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PRSSA 2016 National Conference

Crossroads of Public Relations

Indianapolis | Oct. 21–25 |

National Conference Program

Friday, Oct. 6

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Career Tours
Pre-Registration Required

12–7 p.m.

Registration and Hospitality

3–4 p.m.Regional Conference Workshop

Student-run Firm Workshop
3–6:30 p.m.Resume Critique
Pre-Registration Required.  
4:15–5:15 p.m.

Chapter Development Sessions

5:30–6:45 p.m.

Chapter Presidents’ Leadership Workshop

5:30–6:45 p.m.

PRSSA Adviser Session

7–9 p.m. 

Opening Night Celebration 

Saturday, Oct. 7

8 a.m.–4 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.–1 p.m.Hospitality
8–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9–11:30 a.m. 

Welcome, Awards, Keynote Address with Jon Iwata, and Chapter Roll Call

12–1:15 p.m.

Chapter Presidents' Lunch

12–1:15 p.m.Fireside Chat
Pre-Registration Required.
1:302:30 p.m.

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

2:50–3:50 p.m.

Find Your PR Strong with Sharon Barbano, Saucony and Wolverine Brands

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

4:10–5:10 p.m.

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

5:30–6:15 p.m. Officer Discussions
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents
  • Secretaries and Treasurers
  • Publications and Student-run Firm
  • Public Relations Liaisons, Webmasters and Historians

Sunday, Oct. 8

8:30–9 a.m. Coffee with Champions for PRSSA
9 a.m.–3 p.m.Registration
9 a.m.–12 p.m.Hospitality
9:15–10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Meet the Living Legends of Public Relations

11 a.m.–12 p.m. 

Stick to the Brand with Jonathan Yohannan, Panera Bread

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

12:30–2:30 p.m. 

PRSA General Session

3–4 p.m.

A Conversation with Judy Smith
Moderated by: Justin Joseph

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

4:20–5:20 p.m.

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

Professional Development Session

5:40–6:40 p.m.

Special Session

Monday, Oct. 9

7 a.m.–12 p.m.Registration
8–9:45 a.m. 

PRSA General Session

10 a.m.–4 p.m.Resume Critique
Pre-Registration Required.  
10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Career Development Exhibition (Schools A-L)
12:15–1:15 p.m.Exhibitor Break
1:15–3:15 p.m.Career Development Exhibition (Schools M-Z)
5:30–8 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Tuesday, Oct. 10

8–9:15 a.m.Farewell Breakfast
9:30–11 a.m.PRSA General Session

Speakers, sessions and other Conference events are subject to change without notice.