, a dynamic event sponsored by the PRSA Diversity Committee that brings together diverse public relations pros and journalists from the Washington, D.C., area.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 5–8 p.m.
Sponsored by: The Coca-Cola CompanyNewcomers Orientation
, where first-time attendees and those who want to get the most out of their Conference experience can connect and get tips from veterans to take advantage of all Conference opportunities, including professional development, networking and social events.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 10–11 a.m.International Center
, the home base for a unique buddy program that matches attendees with counterparts from international organizations and offers new perspectives on global industry issues.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Ogilvy Public RelationsChampions for PRSSA Morning Coffee Break
, where PR professionals and students connect. Following the coffee break, join us for the “Meet the Living Legends of Public Relations” keynote presentation, 9:15–10:30 a.m., featuring Thomas Hoog, Fellow PRSA, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and Maril MacDonald, founder and CEO, Gagen McDonald.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 8:15–9 a.m.College of Fellows Counseling
, where you can benefit greatly from the valuable career advice offered by PRSA’s most distinguished College of Fellows professionals, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional. You also can receive counseling to guide you through the College of Fellows application process.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 4–6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.–noon, 4–6 p.m.
*Appointments are scheduled at 30-minute intervals, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a free service for PRSA members; the nonmember fee, payable on-site, is $100. Fill out the application here
.Opening Night Gala
, an exciting kickoff to the Conference and an entertaining showcase of the best Washington, D.C., has to offer.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 7–9 p.m.
Sponsored by: MarketWired /Carma / SalienceInsightProducts & Exhibit Hall Reception
, an educational opportunity where attendees join exhibitors for cocktails and refreshments, and learn through demonstrations how to make practical use of the latest products.
Monday, Oct. 13, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Booz Allen
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) 50th Anniversary Celebration
, where you are invited to join PRSA leaders from across the country for a complimentary cup of coffee and continental breakfast, and learn about the process for achieving APR, as well as the value it can bring to your career.
Monday, Oct. 13, 7–8 a.m.#PRSAICON Tweetup
, where you can meet up with the “tweeps” you chat with via social media all year long for complementary drinks and hors d’oeuvres before hitting the town.
Monday, Oct. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Marriott Foyer Mezzanine
Sponsored by: S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications