April 4–7
Portland, Oregon

Program

Thursday, April 4

4–6 p.m. Day-of Competition (Pre-registration required)
Sponsored by Edelman

7–9 p.m. Welcome Reception
Trisch Smith, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Edelman
Sponsored by Edelman
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Friday, April 5

7:45–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:30 a.m. Chapter Officer Sessions
Presidents/Vice Presidents/Firm Directors
Public Relations Directors/Historians/Other positions
Secretaries/Treasurers/Webmasters
National Officer Preparation

9:40–10:40 a.m. Leadership Training Session
Think Like A Reader
Ann Wylie, CEO, Wylie Communications

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Leadership Training Session
D&I Training for PRos
Ben Duncan, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer, Oregon Public Health Institute

12:15–1:00 p.m. State of the Society Address & Delegate Debriefing*

1:00–2:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

2:30–3:30 p.m. Special Session: What do Alexa and Siri Have to do With PR?*
Hugo Ottolenghi, Instructor, Florida International University
Sponsored by Florida International University

* This session is mandatory for delegates. Non-delegates running for National Committee should attend.
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Saturday, April 6

7:30–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.–Noon National Assembly Meeting**

Noon–1:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

1:15–6:30 p.m. National Assembly Meeting**

**This meeting may last longer depending on the number of candidates
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Sunday, April 7

7:45–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30–11 a.m. Farewell Meeting and Keynote Address
Guest Speaker: Debra Peterson, APR, Chair, PRSA
Keynote Speaker: Matt Prince, Sr. Manager, Public Relations and Brand Experience, Taco Bell Corp.

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. National Committee Meeting***

***For the newly elected and current National Committee members only.