The Great PSA Road Trip

April 2018 is the month for the The Great PSA Road Trip!

For the first time ever, rather than everyone coming to London for the traditional one-day Spring Convention, the PSA is going to hit the road!

This April we’re encouraging every member of the PSA to get out and about on the Great PSA Road Trip. Groups from all over the UK and Ireland will be sharing cars, jumping on trains or planes or even hiring mini-buses as they travel en-masse to broaden their PSA horizons.

It’s your opportunity to travel, hopefully with other members of your Region (journeys are so much more fun with chums) to visit other PSA regional meetings around the country.

You can attend meetings in other Regions at any time, but most of us tend to stick close to home. The Great PSA Road Trip is an opportunity to go somewhere new, meet new people and learn new ways to speak more and speak better.

There are lots of great reasons to join The Great PSA Road Trip:

Go National

As a speaker, use the PSA to seek opportunities to Speak More. Rather than sticking in your local area, getting out and about will open more doors and speaking opportunities. Especially if you offer to speak at other Regions to let others see what you can do!

Really Get to Know Your Local Tribe

Travelling with others from your Region gives you a great opportunity to learn more about them, what they do, who they know, and how you could help them (and vice-versa!) to speak more, and speak better.

Build Your Network

Visiting other Regions gives you lots of opportunities to build relationships with other speakers you’ve never met. Who knows what opportunities for collaboration, referrals (or even just laughs) might come out of it?

How do I join in?

Arrange Your Road Trips

Speak to your fellow regional members and choose which other Regions to visit. Don’t just go to neighbouring regions but think big – you might even be able to secure group travel discounts for intercity rail travel or even flights!

Take the initiative!

Suggest car shares or a particular train you could all jump on. This isn’t designed to be a logistic-heavy event, just an occasion to expand horizons and visit another regional event. Don’t wait for someone else to organise a visit.

Do it yourself!

Look at your diary! Working around the UK during April? Check out the list of all the PSA events and see whether you could extend your trip or take a detour on your journey to drop in to another PSA region.

Tell Us About It!

We want to know where you’ve been, how far you’ve travelled, who you’ve met and what you’ve learned. Create videos, podcasts, blog posts and other media about your experiences, and we’ll share them! And there’ll be prizes for members who clock up the most miles and visit the most Regions during their Great PSA Road Trip. Use #PSARoadTrip every time you post and how about taking a selfie at every region you visit!

Region events for April 2018

Region Event date
East No event
London Saturday 14th April – Click here for Eventbrite details
Midlands Tuesday 10th April – Eventbrite details TBA
North East Wednesday 11th April – Eventbrite details TBA
North West Wednesday 25th April – Eventbrite details TBA
South East Tuesday 10th April – Click here for Eventbrite details
South West No Event
Staffordshire Tuesday 17th April – Eventbrite details TBA
Thames Valley Thursday 19th April – Click here for Eventbrite details
Scotland Monday 9th April – Click here for Eventbrite details  &  Thursday 19th April – Click here for Info
Ireland Monday 9th April – Eventbrite details TBA
Yorkshire Saturday 21st April – Click here for Eventbrite details