NSPRA 2021 National Seminar

NSPRA 2021 New Orleans logo and cityscape

The NSPRA 2021 National Seminar brings the best in school public relations professional development to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in Louisiana and to an online event platform on July 11-14. No matter how you choose to attend, you will get high quality, thought-provoking sessions full of actionable ideas and strategies to elevate your work! Register now to reconnect, refresh and recharge your school communication efforts. 

Registration Options

In-Person Seminar

A Seminar attendee checks in at the registration desk

Register for the in-person Seminar to access a variety of onsite receptions, mixers and networking events as well as educational sessions (i.e., Skill Sessions, Action Labs, Special Sessions), General Sessions with keynote speakers and the in-person Marketplace. Anyone who registers for the in-person Seminar also has access to the virtual Seminar experience, in case plans to attend in person have to change suddenly. View the Seminar Schedule at a Glance (In Person) and the in-person attendee FAQs for more details. 

Virtual Seminar

Register for the virtual Seminar to access  live streamed General Sessions with keynote speakers and the online networking events, Skills Sessions, Marketplace, interactive games and video colleague chats. Registration also includes 30-day access to on-demand Sessions after the Seminar. View the Seminar Schedule at a Glance (Virtual) and the virtual attendee FAQs for more details. 

Pre-Seminar Workshops

Register for pre-Seminar workshops on July 10-11 to maximize your learning experience! Registration for pre-Seminar workshops is done through the same platform as for the in-person/virtual Seminar. There are both in-person and virtual pre-Seminar workshop options, which are available for additional fees.

Rates and Packages

A variety of registration rates and packages are available: 

  • Super early bird registration rates were available until March 26. 
  • Early bird registration rates were available March 27 - May 28. 
  • Anyone registering on or after May 29 will register at the regular rate.
  • Discounted rates are available for NSPRA members, communication professionals whose superintendents also register to attend, and for multi-person communication teams.

View the NSPRA 2021 National Seminar registration rates and packages.

Flexible Registration

With pandemic concerns, you may not be ready to commit to an in-person conference experience, so NSPRA has made it easy: 

  • Anyone who registers for the in-person Seminar also has access to the virtual Seminar experience, in case plans to attend in person change suddenly. View the in-person attendee FAQs for more details.
  • Anyone who registers for the virtual Seminar can switch their registration to in-person attendance up until Friday, July 2. View the virtual attendee FAQs for more details.

You may select either learning format (in-person or virtual) and decide later about your travel plans to New Orleans. One registration fee covers both learning formats and gives you the flexibility you need. Register now! 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Hands hold a face maskAt the Seminar, mask-wearing, social distancing and room capacity restrictions will help ensure a safe and healthy event for in-person attendees. Learn more in the COVID-19 Guidelines for Seminar Attendance and the COVID-19 Safety FAQs.

New in 2021!

Here’s what’s new in 2021 at the NSPRA National Seminar:

  • Easier, more user-friendly registration process
  • Flexibility to attend in person or virtually
  • More networking opportunities
  • NSPRA President Installation and Gold Medallion Awards Ceremony Luncheon (replaces the Closing Banquet, additional registration fee)
  • COVID-19 Release Waiver to ensure the safety of in-person attendees 
  • Daily Seminar e-newsletter to keep attendees informed of news and updates
  • NSPRA Member Center at the in-person Marketplace

Explore all of the benefits available to in-person and virtual attendees.

Plan Your Stay

Sheraton New Orleans HotelHotel accommodations are not included in the Seminar registration fee, but NSPRA has negotiated the best available rates at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Visit the Reserve Your Room page for more details on hotel room pricing and making a reservation. 

NSPRA also provides the following information to help you plan your stay:

Sponsor/Exhibit at the Seminar

Exhibitor booths at the NSPRA 2019 National SeminarThe NSPRA National Seminar provides sponsors and exhibitors with a valuable opportunity to get their messages front and center with critical influencers and decision-makers on vendor selection for communication-related products and services for schools, districts and agencies.

Explore the sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for:


Thank You to Our Gold Sponsors: