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PRSSA 2018 National Assembly

Miami, Fla. | March 8–11

National Assembly Program

Specific times, speakers and sessions are subject to change.

2018 Program

Thursday, March 8

  • 4–6 p.m. Day-of Competition, sponsored by rbb Communications — Pre-registration required...Hibiscus A, B/Azalea
  • 7–9 p.m. Welcome Reception....Tina Elmowitz, EVP, Partner, rbb Communications...Jasmine

Friday, March 9

  • 7:45–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast...Upper & Lower Promenade
  • 8:30–9:30 a.m. Chapter Officer Sessions
    • Presidents/Vice Presidents/Firm Directors...Hibiscus A
    • Public Relations Directors/Historians/Other positions...Hibiscus B
    • Secretaries/Treasurers/Webmasters...Orchid A/B
    • National Officer Preparation...Orchid C
  • 9:40 a.m.–12 p.m. Leadership Training Sessions (groups will rotate)

    The Greatest Profession on Earth: Promoting Public Relations... Hibiscus AB (A-L)
    This session will discuss the benefits of public relations to those that don't know what public relations is.

    E-Board Excellence: How to Get the Most Out of Your Position... Orchid ABC (M-Z)
    This session will cover how to get the most out of your position, no matter how big or small it is.
  • 12:15–12:30 p.m. State of the Society Address* ... Jasmine
  • 12:30–1:00 p.m Delegate Debriefing* ... Jasmine
  • 1:00–2:35 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
  • 2:45–5 p.m. Special Session: The Art of Conflict and Crisis, sponsored by Florida International University Board of Trustees & Spring Exhibition*...Jasmine

* This session is mandatory for delegates.  Non-delegates running for National Committee should attend.

Saturday, March 10

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast*...Upper & Lower Promenade
  • 8:30 a.m.–Noon National Assembly Meeting***...Jasmine
  • Noon–1:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
  • 1:15–6:30 p.m. National Assembly Meeting***...Jasmine
    * Please pick up your voting device by 8:15 a.m.
    ***This meeting may last longer depending on the number of candidates

Order of Elections:
National President  
Vice President of Member Services 
Vice President of External Affairs    
Vice President of Digital Communications
Vice President of Chapter Development     
Vice President of Events and Fundraising   
Vice President of Career Services   
Vice President of Professional Development 

Sunday, March 11

  • 7:45–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast...Upper & Lower Promenade
  • 8:30–11 a.m. Farewell Meeting and Keynote Address ...Patrick Ford, Professional in Residence, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. National Committee Meeting***...Hibiscus A

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