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2024 Travel and Tourism Call for Presentations

PRSA 2024 Travel and Tourism Conference
June 2-5, 2024 | Greenville, South Carolina
Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023

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Conference Overview
The PRSA Travel and Tourism Conference will be held on June 2-5, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC. Presented by the PRSA Travel and Tourism Section, the annual conference brings together key media and professional development experts to address the evolving changes in the media and public relations landscape. The 2024 conference will bring the opportunity to gather, reconnect and seek timely strategies, resources and diverse perspectives to thrive and excel in the industry. Submit your innovative and compelling presentation proposal online here.

Application Timeline
Please submit all information through our online form no later than 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. Applicants will be notified of final selections via email in November 2023.

Application Instructions and Rules
Proposals should outline 45- to 50-minute breakout sessions/curated panels or 1.5-hour workshops that focus on timely and relevant topics in travel and tourism communications. Presentations and/or workshops may be conducted by an individual, a panel of experts and/or as an interactive session. 

The focus should be on fresh approaches to public relations topics that target mid-level and senior-level practitioners. Topics could include strategic planning, advocacy, working with media and digital influencers, measurement, integrated communications campaigns, crisis communications, diversity, research, emerging trends, productivity, management as well as the latest tools and technologies. Visit the 2023 conference programming here for recent examples.

When possible, proposals should highlight presentation or workshop elements and/or speaker experience that aligns PRSA's mission of advancing the profession through diversity, advocacy, ethics, or the global reach of PR and communications.

Presentations from vendors will be considered only if they are unbiased, educational, informative and innovative. Speakers must refrain from any content that could be considered a sales pitch. Pitches for a specific commercial service or product will not be considered. Note that session proposals do not need to be completely fleshed out to be considered, but please provide as many details of the concept/idea as possible.

Please provide complete contact details for references.

Accepted Speakers and Proposals: Potential Actions
The Travel and Tourism Section Executive and Conference Committee reserves the right to request potential speakers’ participation in general panel sessions in lieu of their proposed session.

Presented Sessions Following Conference
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.

Speaker Expenses and Compensation
PRSA does not pay for expenses, such as hotel and airfare, nor offer speaker stipends. Speakers will receive a complete conference registration, which includes access to all general sessions and meal functions — a $1,450 value.

Sponsorship Opportunities
A number of targeted sponsorship and member engagement opportunities are available. Prospective sponsors should connect with Matthew Maxey, 2024 sponsorship chair, via email or at (615) 550-8696; Amy Moore, PRSA events manager, via email or at (212) 460-0302, or the PRSA sponsorship team via email.

Contact Amy Moore, PRSA events manager, via email or at (212) 460-0302, or Ally Dorrough, APR, PRSA 2024 Travel and Tourism Section chair, via email or at (334) 391-7745.