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Plans progress for August PPA Conference

The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows Hotel, Racetrack & Casino Altoona, Iowa site of the Biennial PPA Conference on August 3-5. Preceding the conference will be a full day of workshops on Wednesday, August 2. The room rate is $129 per night, king or double queen occupancy and is in effect three days before and three days after the actual meeting dates. Current tax rate is 12%. To make room reservations, please click on the link below or call 1-800-325-9015 and use group code 08022017APW. Prairie Meadows will provide free shuttle service from Des Moines International Airport, complimentary Internet access and no charge for parking a vehicle.

On August 3-5, APWU editors, associate editors and officers will meet in Des Moines, Iowa for the 2017 biennial conference of the APWU National Postal Press Association. Preceding the conference will be a full day of workshops on Wednesday, August 2.

Established in 1967 and held every two years, the PPA Conference is not only for editors. It is an educational event specifically designed to help participants, whether novice or experienced sharpen their communication skills. Regardless of the office held in our union, learning about communication as a means to better represent the membership should be a part of every representative’s educational development. This conference is also a must for local or state organizations that are interested in establishing (or re-establishing) a communications program for its membership. 

Led by a group of talented instructors from the Labor Movement, the intensive four-day program will cover a variety of communication-related topics. In addition to eleven workshops, the gathering will include three general sessions, four networking events and an awards banquet.

For the eighth consecutive conference the registration fee will be $160.  This fee includes conference materials, workshops, refreshment breaks, buffet dinner reception, and awards banquet.

Click on the links below for additional conference information, workshop descriptions, registration form and schedule of events.


Download: 2017 PPA Conference information & registration form.pdf , 2017 Detailed Schedule of Events.pdf

What's New at APWU-NPPA
PPA awards entry deadline May 1
First place and honorable mention awards in 15 categories will be presented at an awards banquet on Saturday, August 5 in Altoona, Iowa at the conclusion of the 2017 PPA Conference. Read More...
Download: 2017 Awards Program rules-entry forms.pdf
Posting of Member Publications
A reminder about the section available on the PPA website for the posting of publications. The Member Publications section is reserved for PPA members who desire to submit copies of their newsletters for posting in this section of the website located under Member Resources. Read More...
Quote of the month - April

"My interest is the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."  

--Charles Kettering 

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2017 Biennial PPA Conference
Aug 02, 2017
The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows Hotel, Racetrack & Casino Des Moines, Iowa
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