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PRSA 2017 International Conference

The Spirit of Revolution: Communications in the 21st Century

Oct. 8–10 | Boston

Networking at ICON

Make Conference Connections

A solid professional network is vital to success. Strengthen existing relationships with peers and forge new connections with practitioners from around the world. Anticipated networking opportunities include:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Mixer
    Take advantage of a lively opportunity to network with various professionals in underrepresented facets of public relations.
    Saturday, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
    Gloucester, 3rd Floor
    Sponsored by: Coca-Cola (logo)
     
  • Coffee With PRSSA Students!
    Start your day off with a free cup of coffee and meet the great PRSSA students attending this year’s Conference.
    Sunday, 8:30–9 a.m.
    Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza
    Sponsored by: Champions for PRSSA (logo)
     
  • Newcomers Orientation
    Meet other first-time attendees, and find out how to optimize both your Conference experience and your PRSA membership.
    Sunday, 10–11 a.m.
    Boylston, 1st Floor
     
  • Opening Night Reception: Shattering Barriers With Revolutionary Innovation
    Our opening night reception will harness the spirit of revolution and innovation that has made Massachusetts one of the most exciting and forward-thinking places in the country. History continues to be made here as creative people shatter barriers in medicine, technology, education and more. Join us as we highlight this heritage and kick off another inspiring PRSA International Conference!
    Sunday, 7–9 p.m.
    Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor
    Sponsored by: Critical Mention (logo)
     
  • College of Fellows Mentor Program
    Benefit from the valuable career advice offered by PRSA's most distinguished College of Fellows professionals, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional. You also can receive counseling to guide you through the College of Fellows application process. Learn more about on-site mentoring.
    Sunday, 4–6 p.m.
    Monday, 4–6 p.m.
    Columbus I & II, 1st Floor
    Appointments are scheduled at 30-minute intervals and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a free service for PRSA members; the nonmember fee, payable on site, is $100.
    Sponsored by: PRSA College of Fellows Logo
  • APR Breakfast
    You’ve earned your APR — now join your fellow APRs and Northeastern University for an APR only breakfast hour to include continental breakfast, networking and the opportunity to learn how a graduate degree in organizational communication can accelerate your career. This breakfast is open only to Conference attendees who hold their APR designation.
    Monday, 7–8 a.m.
    Gloucester, 3rd Floor
    Sponsored by: Northeastern University (logo)
     
  • Cocktail Reception With the Exhibitors
    Take a break at this an educational opportunity where attendees join exhibitors for cocktails and refreshments, and learn through demonstrations how to make practical use of the latest products.
    Monday, 6–7 p.m.
    3rd Floor Atrium and 4th Floor Foyer
     
  • PRSA Public Affairs & Government Section Reception & Dinner
    Learn about the programs, events and resources offered by PAG, and network with like-minded colleagues from across the country.
    Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.
    USS Constitution Museum
    Cost: $50 per person
    Pre-registration required
     
  • PRSA Technology Section Media Panel & Networking Reception
    Take advantage of being in one of the greatest technology hubs in the nation and come together with fellow technology and PR professionals for a night of learning and networking.
    Monday, 7–9 p.m.
    Tremont, 1st Floor
    Pre-registration required.
    Sponsored by: IBM, iMiller Public Relations and Volume Public Relations
     
  • Professional Interest Sections After-Hours Sweet Social
    Connect with others in your area of specialization and interests over dessert and coffee, and find out what PRSA Sections can offer you to help take you to the next level of your career.
    Monday, 9:30–11:30 p.m.
    Grand Ballroom Salon H-K, 4th Floor
    Sponsored by: PPAI (logo)

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