2020 IPR Virtual Research Symposium

 December 02, 2020



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be VIRTUAL.

The IPR Research Symposium is our special way of saying thank you to IPR supporters. This end-of-the-year event will feature the latest research and insights on the future of work, business ecosystems, how COVID-19 impacts communications, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and more! Since 2013, the IPR Research symposium has been held annually across the globe including New York, Hong Kong, and London.

Download Program (PDF): 2020 Research Symposium Program

To View 2020 Sessions: 2020 Research Symposium Playback Videos


To view past IPR Research Symposium presentations, visit here. 


2:00 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
2:05 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
The Role of Communications in Emerging Business Ecosystems by Lauren Day and Alan Sexton, Prudential Financial
2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Future of Work in Asia Report: Implications and Impact by Steve Thomas, AIA Group, and Sarah Crawshaw, Taylor Bennett Heyman
2:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
How COVID-19 Shifted Salesforce Research Strategy by Jessica Kremer and Conor Donegan, Salesforce
3:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
3:35 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
The New Social Justice Playbook: Fireside Chat with Vanessa Wakeman, Founder & CEO, The Wakeman Agency, Kassandra Frederique, Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, and Sekou Siby, President of Restaurant Opportunities Center United
3:55 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Expletives and Echo Chambers: Unpacking and Improving Political Communication by Myiah J. Hutchens, Ph.D., University of Florida
4:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Dr. Myiah J. Hutchens

Assistant Professor at the University of Florida

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Lauren Day

Chief Communications Officer at Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Alan Sexton

VP & Head of Strategy of Global Communications at Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Steve Thomas

Head of Group Brand and Communications at AIA Group

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Sarah Crawshaw

Managing Director of Asia Pacific at Taylor Bennett Heyman

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Conor Donegan

Senior Product Marketing Manager of Corporate Messaging and Content at Salesforce

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Jessica Kremer

Director of Product Marketing & Corporate Messaging at Salesforce

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Vanessa Wakeman

Founder and CEO of The Wakeman Agency

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Kassandra Frederique

Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance

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Dr. Sekou Siby

President of Restaurant Opportunities Center United

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