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2015 PRSA Colorado Summit

Denver, Colorado | Sept. 24, 2015


Proposal Deadline: Friday, June 26, 2015


We’re pleased to issue this Call for Presentations for the PRSA Colorado Summit, which will be held Sept. 24, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.


About PRSA Colorado

The PRSA Colorado Chapter, based in Denver, serves more than 420 members along Colorado's Front Range, Eastern Plains and Western Slope regions.


PRSA Colorado makes it easy for members to bring unparalleled information sources right to their desks, sharpen their skills and refine their career strategies through professional development. Being part of PRSA Colorado places members in the center of their peer networks.


More than one-fourth of our members are corporate communications professionals, and one-third are agency or independent practitioners. The other portion of our membership includes those working for nonprofit, government and education organizations. Approximately 75 percent of chapter members have more than 10 years of relevant experience and we are proud to have more than 100 accredited professionals.


PRSA Colorado initiates social connections for our members and the general communications industry. Our social media program includes a vibrant website that features current events, online registration and a member directory. We publish a weekly newsletter, as well as a blog at that regularly posts new member- and community- generated content. Our @PRSAColo Twitter account has attracted more than 1,100 followers. The PRSA Colorado LinkedIn and Facebook groups enrich connections between members and fans. And, for our APR members and those interested in APR, we host a group for idea sharing, support and mentoring.


Visit for more information about PRSA Colorado.


About the 2015 Summit

PRSA Colorado’s annual summit is a daylong professional development conference, where communications professionals can take a step back from their hectic day-to-day responsibilities to recharge and learn new skills or enhance the expertise they already have. Event sessions include:

-       Keynote Luncheon

-       Breakout Super Sessions: Features various tracts on internal communications, reputation management, integrated marketing communications, media relations, social media and more.


We host a happy hour and networking event after the summit. Attendees leave the event feeling inspired, refreshed and ready to take on the day-to-day challenges of the demanding PR profession.


Proposal Guidelines

PRSA Colorado welcomes proposals from senior public relations practitioners in corporate and agency settings and solo practitioners, as well as experts in related fields, including, but not limited to, management, human resources, legal issues and interactive communications. This call for presentations includes two types of sessions:


  • Keynote presentation (60-minute general session)
  • Expert presentations (60-minute breakouts)


We expect the majority of summit attendees will be public relations practitioners with more than five years professional experience. Collectively the group has experience in crisis communications, public affairs, internal communications, reputation management, interactive communications and industry-specific public relations (e.g., health care, travel and tourism, sports). The most successful speakers:

  • Have demonstrated knowledge of challenges faced by small- to mid-size public relations firms, solo practitioners, corporate communicators or PIOs.
  • Provide “takeaways” that attendees can implement the day they return to their offices.
  • Are passionate about their areas of expertise and can inspire audiences to see their business challenges in new ways and take action.
  • Avoid sales pitches for their product or services.


Priority will be given to proposals that are visionary, forward thinking and new. PRSA Colorado Summit attendees are particularly interested in resources and learning opportunities within the following subject categories:

  • Leadership
  • Corporate Communications
  • Crisis Communications
  • Communications Best Practices/Case Studies
  • Communications Measurement
  • Word-of-mouth Communications
  • Digital Communications
  • Social Media
  • Career Development
  • Community Relations



Application Deadline is June 26, 2015. Notification to all applicants regarding accepted presentations will be made no later than July 15, 2015.


If you have questions, please contact Dustin Moody at or (863) 661-1617.


Please Note: PRSA Colorado does not reimburse presenters for out-of-pocket expenses such as hotels and airfare, nor provide speaker stipends. Presenters selected for breakout sessions will receive one complimentary registration, which includes meals. Presenters selected to lead roundtable discussions will be required to purchase a full registration package.

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PRSA Colorado
12011 Tejon St., Ste. 700, Westminster, CO 80234
(303) 920-0176, fax (303) 458-0002