Politics & PR – What’s the difference? (Updated)

Jan 18, 2017 | Past Events

UPDATE: The new date for this event is Tuesday, Feb. 7. 

Many PR professionals of all backgrounds and political persuasions find themselves pulled into an issue with ties to events in Juneau and the state’s legislative process. Lorna Shaw, an advocate for Alaska’s mining industry, will lead a discussion on the overlap and differences between public relations and government relations. She will explain when, how and why you should be involved in the political process at all levels of government, but especially focusing on the state legislature.

Attendees at the luncheon will learn:

  • About the state’s legislative process, including lobbying and grassroots advocacy
  • The importance of strategic alliances and relationships
  • How to develop advocates in and around the legislature

Lorna is a fourth generation Alaskan who began her professional career working as a legislative staffer in Juneau and Washington, D.C., before finding her true passion in the mining industry. She joined Sumitomo Metal Mining as the External Affairs Manager for Pogo Mine in 2012, and before that served in a similar capacity for Kinross Gold Corporation at Fort Knox for nearly 12 years.

Registration Details:

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 Brooke Taylor. 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 Feb. 2:

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

At the door tickets:

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

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
Noon to 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center