The Call for Presentations for the PRSA 2015 Travel and Tourism Section/SATW Associates Council Annual Conference will be available until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 17, 2014.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

PRSA 2015 Travel and Tourism Section/SATW Associates Council Conference

June 14–17 ¦ Lexington, Ky.

Submission Deadline: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Conference Overview

The PRSA Travel and Tourism Section/SATW Associates Council Conference will be held June 14–17, 2015, at the Hilton Lexington Downtown in Lexington, Ky. Our annual conference brings together key media and professional development experts to address the evolving changes in the media and public relations landscape.

Application Instructions and Rules

Please complete all information via the link above and submit for consideration to the PRSA Travel and Tourism Section no later than Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Applicants will be notified of final selections via email by Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Proposals should outline 45–50-minute breakout sessions (which can be presented by an individual or panel of experts), or keynote speeches that address the overall conference theme of travel and tourism communications. The focus should be on new approaches to PR classics, such as media tools (e.g., press kits, press releases, etc.) and pitching techniques, as well as working with media and “one-hit wonders,” such as the latest and greatest social media and online tools. Speakers must refrain from any content that could be considered a sales pitch. All presentations must be detailed, thoughtful and able to provide attendees with knowledge and tools they can implement in their practice.

Presentations from vendors will be considered only if they are unbiased, educational, informative and innovative. Pitches for a specific commercial service or product will not be considered.

We have several targeted sponsorship opportunities available. Prospective sponsors should email PRSA Senior Manager of Special Events and Programs Don Bill, or call (212) 460-1456.

The Travel and Tourism Section Conference Committee reserves the right to request that potential speakers participate in general panel sessions in lieu of their proposed session. Please note: speaker presentations will be collected and made available to conference attendees and Travel and Tourism Section members after the conference. Handouts are appreciated and will be posted online. Some sessions may be recorded.

Please provide complete contact details for references. Failing to do so may result in the disqualification of your speaker proposal.

Questions?

Email PRSA Senior Manager of Special Events and Programs Don Bill, or call (212) 460-1456.

Deadline

Presentation proposals are due no later than Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Note: PRSA does not pay for expenses, such as hotel and airfare, nor offer speaker stipends. Speakers will receive a complimentary conference registration, which includes access to all general sessions and basic meal functions — a $735 value.