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PRSA 2019 International Conference

Innovate. Inspire. Engage. Influence.

Oct. 20–22 | San Diego

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. Networking opportunities include:

  • 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, 8:30–9:15 a.m. Note: This event is taking place at the Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St., Salon F-G, 6th Floor
  • 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.
    Lone Star C, Floor 3
  • Welcome to Austin with Austin’s Famous Tacos
    Get a taste of Austin right at the start of conference with some amazing tacos.
    Sunday, 11–11:30 a.m.
    Griffin Hall, Floor 2
    Sponsored by:
  • Red, White and Blue Refreshment Break
    Join us to honor veterans and have a cool snack!
    Sunday, 3:45–4:45 p.m.
    Griffin Hall, Floor 2
    Sponsored by:
    bell scoutcomms wvu
  • Opening Night Reception
    Join us as kick off another inspiring PRSA International Conference!
    Sunday, 7–9 p.m.
    JW Grand Ballroom, Floor 4
    Sponsored by:
  • Wake Up! Coffee Break
    Did you have a good time at the opening night reception? Have a cup of coffee and get your Monday started.
    Monday, 7:15-7:45 a.m.
    Griffin Hall, Floor 2
    Sponsored by:

  • 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.
    Room 505, Floor 5
    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
  • Coffee Break
    Refuel with some coffee
    Monday, 2:45–3:15 p.m.
    Griffin Hall, Floor 2
    Sponsored by:
  • 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.
    Griffin Hall, Floor 2
    Sponsored by:
  • Diversity and Inclusion Celebration
    Take advantage of a lively opportunity to network with various professionals in underrepresented facets of public relations.
    Monday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
    Pool View Terrace, Floor 5
    Sponsored by:
    coke ibmnfp 
  • 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 p.m.
    Lone Star D, Floor 3
    Sponsored by:


  • Coffee
    Power the last day of conference with a coffee
    Tuesday, 7:30–8 a.m.
    Griffin Hall, Floor 2
    Sponsored by:

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