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 2016 Regional Conferences

Innovating Tradition: Diving Deeper Into PR
University of Alabama
Jan. 28–30

PR Advanced: Tune In!
Boston University
Feb. 19–20

Diversity in PR: Embracing Culture and Change
Elon University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Next Generation of PR
California State University, Fullerton
March 11–12

Start Spreading the News
Hofstra University
March 18–19

The Tale of Our City: PR’s Role in Detroit’s Revitalization
Michigan State University and Wayne State University
March 18–19

PRactice: A Community ApPRoach to PR
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
April 9

PR Grand Slam: Breaking Into the Big Leagues
University of Cincinnati
April 8–9

Caffeinate Your Career
Waynesburg University
April 8–9

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Regional Conference Handbook (PDF)

Regional Conferences Workshop
Presentation (PDF)