PR Network Half Day Workshop

Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

Join us at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, IL on April 11, 2019 for the PR Network of the Quad Cities Half Day Workshop. As the PR Network's largest event, the Half Day Workshop offers you the opportunity to network, learn and develop your professional skills. Enjoy a hot breakfast before hearing from community and industry leaders from around the Quad Cities.

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TaxSlayer Center
1201 River Dr., Moline, IL

Individual Tickets - Includes hot breakfast and admission to half day workshop.
$40 for members
$20 for students (scholarships available)
$60 for non-members (must pay in advance)

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INVOICE PAYMENT OPTION: If you would like to be invoiced, please enter code INVOICE in the COMP CODE section of the registration form. Registrations received during discount code time periods will reflect the discounted price for members and non-members.

DISCOUNT CODE OPTION: If you have a discount code, please enter the code in the DISCOUNT CODE section of the registration form. If you would like to be invoiced, just enter code INVOICE in the COMP CODE section and registrations received during discount code time periods will reflect the discounted price for members and non-members.


  • 7:30 – Registration, breakfast and networking
  • 8:00 – Welcome
  • 8:05 – Keynote session begins
  • 9:30 – Fifteen minute break
  • 9:45 – Breakout sessions (choose one)
  • 10:45 – Fifteen minute break
  • 11:00 – Breakout sessions (choose one)
  • Noon – Closing remarks


Keynote Speaker

Clair Peterson, Tournament Director, John Deere Classic
Branding Big: The Quad Cities PGA Tournament
It's not just a logo, it's the essence of your company! We have the guidelines (or maybe we're working on it), but what do we do when the brand standards are set in place? Creating the John Deere Classic, a PGA Tour event, was a huge success for John Deere and the Quad Cities community. Tournament Director, Clair Peterson, will share how the branding of the tournament created an iconic event. 

Breakout Sessions

Emma Hicks, Founder, Camp Climb
Do it for the Gram: Growing Your Company's Brand on Instagram
Instagram has risen to become the top social media platform with 500 million daily active users. The masters of marketing are finding traditional strategies of polished ads aren’t quite working. Camp Climb Founder, Emma Hicks, is sharing her success for growing brands organically on Instagram. Followers want engagement on this platform and she’s ready to help attendees think outside the box on how to create a community, not customers.

Dr. Rob Rouwenhorst, Associate Professor, St. Ambrose University
Consumer Cues
Dr. Rouwenhorst will help marketing and PR professionals not just focus on the how, but the why. As individuals we all connect with different organizations based on emotional, mental, and behavioral responses. Start cracking the code on why you love your brand and why others should too.

Inga Rundquist, PR Arsonist, MindFire Communications
Tackling Negativity Online
We all have them… the dreaded social media troll. From poor reviews to outlandish statements, tackling negativity on social media is a delicate artform. Social media and PR expert, Inga Rundquist, is ready to share her tips and tricks for handling those tough situations.

Melissa Pepper, President, Total Solutions
What's Your Story? Tell the world about your brand
The world's best brands tell compelling stories. Our own personal stories make up our brand – is yours being told the way you want it? In this presentation, learn how to tell your story to gain credibility and achieve your goals.


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