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OCTOBER 2, 2019
12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

American Institutes for Research (AIR)
4700 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX  78723


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Join us on Wednesday, October 2 for Get Smart, a half-day professional development conference providing communications professionals with innovative and vital tools, resources and connections.

This annual conference attracts all aspects of communications professionals: writers, editors, marketing and communications directors, photographers, graphic designers, journalists, public relations professionals and more.

Get Smart attendees represent the communications industry as well as freelancers, non-profits, state agencies and private companies of all sizes. Get Smart’s interactive, career-boosting sessions provide insight, motivation and applicable skills for continued professional success.

Notable public figures keynote the conference and lead interesting and informative sessions. Past notable keynote speakers include Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, president and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University; 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; Amy Simmons, owner of Amy’s Ice Creams; and Yvonne Tocquigny, founder & CEO of Yvonne Tocquigny Branding Group.  

"It never fails — I always leave Get Smart with at least one new skill or piece of information I continue to use every day."

Lisa Maxwell, WCA Member and Past President