Educational Event, Networking Opportunity Announced for South Carolina Communications Professionals

The South Carolina Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) and the International Association of Business Communicators of South Carolina (IABC/SC) have announced the date and location for their joint Professional Development Conference, Connect 2012: Choose Your Path, Measure Your Success.  Each year the organizations offer a statewide event that brings communication professionals together for a day of networking and discussion on the critical issues influencing and affecting the industry.

Connect 2012 will take place on Friday, Nov. 16 at the S.C. Hospital Association in Columbia.  This year’s agenda includes two keynote speakers, a speed-mentoring panel and breakout sessions to discuss relevant topics in the communications field, such as social media, measurement tactics and media landscape and trends. 

Connect 2012 is designed to offer dual-track insights and networking opportunities for attendees of all career levels, sectors, work environments and industries,” said SCPRSA President Alice Grey Harrison. “This event gives an opportunity for any communications professional – not just SCPRSA or IABC members – to learn about current industry trends and advance the public relations profession.”

The registration rates for the conference are as follows:

  • SCPRSA or IABC/SC member early bird (by Oct. 12): $100
  • SCPRSA or IABC/SC member regular: $125
  • Non-member early bird (by Oct. 12): $125
  • Non-member regular: $150
  • Students: $50

For more information about Connect 2012, including an attendee roster, visit the event registration page.


The Public Relations Society of America is the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners. The South Carolina chapter of PRSA is the leading networking and professional development organization for communicators in the Palmetto State. The group hosts monthly meetings in the Upstate, Midlands and Lowcountry regions, while also providing statewide programs and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit


IABC/SC links organizational business communicators to a global network of communication professionals who develop, establish and adhere to the highest professional standards of quality and innovation in organizational/business communication. The association strives to foster understanding and respect toward integrating communication activities in organizations/businesses. Visit to learn more!

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