• Fall 2017 CHESPRA Conference

    Oct. 26 & Oct. 27, 2017 -- Richmond, Virginia

    Register for the Conference

    • Members pay only $35 to attend the full conference, excluding lodging. If you have renewed your CHESPRA membership for 2017-18, register online here
    • Not a member, but interested in joining us? Pay $85 to attend the conference and receive a 1-year membership. Join now and register online here
    • All members will receive a special gift at the conference, just for joining! If you cannot attend the conference, let us know and we'll mail your gift to you.

    Hotel Information

    Hilton Richmond Downtown, 501 E Broad St. Make your reservations online by Fri, Oct. 6 to get the discounted room rate of $145 plus tax, minus a $20 buy down courtesy of Blackboard.


    October 26: Backstory & Tabletop Exercise

    "Sean Spicer Said What? How a Local Crisis Became a National Debate"

    Led by Derek Turner, Director of Communications

    Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools


    Roundtable Discussions to Follow! Choose from topics such as handling communications when a superintendent suddenly departs, using the RPIE process to write a communications plan, learning how to podcast, fostering digital citizenship, and updates from our Virginia and Maryland representatives.


    October 27: STAND: An Engaging Anti-Bullying Campaign

    Michelle Price, Director of Public Information and Community Involvement

    Newport News Public Schools


    Awards Contest Winners to Follow! Find out who won, and see what made their submissions rise to the top as we showcase their work and hear from them about how they did it!


    Thank you to our sponsors, who make this program possible!


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