Regional Conference

Big Events in the Big O! Regional Conference

From the Men’s College World Series to the Olympic Swim Trials, Omaha knows big events!

Big Events in the Big O! offers you:


Network with PR and advertising executives at three of the Midwest’s most successful agencies, Ervin and Smith, Swanson Russell and Bailey Lauerman from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 6.


  • Mingle with students and pros at our “Take me out to the Ballgame” social at 6:30 p.m. with plenty of ballpark snacks.

  • Hear our opening pitch presented by Dan and Kathryn Morrissey, executive director and marketing and events coordinator for the NCAA Men’s College World Series.


  • Wake up Saturday morning to a continental breakfast. (8 to 8:45 a.m.)
  • Learn all about fashion with Brook Hudson, founder and executive producer of Omaha Fashion Week. (9 to 10 a.m.)
  • Engage in social media strategy. (10:15 to 11:15 a.m.)
  • Enjoy a boxed lunch with a side of marketing magic presented by Adrienne Fay, Borsheim’s Director of Marketing and Business Sales, Berkshire Hathaway. (Noon to 12:45 p.m.)
  • Get to know the A to Z’s of event planning. (1 to 2 p.m.)
  • Pitch to reporters and learn best practices in media outreach. (2:15 to 3:15 p.m.)
  • Meet one-on-one for resume and portfolio critiques with PRSA Nebraska professionals. (3:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
Register today! Thanks to our generous sponsors, the registration fee for PRSSA members and advisers for the two-day conference is ONLY $15 ($20 for all other students) and that includes meals. Click here to register and learn more!
If you register before March 23, you’ll be entered in a random giveaway to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
Our team is hard at work securing coupons and giveaways for you to explore the city’s nightlife on Friday and Saturday night.
For affordable hotel accommodations, we’ve reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott, just down the street from the UNO campus. Please book your room here to secure the rate!
We look forward to giving you the best possible conference experience. Please don’t hesitate to email Zach Dinslage,, with any questions.

Thank you to our sponsors: