Events

WWPR offers a host of events throughout the year designed to offer members opportunities to connect, learn, and grow professionally. From its signature Washington PR Woman of the Year and Emerging Leaders Awards, to monthly professional development luncheons, to after-hours opportunities to have fun and connect with other members, WWPR’s well-attended programs and activities feature some of the top PR and communications professionals in the region as well as industry leaders from across the U.S.

Please visit our Monthly Events Calendar to view upcoming events, and check here frequently for events news and highlights!

Save the date for our upcoming events!

Date                                                                Event

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12PM to 1:30 PM 

Beekeeper Group
1331 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Price: Non-members: $20; WWPR and PRSA members: Free

WWPR Brown Bag Panel Discussion: “Is the Press Release Dead? Has Social Media Killed It?” 

Don’t miss the chance to participate in what is sure to be a lively discussion! Hear industry experts debate whether the role of the press release has changed for PR professionals, if it’s still a viable tool in today’s 24-hour news cycle, if social media has replaced it, and if it has advantages that newer alternatives don’t offer.

 

Moderator: Shana Glickfield, Partner, Beekeeper Group@dcconcierge

Panelists:

Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the program.

Space is limited so register today!

 

Wednesday, October 82014
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

WJLA TV Station
1100 Wilson Blvd
(across the street from Rosslyn Metro Station)
Arlington, VA 22209

 

Price: $15 for WWPR members

WWPR October Event: WJLA Newsroom Tour

Join an exclusive group of WWPR members for a behind-the-scenes tour of the WJLA newsroom and live broadcast of the noon news program. We’ll meet producers and other WJLA team members. This event is only open to WWPR members and a limited number of spaces available.

 

Register before this special opportunity sells out!

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:00PM to 1:30PM 

American Chemical Society
1155 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Price: $20 for WWPR and PRSA members; $35 for Non-members

WWPR Annual Media Roundtable

Receive tips for PR pitching from the other side of the fence! Ever wonder why sometimes your PR pitch gets a bite and sometimes it falls short? Hear directly from members of the media at the annual WWPR Media Roundtable. Take advantage of the chance to meet members of the press, hear their stories and pick their brains over lunch!

The panel of esteemed reporters, producers and editors will be moderated by Susan Matthews Apgood, president and co-founder of News Generation, an issue-driven public relations services company specializing in using broadcast media techniques to earn media placements.  This will be an interactive discussion so the floor will be open for you to ask all of your burning questions.

Panelists:

 

Space is limited so register today!

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014
12:00PM to 1:30 PM 

Ogilvy
1111 19th Street, NW
10th floor
Washington, DC 20036

Price: Non-members: $20; WWPR and PRSA members: Free

“How to Develop an Emotional Connection with Your Audience”

Join us and our sponsor, Ogilvy, for this Brown Bag panel discussion on how to use video, social media and branded content to develop an emotional connection with audiences. Learn how to build long-term, trusting relationships and influence stakeholders. 

Panelists:

Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the program.

Space is limited, so register today!

 

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6 PM to 8 PM 

Hotel Palomar
2121 P Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037

Price: Non-members: $45; WWPR and PRSA members: $30

WWPR’s Annual Holiday Party 

Join us for our annual holiday party! Delight in delicious appetizers and drinks in a private space at The Palomar, a boutique luxury Kimpton Hotel at Dupont Circle.

Celebrate the holidays by reconnecting with old friends while also making new connections with communications professionals in a festive setting.

Enjoy end-of-the-year cheer, door prizes and tasty treats! Each guest will receive a party favor and list of events for the New Year.

Cost includes one drink ticket and appetizers.

Space is limited so register today!