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Conference and Presentation Opportunities

Upcoming Conferences

International Conference
Nov. 8–10, Atlanta
International Conference offers practical insight and networking for public relations professionals of all career levels, sectors, work environments and industries. Demonstrating value with actionable best practices is what drives the PRSA community and is the focus of this annual event. $400 Saver Rate Deadline: March 2.

Counselors to Higher Education (CHE) Senior Summit
April 15–17, Washington, D.C.
Public relations counselors in higher education come together at the CHE Senior Summit to learn new communications strategies to advance their college or university. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: March 16.

Strategic Collaboration Conference
April 23–24, NYC
The Strategic Collaboration Conference features actionable approaches to leveraging the strength of public relations, marketing, branding and advertising, while bridging internal silos to achieve more profound results. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: March 21.

Counselors Academy Conference 
May 3–5, Laguna, Calif.
Public relations agency owners and senior counselors come together at the Counselors Academy Conference to learn new strategies for managing their operations, clients and employees. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: April 2.

Connect 15 Conference
May 18–19, Chicago
Designed for employee communications professionals, Connect 15 focuses on the practice of internal communications as a means to build and sustain employee engagement, as well as business goals. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: April 11.
  
Health Academy Conference
May 13–15, Cleveland
The Health Academy Conference is ideal if you work in health care or an organization allied to the field, or in a public relations agency serving health care clients. Held each spring, this annual conference provides industry perspective and communications strategies that will benefit your career. At a time of momentous change within the health care field, this conference will help you and your organization prepare for the future. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: April 14.

Travel and Tourism Conference 
June 14–17, Lexington, Ky.
The Travel and Tourism Conference offers the latest approaches for hospitality and travel communicators to help make the most of staff, budgets and time. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: May 14.

District / Chapter Events

PRSA 2015 Western District Conference 
March 19–21, Los Angeles
Join colleagues from a broad range of industries and market segments at the Western District Conference, which will focus on the rapidly-changing world of PR, including the disintegration of traditional media; social media, cutting-edge technologies and platforms impacting communications strategies; and new ideas for brand awareness and reputation management.

PRSA 2015 Southeast District Conference 
June 3–5, Greenville, S.C.
"Find Your Story" at the Southeast District Conference! Engage in rich conversation that will not only challenge your ability to “listen” inside your organization and implement rich content strategies, but embrace fundamental tools that will enhance your company’s content creation skills.

PRSA 2015 Midwest District Conference 
June 10–12, St. Louis, Mo.
Discover the “Gateway to the Best” at the Midwest District Conference, where PR trailblazers will expand their knowledge base and discover emerging PR trends. You’ll gain insights from speakers who will address communications issues such as crisis communications, public affairs, internal communications, reputation management, interactive communications and industry-specific public relations. 

Partner Events

Ragan's Third Annual Social Media for PR and Corporate Communications Conference
Feb. 18–20, Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Held on the magical, inspiring grounds of Disney World, this event features practical tips and best practices to help you engage customers, employees and the media in the digital world. Join peers from leading organizations like Disney, NASA, Ford Motor Company, NewYork-Presbyterian, Coca-Cola Company and NASCAR.

Ragan's Visual Communications and Infographics Summit
March 2–3, Chicago
Learn how to communicate visually to engage your online communities and employees, raise brand awareness, and launch contests and fundraising campaigns.

Ragan's Speechwriters and Executive Communicators Conference
March 10–11, Washington, D.C.
Attend the only annual training event for speechwriters and executive communicators. Newbie or veteran, you'll learn the latest techniques, find inspiration and rub shoulders with the best in the business.

Ragan’s PR Measurement Conference
March 12, Washington, D.C.
This dynamic event will offer the latest measurement strategies, tools, scorecards, techniques and KPIs you need to inspire C-level confidence and help drive business growth.

Ragan's PR and Media Relations Summit

April 8–10, NYC
Connect with the brightest PR and media relations pros on the hottest issues facing the industry, as well as groundbreaking best practices with the power to supercharge your results, maximize your job security and take your career to the next level.

Rutgers School of Communication and Information's  NovaCOM '15
April 17, New Brunswick, N.J.
NovaCOM ’15 is designed to provide a unique networking and professional development experience for communication/PR professionals and students. It will provide a unique interactive forum focused on innovative trends and tools that fit a rapidly evolving world of technology and culture.

Catch Your Readers Master Class With Ann Wylie
April 21–22, Chicago
Learn to write copy that inspires action. In this persuasive writing workshop, Ann Wylie will share insight on how to think like a reader, go beyond the inverted pyramid and cut through the clutter. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: Feb. 15.

Ragan's Visual Communications and Infographics Summit
April 23–24, Portland, Ore.
Become the go-to visual communicator for your organization with the latest visual storytelling techniques. This conference will walk you step by step through how to build and execute an irresistible social-visual communications plan.

Art of the Storyteller Master Class With Ann Wylie
July 29–30, San Francisco
Bring your messages to life with advanced storytelling techniques from Ann Wylie. For this dynamic writing workshop, bring your laptop and a story to work on, then leave with a totally rewritten piece. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: May 1.

Catch Your Readers Writing Workshop With Ann Wylie
Oct. 27–28, Washington, D.C.
The secret to reaching readers is to position your messages in your audience’s best interests. In this session, you’ll learn a four-step process for making your messaging more relevant, valuable and rewarding to your audience. $100 Saver Rate Deadline: Aug. 1.

 

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