PRSA Dallas logo What are you doing on Friday, Nov. 7? If you're a public relations professional in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the PRSA Dallas Communications Summit should be on your calendar.

We’re all busy, but Melissa Flynn, APR, was right on target in her recent Strategist article when she said, “What if instead of just wishing for or wanting time, you acted and made the time?”

Here are a few reasons you should make time for the Communications Summit:

1. Elevate everything you do. The theme of this year’s conference is “elevate,” and organizers have put together a program designed to elevate your relationships, your results and your future.  No matter where you are in your career, you’ll find sessions and content that will help take you to the next level.

2. Learn from some of the best in the business. The day starts off with a panel of experts from Toyota, Corner Bakery and Greyhound, followed by sessions with pros from some of the top organizations and agencies in the country. We're lucky to have these resources right here in our back yard. It would be a shame to not take advantage of them.

3. Network with people you need to know…right here in DFW. Local conferences are great because you can build relationships with people you might actually see again. Whether you're looking to connect with the local media, such as the editor of the Dallas Business Journal or the Bloomberg Dallas bureau chief, or you're seeking a new career opportunity or mentor, this is the place to do it.

4. Be the first to hear about award-winning PR programs. The Pegasus Awards recognize communications excellence in Dallas and North Texas, and the winners will be announced during the second annual awards luncheon at the Communications Summit. Learn about winning programs and best practices, while enjoying the excitement of the awards ceremony itself, hosted by multi-Emmy-award-winning journalist and WFAA-TV anchor Shelly Slater.

5. Get the highest return on your professional development investment. Continuing education isn’t cheap. It requires an investment of time, dollars and energy. One of greatest draws of Communications Summit is that it offers strong programming from one of the largest PRSA chapters in the nation at a very affordable cost ($170 for members, $200 for nonmembers before Nov. 4). For less than the price of one night at a hotel at an out-of-town event, you get a full day of high-quality professional development… and you can sleep in your own bed at the end of the day. It doesn’t get much better than that.


More information about Communications Summit is available here. Lewis Public Relations will be there. Will you?