2022 Annual Conference - Call for Presenters

Call for Presenters Open November 10, 2021 through January 9, 2022!

The call for presenters is open for the CalSPRA 2022 Capitol Conference! Your CalSPRA leadership has been hard at work to bring you the best in professional development and networking, but we can't do it without you! Support your colleagues by sharing your expertise as a conference presenter. Each traditional breakout session is one hour and fifteen minutes while each workshop/skills lab session is two hours.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is Sunday, January 9, 2022. If selected, you will be notified by Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Submit your conference proposal here.

Presenting at CalSPRA: 3 Tips for Submitting Your Proposal

1. Know the Popular Topics

One way to succeed with your presentation proposal is to choose a topic where you have experience and expertise that other school public relations professionals want to know more about. 

As you consider what to present, you might start by asking yourself, “What have my colleagues asked me about a lot this past year?” 

Members' Topics of Interest

Next, compare your answers to the following list of topics that CalSPRA members have already expressed interest in through our recent survey: 

  • Crisis communications

  • Hands-on, how-to instruction for various communication tools, apps, software and accessibility features

  • Incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in your communications

  • Digital communication skills (e.g., video, social media, podcasting, photography)

  • Employee recruitment and retention strategies and campaigns

  • Storytelling skills, particularly in a virtual environment

  • Sessions unique to the work of communicators in a county office of education

  • Creating a Communication Plan

  • Family involvement

  • Marketing schools

2. Know Which Format Fits Your Proposal

New in 2022, CalSPRA is offering two different sessions formats:

  • Traditional breakout sessions - one hour and 15 minutes in length for standard presentations

  • Workshops/skills labs sessions - two hours in length for more in-depth hands-on learning opportunities

3. Follow the Proposal Guidance

CalSPRA 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 CalSPRA. 

Submit your proposal here by Sunday, January 9, 2022. Presentation proposals must be submitted via the Google Form.

Questions? Email caschoolprassociation@gmail.com

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