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Winners of our First Emerging Professional Scholarships: Sarah Curran and Kate Bloomburg with Chapter President Peggy Fleming
Digital Analytics Workshop with WebSpec
Greater Des Moines Chapter Annual Members Only Holiday Luncheon
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The Greater Des Moines Chapter website resides within the national organization's website. To navigate around the chapter website, use the menu on the left side of our pages. To navigate the national level website, use the horizontal navigation bar across the top of the page.

About Us

We provide a supportive and collaborative environment for professionals from all communications disciplines in Central Iowa. Join us for continuing education, professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

Professional Development and Skill Building Programming

We typically offer monthly professional development programs from September thru May with skill-building workshops and informal discussion meetings throughout the year. Here's what's coming next.

Feb. 20 Luncheon: YouTube and Video Marketing Secrets with Ryan Snaadt, Snaadt Media Group, LLC 

Learn how to structure videos that educate prospective customers and funnel them to your online offerings from anywhere in the world.  Ryan Snaadt is a videographer and consultant who helps people connect with their target audience through video marketing. Leveraging the power of YouTube search, Ryan will give you the step-by-step process to rank videos, put your marketing on autopilot, and fast-track your success with online video

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March 13 Luncheon: The First Amendment at Work with Julie Roosa, J.D., First Amendment Specialist, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University

This is a joint meeting with the ISU student chapter, so networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6:00 p.m.

The location is
Homewood Suites map
2455 Southeast Creekview Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50021

The majority of Americans support the First Amendment and its five freedoms, yet conflicts over free speech abound. Communications professionals are often caught in the crossfire, especially in the workplace. In this interactive session, Julie Roosa from Iowa State University will share the current state of the First Amendment and what you need to know to help build a better understanding and respect for freedom of speech, press, petition, assembly, and religion on the job and in our communities. 

Julie Roosa is the First Amendment specialist and an adjunct assistant professor at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. She serves as chair of the First Amendment Committee, which has planned the annual First Amendment Days celebration at ISU for the last 16 years. She teaches classes in the First Amendment, journalism principles, and mass communication law. Julie earned her law degree and master’s degree from Drake University and her undergraduate degree in journalism from Iowa State University.

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