Dating back to 1961, the IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner is IPR’s biggest fundraiser to honor those who have made a difference in the profession. Past speakers include Cheryl Boone Isaacs (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), Geoff Colvin (Fortune), Lee Rainie (Pew Research), Harold Burson (founder of Burson-Marsteller, now Burson Cohn Wolfe), Dana Perino (former White House Press Secretary, now Fox News), Neal Shapiro (President of WNET, former President of NBC News), and Beth Comstock (former General Electric).
More than 320 people attend this annual event, including our prestigious Board of Trustees that includes senior-level leaders and executives from global organizations.
Vaccine Requirements: All employees, clients, vendors and guests will have to show proof of vaccination to enter the venue, as per Chelsea Pier's vaccine policy. We will request the proof of vaccination at the door to enter the venue. At this time, the ways to show proof of vaccination are: Excelsior app, NYC COVID safe app, original paper COVID vaccination card or a photo of the card, with a photo ID. If a guest is not vaccinated, they will not be allowed to attend the event.