NOTICE: Our featured speaker, Ryan Binkley, has been delayed in Fairbanks due to bad weather and flight delays. As such, he will be rescheduled for a future PRSA luncheon. In his place, the Anchorage Daily News is sending Julia O’Malley, and other reporters TBD, to talk about how the newsroom has changed since the new owners took over, and what that means for PR practitioners.

While we cannot offer refunds at this late date, we will reserve your seat for Ryan Binkley’s rescheduled presentation. Please join us today, and thank you for your understanding as we manage this most Alaskan of challenges.

Original post: After months of speculation, the struggling Alaska Dispatch News came under new ownership in September. This Jan. 17, PRSA Alaska kicks off its 2018 professional development luncheon series with Ryan Binkley, one of the new co-publishers of the now renamed Anchorage Daily News.


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. So, beginning this month, there will be a modest price increase for all professional development opportunities in Anchorage and Fairbanks. 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 Jan. 12:

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

At the door tickets:

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

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown