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March Luncheon: Changing the Rules on a Dime

NOTE: New Date! New Location!
On Friday, March 9, PRSA Houston is co-presenting a luncheon with the Texas Public Relations Association (TPRA) in conjunction with the TPRA 2007 Annual Conference, which is being held in Houston this year at the Hilton Post Oak. The luncheon will take the place of our regular luncheon meeting for March. Registration is now available online at The cost for PRSA members is $35.
Following a welcome by Houston Mayor Bill White, our featured speaker for the luncheon is Marlene McClinton, public information officer for the Houston Airport System. In summer of 2006, we woke up one morning to news that a terror plot involving airplanes and liquids had been discovered by British authorities in the nick of time. As a result of that incident, overnight the TSA changed the rules about liquids and could no longer be carried onto airplanes by the traveling public. These new rules were implemented overnight and had to be clearly communicated to the flying public the next morning. 
TPRA's "Breaking the Code: Solving Your PR Puzzle" conference features Harold Burson, described by PR Week as the “century’s most influential PR figure." He headlines a stellar lineup of speakers and professional development sessions dealing with topics including crisis communications, investor relations, mastering new technology, effectively communicating with your employees, publishing your first book and much more... or just tuning up your career through superior networking and broadening of your options. 
If you have any questions about the conference, you can contact Terri Larson (, vice president of the PRSA Houston board and chair of this year's TPRA conference.
Speaker Marlene McClinton

Public Information Officer
Houston Airport System



Organizer Paula Ruth, APR


Fri, March 9, 2007
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


Hilton Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056