Here are some local professional organizations you may be
interested in. Each has its own strengths and unique mix of
Quad Cities Advertising Federation (QCAF)
organization is our professional AAF counterpart. This is the
largest local group of communications professionals. They bring
in many interesting speakers for their monthly meetings which
are usually lunch meetings. For students that want to attend
these meetings the QCAF can usually find a member that will
have you go as their guest (=free lunch).
Public Relations Network of the Quad Cities (PR Network)
This is another large organization of local professionals.
They typically hold lunch meetings on the third Thursday of
each month. There is a speaker at each meeting covering a different
communications topic. Student membership is cheap and lunch
is reasonable for student members.
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
is a local chapter of the national PRSA organization. This is
a smaller group with meetings every two months. Meetings include