National Conference–What Should I Bring?

With National Conference just a few days away, we want to make sure our attendees are as prepared for San Francisco as we are!  As at any professional event, especially a PRSSA one, there are also a few other items you should bring as well:

  • Business suits, dresses, ties, professional shirts and other business wear attire
  • Reasonable professional/dress shoes you can walk in — not stilettos!

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  • Clothing and jackets for colder, windier weather
  • Chapter or school t-shirts for the “A Day in the Bay” opening night celebration
  • Chapter or school-themed items for the “A Day in the Bay” such as pens, stickers or magnets
  • Comfortable clothes for touring around San Francisco
  • Business formal attire for the “I Left My Heart in San  Francisco” Awards Ceremony and Dinner
  • Business cards — review these for errors
  • Resumes — for the Career Development Exhibition
  • Laptop, tablet and/or smartphone for notes and sharing thoughts and memories
  • Note pads and pens
  • Toiletries and other personal things you know you need
  • Questions for speakers
  • Enthusiasm and a great attitude!

The National Conference Committee is excited to see each and every PRSSA member in San Francisco. We have been planning this event for the past year and your attendance is invaluable. Be ready to learn a diverse amount of information, network with your peers and professionals from across the country and most importantly, to “leave” your heart in San Francisco.

The National Committee and the Conference Committee would like to be the first to welcome you to San Francisco and the PRSSA 2012 National Conference!


About the blogger

This is a guest post by National President Lauren Gray and Erica N. Brown, a third-year at Sacramento State majoring in communication studies with an emphasis in public relations. She currently serves as the Assistant Coordinator of the PRSSA 2012 National Conference and has enjoyed every part if the planning process! Besides her heavy involvement in PRSSA, Brown is part of many other organizations at Sac State such as student government and the GE Honors Program. Whenever Brown has free time, she loves to play soccer, cook and hang out with friends.

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Check out what is proper attire for business casual here! 


3 thoughts on “National Conference–What Should I Bring?

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      This is a great post! I am always scatter-brained when I am trying to pack for big events. I think I pack too much. This post gives a great list of items we will actually need during Conference and use throughout. I hope everyone has a great time at Conference this year! Happy packing! 🙂 See you in San Fran.

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      That was something great . Liked the post very much

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      THANK you for specifically saying “no stilettos!” Every year, I shake my head at the otherwise professional looking and sharp dressed young ladies hobbling around or even worse, carrying their shoes as their feet are blistered (even bleeding) from bringing the wrong footwear.

      I’d like to accentuate one other tip you gave… Trust me, your smart phones will die half way through the day and there will be a shortage of outlets to recharge. Be sure you have the old school back-up “note pads and pens.” You don’t want to miss a networking opportunity simply because you have no way to note someone’s contact info!

      See you all soon 🙂

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