The 68th Annual New York State Communications Association Conference (NYSCA) kicked off on October 22, 2010, at the Honors Haven Resort and Spa in Ellenville, NY. The weekend was filled with informative communication discussions and interactive panels. The conference concentrated on a broad range of current issues facing the communications field today.
Both Prestige Agency and Hofstra PRSSA members were in attendence to represent Hofstra University at the PRSSA Regional Chapters Round Up that took place on Saturday night. The hour-long discussion featured PRSSA members from Hofstra University, California University of Pennsylvania (CalU) and Slippery Rock University. The discussion allowed us to inspire one another as we exchanged ideas and strategies for fundraising, recruitment and social events. It was a great way to network with future PR professionals, exchange contact information and even take some great group pictures, all while building a sense of community with our regional peers.
I gained valuable knowledge about how other chapters are structured and we all had the opportunity to compare success stories. The summit was followed by a cocktail/social hour and keynote address.
The conference was definitely a success and the regional round-up was certainly worth the four-hour drive and bumper to bumper traffic on the George Washington Bridge! Prestige Agency’s very own Hilary Franklin and PRSSA’s Alexander Petrucelli are running a committee of Hofstra PRSSA members who are helping to organize the 2011 Annual NYSCA Conference. I have no doubt it will be just as informative and successful as this year’s conference.
Aqlesia Sahle VP of Development and Recruitment