2023 CalSPRA Conference Registration Now Open!

September 15, 2022 6:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We are beyond excited to announce registration is now open for our 2023 Annual Conference in San Diego! Join your colleagues, friends, and CalSPRA family in Southern California from  March 1, 2023, through March 4, 2023, for inspiration, networking, and in depth-learning as we celebrate 30 years of CalSPRA excellence. 


You can register between now and October 31 (don’t get spooked by increasing prices after Halloween ) for our cheapest early-bird price! We will also be celebrating our first three members to register for the conference on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages! Late Registration will end on February 12, 2023, and this will be the last possible day to register. Please note, no refunds can be given after February 14, 2023 - a heartbreaker indeed! 


Conference Details

We will continue to send out details and updates about programming as we move closer to the New Year. As we continue to implement member feedback and suggestions into our conference each year, we will be offering a pre-conference workshop (Media Relations Mastery led by 15-year broadcast news veteran Christine Paik) on Wednesday, March 1, from noon until 4:00 p.m., with our full conference kicking off on Thursday morning, March 2, and wrapping up midday on Saturday, March 4. We continue to value our member's input and participation in our annual surveys, which will help provide a terrific lineup of speakers and sessions. At #CalSPRA2023, you can expect more of our member’s favorites, such as our CalSPRA Night Out (Thursday), Annual Awards Gala (Friday), Wednesday evening Welcome Reception, and plenty of learning and networking opportunities with your CalSPRA colleagues and friends. 

Hotel Information

“An urban oasis in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter” awaits our conference guests. The Westin San Diego Gaslamp is now accepting reservations for CalSPRA conference guests for a special nightly rate of $199, which is more than a 30% discount on regular room rates. As a bonus to CalSPRA conference attendees, there are a limited number of rooms available for Tuesday and Saturday evenings at the $199 CalSPRA rate if you wish to extend your stay. There is a limited number of rooms available for our special CalSPRA block at the Westin, so book your reservations early! 

Utilize this unique CalSPRA Conference link to book your hotel.  

For more information about the hotel, you may visit its website here, or call 619-239-2200.

Stay Tuned

Our call for presenters and submissions to our Excellence in Communications Awards program will be coming via email in the weeks to come. Prepare now to submit your proposal to present to help your school PR colleagues throughout the state with your expertise, and start thinking back from the past year about the incredible work you have done to help support and inspire your students, staff, and school community. We look forward to honoring you with some well-deserved awards and recognition at our Annual Awards Gala. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages to get conference reminders and updates leading up to our 30th-anniversary celebration and conference in beautiful San Diego! 

More Great News

We now have 659 members, a new CalSPRA record! Please continue to spread the word about our amazing network and family of school PR professionals and educators throughout the Golden State. Member benefits include a discounted rate to our annual conference and regional events, access to our listserv, resource library, monthly newsletter, discounted school PR webinars, and certificate courses and programs! Learn more about our member benefits on our website, and if you’re not a member already, join our family now


We are happy to answer any questions and help support you in any way possible. You can reach out via email to admin@calspra.org, or leave a message at (657) 777-2139. We look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you ASAP! Can’t wait to see you all in sunny San Diego!

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