NSPRA National Seminar: Call for Presentations

NSPRA 2020 National Seminar:
Magnify the Power of Communication

Share your school public relations story during the National School Public Relations Association's 2020 National Seminar

Presentation Proposals

For more than 60 years, the NSPRA National Seminar has offered the best training and professional development available in all facets of school PR. That reputation is a direct reflection on the talent and commitment of those who share their knowledge by attending and delivering quality presentations.

NSPRA is looking for presentation proposals – including skill sessions, action labs, special sessions and Gold Mine roundtables – on exciting, innovative and successful school public relations programs, campaigns, initiatives and best practices.

The desired categories for presentation proposals include the following:

  • PR/Communication TACTICS (best practice strategies, programs, campaigns, tips, advice for implementation, media relations, etc.)
  • PR/Communication Strategic PLANNING (research and evaluation strategies, coordination/management of effective programs, collaborative efforts, accountability/results, etc.)
  • PR/Communication LEADERSHIP (strategic counseling, reputation management, relationship building, organizational dynamics, mentoring/guidance, professional development, etc.)
  • PR/Communication EQUITY and diversity
  • PR/Communication ETHICS and legal considerations
  • PR/Communication WELLNESS and stress management
  • MARKETING/Branding
  • Internal and/or external stakeholder ENGAGEMENT
  • Education ADVOCACY 

Following are some examples of session topics, within those categories, recently requested by Seminar participants:

  • Hands-on, how-to instruction for various communication tools, apps, software and accessibility features
  • Digital communication skills (e.g., video, social media, podcasting, photography)
  • Writing skills, in general and specifically for speeches and scripts
  • Presentation, public speaking and interview skills
  • Employee recruitment and retention strategies and campaigns
  • Guidance for managing a communications department
  • Leadership training for veterans looking to advance their careers
  • Customer service initiatives

Do not submit proposals that include sales pitches, masked as a presentation, by individuals or companies intending to promote specific products and services.

NSPRA is seeking presenters who offer unique insights; effective strategies and tactics; timely information on new and emerging issues; useful, hands-on resource materials; and relevant content and experiences that meet the high standards of NSPRA Seminar participants. In selecting session proposals, priority will be given to sessions with NSPRA members as lead or co-presenters.

Submitting a Proposal

The call for presentations for the 2020 National Seminar is now CLOSED. The deadline to submit presentation proposals was Dec. 13, 2019.


Questions? Contact NSPRA Associate Director Mellissa Braham at mbraham@nspra.org or (301) 519-1227.