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District Conferences

District Conferences are planned, hosted and attended by PRSSA Chapters. They are an opportunity for attendees to network and learn, and for planners to build their portfolio and gain event planning experience. Consider attending a District Conference — you may have the opportunity to participate in a competition, attend a workshop, participate in a roundtable or Leadership Summit, or meet and greet your peers and professionals at a social.


Host a 2024 District Conference

Become even more involved in PRSSA by hosting a District Conference this upcoming spring. In the process of planning the event, you can gain valuable event planning skills, network with local professionals and enhance your portfolio. The deadline to submit the Hosting Application Form is September 1, 2023. Direct questions to the vice president of events and fundraising.

Please consider the following if your Chapter is interested in submitting a form: 

  • Ability to create and publish an event website in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to promptly secure a venue with low financial risk.
  • Confirm a strong, defined conference theme (example: PR in sports, social media, etc.).
  • Ability to create and maintain a strong promotional plan.
  • Consider offering the conference virtually as well as in person. If you have to shift gear and offer only a virtual conference, you’ll want to have this plan ready.
  • Maintain communication with the vice president of events and fundraising. 

If you need help planning your event, check out the District Conference Information Handbook and the District Conference Execution Handbook.

2024 District Conferences




The PoweR of Sports Media
February 16 and 17, 2024

This conference will explore the world of sports media and the role of public relations in the industry. Attendees will get to learn from speakers ranging from professionals who are new in the field to seasoned veterans. Discover more about how you can play a part in your favorite sport, even if you are not in the game.

Email Alicia Caracciolo with any further questions.

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PRess Play
February 22 and 23, 2024

PRess Play on your future in the communications industry at the 2024 PRSSA Midwest District Conference in Chicago, hosted by DePaul University PRSSA. Learn how the PR industry has evolved in recent years and how students can grow alongside the ever-changing climate of both the communications industry and media landscape. From agency visits and professional development workshops, to networking and career prep - take this opportunity to gather in the Windy City to gain a better idea of where you will fit into the PR workforce as you PRess Play on the future of PR.

Email with any further questions.

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PR Advanced:
See Through Boundaries and Unlock Potential
February 24, 2024

Join PR Advanced's 17th annual District Conference to get prepared with the tools and mindsets to stay at the top of emerging industry trends. Through panels, social events, and interactive activities, we will explore new career possibilities, hear stories from professionals, and get ready for the future.

Email Amanda Wu with any further questions.

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Zooming + Booming:
How to Fast Track Your Career
March 22 and 23, 2024

Are you ready for Gen Z to take over the world? Learn about the values, aspirations, and behavior of the next generation at Zooming + Booming: How to Fast Track Your Career. Hear from local and national experts about how to create communication strategies that resonate with Gen Z as well as tips for Zoomers entering the work force.

Email Maureen Pieper with any further questions.

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IMC Connect!
March 25 to 27, 2024

IMC Connect! brings together some of the nation’s top communications executives and leading researchers. Its purpose is to provide various opportunities for attendees to learn from expert practitioners throughout a series of collaborative events such as workshops, topical panel sessions, and breakout sessions. Speakers are from The Boeing Company, Las Vegas Raiders, Carnival Cruise Line, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Edelman, C-Spire, FedEx, CVS Health, Cardinal Health, Toyota of Mississippi, and more!

Email with any further questions.

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Ready, Steady, RACE
April 12, 2024

UADE PRSSA is delighted to invite students from all over the globe to our 2024 District Conference. Our conference theme, Ready, Steady, RACE, reflects the essence of preparedness, adaptability, and competition in the ever-evolving world of PR and global communications. In a world characterized by constant transformations and fierce industry competition, our theme resonates deeply. It's about preparing for the challenges ahead, finding a steady pace in your career, and actively participating in the exhilarating race of the communications field. Join us in this exciting journey!

Email Candelaria Batalla, Victoria Bazán, and Francesca Sardi with any further questions.

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Bloomfest: Grow Into Your Potential!
April 19 and 20, 2024

East Stroudsburg University is excited to host Blommfest, its first-ever District Conference. Bloomfest will have separate panels discussing topics regarding crisis management, social media, entrepreneurship, as well as diversity and community. Bloomfest will also be holding a speed networking event, in which participants will be able to dedicate one-on-one time with different alumni and professionals. Come ready with your resumes, business cards, and two-minute business pitches!

Email Xzy-Nayé Campbell with any further questions.

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