Contacts: Dena Marks 832-567-8843 or DMarks@adl.org
Samantha Mendenhall 832-618-9776 or Samantha.Mendenhall@tpcgrp.com
HOUSTON (APRIL 24, 2013) – The Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter is looking for subject matter experts in the public relations, marketing, social media, and communications fields who are interested in speaking at the 2013 PR Day conference. The planning committee is seeking proposals from educators, public relations and communications professionals, futurists, management consultants, journalists, bloggers, and editors. We are also interested in speakers in related fields, including economists, social scientists, as well as specialists in interactive communications and design, research and measurement.
PR Day, Houston’s largest one-day professional development event attracting top public relations and communication professionals, will take place Wednesday, October 2, at the Bayou City Event Center. This year’s conference theme will be “Return on Influence #ROI.” The event offers a variety of topical morning and afternoon breakout sessions with engaging speakers, a prominent keynote speaker presentation during a catered lunch, plus face time with the presenters.
Proposals are welcome from professionals with expertise in topics such as: social media, content management strategy, pitching stories, global exposure in messaging and strategy, measurement, developing media strategies, crisis communications, internal and external corporate communications, employee engagement, blogging, webcasting, and other leading edge trends in PR. For a full list of topics and more information on how to prepare a proposal, please see the RFP guidelines available on the PR Day website. Presentation proposal packages must be submitted to Jessica Anderson no later than Thursday, May 9, for consideration.
“In the ever-changing world of communications, PRSA Houston’s PR Day features speakers and panels who discuss a range of topics from employee engagement to responding to unfavorable media coverage,” said Lisa Dimond, president of PRSA Houston. “PR Day is our annual contribution to Southwest Texas, Houston, and to our industry and it is always well-attended.”
PRSA Houston is one of the nation's largest and most active chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. Founded in 1950, PRSA Houston focuses on helping members become more valuable to their organizations and clients, and therefore become more successful professionally, by providing peer-based support; encouraging professional growth through participation in educational programs and leadership roles; and promoting the highest standards of professional competence and ethics.