AWPA is proud to bring nationally-known speaker Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting to give her presentation “The Art of Storytelling” to ALL Austin event industry professionals!

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Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time:  10:45am-1:00pm

Location:  Mattie’s at Green Pastures
811 W. Live Oak St.
Austin, TX 78704

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fee: $50

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The Art of Storytelling and Wedding PR

 Most event professionals have good intentions for promotion but fall short after succumbing to writer’s block. With that said, it should come as no surprise that your publicity strategies are an essential part of your marketing efforts. In this interactive session, leading event industry publicist Meghan Ely will walk you through a live brainstorming session as she takes your event successes and challenges and turns them into media pitches to get you published.

 During this session, attendees will learn to:

·       Find inspiration in their own work and how to keep the momentum going.

·       Keep content and pitches organized and seamlessly integrated into their workflow

·       Leverage expertise to boost features


OFD Consulting owner, Meghan Ely, combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR to empower her clients to take their businesses to new heights. She is a WeddingWire Education Expert as well as a regular contributor to Wedding Planner Magazine, Wedding Business Magazine, Catersource and

Meghan represents clients globally and has earned them coverage with the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Brides, Bridal Guide, the Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, the Travel Channel, HGTV, Brit & Co and Refinery 29, among others.

Meghan has served on the national board of WIPA and is a long-time member of the NACE conference education committee. She is also an adjunct professor in the Mass Communication department at Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in Public Relations. Most recently, Special Events honored her as one of the top 25 young professionals in the event industry.

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annual AWPA MEETING Schedule:

January - Third Thursday, evening; Members, Preferred Vendors, Significant Others (Gala)

February - Third Tuesday, 10:45am; Members and Future Members (Luncheon)

March - Third Tuesday, evening; Members, Preferred Vendors (Vendor Mixer)

April - Third Tuesday, 10:45am; Members and Future Members (Luncheon)

May - Third Tuesday, 10:45am; Members, New Vendors (New Vendor Expo)

June - Third Tuesday, 10:45am; Members and Future Members (Luncheon)

July - Third Tuesday, evening; Members, Preferred Vendors (Vendor Mixer)

August - Third Tuesday, 10:45am; Members and Future Members (Luncheon)

September - Third Tuesday, 10:45am; Members and Future Members (Luncheon)

October - Third Tuesday, 10:45am; Members, Preferred Vendors (Vendor Mixer)

November - Second Wednesday, 10:45am; All Event Industry Professionals (Luncheon)

December - Second Tuesday, 10:45am; Members only (Luncheon / Holiday Party)