PRSA Oregon Chapter CommCon 2020
Call for Speaker Proposals

2020 Theme
Be the change: New paradigms. Inclusive culture. Hope.

Hello, fellow communicators!

It’s that time of year again: We’re very excited to announce that we are now accepting presenter proposals for our next Communicators Conference, coming up on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Portland.

Every year, the Public Relations Society of America — Oregon Chapter invites people from all across the state and SW Washington to share their insights and experiences. Whether you’ve worked in communications for decades or you’ve just begun your career, we want to hear
from you!

The deadline for submitting proposals is Midnight PST on Friday, February 14, 2020.

CommCon 2020: Call for PresentersWe’ll let you know if your proposal has been accepted by Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Professional development program topics for CommCon 2020 were approved by the board, and we’re looking for speakers and panelists who can contribute their expertise and perspective to these subjects.

If you think this could be you, please complete our speaker submission form. 

CommCon 2020: Call for Presenters





Potential topic tracks
•Diversity & Inclusion
•Government Affairs & Tribal Relations
•Marketing Communications
•Internal Communications / Employee Engagement
•Digital Communications Data, Analytics & Measurement
•Leadership & Management
•Reputation / Risk Management

CommCon 2020: Call for Presenters








Topic ideas
•Honoring the Footprints of Communities Past: Land Acknowledgements, Racial Equity, Community Engagement
•Integrated MarCom: Structures, Strategies and Execution
•The art of storytelling and science of analytics
•Successful multi-channel content strategies and visual storytelling
•Urging leadership to address crisis communications (NOT operational responses AND before a crisis hits)
•Culture Change & Busting Silos
•We All Get Rusty: Tech Savvy Bootcamps
•Diversity and Inclusion: Being the Change
•Emotional Intelligence
•Communicating with a remote workforce
•Frame testing to prevent reinforcing stereotypes
•Risk Assessment Methodologies
•Intake strategies of senior leaders and programmatic staff that ensures effectiveness

CommCon 2020: Call for Presenters

Presentation format
•Format is 30-60 minutes. (Full hour segments that incorporate engagement, participation, workshops, etc desirable)

Speaker Benefits and Logistics
•Complimentary conference admission
•Promoted as an expert in the field to all PRSA Oregon members

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A note about our selection process

When all other considerations surrounding expertise are equal, preference will be given to PRSA members and people possessing inherent and acquired forms of diversity.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at [email protected], and one of our member-volunteers will get back to you within a few business days.

About CommCon

The annual PRSA Oregon Communicator’s Conference attracts strategic communications (e.g., public relations, internal communications, content strategy) professionals spanning various industries, careers, and levels of experience. The event also attracts professionals working in other fields, including human resources, marketing, and media. The conference draws an audience of approximately 250 professionals. The conference focuses on trends that impact the communications professional by offering industry insights, interactive discussions and tangible skills. This year’s event promises to deliver valuable content and exciting presentations. Attendees will be able to connect with some of Oregon’s most influential companies and organizations.