Communications Week, the cross-industry event for public relations, marketing and media professionals, announced a new format for a physically distanced world. Taking place virtually the week of October 19, 2020, all events will be free and accessible for a global audience online. For the first time, numerous organization partners will also host free events during the week to benefit the global PR industry.
This year’s conference theme, “Connections,” directly recognizes the challenges that PR, marketing and media professionals have faced during the course of the year. Communications Week 2020 will dive deeper into conversations focused on Societal, Work-Life and Technology Connections. Panels will uncover key learnings from today’s leading brands and focus on what will drive progress for a new communications industry.
“When I founded Communications Week, I was focused on three main values: to inspire, to inform and to connect professionals,” said Tiffany Guarnaccia, Founder of Communications Week and Founder and CEO of Kite Hill PR. “Now in the midst of a global pandemic, as we witness the continued rise of a vital societal movement, we must focus on how essential our connections are to each other and to society. Through our programming, we hope to continue to inspire our community and are excited to discuss the opportunities, the challenges and the road ahead that we can take together.”
Communications Week champions the diversity of thought in order to increase the representation of these voices throughout all content. Speaker submissions are open through September 1, 2020. Interested parties should submit through thisform.
Organization partners for 2020 include New York Women in Communications (NYWICI), Global Women in PR (GWPR), Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), PR Council and The Content Council. Media partners include Digiday, O’Dwyer’s, PRWeek, Ragan and Bulldog Reporter.
In addition to the October events, Communications Week will also be hosting free virtual community events throughout the year. To learn more about programming and schedule updates visit here and follow Communications Week on Twitter.