Annual Conference


When: Friday, April 28, 2017

Where: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Regular Price (register by April 17): $170 member; $225 guest

Late & Final Price (register by April 24): $190 member; $250 guest


Invest in your team and yourself at the 2017 PRSA Georgia Annual Conference. Explore emerging opportunities, successful PR strategies as well as top-notch networking at this full day of professional development right in Atlanta. This year’s conference will cover a variety of engaging topics that will help push your public relations initiatives to the next level.


You’ll take away key PR lessons such as how to operate communications in a world with no rules and how to deliver phenomenal PR results on a shoestring budget.


With more than 200 attendees expected to attend, this is the premier learning and networking event for public relations professionals in and around Atlanta. Check out this exciting session lineup!


  • Opening Keynote: “A Conversation on Journalism Today” with leaders from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and CNN

  • Lunch Keynote: “Back to the Communications Basics: How to Operate in a World with No Rules” presented by David Reuter, Vice President, Global Communications Operations, Nissan

  • “Blazing a Trail: Communicating Change” with Tyler Pearson, Director of Public Relations, WellStar Health System

  • “Freedom of Speech: Public Speaking Secrets to Connect with Every Audience, Every Time” with Dez Thornton, Executive Conversations & Presentations

  • “Agile Marketing: Knowing Your Audience” with Melanie Babcock, Senior Director, Agile & Content Marketing, The Home Depot

  • “How Video Storytelling Can Inspire Audiences and Elevate Your Brand” with Clay Broga, co-founder and CMO, Freethink

  • “Fostering Innovation in Employee Communication” panel led by Dave Watson, Vice President, Employee Engagement, Edelman

  • "Strategies for Building Your Video Verve” with Tod Plotkin, Principal, Green Buzz Agency

  • “Insights and Answers” with Jana Leigh Thomas, MPA, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, Analytics & Research, Porter Novelli

  • “Why Can’t PR and Marketing Just Get Along?!” Plenary Session Panel

  • “Shoestring Budgets that Deliver Phenomenal PR Results” Plenary Session Panel

Click here for a complete list of sessions and more detailed session descriptions.

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If you have any additional questions, please call Denise Grant at 770.449.6369 or email