Regional Conferences

Expand Your Local Network

Each spring, PRSSA Chapters host a variety of Regional Conferences, events endorsed by PRSSA National, in regions around the country. These events are planned, hosted and attended by PRSSA Chapters, and are an opportunity for you to network and learn, or to build your portfolio and gain event planning experience.

Come to a Regional Conference

Each Regional Conference is different. You may have the opportunity to participate in a case study competition, attend a professional or Chapter development workshop, participate in a Chapter leadership roundtable or mingle at a PRSA/PRSSA social. View the full list of upcoming events to attend a Regional Conference in your area.

Host a Regional Conference

Become even more involved in PRSSA by hosting a Regional Conference. In the process of planning the event, you can gain valuable event planning skills, network with local Chapters and professionals, and enhance your portfolio. The deadline to bid is in September each year. Chapters interested in hosting are asked to complete an optional intent to bid form (Word or PDF) before July 1. Download the Regional Conference bid form (Word or PDF) and direct questions to the vice president of Regional Conferences.

If you need help planning your event, check out the Regional Conferences Handbook (PDF) and review bid form examples from Boston University (PDF) and Utah Valley University (PDF).


To make it easier for all members to attend a Regional Conference, PRSSA tries to plan Regional Conferences in different areas of the country. This map indicates where Regional Conferences will be located this year.


Past Regional Conferences

PRSSA Chapters have hosted a variety of outstanding Regional Confereces over the years. View some of the past events to gain hosting ideas of your own.

PRSSA 2017 Regional Conferences

Passport to PR
Penn State University
Feb. 3–4

PRAdvanced: What’s Your Story
Boston University
Feb. 24–25

Find Your Passion SOONER
University of Oklahoma
Feb. 24–26

The Modern Public Relations Professional
UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina A&T
Feb 24–25

PR Elevated: Aspiring to New Heights
Utah Valley University
March 2–4

DePaul University
March 3–4

Public Relations in Sports and Entertainment
Loyola University, New Orleans
March 11–12

Generation Grand: Experience PR in GR
Grand Valley State University and Ferris State University
April 7–9

University of Nevada, Reno
April 7–9

Dive Into the Ocean of PR
San Diego State University
April 8–10

Regional Conference Handbook (PDF)

Regional Conference Flyer