2023 Spring Conference

Friday, May 12, 2023 in Framingham, Massachusetts

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Over 100 people attended the NESPRA Spring Conference. It was a terrific and energizing event. 

Thank you to all who participated!

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National School Communicators Day was May 12, 2023. Thank you for celebrating with us at the conference!

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NESPRA is excited to once again offer a full day of professional learning and networking for school communicators across New England.  

NESPRA logo with text:  2023 Spring Conference, Friday, May 12, Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham, Mass.


Who:  Open to anyone who contributes to PreK-12 school communications in our region. Communication/public relations professionals, superintendents, administrative assistants, principals, outreach coordinators, marketing specialists, webmasters, graphic designers, etc. are all invited!

When:  Friday, May 12 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where:  Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, MA. 

(If you are staying overnight, please use the link below for a discounted rate!)



Cathy Kedjidjian, APR

NSPRA President

Forging Your Path: 

Your District's & Your Own

Your organization's strategic plan is the roadmap to its success. As a school PR professional, you play a critical role in keeping your district on the path to achieve its mission and vision. Learn how you can use the progress of a strategic plan to build your district's brand. 

The presentation also will help you focus on strategically forging your own path, with ideas on how to bring the right people along with you on your journey.

Tracy Jentz, APR

Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator at Grand Forks Public Schools, ND

Decisive Moments: Preparing Your School System for Emergency Communications Response

For many people, school emergencies bring to mind thoughts of high-profile incidents across the country. However, research shows that our school systems are more likely to experience a variety of other events, including the death of a student or employee or another non-lethal incident. In times of emergencies, our response is measured in minutes. The longer we take to respond, the more trust and credibility we risk losing.

During this session, we will discuss several decisive moments and how they led to the creation of an emergency communications plan. You will understand the need to research and plan for an emergency event; review the most probable emergencies; and draft a list of materials to include in your emergency communications toolbox.



We have a room block reserved at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center which is the same location as the conference. We encourage attendees to book using this link for a discounted NESPRA price of $189 per night. To guarantee this rate, you must book by April 13.


Whether you live locally or are staying at the hotel, join us at Jack's Abby on Thursday evening for a chance to hang out with your fellow NESPRA members. More information to follow as we get closer!


The member rate to attend the NESPRA Spring Conference is $85, the non-member rate is $105. 

Payment is accepted by purchase order or credit card.

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Thank you to NESPRA's 2023 Corporate Partners

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