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A 360 Degree Look at Public Relations [PRSSA 2014 Regional Conference]

The Columbia College of Chicago PRSSA Chapter knows how to put on a Regional Conference. The Loop: A 360 Approach to Public Relations in Chicago resembled a mini National Conference and had everything from agency tours to a case-study competition to a full day of rock-star speakers. The conference kicked off the morning of March […]

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Social Commerce in the ‘Cuse: Syracuse University PRSSA Hosts a 2014 Regional Conference

From Feb. 29–March 2, the William P. Ehling PRSSA Chapter at Syracuse University hosted a Regional Conference called “Cuse Con: The Secret to Social Commerce.” Throughout the weekend, I had the pleasure of networking and listening to speakers from across the communications realm, met students from other PRSSA Chapters and bonded with members from my […]

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Red River Regional Conference: PR in the “Real World” and How to Get There [PRSSA 2014 Regional Conference]

Syrup in your shoes, social listening, backflips off the stage and measurement were all part of Region Three’s Red River Regional Conference. Co-hosted by PRSSA Chapters from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Austin, it was the first Regional Conference held in this region in 10 years. Held near downtown Dallas […]

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Jump Into the Digital Age With PR Advanced [PRSSA 2014 Regional Conference]

Embrace your fear … You are the only people who get to tell your story … Borders don’t exist. All of these words came from C.C. Chapman’s keynote address at the PR Advanced Regional Conference held on Feb. 15 by Boston University. The theme of this year’s conference was “Fuel the Future,” aimed at examining […]

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Never Stop Learning: Another Lesson at the MSU 2014 PRSSA Regional Conference

The Michigan State University Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter kicked off Electing Excellence: Public Relations in Government and Politics, a Regional Conference hosted at the MSU Union on Saturday, Feb. 8. MSU PRSSA welcomed public relations professionals and PRSSA Chapters from Wayne State, Eastern Michigan University, and Illinois State University. While attending my […]

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Do You Have What it Takes to Host a Regional Conference?

Hosting a PRSSA Regional Conference can seem like a daunting task; however, with time, organization and dedicated members, a Chapter of any size – new or old – can have the capability to submit a bid. By using your Chapter members’ talents and skills to plan a Regional Conference, your Chapter has the chance to […]

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Regional Conference Highlights: Y Are You in PR?

Georgia Southern University recently hosted its Regional Conference, “Y Are You in PR: A Study of Generation Y and the Profession,” giving attendees the opportunity to learn how to reach and motivate different generations. While gaining useful information, students applied their newly found knowledge throughout the event with interactive workshops. Keynote presenter, Kathryn Potter, senior […]

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Public Relations: When Two Worlds Collide

Communications students came to the nation’s capital on March 23-24 to learn the importance of traditional and new media in public relations. At the PRSSA Regional Conference, “When Two Worlds Collide: Bridging Online and Offline Communication,” speakers and panelists with backgrounds in politics, crisis communication, social media, nonprofits and more shared their stories and offered […]

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An Underclassman’s Perspective of Com Day 2012

Before I joined PRSSA, I was unaware of the many resources available to help me launch a successful career in the communications field. After attending a few PRSSA events, including Purdue University’s Regional Conference, Com Day, I realized these resources represented many of the important reasons to be a part of PRSSA. At Regional Conferences such […]

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8 Tips for Writing a Regional Conference Bid

Interested in hosting a PRSSA Regional Conference next spring? Hosting a Regional Conference is a great way for your Chapter to gain valuable event planning experience while networking with other PRSSA Chapters and professionals from your region. Whether this is your first year bidding or you’ve been through this process many times, here are eight […]

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