The Central Iowa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is offering a daylong conference Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the UnityPoint Health Des Moines Educational and Research Center, 1415 Woodland Ave. in  Des Moines.

Featured speakers include Hal Pittman, a former U.S. Navy public affairs officer advising and now CEO of Special Olympics Iowa, and Bryan Schultz, owner of Opposable Thumbs Marketing, who will talk about an unusual contest that helps rural communities attract attention.

The cost to attend is discounted for those who register before Oct. 31. Click here for more information.