Waves of Change: A Deep-dive into the Changing Nature of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications and What Practitioners can do to Navigate the Waters
Paul Raab, APR
Managing Partner, Linhart PR
Renee Robinson, APR
Ball Corporation
Dawn Doty, APR
PR Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder
Elizabeth Jumel, APR
President, Jumel Public Relations
Moderated by Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow
Chair-elect, PRSA International
Morning Session 2
10:20 - 11:20 a.m.
Steering the Ship: Behind the Scenes with the Denver Broncos
Rebecca Villanuvea
Corporate Communications Manager, Denver Broncos
11:30 a.m.
Registration for Lunch Only attendees and Afternoon only attendees
11:45 - 11:50 a.m.
APR Pinning: Amanda Colbert; Greg Kalkwarf
College of Fellows Recognition: Dr. Jangyul Kim
Nicole Yost
President, PRSA Colorado
Lunch Remarks and Introduction
11:50 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Afternoon welcome and announcements
Renee Robinson, APR
President-Elect, PRSA Colorado
Lunch Keynote
12 - 1 p.m.
Keynote: Relevance: The Tip of the Brand Spear
Matt West
Executive Director, Global Head of Training & Development, Golin
Breakout Session 1
1:10 - 2:10 p.m.
Digital Trendspotting: What PR Pros Need to Know for the Future
Jason Corimer
Co-founder, Room 214
Talk is only Talk: Why BS Really Doesn't Sell. An Interactive Analysis of Authentic Communication across Generations
Sydney Ayers, APR, Fellow
Principal, Ayers Public Relations;
Lisa Cutter
President, Cutter Communications
Breakout Session 2
2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Facing the Headwinds: Crisis Communications and the Planned Parenthood Shooting in Colorado Springs
Jamie Fabor
CCO, City of Colorado Springs;
Kim Melchor
Lead Communications Specialist, City of Colorado Springs
Charting New Waters: RTD Expands the Map in 2016. A Case Study Examining the Launch of the Train to DIA
Julia Marvin and Tina Jaquez
Public Relations Specialist, RTD
Closing Session
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Creativity: Unleashing the Power of Your Imagination
Todd Cooley, APR
President/CEO, The Todd Cooley Company

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Sponsorships now available! Do you want your brand to receive recognition among 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. Email Caleigh Williams at or Holly Farnum at to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!


Do you have a passion for events and serving your fellow PRSA Colorado chapter members? Would you like to work with some awesome people? The Summit Committee is looking for a few additional volunteers. To join our fantastic group, contact Dustin Moody at

Thank you sponsors!


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