ICON 2023 PRSA Conference


Join us in Nashville!

Students at ICON
Students at ICON

With five days full of countless events and incredible opportunities, it is a good idea to start planning now to make sure you are able to attend this amazing Conference. If you haven’t decided to attend or need more information to convince your fellow Chapter members, here are a few things to keep in mind.

What is ICON?
ICON is an event that brings public relations/communications students and professionals from around the world together for professional development and networking. Attendees will get to hear from many industry professionals about their experience and best practices, have the opportunity to attend general sessions at the PRSA International Conference, as well as some of the PRSA networking events. International Conference is a can’t miss event.

What are the benefits of attending the Conference?
The Conference offers attendees an opportunity to learn from professionals and peers in one event. Attendees also get to experience and explore a new city while making new friends along the way. For many, the connections made at an event like Conference will advance their careers in a way that no other event can.




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Schedule at a Glance

PRSSA ICON for Students

Friday, Oct. 13
2—7 p.m.ICON Registration
2:30—3:30 p.m.PRSSA Student Run Agency Session
2:30—3:30 p.m.PRSSA District Conference/Event Planning Session
4—5 p.m.PRSSA Friday Keynote Address
7:30—8:30 p.m.PRSSA Sweet and Salty Social – Welcome Reception
Saturday, Oct. 14
7 a.m.—7 p.m.ICON Registration
8:30—10:30 a.m.PRSSA Awards Ceremony Breakfast
11–12:30 a.m.PRSSA Keynote Address & Roll Call
1 –2:15 p.m.PRSSA Leadership Recognition Luncheon
2:30—3:30 p.m.PRSSA PD Set
3:45—4:45 p.m.PRSSA PD Set
5 – 6 p.m.PRSSA PD Set
Sunday, Oct. 15
7 a.m.—7 p.m.ICON Registration
9—11 a.m.Champions for PRSSA Breakfast
1—2:45 p.m.ICON Opening General Session (Keynote Speaker: David Epstein)
3—4 p.m.PRSSA Sunday Keynote Address
4:15—5 p.m.PRSSA Is Your Resume Ready? Special Session
5:15—6 p.m.PRSSA Master the Interview Special Session
5:15—6:45 p.m.PRSSA Adviser Session for PRSSA Faculty and Professional Advisers
Monday, Oct. 16
8 a.m.—5 p.m.ICON Registration
10 a.m.— 12:30 pmPRSSA Career Development Exhibition **
1—2:30 p.m.ICON General Session (Keynote Speaker: Michele Norris)
3—4 p.m.ICON Professional Development Workshops Set 5
4:15—5:15 p.m.ICON Professional Development Workshops Set 6
5:15—7:15 p.m.ICON Diversity & Inclusion Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 17
7:30—11 a.m.ICON Registration
8:30—9:30 a.m.ICON Professional Development Workshops Set 7
9:45—10:45 a.m.ICON Professional Development Workshops Set 8
11—12:30 p.m.ICON Closing General Session (Keynote: TBA)


Schedule is subject to change without notice.
Check back frequently for the most up-to-date schedule.


Rates & Hotel

Conference Rates

 Regular RateSaver Rate
Until Sept. 8
PRSSA Student Conference  
PRSSA Member$385$360
PRSSA Faculty Adviser$385$360
PRSSA Faculty Adviser + Educators Academy Summit$350$300

Hotel Info

Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, the flagship of Gaylord Hotels®, is in Nashville, Tennessee — just 10 minutes from Nashville International Airport. The resort is easily accessible to Music City’s legendary attractions, including the Grand Ole Opry® , Ryman Auditorium® , Wildhorse Saloon® and the General Jackson® Showboat.

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