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OctoPRfest 2023: Elevate Your PR Game with our Powerhouse Speaker Lineup

OctoPRfest 2023

August 25, 2023

Public relations and communications professionals from Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin are encouraged to head to West Des Moines Sept. 20 – 22, 2023 for the highly anticipated OctoPRfest 2023 PRSA Midwest District Conference at The Rewind Hotel. The event is a high-value opportunity for professionals to learn from and network with industry professionals across the spectrum of the communications industry.

About the PRSA Iowa Event

PRSA Iowa has curated a lineup of speakers who will deliver compelling presentations and workshops that promise to transform your PR skills and enhance your career, discussing important topics ranging from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to company culture development.

  • Dr. Felicia Blow, APR, former PRSA Chair discussing: “Transforming the DEI Landscape through Leadership in PR/Communications”
  • Drew Harden, president and co-founder of Blue Compass presenting: “Intentional Ways to Craft an Incredible Company Culture That Makes Mondays Feel Like Fridays.”

Greater Des Moines Partnership Members are encouraged to attend our annual professional development conference at a discounted rate of $400.

For more information on OctoPRfest and to register, please visit: prsamdc.org/registration.

Chartered in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America is the world's largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession. We also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and act as one of the industry's leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time.

PRSA Iowa Chapter is one of 125 local PRSA chapters across the country. Our members represent public relations professionals from the corporate sector, government, private business, education and non-profit organizations.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Greta Haas

Greta Haas is the Government Affairs Director for Iowa Association of REALTORS where she leads RPAC fundraising efforts, manages REALTOR advocacy programs and supports lobbying efforts. She has held several communications and marketing roles with startups and Fortune 500 companies in various industries. Greta is a graduate of Drake University.