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Quarterly Membership Meeting- February, 2018
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A quarterly meeting for the ISAE membership to provide educational, motivational & networking opportunities. Networking lunch from 11:45AM- 1:30PM followed by a breatkout session until 3:00 PM, as well as an Associate Meeting & New Member Orientation in the morning prior to the ISAE Luncheon.

When: Monday
From 11:45 AM until 3:00 PM (Associate Meeting & New Member Orientation Prior- see below)
Where: Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown
101 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Monica Stutzman

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ISAE Quarterly Meeting: Lunch/Program Details

11:45AM- 1:30PM Networking Lunch

Register to join us for our quarterly networking lunch then sign up to attend the educational program from 1:30PM- 3:00PM (see below).

1:30PM- 3:00PM Educational Session 

Title: Make Your Message Heard

Speaker:  ANN THELEN

Don’t let your great ideas get lost because you don’t have the tools to deliver the message clearly.
 This session will share effective communication strategies including public speaking tips and pointers for public relations so that you have the tools to share your message with your board, stakeholders, and the media. Public relations expert Ann Thelen will help you make your message heard and develop tools you need for more effective communication.


About the Speaker:
has 25 years of experience in strategic corporate and organizational communications, executive messaging, internal and external communications, media relations, issues management, crisis communications, stakeholder communications, grassroots advocacy and reputation management.
She currently primarily serves clients in the agriculture, financial services, healthcare, insurance, marketing and utilities industries. In addition, she is a frequent speaker on crisis communications and how to effectively communicate about complex issues.


Before forming Thelen Public Relations in 2013, she worked for more than a decade in the energy and utilities industry and one of the Midwest’s leading integrated PR/Advertising agencies. She is involved with several professional organizations and currently serves on the board of directors for the Public Relations Society of America (Central Iowa Chapter) and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation. In 2015, she was named the region’s Outstanding Public Relations Professional by Central Iowa PRSA.


PRE-EVENT Sessions: If you plan to attend one of these sessions, please SELECT it when you register online.

10:30AM- 11:30AM ASSOCIATE Member Meeting

Attention Associate Members: You are invited to attend an Associate Member Meeting from 10:30-11:30 AM, prior to the regular ISAE lunch/program events. Come get acquainted with other ISAE Associate Members and have a chance to network and learn from each other. If you plan to attend this session, please select it from the list of Pre-Event Sessions when you register online.

Topic: Audio Visual: Ask the Panel of Experts/Trends in the Industry

Don't be the person who attendees whisper about under their breath, "That technology is SO YESTERDAY!"
Come and hear from experts in the field on the latest and greatest audio visual trends in the industry.

Panel Members:
Andy Anderson, Markey's Rental and Staging
Adam Curl, Conference Technologies, Inc.
Emily Giunta, CLE Productions
Les Hofland, AVI Systems

11:00AM- 11:30AM NEW MEMBER Orientation

Attention New Members or other interested Members:
You are invited to attend a New Member Orientation from 11:00-11:30 AM at the same location. Come get acquainted with some of our current members and have a chance to learn about ISAE and ask questions.

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