6 Must Experience PR Conferences of 2019 

Jeanine Gordon, Content Writer @ Powerful Outreach

December 19, 2018 

Whether you are in the PR scene full time or as a side hustle, the fact that it is an ever-evolving field with continuous change and growth is one thing we can likely all agree on.

In order to stay up to date, keep up with the changes in the industry, and make sure you are maintaining your PR knowledge at its prime, furthering your education and learning and growing is always advisable. Here’s where you can start:


1 – B2B Marketing Exchange

Date: February 25th-27th, 2019

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Details: With the goal of empowering the community with the latest trends, market conditions and market realities, there is no shortage of things to be gained from this conference. Offering over seventy sessions and speaker numbers in the triple digits, you can find your niche channel at the conference, and settle in for a whirlwind few days of new knowledge and meeting new people.


2 – ContentTECH Summit

Date: April 8-10, 2019

Location: San Diego, California

Details: The ContentTECH Summit, formerly the Intelligent Content Conference, is held at the Marriot Marquis at the San Diego Marina. It is designed to offer strategies and education for individuals looking to provide their customers and audience with optimal digital experiences and to successfully scale, manage, and deliver quality content. The conference focuses on how to most effectively use technology in the “unpredictability” and chaos of the digital world and is committed to bringing innovation and accessibility to the forefront of the industry.


3 – International Association of Business Communicators World Conference

Date: June 9th-12th, 2019

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Details: A conference committed to maximizing personal development in the line of public relations, digital media, and communications. The theme of the 2019 conference is Think Forward, offering individuals the tools and insight they need to be able to build and sustain their business into the future.  The digital world changes rapidly and this conference will seek to offer you what you need to know on the latest trends, solutions, and ideas to stay ahead of the game.


4 – Public Relations Society of America International Conference

Date: October 20th – 22nd, 2019

Location: San Diego, California

Details: Presented annually by various chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, in 2019, this conference takes place at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in downtown San Diego. Each year, the conference seeks to bring together PR professionals from across America and around the world, with a goal of helping individuals enhance their personal and professional network, while simultaneously learning from “some of the world’s most influential companies and organizations.” The event focuses on bringing like-minded individuals to one place to address current trends and insights in PR and prepare for future trajectories and growth in the PR industry.


5 – Arthur Page Society Annual Conference

Date: Fall, 2019

Location: Washington, DC

Details: With demands on employees, companies, and CEOs to engage with the public more than ever before, it’s time to take facing the public light to the next level. Knowing how to do it however, is only part of the equation. This conference seeks to maximize the efficiency of PR teams, teaching them how to determine, if, when, and how to engage with the public most effectively.


6 – The New PR Conference

Date: Fall 2019

Location: TBD

Details: Presented by AirPR, and only in its second year running, this conference is the epitaph of growth in the PR industry and a great way to network and get involved with a group of people who you can continue to meet with for years to come.  The conference will focus on “cutting-edge,” content development strategies and growth PR opportunities. It will emphasize networking with senior communications, PR, and content marketing professionals and it will teach attendees how to do so via the best communications technology available. A small conference, this one will fill up quickly, so be sure to watch for more details on this in the months to come.


These conferences all present an exceptional opportunity to learn, network, grow, and focus on business development. They fill up fast, so be sure to register right away and start planning for improved PR success in 2019.

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