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NSPRA 2024 National Seminar Call for Session Proposals Now Open

Author: NSPRA Staff/Thursday, November 2, 2023/Categories: News

Dynamic and effective communication starts with Finding Common Grounds. Save the date to join the National School Public Relations Association and colleagues from across the United States, Canada and beyond on July 14-17, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue just outside the vibrant city of Seattle, Wash., for the NSPRA 2024 National Seminar, the largest communications-focused professional development event for school public relations professionals and education leaders!

Submit a Proposal

NSPRA is now accepting proposals through Friday, Dec. 8, for sessions at the NSPRA 2024 National Seminar! Past attendees agree: The education, success stories, challenges and best practices presented by fellow school communicators and district leaders during the NSPRA National Seminar are invaluable. Submit a session proposal to:

 💡 Share effective strategies and tactics your district or organization used to develop a recent project or campaign.
🎤 Present on how you successfully launched a new initiative.
🚀 Showcase how you're pioneering new and emerging technology to advance two-way communication.

The possibilities are endless!

Tips for Submitting a Proposal    

Submit Your Proposal    

You may submit as many proposals as you would like, but please be mindful that due to limited sessions capacity, up to one proposal may be accepted from each individual presenter from a non-profit/not-for-profit organization and up to one proposal may be accepted from each individual for-profit organization.

Those who submit proposals will be notified by email whether their proposal was accepted. Notifications of acceptance are anticipated by late-February.

NSPRA's 5 Tips to a Great Presentation Proposal

What's the secret to getting your proposal accepted? Keep these five tips in mind:

Know the popular topics. As you consider what to present on, ask yourself what challenges the profession has faced lately. What strategies have you used to tackle those challenges? What professional insights do you have to offer others in the profession?

Know your audience. Picture the target audience for your presentation: Who would benefit most from what you have to share?
Know which format fits your proposal. Only in-person sessions will be offered during the 2024 Seminar, but all accepted presenters will be asked to pre-record their session presentation for on-demand viewing after the Seminar. Our evaluations have shown attendees love this perk!



Slots Available

Brief Description

Gold Mine

20 min x

3 rounds

up to 45 per session block

A live mini-session on a program/best practice topic, with time for Q&A, presented at a table for 8-10 people during three 20-minute rounds. A one- to two-page tip sheet on the presentation topic is required.  
There will be two (2) Gold Mine sessions back-to-back on Wednesday morning. Accepted presenters may be invited to present during one or both Gold Mine sessions.

Skill Session

1 hour

up to 50

Live lecture, panel discussion or interactive session with time for Q&A. 

Amplify Session

1.5 hours

up to 12

Interactive, mini-workshop or in-depth lecture/panel discussion.  

Demonstrate your experience. Seminar planners consider presenters’ experience levels, and if applicable, past Seminar evaluations as part of the proposal review process. However, all NSPRA members are all encouraged to submit proposals to gain professional development experience as presenters. Those with less presentation experience should consider submitting a proposal for a session type with more availability and/or identifying a more experienced co-presenter.

Follow the proposal guidance. Additionally, keep in mind that NSPRA will give priority to sessions with the association’s members as lead or co-presenters, and that a school district or educational organization may submit a proposal with a vendor co-presenter only if the proposed presentation does not include a sales pitch for vendor products and services.

Read more details on these five tips to submitting a great presentation proposal.

Seminar Registration and More

Registration for the NSPRA 2024 National Seminar and hotel room block reservations will open later this winter. Stay up to date on NSPRA 2024 by bookmarking the Seminar page on our website!

NSPRA 2024


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