2020 Annual Conference

September 14, 2020 11:00 AM to September 15, 2020 8:30 PM
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BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center

Tupelo, MS

Join public relations professionals from around the region in Tupelo, Miss., Sept 14-15, 2020, at the BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center for the annual conference of the Southern Public Relations Federation. Hear from nationally acclaimed speakers, learn the latest approaches to produce results, and network with industry colleagues from SPRF’s four-state region and beyond. Examine best practices and case studies. This year's conference will offer in-person as well as completely virtual options as we keep the health and safety of our members in mind. The goal is to make the conference accessible, safe and affordable during the uncertainty due to COVID-19.

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On-site registrants receive breakout sessions, in-person keynote presentations, Lantern reception, Lantern banquet, Chapter of Distinction Luncheon, general luncheon, time for networking, and dinner on your own in small groups, time with exhibitors, business meeting, on-demand access of all recorded sessions, and a goodie bag.

Virtual registrants receive on-demand access to all recorded sessions, opportunity to attend virtually real-time sessions including Lantern banquet, Chapter of Distinction luncheon, and business meeting.

2020 Conference Cancellation Policy

Cancellation for in-person registration can be made up to 14 days before the conference, until August 31. In-person registrants who cancel by August 31 can receive a full refund (minus a $50 fee) or choose to convert to a virtual conference at the virtual fee. The conference sessions will be available on-demand after the conference for all in-person and virtual conference registrants. There is no cancellation for virtual conference registration. After the cancellation date of August 31, should any in-person registrant provide documentation that they are prevented from attending the in-person conference which they have registered for due to their state’s COVID guidelines, they will be converted to a virtual registrant and refunded all but the virtual registration fee. 


$325.00 Full Conference Members On-site
$375.00 after 12:00 am September 1
$300.00 Earlybird rate before July 31

$300.00 Full Conference (SPRF Board, Sr. Leadership Council)

$99.00 Virtual Conference Members

$225.00 One-day Option with Lantern Banquet (Member)

$150.00 One-day Option without Lantern Banquet (Member)

$125.00 On-site without Lantern Banquet (Student)

$75.00 Monday Only (Students)

$25.00 University/College Class Virtual Participation

$375.00 On-site Full Conference Non-members