Meetings & Events

Upcoming Event

Earn Your Stripes (and Spots): Visual Storytelling at Zoo Knoxville

aburgessDon’t let the stress of media gathering and storytelling drive you bananas! Amy Smotherman Burgess, Public Relations & Multimedia Manager for Zoo Knoxville will walk through the process of visual storytelling for multiple platforms and how to distribute those gems to reach your target audiences. She’ll talk about knowing the purpose of your story and how you can elevate it visually using the best tools at hand. She’ll also discuss branding Zoo Knoxville and the adventures in promoting many of the new exhibits.

Join us at Zoo Knoxville for this unique & fun Wednesday luncheon!

Register for this event!


Monthly Professional Development

The Volunteer Chapter hosts a luncheon or dinner typically on the second Thursday of each month at Rothchild Catering & Conference Center in West Knoxville. These meetings offer professional development for public relations, marketing and communications professionals — whether you’re a member of PRSA or not.

RSVP to attend each month. Pay online or at the door. The cost is $20 for PRSA members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students.

Senior Practitioners Social Hour

The Senior Practitioners Group is open to the Volunteer Chapter’s members who serve in a senior role in their company or organization. Senior practitioners regularly have social hours, speak to student or professional groups, and write monthly bylined articles in the Greater Knoxville Business Journal.

The Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s monthly column focuses on public relations’ value in business and organizational management, using a topic that corresponds to the Business Journal’s monthly editorial focus.

For more information about the Senior Practitioners Group, email Mary Beth West, APR.

V Awards

Each year, the Volunteer Chapter recognizes the excellent public relations efforts of our members with the annual Volunteer PR Awards. The awards, judged by other PRSA chapters, go to campaigns, strategies and tactics that exemplify the very best in public relations. Additionally, the V Awards recognize individuals who are making significant contributions to PRSA, the Volunteer Chapter and the public relations profession.