Spring Board Meeting and Executive Conference

Spring Executive Conference
08 Oct, 2017
Spring Executive Conference

April 4-5, 2022
Conrad Hotel, Washington, D.C.

A must-attend event for senior executives from top companies, associations, nonprofits and consultancies, this meeting features high-level presentations and discussions about politics, business strategy and emerging issues in the public affairs profession.




Monday, April 4


Special Reception for Former Chairs of the Public Affairs Council

Location TBD


Welcome Reception

Gallery Conservatory


Annual Membership Dinner Featuring Jonathan Rauch, Brookings’ senior fellow in the Governance Studies program and author of eight books and many articles on public policy, culture, and government


Conservatory Ballroom

Tuesday, April 5


Board Member Breakfast

Gallery Conservatory


Public Affairs Council Business Meeting

Conservatory Ballroom




Negotiation Strategies for Politics and Business
Robert Wilkinson
Lecturer in Public Policy and Leadership, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University


Conservatory Ballroom




Economic Challenges in an Unstable World
Heather Long
Editorial writer and columnist focused on the economy, Washington Post


Conservatory Ballroom


Networking Lunch

Gallery Conservatory


Remote Workforces and the War for Talent
Nneka Chiazor
VP of Government & Public Affairs, Cox Communications


Stacy Cook
Principal, Perception Learning


Conservatory Ballroom




Responding to ESG Demands and Expectations
Maureen Kline
Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability at Pirelli Tire North America


Steve Rochlin
CEO, Impact ROI


Conservatory Ballroom



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.)


A limited number of sponsorships for the Spring Executive Conference are available to members of the Public Affairs Council. Contact Brenda Plantikow to reserve your sponsorship by Friday, March 18.

We appreciate your investment in the leadership of our profession.

  • One table of 10 seats at the April 4 dinner
  • Two complimentary registrations for the April 5 event
  • Company logo featured in recognition slides
  • One table of 8 seats at the April 4 dinner
  • One complimentary registration for the April 5 event
  • Company logo featured in recognition slides
  • One seat at the April 4 dinner
  • One complimentary registration for the April 5 event
  • Company name featured in recognition slides


Register Online

The fee to attend this conference is $995 until March 4. After that date, the rate increases to $1,195. Sponsorship includes complimentary registration. To register for the dinner alone ($450), contact Brenda Plantikow directly.

COVID-19 Policies

The safety of our conference attendees, partners and team is of paramount importance to the Public Affairs Council. We will continue to closely monitor CDC and local guidelines, and our safety protocols will meet or exceed those guidelines. To ensure in-person events take place with lower risk to participants, the Council is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for admittance to the 2022 Spring Board Meeting and Executive Conference.

All registrants for the Spring Executive Conference must attest to being fully vaccinated when confirming their registration. Participants must be prepared to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination on-site before entering the meeting venue. The only exemption to this policy will be religious or medical reasons. When this occurs, specific health protocols must be followed; otherwise, attendees will not be admitted. The Council’s proof of vaccination policy is designed to create a safe experience for participants at Public Affairs Council events as well as our staff.

Masks: The Council will comply with any local mask mandates in place for indoor events at the time of the conference. Masks are otherwise optional based on personal preference. Given how quickly the course of the pandemic can change, participants should be prepared to wear a mask indoors if asked under these precautions.

The Council will also require registrants to submit an Acknowledgment of Personal Responsibility Form upon registering for a meeting or event. The Acknowledgment of Personal Responsibility Form also includes an agreement that attendees stay home from the conference in the case of symptoms or exposure to COVID-19.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund 10 days or more before the conference. Within 10 days of the conference, our usual cancellation policy will apply. Any registrants exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed to COVID-19 within 10 days of the conference must cancel their registration or transfer it to another person.

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Brenda Plantikow
Manager, Board Relations
202.787.5965 | email