The Bridge Public Relations and Communications Conference | Connecting the Academy and the Profession

The Bridge – Sponsorship and Giving Opportunities

Date: April 12-13, 2018
Early-bird registration: $395 (ends February 23, 2018)
Register Here

Conference Location:
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (Downtown)
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

April 12th Reception Location:
National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045

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.

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

This conference is unique in that many of the attendees are presenting—the opportunity for top leaders in the academy and the practice to network and interact in a small setting (max of 125 attendees) is one of the reasons why IPR founded this conference, hence the name “The Bridge.”

For questions, please contact IPR Director of Research Dr. Sarab Kochhar at

More details coming soon!


Recommended Hotels:

The Eldon Suites
933 L Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Phone : 202.540.5000
Group Rate: $199/night

Renaissance Washington DC, Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Phone: 202-898-9000
Group Rate: $329/night

Once you register for the conference, you will receive information for booking your room. Only registered attendees will receive the discounted rate. Discounted rate ends on March 9.