PRSSA Presents “PassPort to PR”

Posted by Penn State Regional Conference | @passporttopr

Penn State’s Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA) is offering you a passport into the world of public relations!

The Lawrence G. Foster Chapter of PRSSA is hosting “Passport to PR,” which is one of the 10 nationally recognized regional conferences on February 3-4, 2017 at the Days Inn, State College.

This event will give students from all majors the opportunity to network with nearly 200 young professionals and listen to speakers from various industries. So whether or not you are a PR major, take advantage of this enriching experience!

“The theme ‘Passport to PR’ is about broadening your professional horizons and discovering all that the public relations industry has to offer,” says Emily Pirt, Director of Regional Conference.

The Lawrence F. Foster Chapter is one of the largest PRSSA chapters in the nation and is excited to host their fourth conference since 2011.

“The Lawrence G. Foster Chapter is humbled at the opportunity to host a regional conference in 2017,” says Penn State PRSSA President Katie Morrison. “Our planning committee has worked diligently over the past seven months to prepare our bid, and we are excited to welcome students from across the nation to Happy Valley.”

“Passport to PR” is a chance for all students to explore the public relations field — a field some may have not considered.

“The greatest thing about PR is that it can lead you virtually anywhere. Attendees from all professional backgrounds will find something of value in the conference,” says Pirt.

A list of speakers will be released, but until then, you can learn more about the conference here or by following @PassportToPR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

If you are interested in attending the conference, you can register online via the conference’s Eventbrite page starting on Wednesday, Oct. 19. If you register before the end of November, students are offered a discounted rate of $60 for PRSSA members and $65 for non-PRSSA members. Starting Dec. 1, registration will be $70 for PRSSA members and $75 for non-PRSSA members. Register as soon as possible because registration will officially close on Jan. 6!

That being said — get registering Penn Staters. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from attending this esteemed conference!