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    The 2019 MOSPRA Fall Conference is set for November 7 - 8, at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri.  Be sure to join your school communications colleagues for two great days of powerful professional development.  


    Thursday Keynote Presenter:  Linda Locke

    How strong is your school district’s brand?  Does your community know what your district stands for?  If your brand comes under attack, are you prepared?  This fall we are pleased to have Linda Locke, partner in Standing Partnership and the past senior vice president and group head of Reputation and Issues Management for MasterCard Worldwide as our Thursday presenter. Linda’s strengths lie in developing strategy and analytics for companies, and helping leaders understand how people’s feelings about their services affect their businesses. A leader of innovation, Linda led the launch of social media and global crisis communications planning, and she developed MasterCard’s first reputational risk management program.


    Friday Presenter:  Jim Dunn

    On Friday we will hear from former NSPRA President and MOSPRA leader, Jim Dunn, APR.  Jim brings an unbelieveably rich history in many areas of public relations and communications.  Jim will share with us “The Power of Storytelling in Developing and Protecting Your Brand.”


    Tentative Schedule


    Thurday, November 7, 2019

    10:00 - 11:30 a.m. --- Special Customer Service Session

    11:00 --- Registration Opens

    11:30 --- Lunch

    12:30 --- 4:30  --- Afternoon Presentation and Roundtables

    5:15 --- 6:15 --- Special Fun Activity:  Ax Throwing

    6:30 ---10:00 --- Evening Event


    Friday, November 8, 2019

     8:00 - 8:30 --- Breakfast

    8:15 - 9:00 ---Communication Awards

    9:00 - 10:00 ---Vendor Goldmine

    10:15 - 11:30 --- Morning Presentation

    11:30 -- Conference Concludes


    MOSPRA Fall Conference:  Registration is Open!

    We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2019 Fall Conference is officially open as is the MOSPRA room block at the University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center.


    Our tri-chairs have put together a great two-day event that will include a Thursday lunch, mid-day snacks, and the always-popular evening event.  This year MOSPRA will gather at Finnegan’s Wake for food, beverages, dancing and great conversation.   

    Special note:  If you have not taken care of your MOSPRA membership, please do so now.  You’ll still be able to register for the conference, but failure to take care of your membership first could lead to additional costs for your conference experience.







    For more information:

    • David Luther:  MOSPRA_ Director@iCloud.com

    • Ben Fisher: befisher@wolves.k12.mo.us

    • Jacy Overstreet: joverstreet@lebanon.k12.mo.us

    • Lana Snodgras:  lanasnodgras@zizzers.org