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!
|Wednesday August 27, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: FREE for both members and non-members
|WWPR Open House & Wine Tasting
Whether you have been a member of Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) for years, have just joined or have been thinking about signing up, we invite you to join us for an Open House & Wine Tasting at Edelman’s offices in Washington, D.C.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear from WWPR Board Members, learn more about the organization and how you can get involved, and connect with fellow members and prospective members who are excelling in our local communications industry.
Wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be served.
|Thursday, September 4, 2014
6 PM to 8 PM
Price: Non-members: $25; WWPR and PRSA members: $15
|WWPR’s Annual Speed Networking
Join us for our annual speed networking event! Like speed dating for professionals, the format of this program is designed to accelerate the development of business contacts. Be sure to bring a big stack of business cards and your elevator speech for this fast-paced, face-to-face networking event.
Before the start of the round robin program, there will be the chance to enjoy light refreshments and open networking.
|Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12PM to 1:30 PM
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.
Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the program.
|Wednesday, October 8, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
WJLA TV Station
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.
|Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:00PM to 1:30PM
American Chemical Society
Price: $20 for WWPR and PRSA members; $35 for nonmembers
|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.