The Knowledge You Need to Stand Out

The Public Affairs Council sponsors the profession’s most comprehensive and highest-rated executive education programs. We offer more than 100 annual events —  from large conferences to workshops and “virtual learning” seminars — covering everything from government relations and PACs to grassroots advocacy and digital communications, and much more.

Signature Events

January 8-11, 2018

The Council’s flagship leadership program for senior-level public affairs professionals.

February 5-8, 2018

The leading event for learning best practices in grassroots, communications and engagement strategy from the profession’s top experts.

March 4-7, 2018

The most comprehensive program available anywhere for political action committee (PAC) professionals.

Upcoming Events


Don’t you wish you could do executive education from your office or home? We’ve got you covered. Our webinars are accessible from wherever you may be, and with more than 40 each year, there’s sure to be a topic of interest. If you can’t join us on the scheduled date, check out our archives to access past recordings.

Virtual Events

Unable to join us in-person for an event? Not a problem. Virtual events are held simultaneously in person and online. Virtual participants can hear and see speakers through any computer or internet-enabled device, and ask questions and participate in the discussion via a chat box. These sessions are not recorded.

Certificate Programs

The Public Affairs Council offers two certificate programs to strengthen practitioners’ expertise and prepare them for the next level of their career: The Certificate in Public Affairs Management and the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management

Contact Us

We’re here to answer your questions about Council events and programs. We would love to hear from you!


Mary Bathon
Events Assistant
202-787-5975 | email

Contact Us

U.S. office:
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Public Affairs Council
2121 K St. N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037
(+1) 202.787.5950

European office:
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Public Affairs Council
Square Ambiorix 10
1000 Brussels