The Northeast District of the Public Relations Society of America will host its annual conference on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, in Rochester, N.Y. We anticipate upward of 200 practitioners will attend the event.
The deadline for proposals is Friday, June 5, 2009.
We’re looking for experienced presenters who can motivate and energize an audience on the latest tools, techniques, trends and knowledge of new technology or research pertaining to public relations.
Industry experts, seasoned practitioners, researchers, or public relations service providers are welcome to submit a proposal to individually or jointly present on a topic relevant for PR practitioners with varying levels of experience. We’re looking for presenters from both the corporate and not-for-profit worlds. The tracks chosen for this year’s conference are:
• New & Social Media – From digital media to best practices for integrating blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc. into your PR campaign – we’re looking for case studies and tutorials from experts on these topics.
• PR/Marketing – This track will focus on the cross over between PR and marketing initiatives and aim to provide information on how PR practitioners can work with their marketing counterparts on delivering united messages.
• Internal/External Communications – We’re looking for speakers to present case studies of great internal and external PR campaigns. How are you using PR to effectively communicate with your employees – particularly in today’s trying economic times when many organizations are forced to cut back? Are you an expert in crisis communications who can share your experience?
• Student Tracks – The conference will have tracks geared toward PRSSA members and recent graduates. We’re looking for everything from career development and enhancement (resume preparation, interviewing skills, etc.) to finding your first PR job and building a professional network.
• Miscellaneous – Not sure if the proposed session you want to submit fits into one of the above tracks? Maybe you’re an expert on political PR, grassroots PR, ethics or marketing to a diverse audience? We’ll have one track dedicated to all other topics – so please feel free to submit all other ideas under this track.
We are open to any proposal that provides PR professionals with new knowledge, insight and ideas that can enhance their professional capabilities.
Here are the components you need to submit:
1. Title of presentation
2. Track you’re submitting under
3. Description of proposed presentation (200 words maximum)
4. Three learning objectives participants will take away from the session
5. Biography (100 words maximum)
6. List of previous speaking engagements
Programs must offer solid and authentic tactical and strategic insights, and must NOT be a commercial for products or services. Presenters selected will receive a complimentary registration to the conference.
SEND PROPOSALS TO:
Conference co-chairs (spaces added to fight spam bots):
Heather Kowalczyk, hkowalczyk @ sjfc.edu
Bethany Ryan, bethanyr @ text100.com
Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2009.