Meetings & Events


Join us for the V Awards!

It’s that time of the year again! Time for learning, networking and celebrating the best in the business.

After a morning of workshops and presentations from a variety of speakers, we’ll announce the winners of this year’s V Awards over lunch.

The sessions will cover everything from personal goal setting, communicating with diverse audiences, utilizing new technology, lobbying for the telecommunications industry, the science behind the spread of misinformation on social media, crisis communications and more. The celebratory lunch will include an awards ceremony and a short presentation from the Best in Show winner.

And, as always, there will be plenty of opportunities for catching up with friends and colleagues.

Join us Friday, October 25, at The Regas Building! Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. and the conference runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The V Awards Ceremony will be held during lunch, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Deadline to purchase tickets for the V Awards is Monday, October 21!

Monthly Professional Development

The Volunteer Chapter hosts a luncheon or dinner on the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise stated in the event promotions. 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 Becky Huckaby, APR.