MARCH 16 AND 17, 2017 in ann arbor

Registration is open for the 2017 Michigan School Public Relations Association Annual Conference to be held March 16 and 17 at Weber's Inn, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Don't delay. Take advantage of the Early Bird pricing until February 24, 2017.

See the conference flier  for more details.  Speakers will share tips and resources to help you not only feel more confident in your career, but also make your job easier. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with your colleagues from around the state, learn about each other's best practices, exchange ideas and have fun!

tom_delapp_casualThursday, March 16 will feature Tom DeLapp, APR, President-Elect of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) from Rocklin, CA. Tom will present: "School Communicators are Indispensable" followed by a session on "Treading the Fine Line Between Public Relations and Legal Strategies." Winning in the court of law is one thing.....winning in the court of public opinion is another. In this session, Tom will give us the tips, techniques and strategies we need to navigate a mixed-media firestorm in today's instantaneous Internet environment.

Gary Galdes Friday's keynote session, with Special Agent Gary Galdes from the Detroit FBI Office, will feature Active-Shooter Training. It could happen any time at your school.  So, be prepared!  Plus, Gary will show us how agencies can work together as part of a collaborative communication team (Joint Information Center) during times of crisis.

Addtional Topics include:

• Learning what superintendents want their school communicators to know
• Securing your place at the (cabinet) table and staying there
• Hosting a Twitter Town Hall Meeting
• Training colleagues to create ADA compliant webpages
• Plus much more! 

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!!  Get 2017 training at 2016 prices (early-bird rate). (Note: Non-member rate includes membership for the rest of the year.) A $25 cancellation fee will be charged after February 27 through March 9. Cancellations will be honored through March 9.

To reserve overnight rooms at Weber's Inn, call: 1-800-443-3050 and use group code MSPRA031617. The deadline for overnight rooms at the conference special rate of $119/night (single or double occupancy) is Monday, February 13.

Thanks to our conference sponsors:


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160+ attended mspra's sold-out ADA COMPLIANT Website WORKSHOP on 12/02/16

featuring the Office for Civil Rights, an attorney from Thrun Law Firm, PC,  Monsido, Siteimprove and information on closed captioning.  Thanks to everyone who came.


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Thanks to all who came to: "Creating Gender Inclusive Schools" featuring Joel Baum from Gender Spectrum as seen at the National School Public Relations Association. 




Our 12/2 "Building ADA Compliant Websites" Workshop was packed...with both information and attendees.... 


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