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Professional Development

The Maine Public Relations Council Professional Development Committee is seeking topics and volunteer expert speakers to help us deliver timely, relevant and educational programming to our statewide membership in 2019. Submit a Proposal Here
MPRC offers regular Professional Development programs designed to give PR, marketing and communications professionals the tools, knowledge and training to succeed in their fields.
As a statewide organization, we strive to make programming available across Maine in either Bangor, Lewiston/Auburn, MidCoast or Greater Portland throughout the year, many of which are available via live stream. From seminars and roundtables to our Annual Conference held in October, topics range from branding or crisis communications to digital marketing or leadership best practices, to name a few.
Our Professional Development committee is always open to programming topic suggestions from either potential guest speakers or members who identify a relevant topic that serves to benefit our entire membership and community of professionals.

Call for Presentations: 2019 Professional Development

If you or your organization has expertise that can benefit communications, public relations, marketing and business professionals across Maine and you are interested in presenting as a speaker or a panelist, please complete the submission form by January 22.      Submit a Proposal Here

2018 Professional Development Program
Upcoming Events
December 12 | 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Please join us for the 2018 Awards Ceremony & Holiday Social at Rising Tide Brewing Company in Portland  . Tickets on sale NOW!

Previously Held Programs:
  • November:
Meet the Media + Speed Pitching (Co-hosted with Social Media Breakfast)

An Evening With Maine Public at Rising Tide, Portland, ME

  • October: 2018 MPRC Annual Conference. Big thanks to our sponsors:

Conference Sponsor:  Machias Savings Bank

Opening Keynote Sponsor: MaineBiz

Break Out Session Sponsors:

Harraseeket Inn

Husson University

Knack Factory


Rinck Advertising

Serra Public Affairs

University of Southern Maine


  • April: Storytelling & Branding (Co-hosted with Social Media Breakfast)
  • March: Crisis Communications (Live + Online)
  • February: Measure What Matters – Digital + PR Analytics (Co-Hosted with Social Media Breakfast Maine)
  • January: Video Storytelling + Live-streaming (Live + Online)