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PRSSA 2019 National Assembly

Portland, Oregon | April 4–7

National Assembly Program

Specific times, speakers and sessions are subject to change.

2019 Program

Thursday, April 4

  • 4–6 p.m. Day-of Competition, sponsored by TBD— Pre-registration required
  • 7–9 p.m. Welcome Reception
    • Keynote Speaker: Trisch Smith, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Edelman

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 a.m.–12 p.m. Leadership Training Sessions (groups will rotate)
    • 9:40 a.m.10:40 a.m. Think Like A Reader
      • Speaker: Ann Wylie, CEO, Wylie Communications
    • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. TBD
  • 12:15–12:30 p.m. State of the Society Address* 
  • 12:30–1:00 p.m Delegate Debriefing*
  • 1:00–2:35 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
  • 2:45–5 p.m. Special Session

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

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***
    * 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, April 7

  • 7:45–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30–11 a.m. Farewell Meeting and Keynote Address
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. National Committee Meeting***

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