Our Best PRactice Conference is here!

We are delighted to announce Best PRractice Conference bitesize; the same outstanding line-up of speakers and topics, but in online, bitesize form.

We will launch with a breakfast networking event on Thursday 15 April, 08:30-09:30 with CIPR President-Elect Rachel Roberts, where you can meet colleagues and share challenges and insights. This will be followed by a lunchtime session every Thursday from 15 April to 27 May, 12:30-13:30. We will close the conference with an early evening networking event on the final Thursday 17:30-18:30.*

Full conference tickets are £30 (£50 for non-members) for all sessions.

Individual sessions are £5 (£8 for non-members) per session. You can sign up to these by clicking the links in the line-up below.

Complimentary tickets for students

20 complimentary tickets are available on a first come first served basis for any PR, Communications or Marketing students who would like to attend. To claim please email cipreastanglia@gmail.com by 9th April with a copy of your valid student ID.

Donation to iprovision and the Taylor Bennett Foundation

We will be donating 15% of surplus revenue from the event to be shared between the CIPR’s benevolent fund iprovision and the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which encourages BAME graduates to pursue a career in communications. 

*Please note that the two networking events will only be available to full ticket holders.

The Best PRactice Line-Up

Thursday 15 April: Radioactive PR founder Rich Leigh will be asking the question: Is the PR stunt still relevant in 2021? Sign up here

Thursday 22 April: Change communications expert and CIPR board member Trudy Lewis will be talking about the communicator’s role in achieving successful change. Sign up here

Thursday 29 April:
Sue Keogh of award-winning digital marketing agency Sookio will be looking at social media strategy. Sign up here

Thursday 6 May: Kirsty O’Callaghan Head of Strengthening Communities at Essex County Council will be sharing how they have been using Facebook Communities to connect with local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up here.

Thursday 13 May: Founder of The Marketing Meetup Joe Glover shares how personal branding has impacted his own business and how you can do it successfully too. Sign up here

Thursday 20 May: Barney Brown, Head of Digital at Cambridge University, will tell us the story of creating a modern digital strategy for a historic global brand. Sign up here

Thursday 27 May: We have teamed up with our friends at CIPR Health to offer a special breakfast briefing and the chance to get behind the headlines of the past year. This is your opportunity to ask our panel about the challenges of reporting on a global health pandemic. With special guest Nikki Fox (BBC Look East, Health Reporter) and Denis Campbell (The Guardian, Health Policy Editor). Sign up here

Thursday 27 May:
 Comms lead at CMR Surgical Sarah Ghabina shares the comms story behind the phenomenal success of this Cambridge-based global medical devices company. Sign up here

Five CPD points are available for each individual session.

Watch the highlights from the 2019 conference: