For more information, visit the 2020 event page here!

The Institute for Public Relations is excited to announce the launch of The Bridge—Public Relations and Communication Conference, the first two-day conference geared toward both public relations and corporate communications practitioners and academics.

The Bridge allows academics to learn from senior-level executives, while having an opportunity to present their research at a peer-reviewed conference, and allows mid-to-senior-level executives to learn about the latest in public relations and communications research. A key feature of the conference is the opportunity to network and interact with top leaders in both the practice and the academy in a small setting (max of 125 attendees).

Cost: $395 for each individual. Includes two full-days with keynote sessions, research paper programs and panels, networking coffees and a social at the National Press Club.

Past IPR Bridge Conferences

[2019] Bridge Conference


Date: April 11-12, 2019
Location: Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (Downtown) 640 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

[2018] Bridge Conference

Download 2018 Program

Date: April 12-13, 2018
Conference Location: Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (Downtown) 640 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

Speakers included:

  • Jeremy Gilbert, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Washington Post
  • Dana White, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Kyle Dropp, Co-founder and Chief Research Officer, Morning Consult
  • Matt McKenna, Former Senior Adviser and CCO, Clinton Foundation and Uber
  • Robert Moran, Partner and Head of Brunswick Insight, Brunswick Group
  • Linda Rutherford, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Southwest Airlines
  • and many more!
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