Ring In the New Year with Resolutions and Regional Conferences

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There are a number of opportunities to advance your education, broaden your network and launch your career with the Public Relations Student Society of America, and there’s no better time to seize the benefits of your membership than with the start of a new year. If your resolutions include focusing on professional growth and networking in 2019, our Regional Conferences can help start your new year in the right direction.

These conferences offer topics like crisis communications, presented in a themed spin-off of The Office at It Is Your Crisis Conference, in Southeast Georgia. You can learn about the queso turf war between Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill and Chipotle, along with life-saving communications efforts from local emergency services professionals.

If public relations in tech is your niche, PReboot in central Pennsylvania offers tips and tricks on emerging trends, as well as how these trends and technology are changing the industry at large. In nearby Pittsburgh, Forge Your Future offers a local perspective on the convergence of business, marketing and communications. Across the state in The City of Brotherly Love, Being a Full Service PRo celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Temple University PRSSA with a program highlighting best practices to adapt to the evolving communications environment.

Visit the birthplace of public relations this spring at PR Advanced: Find Your Voice, in bustling Boston, Massachusetts, to gather insights from top communications executives and Boston University alumni like Barri Rafferty, president and CEO at Ketchum, and Anthony Harrison, director of corporate media relations at Facebook.

Interested in launching your career in Chicago’s sprawling communications metropolis? Attend PRedict the Future to learn from the combined networks of co-hosting Chapters at DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. This is a great way to establish your network and connect with a number of current and past PRSSA icons in the Windy City. This first-ever triple threat offers tours of United Airlines, Facebook and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, along with treats fromMars Wrigley Confectionery and philanthropy benefitting Dream On Education.

Seeking a fulfilling adventure in beautiful West Virginia? Register for Wired and Wonderful: The Reach of Digital Storytelling to benefit MountaineerTHON and West Virginia University Medicine Children’s Hospital. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore the outdoors in a pre-conference excursion, hear from representatives of The Plank Center and get hands-on experience with digital tech tools for public relations professionals.

Join the conversation about networking and mentorship in the capital of California at PR is a Breeze in the City of Trees or return to the vibrant capital of Texas for a program tailored to prepare its attendees for successful careers at Through the Eyes of PR.

Along with returning to the gym, limiting technology usage or actively being more present each day, I’d like to challenge you to register, engage and attend these events throughout the Society to learn and grow alongside today’s public relations champions and the legends of tomorrow.

Thank you for reading and here’s to a new year of growth and prosperity for all of us! For more information about Regional Conferences, please contact Vice President of Events and Fundraising, Ryan Will.

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