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PRSA 2019 Public Affairs and Government Communications Summit

June 6–9 | Detroit

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The Call for Presentations for the PRSA 2019 Public Affairs and Government Summit will be available until 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 11, 2019.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

PRSA 2019 Public Affairs and Government Summit

Burst Out of Your Bubble

June 7–8 | Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, Detroit, Mich.

Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST

Be a part of the PRSA Public Affairs and Government Summit, an event with outstanding networking opportunities and targeted Public Affairs and Government communications programming.

Read through these guidelines carefully to ensure your proposal meets the criteria. Submissions are due by Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Summit Overview

The Public Affairs and Government Summit will feature two days of professional development, idea exchange and networking among those whose talents are in high demand at the nexus of public policy, community safety and protection and environmental concerns. The Summit will address the multi-disciplinary interests of public affairs professionals and provide access to valuable resources for communicators who hold public affairs roles in the private and NGO sectors as well as communicators with key roles in local, state and national governmental bodies and the military.

Proposal Guidelines

To participate as a session speaker in this conference, please submit an innovative and compelling presentation proposal supporting public affairs and government communications professionals.

Presentations must be targeted to mid- to senior-level public affairs and government communications professionals. The strategies and practical applications in your proposal can focus on both traditional and new forms of communication outreach as they pertain to public affairs and government communications — whether social media, publications, strategy, planning, measurement, leadership communication, crisis communication or specific issue topics and/or teachable case studies such as municipal power, public water or public utilities, Tribal relations or associated issues, FEMA or disaster response, oil and gas industry and ties to government relations, or other topics of interest.

Application Instructions and Rules

Please complete all information on this CFP site and submit it for consideration to the PRSA Public Affairs and Government Summit no later than Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants will be notified of final selections via email by March 1, 2019.

Session proposals should be for 60-minute sessions, which can be presented by an individual or panel of experts with no more than two presenters, where attendees can take away tools to help them in their day-to-day job.

All presentations must be detailed, thoughtful and able to provide attendees with knowledge and tools they can implement in their practice.

Public relations agency proposals should include a client case study, with the client included in the actual presentation, if possible. Presentations from PR agencies, research providers, consultants, etc., will be considered only if they are unbiased, educational, informative and innovative. Pitches for a specific commercial service or product will not be considered.

In lieu of a proposed session, potential speakers may be invited to participate in general panel sessions.

In addition, please note, speaker presentations will be posted online for conference attendees. Participation in the conference conveys to PRSA the right to use imagery, content, presentations, etc., for promotional purposes.

Please be sure to provide complete contact details for references. Failing to do so may result in the disqualification of your speaker proposal.

Note: PRSA does not pay for expenses, such as hotel and airfare, nor offer speaker stipends. Speakers will receive a complimentary conference registration, which includes access to all general sessions and basic meal functions (a $700+ value).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Several targeted sponsorship opportunities are available. Prospective sponsors should contact John Kesaris, coordinator, corporate development and industry partnerships, via email or at (212) 460-1406.

Questions?

Contact Don Bill, PRSA senior manager of special events and programs, via email or at (212) 460-1456.

Deadline

Presentation proposals are due no later than Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

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