Thursday, April 25, 2024

9:30-10 a.m. – Registration

10-10:15 a.m. – President’s Welcome – Alicia Mowry, OHSPRA President and Patrick Gallaway, OHSPRA President-Elect

10:15-11:45 a.m. AI is coming to School PR..."Are you Ready for it?"
Rebecca Bultsma, Director of Communications Westwind School Division

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Remembering your WHY, Living Your Truth and Celebrating Your Work

Carrie Sanchez, Director of Leadership and Learning North Point Educational Service Center 

12:45-12:55 p.m. Gold Sponsor Meal Presentation – Teacher Lists

1:00-3:00 p.m. Achievement Awards Luncheon, Presented by Scott Marshall, OHSPRA Director of Contest and Awards

3:00-3:15 p.m. – Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. Remembering your WHY, Living Your Truth and Celebrating Your Work Part IICarrie Sanchez, Director of Leadership and Learning North Point Educational Service Center 

4:15 p.m. – Close

6-9 p.m. – OHSPRA Social

Friday, April 26, 2024

9:00 a.m. – Grab and go breakfast                                   

9:05-10:05 a.m. Harnessing AI to Enrich Student, Teacher, and Community Engagement 

Andy Krenz, Regional Sales Director ThoughtExchange, Krista Boyle, Director of Communications & PR, Milford Exempted Village Schools, Betsy Fuller, Director of School & Community Relations, Lakota Schools

10:05-11:05 a.m. “We Have a Levy on the Ballot…What Now?!”

Sara Clark, OSBA Legal Counsel

11:05-11:15 a.m. Gold Sponsor Meal Presentation – DistrictWON

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:00-1:00 p.m. Panel: I Started as a Teacher, Journalist, Marketer…Now I’m Here

  • Allison Morris, Director of Public Relations, Sandy Valley Local Schools 

  • Katie Peters, Director of Communications, Washington Local Schools

  • Nick Carrabine, Director of Marketing & Communications, Riverside Local School District 

  • Kolt Buchenroth, Director of Communications, Kenton City Schools

  • Brad Underwood, Director of Communications, Little Miami Local Schools 

1:00-1:30 p.m. Vendor Fair

OHSPRA’s Vendor Fair is a unique opportunity for conference attendees to engage directly with vendors who specialize in providing solutions tailored to the field of school public relations. Our participating vendors are at the forefront of innovative technologies and strategies that can help you enhance communication, branding, engagement, or outreach within your school community.

What to Expect:

  • Connect with vendor representatives who understand the specific needs of educational institutions. They are eager to answer your questions and provide insights on how their products or services can benefit your school's public relations efforts.

  • Some vendors may have special promotions or discounts available only to conference attendees. Take advantage of these exclusive opportunities to optimize your budget and resources.

  • Engage in Q&A to get in-depth information about the vendors' products or services.

  • Vendors may provide informative brochures or other materials for you to take away, ensuring you have valuable resources to refer to later.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with vendors who are committed to supporting the success of school districts!

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Sticks & Stones: Building Empathic Connections

Katie Peters, Director of Communications, Washington Local Schools

2:30-3:30 p.m. – Bold Storytelling That Disrupts Tradition to Engage, Empower, Inspire

Akwi Nji, Communication Strategist 

3:30 p.m. – Close and OHSPRA Board Meeting

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