PRD Annual Social Presented by Sysomos

PSprd social pic 2 signsEvery year, the PRD Social provides an evening event for members and others—from graduate students to senior scholars, family members, and industry professionals and sponsors—to network, catch up with old friends, and meet new colleagues. Book raffles, door prizes, and PRD trivia add to the fun, along with delicious local food and drink.

The 2016 social was held at The News Room in Minneapolis, MN, and was sponsored by Sysomos. It also included a display from the new Museum of Public Relations (below).


In 2015, the social was held in San Francisco, sponsored by the Arthur W. Page Center and funded by many more generous sponsors, marking the 50th anniversary of PRD. The occasion was an overwhelming success, with more than 100 PRD members and friends in attendance.



Please consider becoming a sponsor today, and making next year’s event even better!

  • Consider donating on behalf of your department, college, or university (Platinum, Gold, Silver)
  • Consider donating on behalf of a particular public relations or other research center or program on your campus (Platinum, Gold, Silver)
  • Consider becoming a corporate sponsor on behalf of your organization, company, agency, or even a new product you want to promote among division members and PR educators and professionals (Platinum, Gold, Silver)
  • Consider donating independently or with a group of your friends/colleagues in honor of somebody who you want to recognize (Bronze/Honor)
  • Forward to us contact information of someone you know who might be interested in helping sponsor the social (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze/Honor)

Any donation amount will help. Or consider sponsorship at the following levels: Platinum level ($500-$1,499), Gold level ($300-$499), or the Silver level ($100-$299). Information about sponsorship levels and corresponding benefits is attached, including the newest individual donation option Bronze/Honor ($50), which allows individuals or small groups to donate in a colleague’s or mentor’s name.  

The deadline to become a sponsor is typically a month before the conference; check back here for more details.

Special thanks to our current sponsors:

  • Sysomos (Title Sponsor)
  • Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, University of Houston (Platinum)
  • University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Platinum)
  • Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida (Platinum)
  • Reed College of Media, West Virginia University (Platinum)
  • My News Wizard (Gold)
  • School of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Gold)
  • Baylor University Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media (Gold)
  • Gaylord College, University of Oklahoma (Gold)
  • Elizabeth L. Toth, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland (Silver)