2020 Program Announced Soon!


Join PRNEWS and your communications peers on December 8-9 for the Media Relations Next Practices Virtual Conference—now in the comfort of your own home office. As an attendee, you’ll  learn new ways to successfully overcome your biggest media relations challenges, from coping with shrinking newsrooms and fewer beat-specific reporters to media relations measurement to proving the ROI of brand newsrooms. And as always, you’ll find a tried-and-true playbook for getting journalists to open and read your email pitches.


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


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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:

Mary-Lou French


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

Dara Brooks
Sponsorship Sales


For information on programming and speakers, please contact:

Erika Bradbury
Editorial Director