Communicating through crisis when information moves at the speed of light. How to balance human interest and the public’s right to know with the privacy and integrity of people/investigations. Hear from three seasoned communicators who deal daily with the challenges of meeting the information needs of the media and the public.


  • Megan Peters, Alaska State Troopers, Public Information Officer

  • MJ Thim, Anchorage Police Department, Communications Director

  • Lisa Miller, American Red Cross of Alaska, Regional Chief Development Officer/Interim Regional Communications Officer

Moderator: Julie Hasquet, Chugach Electric Association, Manager, Corporate Communicatons

Registration closes FOUR business days before event. Luncheons are non-refundable after registration closes.

In order to honor our commitment with the venue, the PRSA Alaska Chapter will close registration for all Anchorage programs at noon, four business days prior to each professional development session. This will ensure your seat and meal at the session. If you purchase luncheon tickets and are unable to attend, we suggest you offer your ticket to a colleague or student. If you would like the chapter to open the seats to others, please email Josie WIlson. Once registration closes, all ticket sales are final. At-the-door sales will only be accepted if space is available at the start of the meeting. If seats are not available, walk-ins may purchase a late registration ticket to the event and receive coffee service.

New pricing structure:

At PRSA Alaska, we often hear how valuable the local professional development opportunities are for professionals. We think so too! These opportunities, usually in the form of luncheons held each month, are a great way to improve your skills and network with peers in a similar profession. While PR professionals don’t always love math and budgets, we do know that our revenue must meet our expenses. There have been modest price increase for all professional development opportunities in Anchorage and Fairbanks in the past year. As always, members will still receive a discounted rate. Non-members will pay a slightly higher rate. If you’re not a member and want to become one, learn more on our website.

Event Details

Price before Feb. 16:

  • $34 PRSA members
  • $44 Non-Members
  • $10 Students

At the door tickets:

  • $38 PRSA Members
  • $48 Non-Members
  • $10 Students

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown