The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City | Arlington, VA


2020 Program Announced Soon!


Join PRNEWS at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA on December 10-11 for the Media Relations Next Practices Conference. At the 2020 conference, we'll find and share new ways to successfully meet your biggest media relations challenges, including coping with shrinking newsrooms and fewer beat-specific reporters, media relations measurement, the ROI of brand newsrooms and as always, getting journalists to open and read your email pitches.

Secure the lowest Pre-Event Rate and save $800 if you register by April 15!

2019 Keynote Speaker

Soledad O’Brien

Award-Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur & Host of the Weekly Syndicated Political Show "Matter of Fact"

2019 Program

2019 Sessions Included:

  • Media Relations for Nonprofits Workshop
  • Pitchng Workshop
  • Communicating Crisis: How to Turn the Worst News Into the Best Opportunities
  • Networking Luncheon and Fireside Chat with Soledad O'Brien
  • Pitching Roundtable
  • Power to the PESO: Designing a Robust Multi-Channel Media Relations Approach
  • Re-envisioning Your Brand Newsroom
  • Rethinking Media Relations in the Age of New Media
  • Working with Influencers and Brand Ambassadors for Maximum Impact

Check back soon for the 2020 Program!

2019 Speakers


The Ritz Carlton-Pentagon City

1250 South Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202

Set 2 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, this premium hotel next to the Fashion Centre mall is a minute's walk from the nearest metro station and 3 miles from the White House.

PRNEWS has a room block for this event.
Dates: December 9-11, 2020
Rate: $229/night
Book room here


At the Media Relations Conference presented by PRNEWS, sponsors will reach hundreds of communicators looking to improve their digital strategies. Join us as a thought leader at this dynamic industry event by becoming a sponsor today.

You can customize a sponsorship package. Hurry, only a limited number of sponsorships are available! For information about sponsorship packages for the 2020 Media Relations Conference, please contact Tom Larranaga at



Conference Rates
Alumni Rate*
Pre-Event Rate (Expired 04-15-2020)
Super Early Bird Rate (Expired 07-17-2020)
On-Site Rate

*The Alumni Rate: Past PRNEWS conference attendees get a special discounted rate of $995 for the conference. All event alumni registrations will be verified by the PRNEWS staff.

Nonprofit/Government Discounts: Nonprofit and government organizations receive an additional $200 off current rates.

PRNEWS Subscribers Save More: PRNEWS subscribers save $300 on the Media Relations Conference and all PRNEWS events.

Team Rates: Join the many other companies who bring their teams to the Media Relations Conference so they can collectively learn, strategize and build a better mousetrap.

Questions? Contact Client Services

Invest In Your Future: Attending Media Relations Conference is the equivalent of 24 hours of time with a strategic consultant or spending a few weeks in a graduate-level business course. Plus, the people connections you’ll make are invaluable. Register now and commit to taking your career and your department to the next level.



For questions related to event registrations, please contact:

Megan Sigg
Assistant Marketing Manager


If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact:

Tom Larranaga


For information on programming and speakers, please contact:

Erika Bradbury
Editorial Director