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Network with your peers

Download the Conference attendee roster to see who else will be joining you in San Diego.

This year, we are offering more networking opportunities than ever before! We invite you to USS Midwaycelebrate the start of this year’s Conference with an unforgettable evening in the heart of San Diego. Join us as at our Opening Night Event as we kick off this year’s Conference on the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Now the most-visited floating ship museum in the world, you will be inspired by this West Coast symbol of strength, freedom and peace, where 225,000 men and women once served from World War II to Operation Desert Storm.

Enjoy an off-site networking lunch Monday at one of many San Diego hot spots hosted by a PRSA Section. Hungry for delicious delicacies and compelling conversation? Meet other members and see if you share  professional interests, as well as culinary interests.

The action heats up indoors. Don’t miss Meet the Experts — your opportunity to speak one-on-one with industry gurus. Join in free-flowing roundtable conversations with the brightest minds in the business. It’s a full hour of face-to-face networking with those who have the inside track on the hottest topics — including social media,  sustainability and brand building. Career counselors will also be on hand to answer questions and offer job search tips.

Want to learn more about PRSA’s Professional Interest Sections? Stop by the Sections Lounge and learn how to connect with a nationwide network of public relations professionals in your specific field of interest. Network and relax with colleagues over refreshments. Learn about all of the great benefits and programs Professional Interest Sections have to offer, including our 2010 Spring Conferences. Enter daily raffles for chances to win exciting prizes.

Discover new products and the latest services. Our exhibitors will be introducing the most advanced solutions on the market. While you’re there, enter to win a full registration for the PRSA 2010 International Conference in Washington, D.C.! Swing by the National Capital Chapter’s booth to learn about next year’s Conference destination.

Networking and Ticketed Events Schedule

Saturday, November 7, 2009
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Educators Academy Reception
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. College of Fellows Induction Dinner

Sunday, November 8, 2009
TBA College of Fellows Readiness Sessions and Career Counseling
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Coffee/Refreshment Break in the Exhibition Hall
2–5:30 p.m Professional Interest Sections Networking Lounge

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Coffee/Refreshment Break in the Exhibition Hall
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Opening Night Event
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. International Section Dinner & Atlas Award Paper Presentation

Monday, November 9, 2009
TBA College of Fellows Readiness Sessions and Career Counseling
7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Coffee/Refreshment Break in the Exhibition Hall
9 – 11:45 a.m Professional Interest Sections Networking Lounge
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coffee/Refreshment Break in the Exhibition Hall
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Off-Site Section Networking Luncheons/Exhibition Hall
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Champions for PRSSA Rally
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Meet the Experts/Roundtable Discussions
1:15 – 5:00 p.m Professional Interest Sections Networking Lounge

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibition Hall Reception

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Meet the Experts/Roundtable Discussions
9:30 – 12:00 p.m Professional Interest Sections Networking Lounge

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Coffee/Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall