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Spring Executive Conference

Spring Executive Conference

April 2-3
Park Hyatt | Washington, D.C.

This must-attend event for senior executives features high-level presentations and discussions about politics, business strategy and emerging issues in the public affairs profession.

This event takes place in conjunction with the Council’s board meeting and is exclusive to members only.

Tuesday, April 2

5:00 pm     Chair’s VIP Reception (Former Council Chairs and the Executive Committee) Mezzanine Foyer

5:15 pm      Orientation to the Board of Directors (Current Board Members) Drawing Room

5:30 pm     Special Reception for Public Affairs Institute Participants and Graduates Gallery Ballroom Foyer

6:00 pm     Welcome Reception Gallery Ballroom Foyer

7:00 pm      Annual Membership Dinner Gallery Ballroom

8:00 pm     “Law & Order: Election Edition” by Asha Rangappa, senior lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a former FBI special agent specializing in counterintelligence investigations

Wednesday, April 3

7:30 am      Board Member Breakfast Gallery Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am      Public Affairs Council Business Meeting Gallery Ballroom

9:30 am      Break

9:45 am       “2024 Election Outlook” by Amy Walter Gallery Ballroom

10:45 am     Break

11:00 am      “World in Conflict: U.S. Foreign Policy Briefing” by Heather Conley Gallery Ballroom

12:00 pm      Networking Lunch Gallery Ballroom

1:00 pm         Board Panel: “Dealing with a Tough Political Environment” Gallery Ballroom
Makini Nyanteh, American Institutes for Research (moderator)
Nicole Collier, The Procter & Gamble Co.
Robert Hoopes, VOX Global
Doug Pinkham, Public Affairs Council

2:15 pm          Break

2:30 pm          “Dysfunctional Congresses Throughout U.S. History” by Joanne Freeman Gallery Ballroom

3:30 pm          Dessert Reception Gallery Ballroom Foyer

Hotel / Travel

Park Hyatt | Washington, D.C.
1201 24th St. NW
+1 202.789.1234

Hotel reservation details will be made available when event registration is complete.

Getting Here


The closest and most convenient airport to the hotel is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The hotel is also accessible from Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI).

Parking at the hotel is available on a first come, first served basis. The rates listed below are subject to change by the hotel without prior notice.

  • Valet Parking
    • $30 /Daily
    • $59 /Overnight
      *Valet parking tax is only applied to overnight hotel parking


  • Farragut West .7 miles
    Blue, Orange and Silver
  • Farragut North .7 miles
  • DuPont .6 miles

Put your brand front and center at the Spring Executive Conference. As a sponsor, you’ll have the opportunity to network with peers, reinforce existing relationships and develop new partnerships.

Becoming a sponsor is simple: Email [email protected] indicating your interest by March 11, 2024.

Our three sponsorship levels include:

Platinum – $7,000
Table for 10 at April 2 dinner
Two registrations for April 3 meeting

Gold – $5,000
Table for 8 at April 2 dinner
One registration for April 3 meeting

Silver – $3,000
One seat at April 2 dinner
One registration for April 3 meeting

This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. (A limit of 4 credits may come from Executive Meeting attendance.)


By March 11 – early-bird price
Members: $1,100

After March 11
Members: $1,350

More Registration Info

** As a Signature Event, this program is not included in Membership Plus.

March 12 – Cancellation deadline for full refund

March 28 – No refunds or credits will be granted on or after this date

Please visit our Conference Policies page for a full breakdown.


Brenda Plantikow
Senior Manager, Board Relations
202.787.5965 | [email protected]