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PRSA 2016 Counselors Academy Conference

Your Agency Is Not an Island: Listen, Learn and Network With Agency Leaders on the Stunning Island of Puerto Rico

May 1–3 | Puerto Rico

The PRSA 2016 Counselors Academy Conference will take place at:

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
1077 Ashford Ave.
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907

Discounted Hotel Rate

For accommodations at the La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort, visit the hotel website or call (787) 721-7500. The special room rate starts at $199 per night. Rooms are guaranteed on a first-come, first-served basis through March 31, 2016. You are responsible for arranging your own hotel accommodations. If you experience any online issues or plan to arrive early or stay later please call the hotel directly and ask for Jasmin Sostre - 787-721-7500 X. 6111 or jsostre@laconcharesort.com who may be able to accommodate your room request outside of the main room block.

Discounted Airfare

Counselors Academy Conference attendees will receive an airfare discount between two and ten percent by Delta Airlines. Refer to the promo code NMNES. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select "Book A Trip," click on "Advanced Search" and enter the meeting code in the box provided on the "Search Flights" page. Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at (800) 328-1111, Mon–Fri, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Discounted Rental Cars

Counselors Academy Conference attendees will receive a 10% discount on Advantage Rent Car with promo code CD02C826E8. To take advantage of this offer, please visit www.advantage.com or call (800) 777-5500.

A Message about the Zika Virus

Some of you have expressed concern about the Zika virus in our conference location. While conference registrations are continuing to run well ahead of last year and we are looking forward to a spectacular conference, we want to be as open and transparent as possible about the situation and how we, and the resort, are responding to it.

The PRSA conference team and Counselors Academy Executive Committee are closely monitoring news of the Zika virus, and are in regular contact with the La Concha resort. We are also consulting with local public relations practitioners in Puerto Rico about the steps being taken to protect residents and visitors alike. Our colleagues report that mosquito problems on the island are mainly centered on the more impoverished neighborhoods away from the resorts, and that the San Juan municipal government is taking aggressive measures in those areas to eradicate places where mosquitos may breed.

The resort is also taking all recommended precautions, including:

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control's latest update about the Zika virus in Puerto Rico is here, while general information about the Zika virus in the rest of the U.S. is available here.                                         

Rest assured, the health and well-being of our attendees, guests, and conference staff is our top priority and we will continue to monitor the news and provide updates as warranted. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email the conference chair, Alison King at alison.king@mediaprofile or Martin Waxman, chair, Counselors Academy, at martinwaxman@gmail.com.