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Each year, Women Communicators of Austin hosts Get Smart – a half-day professional development conference designed to provide Austin communications professionals with innovative tools and resources to remain at the cutting-edge of their professions.

The conference attracts professionals from all aspects of communications, including writers, editors, marketing and communications directors, photographers, graphic designers, journalists, public relations professionals and more. They represent the freelance industry as well as non-profits, state agencies and small, medium and large-sized private companies.

Get Smart offers participants a slate of interactive, career-boosting sessions that provide insight, motivation and applicable skills. Notable public figures keynote the conference and lead interesting and informative sessions. Get Smart has welcomed notable keynote speakers in the past, such as Elizabeth Christian, president of Elizabeth Christian & Associations Public Relations; ABC Political Analyst Matthew Dowd; Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, Director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library; acclaimed novelist Sarah Bird; and Amy Simmons, owner of Amy’s Ice Creams.

"Networking with other members and attending various WCA events helped boost my career confidence."

Meilee Bridges, WCA Member