Our Leadership Conference, formally QuickStart, is an annual leadership event hosted in the fall. The conference aims to provide resources and topics that are most pressing to the ECD chapters. At this conference, we elevate the PR profession by helping PRSA leaders and PR pros connect and learn about relevant issues and needs across our district.

Stay tuned for more information about our 2022 Leadership Conference!



Fri., Sept. 17, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 


  • Emotional Intelligence: Five Leadership Skills Comms Pros Must Know/ Heathere Evans, APR
  • Membership Recruitment and Retention/ Bart Graham, Sr. 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/ Barbara Philips, MPRCA and Cedric Brown, MPRCA
  • Leadership Forum

Sponsored by Butler University’s Strategic Communications Programs and StarChapter.

Conference Archive:
2020 QuickStart Leadership Conference
2019 QuickStart Leadership Conference
2018 QuickStart Leadership Conference
2017 QuickStart Leadership Conference