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Conference and Presentation Opportunities

Traditional PR and marketing won’t work anymore. Organizations must create content that their audience can connect with – are you up to the challenge? Join 11 experts at Ragan Communications’ and PRSA’s Content Summit for PR, Social Media and Marketing professionals and walk away with practices that will revolutionize how you create content.

Upcoming National Conferences

Counselors Academy Conference 
May 4–6, Key West, Fla.

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.

Health Academy Conference
May 7–9, Washington, D.C.

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.

PRSA and PRIME Research Strategic Corporate Communications and Research Conference
May 15–16, New York City
Join top corporate communications presenters from General Electric, MasterCard, Nissan, Oracle and many more at the PRSA and PRIME Research Strategic Corporate Communications and Research Conference. Some of the world’s most experienced communicators from leading corporations, agencies and universities will share their experiences in creating, deploying and refining best practices in public relations research at this premier event.

Connect 14 Conference
May 20–21, Chicago
Designed for employee communications professionals, this event focuses on the latest digital and on-site approaches to optimize approaches leveraging your most valuable resource ― your team.

Travel and Tourism Conference 
June 8–11, Tampa, Fla.

Designed for travel and hospitality communicators, the Travel and Tourism Conference features essential information, to put your career and organization on the fast track for success, including nimble approaches to help make the most of your staff, budget and time.

International Conference
Oct. 12–14, Washington, D.C.
Designed by communicators for communicators to increase ROI, the 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.

District Conferences

Western District Conference 
March 20–22, San Diego 
Let the sun shine on your public relations career in San Diego! The PRSA Western District Conference features nationally recognized keynote speakers, interactive roundtable discussions and informative workshops, as well as ample networking opportunities. This not-to-be-missed professional development conference will have something for everyone, from the up-and-coming practitioner to the seasoned veteran. Bring your family and enjoy everything San Diego has to offer.

Southeast District Conference
April 9–11, Charlotte, N.C.
From tactical to strategic and basic to advanced, the Southeast District Conference will cover effective content strategies, new rules of media relations, corporate storytelling, social media, crisis communications and more. Keynote speakers include crisis management expert David Marriott, who will discuss the Amanda Knox case; Brains on Fire’s Robbin Phillips on the importance of word-of-mouth marketing; NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications Managing Director David Higdon; and Dr. Joe Trahan, who will cover media training do’s and don’ts.

PRSA 2014 Midwest District Conference 
June 18–20, Springfield, Mo.
Strengthen the foundation of your public relations practice and look into current trends on the horizon at the PRSA 2014 Midwest District Conference! In addition to insights from speakers, such as PRSA 2014 National Chair Joseph E. Cohen, APR; James Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA; and Missy Maher, executive vice president and director of modern family foresight at Edelman, the conference will also feature 25 breakout sessions, with a variety of topics for public relations professionals from all industries and career levels. 

Sunshine District Conference
July 10–12, Naples, Fla.
Join Florida's leading public relations professionals and industry leaders at the PRSA Sunshine District Conference. The conference is hosted annually by one of the District’s seven Chapters, and features professional development workshops presented by nationally-recognized experts in media relations, social media, crisis communications and more. In addition to these workshops, the two-day event offers many opportunities to network with public relations industry leaders. The 2014 conference will be hosted by the Gulf Coast Chapter in Naples.

Partner Events

Ragan Communications PR & Media Relations Best Practices Summit
April 911, New York City
The PR & Media Relations Best Practices Summit features the hottest issues facing the industry. From rebranding campaigns to social media to traditional pitching — this event covers everything that can impact your career now.

Ragan Communications Content Summit for PR, Social Media and Marketing Professionals
May 12
14, Charlotte, N.C.
Traditional PR and marketing won’t work anymore. Organizations must create content that their audience can connect with – are you up to the challenge? Join 11 experts at Ragan Communications’ and PRSA’s Content Summit for PR, Social Media and Marketing professionals and walk away with practices that will revolutionize how you create content.

Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) National Summit — Ascend 2014
May 25–27, Alberta, Canada
With a host of keynote speakers and professional development workshops, this year's CPRS National Summit — Ascend 2014, gives you the chance to enhance your skills at an inspiring and interactive event. Held at the iconic Banff Springs Hotel in beautiful Alberta, you'll engage and reach new heights with PR professionals from across Canada.

Past Conferences

Counselors to Higher Education (CHE) Senior Summit
April 9–11, 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.
 
Digital Impact Conference
June 27–28, 2013, New York
The Digital Impact Conference is dedicated to positioning general practitioners to make the most of the latest digital resources and opportunities. A separate track is offered for communicators supporting technology organizations.
 

 

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Broaden your skill set with access to more than 50 live and on-demand webinars in 2014.