Fall 2018 Conference

Our fall conference is set for October 18-19 in Bend, Oregon. 

Learn how, as school public relations professionals, we can make a positive impact on students. In this two-day workshop, Raising the Bar: Equity, Technology and Striving for Excellence, participants will learn about rapid changes in technology that impact students and examine equity practices from the school communicators perspective.

Thursday keynote: Dr. Jon Landis, the U.S. Education Development Executive with Apple, will delve into the topic of technology and its impact on students, through an equity lens. Tech affects and empowers students and Dr. Landis will help us understand how we can understand the challenges our students face while striving for more.

Friday keynote: Heidi Vega, Director of Communications for the Arizona School Board Association and VP for diversity engagement with NSPRA, is a powerhouse speaker whose passion is equity. She will focus on equity through the lens of communication as we examine our districts' brands and how to contribute to a message that our organizations value members and the students they represent.

Other speakers/topics:

  • Carol Fenstermacher, NSPRA President, will share 10 Things I Learned in School PR
  • Ginger McCall, Oregon's first public records advocate, will dive into the law and school communications as it relates to public records.
  • Morgan Allen and David Williams look at key topics from the upcoming Legislative session and how school communicators can serve as advocates

Find inspiration and tools you can use when you return to your home district.


Register today!




DoubleTree(541) 317-9292
Block of rooms is being held until September 21 at a special rate of $159. Be sure to ask for OSPRA block.
McMenamins: (541) 382-5174
Offers a limited number of single rooms w/ private bath at a government rate of $113.
Other hotels within walking distance 
Mill Inn Bed and Breakfast: (541) 389-9198
Springhill Suites: (541) 382-5075