Anchorage Professional Development Luncheon

My Favorite Mistake

Every PR pro has a few cringe-worthy moments under his or her belt. The pitch that didn’t go so well, the embarrassing typo found by a VP, the embargoed release that was near disaster – ouch! Some of these errors stick out more than others. Three of PRSA Alaska Chapter’s savviest pros have volunteered to share their most memorable blunders with Anchorage communicators. Join the chapter for its April professional development luncheon as three accredited public relations professionals share how they’ve navigated workplace gaffes and the career lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Attendees at the Anchorage professional development luncheon will hear from:

Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: Doors open at 11:30 a.m., program runs noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Crown Plaza Hotel, 109 W International Airport Road

Anchorage registration information
In order to honor our commitment with the venue, the PRSA Alaska Chapter will close registration for all Anchorage programs at noon, two business days prior before each professional development session. This will ensure your seat and meal at the session. 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.


Fairbanks Professional Development Luncheon

Meet the Media: Panel Discussion with Fairbanks Journalists

What does it take to make your organizations’ news stand out? How can you build relationships and use social media tools to your advantage? When, how and what should you be pitching to maximize media coverage?

Join the Public Relations Society of America – Alaska Chapter for answers to these questions and more at the Fairbanks professional development luncheon in Fairbanks. You will get a behind-the-byline glimpse at what reporters are looking for from PR pros from these members of the Fairbanks media scene:

  • Jeff Richardson- Assigning Editor and covers UAF and Business at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
  • Glen “Glenner” Anderson- Operations Manager for Last Frontier Mediactive’s 6 local radio stations as well as the X-Rock morning host, Music Director for 103-9 TED FM and play by play personality for live sports on KCBF. Glen was inducted into the Alaska Broadcasters Hall Of Fame in 2014.
  • Chris Fry – general manager for Tanana Valley Television and Radio.
  • Sam Oxman – news director, assignment editor and producer at KXD-TV and KFXF-TV.
  • Terry Walley – program director of KYSC and Tanana Valley Television and Radio, Alaska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame inductee.

Date: Wednesday, April 15
Time: Doors open at 11:30 a.m., program runs noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Westmark Hotel, 1813 Noble Street, Faibanks, AK