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PRSA 2017 International Conference

Oct. 8–10 | Boston

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The Call for Presentations for the PRSA 2017 International Conference will be available until 11:59 p.m. EST on March 2, 2017.


What is the deadline?
The Call for Presentations closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 2, 2017.
What information will I need to submit?
Refer to the CFP Preparation Guide for step-by-step guidelines for submitting your proposal. When you’re ready, log in to get started.
What are the Conference programming tracks?
Strategic approaches to utilizing and aligning multiple, diverse communication platforms to reinforce campaign effectiveness and achieve objectives.
Tools & Techniques
Immersive training for skill building, messaging, writing, relationship building, pitching, word of mouth, speechwriting, storytelling, and social media tools and techniques.
Methods to address the needs of specific audiences, as well as areas or industries, such as health care, technology, ethics, diversity, Accreditation, global, education and work/life balance.
Strategic Planning & Implementation
Case studies or presentations targeted to experienced practitioners that demonstrate best practices in research, planning, implementation and measurement.
Leadership & Management
Best practices in leadership innovation and inspiration, management skills development, team building, workplace infrastructure, conflict resolution and mentoring.
What are the key factors that determine a presentation’s acceptance?
All presentation proposals will be evaluated to determine whether content is tailored to International Conference audiences and offers results-oriented best practices.
What is the policy regarding presenter expenses?
Presenters selected for breakout sessions or roundtables will receive a complimentary speaker registration. Pre-Conference sessions and meal functions will be available for purchase. PRSA does not reimburse presenters for out-of-pocket expenses, such as hotels, food, airfare or transfers, nor provides speaker stipends.
How many presenters are allowed in a workshop?
No more than three presenters, including the moderator in a panel presentation, are allowed per workshop.
What is an APR Learning Opportunity?
Conference workshops, which help APR candidates in their review of topics relevant to the Examination process, may be designated as APR Learning Opportunities. The APR mark is used to identify these workshops in Conference materials. To determine if Conference workshops qualify for this designation, they must offer relevant, cutting-edge content that supports knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) for public relations professionals. Workshops do not have to be designed as preparatory sessions largely focused on the APR Examination itself. A detailed description of the subsets of KSAs, which are tested in the APR process, can be found here. The speaker or at least one panelist must have an APR.
When will I find out if my proposal has been accepted?
All proposals will go through a review process. Notifications of proposal acceptance will occur in the spring.
If my proposal is accepted, what are the next steps?
You will be asked to complete the speaker registration form (complimentary) to confirm your participation in the Conference. Instructions will be emailed to each accepted speaker.
You will be asked to submit a headshot, and we will edit your session description for promotional purposes. You also will be asked to develop a blog post that discusses the content of your presentation. One month before the Conference, you will submit your presentation materials so that PRSA can ensure that there is no duplication of content, and that attendees will have access to it on site.