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February Program 

For the Sake of the Story

Feb. 21, 2023 | 12-1 p.m.  Virtual

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.

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March Program 

Mixer with Perspectives on Podcasting Program
Sponsored by Bustos Media

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. 


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April Program

Western District Conference
Held in Tucson, Arizona

Sold Out!

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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June Program 

Mastering the IMPACT Award Submission Process

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

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.

The IMPACT Awards celebrate work that meets the highest standards in our industry. Win or lose, submitting for awards pushes you to reflect on your skills, inspires you to close gaps and helps you get useful feedback that can make you better at what you do.


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July Program

No Program - See You in August!

Happy 4th of July!

August Program

Monsoon Mixer

August 17, 2023 
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location TBD

It’s time to meet in person for our annual Monsoon Mixer celebrating our members.


November Program

Comms and the C-Suite Working Together
Election Month for Members

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

September Program

Ethics Program (Annual Membership Meeting)

September 19, 2023
12-1 p.m. | TBD

Registration and event details coming soon!


December Program

Holiday Event

December 2023 | TBD

Registration details coming soon!


October Program

Impact Awards - Celebrating our Members

October 2023 | TBD

Registration and event details coming soon!


Registration and event details coming soon!


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