At PRSSA Memphis, we're on a mission to empower the next generation of public relations professionals. With a vision to bridge the gap between campus and career, we provide students at the University of Memphis with valuable professional development opportunities and experiences that shape their future in strategic media.
Our commitment to academic excellence, ethical standards, and diversity has made us a proud member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), a national organization with over 300 Chapters in the United States and abroad. We are not just a student organization; we are a global network of like-minded individuals, ready to make a difference.
PRSSA ICON 2023: A Massive Success
In 2023, we set an ambitious goal—to host the PRSSA International Conference (ICON), the premier event for strategic media students and professionals. After a rigorous bidding process, we secured the opportunity to host ICON, and the event took place at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, from October 13 to 17, 2023. We aimed for 500 registrants and exceeded our wildest expectations, with nearly 600 attendees, doubling the total from the previous year. The event was a massive success, not just for us but for the University of Memphis as a whole.
Expanding Our Reach: District Conference in 2025
Now, we're setting our sights even higher. We want to host a PRSSA district conference in spring 2025, but the journey begins now. To prepare for this monumental event, our executive board needs to attend this year's PRSSA district conferences across the country. These conferences offer invaluable insights into the logistics and planning required to make our district conference a success.
Why We're Ready to Host
After our triumphant International Conference, we're now gearing up for an even more ambitious endeavor – hosting our own district conference. Our meticulous preparations for ICON have forged robust connections with influential speakers eager to engage Memphis students. Memphis, with its flourishing healthcare, non-profit, music, sports, and government sectors, offers the perfect setting for our conference, adding a unique dimension to the experience. We've also nurtured relationships in nearby cities like Nashville and Atlanta, expanding our network and resources. With our faculty and professional advisers actively involved in the local PRSA professionals board, industry expertise is at our fingertips. Plus, the unwavering support of our alumni community guarantees a strong, cohesive foundation ready to elevate our district conference.
Our Executive Board at ICON 2023Spotlighting Memphis
A PRSSA district conference is not just a gathering; it's an opportunity to spotlight the University of Memphis and our vibrant city. These events attract hundreds of students and advisers, putting Memphis on the map as a hub for public relations excellence.
How You Can Make a Difference
But, we can't do it alone. We need your support to turn this dream into a reality. By donating to our campaign, you're investing in the future of the public relations industry and the success of the University of Memphis. Your contribution will enable us to attend district conferences, gain critical insights, and ultimately host an unforgettable PRSSA district conference in 2025.
Join us in shaping the future of public relations and help us reach our goal of hosting a district conference. Your support matters, and together, we can make it happen.
Donate Today and Be a Part of Our District Conference Journey!
University of Memphis Tigers at PRSSA ICON 2023