The Bridge Public Relations and Communications Conference “Connecting the Academy and the Profession”

 April 12, 2018 - April 13, 2018

 Georgetown University, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001


The Bridge – Sponsorship and Giving Opportunities

Date: April 12-13, 2018 Early-bird registration: $395 (ends February 1, 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. 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.
For questions, please contact IPR Director of Research Dr. Sarab Kochhar at More details coming soon! Sponsors:


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Jeremy Gilbert

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Washington Post

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Maureen Davenport

SVP and CCO, Fannie Mae

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Dr. Marcia DiStaso

Chair and Associate Professor, University of Florida

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Linda Rutherford

SVP and CCO, Southwest Airlines

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Doug Pinkham

President, Public Affairs Council

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Dr. Terry Flynn

Associate Professor, McMaster University

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Bob Moran

Partner, Brunswick Group

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Dr. Hilary Fussell-Sisco

Associate Professor and Chair at Quinnipiac University

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Individual Registration

  • The Conference includes keynote sessions, research paper programs and panels, networking coffees and a social.


640 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001