May 7–9 | Seattle
The Call for Presentations for the PRSA 2017 Counselors Academy Conference will be available until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 7, 2016.
May 7–9 | Seattle
Proposal Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
Founded in 1960, PRSA Counselors Academy is dedicated to providing principals and senior leaders of small and mid-size public relations firms in the United States and Canada with the business insights and tools they need to grow successful businesses. The more than 350 members of Counselors Academy are passionately committed to maintaining an open and honest peer network that energizes and motivates them, provides a sounding board for questions and ideas and fosters mutually beneficial relationships. More information about Counselors Academy and its programs can be found at www.counselorsacademy.org.
The annual spring conference is Counselors Academy’s largest event and attracts up to 200 senior agency executives. In addition to agency principals and other leaders, attendees at the annual conference include sole practitioners as well as principals and senior executives of firms in allied industries such as advertising, event planning, digital communications and marketing. Attendees come to the conference to connect with peers and share ideas and insights that they can immediately put into practice.
Priority will be given to proven presenters whose proposals are forward-thinking and deliver fresh, business-focused content that is directly relevant to today’s agency leaders and principals. Presentations that are interactive and/or provide an output that participants can act on immediately are also strongly encouraged.
Counselors Academy conference attendees are particularly interested in the following subject areas:
Counselors Academy welcomes proposals from public relations firm principals and senior leaders as well as experts in relevant disciplines including, but not limited to: accounting, law, consulting, human resources, benefits and compensation, insurance and risk management and agency technology.
This Call for Presentations includes requests for:
The most successful Counselors Academy presenters:
Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate strong speaking and audience motivation skills by providing videos of past presentations to similar audiences.
Submit your innovative and compelling presentation proposal online here.
Note: PRSA and Counselors Academy do not reimburse presenters for out-of-pocket expenses, such as hotel and airfare. PRSA and Counselors Academy do not provide speaker stipends. Presenters who are selected for expert breakout presentations will receive one complimentary registration, which does not include meals or networking events. Presenters will have the option to purchase a meal package. Roundtable leaders wishing to attend the conference will be required to pay the members-only rate.
Proposals are due no later than Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Earlier submissions are encouraged. Submit your proposal online here.
We have several targeted sponsorship opportunities available. Prospective sponsors should connect with Don Bill, PRSA senior manager of special events and programs, via email or at (212) 460-1456, or Richard Spector, PRSA director of corporate development and industry partnerships, via email or at (212) 460-0301.