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Editor’s note: This post is a part of a series of guest posts from the PRSA Georgia Chapter publicity committee for the PRSA 2015 International Conference, November 8 – 10. Follow the Conference conversation by searching the hashtag #PRSAICON and following our PRSA National Events Twitter handle, @PRSAevents.


The 2015 PRSA International Conference is now only weeks away and your fellow Georgia Chapter members in Atlanta are ready to roll out the red carpet. In keeping with the tradition of the South, we are ready to welcome you and get to know you. Over the next several weeks, we’ll help you get to know today’s Atlanta through ComPRehension blog posts from Georgia Chapter members. If you have never been to Atlanta, or haven’t visited in a while, you might be surprised at the fast-paced, modern city this genteel capital of the South has become.

Watch for our insider tips on things to see and do while you are in town so that you arrive feeling as if you already know us and are ready to explore all our city and our members have to offer. Georgia Chapter members will guide you to places and activities that are unique to Atlanta, including a nod to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, a “dump” that gave us a classic book (and later a movie), a taste of the world-famous soft drink that calls Atlanta home and the world’s largest drive-in serving up FOs and naked dogs walking.

Atlanta is the new mecca for movie buffs. Georgia is currently ranked one of the top film production destinations in the country, with much of the action in the metro Atlanta area. Various tours are available to cater to interests from Driving Miss Daisy to The Hunger Games and Anchor Man 2. If you prefer the small screen to the big screen, you can walk in the footsteps of the cult hit The Walking Dead. We’ll also share the inside scoop on where you are likely to rub shoulders with stars currently in town filming their next hit.

It is well known that Atlanta, along with many local residents and leaders, played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement. But, did you know that public relations played a role as well? Learn more about how downtown’s new Center for Civil and Human Rights connects the American civil rights movement to today’s global human rights movement, and its effort to ensure this important dialog continues.

Today, it’s all about the food and foodies love Atlanta’s variety of restaurant experiences. Whether your preference is farm-to-table, celebrity chef, eclectic or classic, we can guide you places that will make you want to come back for seconds. For those looking to work off those extra calories, November is typically a great time for outdoor activities in Atlanta. From our new Atlanta Beltline trail to Segway tours and bike tours, we’ll provide tips for those who like to keep physically active to balance the mental stimulation of the conference sessions.

If you prefer to sit back and be entertained, watch for highlights of music, sports and cultural activities scheduled during your visit. Professional sports fan? Is theater and art your cup of tea? Or, do you prefer music in venues ranging from intimate settings to rocking stadiums? We’ll let you know what the hot tickets will be while you are here.

As Georgia Chapter members share our favorite tips, please share your comments on what you are most looking forward to – in addition to an outstanding conference, of course. And if there’s anything particular about our city or Chapter you are interested in knowing more about, we want to hear that as well. Plan to come early to give yourself plenty of time to visit with us. And if you still aren’t sure if you’ll make the trip to Atlanta, we hope to entice you to get registered soon.

We look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta!

Julie Davis 2015Julie Turner Davis is director – public affairs and communications for Georgia-Pacific’s Packaging and Cellulose segment. She has been an active member of the Georgia Chapter of PRSA throughout her career, including serving as Chapter President in 2012, and is currently the Georgia Chapter’s co-chair of the marketing and communications committee for the 2015 International Conference.



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