• Confronting the Crisis in Public Education - 2020 INDSPRA Spring Conference & Annual Membership Meeting
    Across the nation, states are addressing the inequities of teacher pay and the burdens that poor funding, unfunded mandates, and voucher programs have placed on our public schools. The rise of the Red for Ed movement in Indiana is no surprise after years of legislative decision-making that has left Indiana public schools dealing with greater and greater challenges.
    Join us as we explore the many ways, as communicators, we can interpret and share with our communities the impact of legislation and special interests on our schools. Discover programs, strategies, tools and tactics that can increase your community support and your effectiveness as a leader.
    This conference offers sessions on preparing for successful referendums, recruiting millennial and minority teachers, maximizing social media to your advantage, incorporating video, creative story-telling, legislative and legal updates, advancing your PR collateral and career, cultivating community advocates, and SO MUCH MORE!

    WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                 Friday, March 6, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S High School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46241

    THEME: Confronting the Crisis in Public Education

    Breakfast and lunch included along with opportunities to network and discuss school communications challenges.

    INDSPRA Members:

    • One day: $200 (Earlybird discount: $150 - until 2/15)
    • Two day: $275 (Earlybird discount: $225 - until 2/15)


    • One day: $275 (Earlybird discount: $225 - until 2/15)
    • Two day: $350 (Earlybird discount: $300 - until 2/15)

    Hotel Accomodations:
    Affordable rooms ($139.00) are available at the conference venue, Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel. Room registration begins Friday, January 17. To take advantage of the discounted rate, call the reservation desk (317.244.6861) and tell them you are with the Indiana School Public Relations Association. 

    For registration assistance, contact Donna Petraits at INschoolPR@gmail.com