This page is for PRSSA Members to reference upcoming Chapter Meetings or official PRSA Chapter Conferences.

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Dollywood: Entertainment Public Relations and Media Relations with Ellen Liston

Our series of spring semester meetings will be kicked off with Dollywood’s Senior Publicist, Ellen Liston. Since 2015, Liston has been responsible for the research, planning, implementation and evaluation of public relations plans. She also serves as the official spokesperson for media relations, social media and promotions, specifically for key large markets, including Atlanta, Nashville, Lexington, Birmingham and more. Outside of her dedication to Dollywood, she has 13 years of experience in community relations for East Tennessee’s Children’s Hospital.

Prepare yourself for the ups and downs of the entertainment industry with PRSSA and Dollywood! Free food will be served for those who have a steel stomach.

Tentative Dates and Speakers for Spring Semester, 2019

Spring semester meetings will also include speakers from Sony Music, Nashville and Public Information Manager and alumna, Emily King,  from IACMI — The Institute for Composites.

Upcoming Events

UT Social Media Week

The Sammie Lynn Puett PRSSA Chapter will be co-sponsoring the Social Meda Week session with AdClub. Be sure to join us for the spotlight session: The Fyre Festival – They Couldn’t Even Spell Fire Correctly with Leo Morejon on Thursday, February 28  5:05 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. (COM 402 – Scripps Theater). 

The PRSSA International Conference – San Diego, Calif.

Register Through: Sept. 20

This conference allows attendees to explore and master both the new and the traditional methods of public relations. The PRSSA International Conference in San Diego will spotlight the intersection of technology and media, and lead the competition by providing unparalleled information, strategies and tools for the news trends impacting the industry – essential to your professional success.

Recap: PRSA Conference

Oct. 30, 2018 – at The Venue at Lenoir City

Exciting speakers! Networking! Professional development!

PRSSA was honored to join its local PRSA chapter for the Volunteer Chapter’s 45th birthday. Exciting speakers, professional development and networking with colleagues from across the region were among some of the conference highlights. PRSSA officers and members listened to stellar speakers on relevant communications topics.


2018-19 Some PRSSA Officers CCI event
Your 2018-2018 PRSSA officers had a blast at the College of Communication and Information’s Diversity Event celebrating Diversity Week! (Not pictured: Michael Berry)

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