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PRSA Announces ICON 2020 Virtual Conference, To Take Place October 26-29

Jul. 13, 2020

Full Conference Experience To Include Keynote Speakers, Professional Development Programs, Networking And Social Opportunities

This year has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for public relations and communications professionals. As PRSA explored options for the safe delivery of an in-person International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in October, it became increasingly clear that it would not be possible to guarantee social distancing and other safety measures that would be necessary to achieve that desired goal.

As a result, PRSA is launching its first fully digital gathering for professional communicators and students of the profession. ICON 2020 will be held Oct. 26-29 and feature all of the same hallmarks of the organization’s annual conference, including industry leading keynoters, an exhibit hall, topic-specific professional development programs, sessions for PRSSA students and a wide variety of networking and social opportunities. Plus, there will also be many new elements that will foster meaningful connections, thought leadership and innovation.

Jon Meacham, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Carolynn Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, DiversityInc Media LLC and Lata Nott, Freedom Forum Fellow for the First Amendment will be among the event’s featured speakers with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The official ICON 2020 website will be launching soon. Click here to sign up to receive conference updates and stay up to date on the latest news and information.

About PRSA
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community. PRSA is the principal advocate for industry excellence and ethical conduct and provides members lifelong learning opportunities and leading-edge resources to enhance professional connections and support them at every stage of their career. With more than 30,000 members, PRSA is collectively represented in all 50 states by more than 110 Chapters and 14 Professional Interest Sections, and on nearly 375 college and university campuses through its student organization, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). For more information, please visit www.prsa.org

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