ISPRA 2024 Spring Conference

Please join the ISPRA board and school PR pros from across the state for the spring 2024 conference on April 11-12 at the School Administrators of Iowa offices in Clive, Iowa! This conference will feature a best practices session on translation and interpretation, a Q&A with education lobbyists, and more, including a full-day “Changemakers” training from Your Clear Next Step. 

After our first day of learning, join your peers at The Revel Hotel for a social hour and the annual awards banquet as we celebrate and honor the great work occurring within our field. Make plans to attend, and register today!

Questions: Contact Alexandra Wade, ISPRA President-Elect and Conference Chair


Register for the spring 2024 conference and awards banquet
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2024

Enter the Communications Contest
Submission Deadline: March 6, 2024 — NO EXTENSIONS! 

Fee and Lodging Information

  • Conference Fee for Members—$110
  • Conference Fee for Non-Members—$125
  • Awards Banquet Fee for Members—$35
  • Awards Banquet Fee for Non-Members—$45

Hotel Block
The Revel Hotel, 11211 Hickman Road, Urbandale, Iowa 50322: Make a reservation.
Reservation Deadline: March 10

Keynote Session: Changemakers

Sinikka Waugh, she/her/hers, Your Clear Next Step

Changemakers are the individuals who put the good of the organization first, make authentic human connections, and consistently treat change as a process, not an event. They make things happen. More often than not, though, Changemakers get stuck. There’s not enough budget. Our projects keep falling behind. We rarely stick to a change when we propose one. Someone is always upset about an initiative. Is there a better way?

Yes! This jam packed and engaging session will give you the tools and techniques for a better way…

  • For change
  • To get more done
  • To bring people along


By attending this course, participants will:

  • Gain tools to help you improve your influence
  • Encounter a simple, easy-to-apply model for talking about one of the most disruptive forces at work
  • Enable you to identify and empower Changemakers around you