Events

The Knowledge You Need to Stand Out

The Public Affairs Council sponsors the profession’s most comprehensive and highest-rated executive education programs. We offer more than 100 annual events —  from large conferences to workshops and “virtual learning” seminars — covering everything from government relations and PACs to grassroots advocacy and digital communications, and much more.

Signature Events

September 25-27, 2019

An essential gathering for public affairs professionals looking to advance public policy at the state and local levels. Hear from top legislative strategists, political journalists, state/local policy experts and leading advocacy professionals.

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January 6-9, 2020

The Council’s flagship leadership program for senior-level public affairs professionals. For over 30 years, we’ve brought together world-class faculty and top public affairs practitioners to address emerging political, economic, social and technology issues.

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February 3-6, 2020

Our can’t-miss event for anyone managing a government relations function, engaging stakeholders and seeking to advance public policy. Participants learn best practices in grassroots, communications and engagement strategy from the profession’s top experts.

Information Assistance

Webinars

Don’t you wish you could do executive education from your office or home? We’ve got you covered! Our webinars are accessible from wherever you may be, and new in 2018, the majority come at no charge for members.
Learn more about our webinars.
Check out upcoming webinars.
Access our past webinar recordings.

Virtual Events

Unable to join us in-person for an event? Not a problem. Virtual events are held simultaneously in person and online. Virtual participants can hear and see speakers through any computer or internet-enabled device, and ask questions and participate in the discussion via a chat box. These sessions are not recorded.

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Certificate Programs

The Public Affairs Council offers two certificate programs to strengthen practitioners’ expertise and prepare them for the next level of their career: The Certificate in Public Affairs Management and the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management

Contact Us

We’re here to answer your questions about Council events and programs. We would love to hear from you!

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Carolyn Darville
Events Associate
202.787.5976 | email