2015 Utah PR Spring Conference

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The 2015 Utah PR Spring Conference was May 7 at the Radisson Hotel, Downtown Salt Lake City.

Presented by PRSA, IABC, and Utah Business, this annual half-day-conference was packed with expert training and networking opportunities.

We heard from outstanding keynote speakers like Tom Mattia, former global CCO of Coca-Cola, and Caleb Gardner, Deputy Digital Director at BarackObama.com and Partner at 18 Coffees, a content strategy firm, and get to choose from four tracks of breakout sessions led by industry leaders.


  • Candice Madsen, KSL: Broadcast pitching and media relations
  • David Parkinson, Method Communications: Goal-focused media relations
  • Michael Smart, Michael Smart PR: Social media as a media relations tool


  • Tarah Reeves & Elli Bishop, CLEARLINK: Search engine optimization
  • Jordan Burke, Silicon Slopes: Microsites
  • Jacob Baadsgaard, Disruptive Advertising: Marketing automation


  • Susan Peterson, Freshly Picked: Building a business around social media
  • Beki Winchel, PR Daily; and Sammy Hislop, LDS Church: Social media panel discussion
  • Ricky Ray Butler, Plaid Social Labs: YouTube


  • Noelle Bates, Stance: Professional partnerships
  • Holly Korschun, USHCAM: Ebola communications case study

Pre-Conference Workshops: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Registration and Networking: 11:00 am – Noon
PR Spring Conference: Noon – 4:50 pm

This conference sold out last year. Register now to ensure your spot and get the early bird price of $150. Even better—register with a coworker or friend and save $25 per ticket.

We’re looking for sponsors for the upcoming conference.

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring the event, refer to the information below and contact Kyle Bennett at (801) 349-8053 or kyle.bennett@riotinto.com.

Sponsorship Levels

• 2 tickets in preferred location
• Exhibit table
• Sponsorship recognition on all event collateral
• Sponsorship recognition during event
• Seat-drop flier to attendees
• Introduce your company and one speaker session
• $3,000

• 2 tickets in preferred location
• Exhibit table
• $1,500