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Fall 2023 Conference

Short pump fall 2023 conference

The Fall CHESPRA conference will be held on Nov 2-3, 2023, in Short Pump, Va. at the Hyatt House. The CHESPRA Board and Conference Agenda Committee worked collaboratively to create a stellar program for you. View the agenda here.

The Fall 2023 Conference registration is now closed. We have reached maximum capacity. Please register early and book your room for the Spring 2024 Conference here.

Conference Registration

Fall 2023 conference registration is now closed.

Session Information

Sessions include:

  • Keynote: How to Deal with a Worst-Case Scenario You Never Envisioned - Wayde Byard, Loudoun County Public Schools

  • School Finance Communications: Benchmarks and Best Practices - Mellissa Braham, APR, NSPRA
  • Hot Topic! Crafting Tomorrow’s Communications: AI for School PR - Andrew Robinson, Arlington Public Schools
  • New! Newer Voices Showcase - Various CHESPRA Members
  • Supporting Schools/Asset Mapping/Empowering Engagement - Amy Bartilotti, Chesterfield County Public Schools

  • Branding Process - Tracy Sahler, Wicomico County Public Schools, and Betsy Overkamp-Smith, APR BetsyOS PR LLC

  • How School PR Can Meet the Employee Recruitment Challenge - Mellissa Braham, APR, NSPRA

  • Hot Topic! Attendance Communication Plan - Diana Gulotta, Prince William County

Click here to view the entire agenda.

Hotel Information

CHESPRA has negotiated a room block at the Hyatt House in Short Pump, Va. The conference runs Thur, Nov. 2 and Fri, Nov. 3. There will be an optional happy hour for those arriving the evening of Wed, Nov. 1.

Please note that the Hyatt House room block is full and closed as of Fri, Oct. 20, 2023. Additionally, the hotel is completely full.

Still interested in attending the conference or haven't booked your room yet? While there are no official overflow hotels, we recommend checking out the Home2 Suites by Hilton Richmond Short Pump, a short walk to the hotel.

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