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 a Regional Conference in each of the ten regions. This map indicates the region in which your school is located.

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 2015 Regional Conferences

PR Industries Defined: #PluggedintoPR
Penn State University
February 6–7
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PR Advanced: Breaking Barriers
Boston University
February 20–21
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Topping the Charts
Biola University
February 20–21
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PR Elevated: Aspiring to New Heights
Utah Valley University
February 23–25

Developing a Well-Rounded Professional
Marist College
February 27–28
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NASHvantage: Entertainment PR Beyond the Music Industry
Belmont University
March 20–22

The Loop Chicago: DIVERGENT
Columbia College Chicago and Loyola University Chicago
March 20–21

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Brand Yourself: The Art of Reputation Management
Georgia Southern University
March 28
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Expect the Unexpected
Drake University
April 10–12


The Building Blocks of a Brand
University of Nebraska at Omaha
April 17–19

Regional Conference Handbook (PDF)

Regional Conferences Workshop
Presentation (PDF)