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February Program 

For the Sake of the Story

Feb. 21, 2023 | 12-1 p.m.  Virtual

March Program 

Mixer with Perspectives on Podcasting Program
Sponsored by Bustos Media

April Program

Western District Conference
Held in Tucson, Arizona

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Featuring Jessie Allen, Tucson Airport Authority; Carolyn Smith Casertano, APR, University of Arizona; Libby Howell, APR, Pima Community College; and Linda Welter, APR, The Caliber Group

Remember how much you loved story time as a child? Enjoy it all over again as you listen to your communications colleagues tell their most memorable stories in public relations and how they navigated the situation. Join us for a virtual lunchtime storytime.

March 9, 2023 | 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
El Charro Downtown

Featuring Amy Randall of UA Bio5 Institute “Science Talks”; Kanika Samra of Kitchenpostcards; Russell True, and Alan Day and Lynn Weise Sneyd of White Stallion Ranch's "Cowboy Up"

Join us for an evening of networking and podcasts 101! Mingle with local PR professionals and local podcasters, with experiences ranging from labors of love to professionally produced episodes. They'll share valuable tips and help you begin your podcast journey. 


April 26 - 28, 2023
Tucson, AZ
Westin La Paloma 

The PRSA Southern Arizona chapter is proud to be the host of the 2023 Western District Conference! PRSA Western District is comprised of more than 2,200 members from 11 chapters throughout Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Hawaii.

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May Program

Crisis Communications: Perspectives from Public Safety and Emergency Management

May 16, 2023 | 12-1 p.m. Virtual

Have you thought about what you would do in the case of an emergency? Having a crisis communication plan is integral in ensuring you respond effectively during an emergency. During this panel, hear how local public safety and emergency management communicators interact with public and private organizations during a crisis and how to best partner for success.


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August Program

Monsoon Mixer

August 17, 2023 
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuxon Hotel 960 S Freeway, Tucson, AZ 85745


FREE for Members

$25 Nonmembers

Includes one drink ticket

and heavy appetizers

This year’s event will serve as our opportunity to thank YOU, our members, with FREE admission to the event. We will hear from KVOA News 4 Tucson’s Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode who will share the latest on weather trends. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know your fellow PRSA members and local communications professionals to build your network.

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June Program 

Mastering the IMPACT Award Submission Process

June 13, 2023 | 12-1 p.m.

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Kenna Smith of Kaneen Communications and Kelly Wiehe of Tucson Water will share their experiences in submitting winning entries for PRSA Western District Conference Best of the West and PRSA Southern Arizona Chapter IMPACT awards.

PRSA Southern Arizona Chapter Past President Jessa Turner, who has been a judge, will share her insights as well.


September Program

Ethical Considerations of Chat GPT and Generative AI

September 19, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Abrams Public Health Center, Community Room
3950 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ

September is Ethics Month at PRSA and we’re bringing you a program focused on the ethics of Chat GPT and Generative AI. 

Join this interactive discussion to learn how industries are managing the ethical challenges of using the latest tools of the trade.

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July Program

No Program - See You in August!

Happy 4th of July!


October Program

Impact Awards - Celebrating our Members

October 24, 2023 
40 E Congress St Suite 300, Tucson, AZ


Celebrate work that transformed a blank canvas into a work of art.

Put on your party hat and come on out and commemorate the award-winning work of this community.

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November Program

Comms and the C-Suite Working Together

November 14, 2023
12-1 p.m. | Virtual

Join us for our virtual Navigating the C-Suite: Comm Strategies for Success panel featuring professional communicators from a variety of industries. Learn best practices for working with C-Suite executives on communication goals. Our panel will include:

  • Laura Shaw, Senior Vice President, Sun Corridor Inc.

  • Stefanie Teller, Senior VP, Chief Communications Officer for Sundt Construction

  • Paul Schwalbach, Director, Marketing & Communications for Pima Community College

  • Dolores Durán-Cerda, Ph.D., Interim Chancellor at PCC

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December Program

Mingle Bells Mixer

December 7, 2023 
Union Public House

We will gather with members of the American Advertising Federation Tucson Chapter for the annual Mingle Bells mixer. This year’s event is 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Union Public House, 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85718.


Mingle Bells is a great way to reconnect with old friends and network with potential partners. Perhaps even meet a new employer or employee. We can't wait to see you there for fun times and great conversations

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