“Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know.”
~Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest

Effective networking is all about linking up with others to build trusted relationships, increase your visibility and build your reputation within your industry. It’s also important to regularly attend a diverse array of events to increase your knowledge base, learn about new opportunities and make new friends.

We’ve created a list of local organizations that provide a plethora of networking and growth opportunities for marketing and communication professionals. We will be updating this list on a monthly basis to keep you in the loop about what’s going on around town with regard to everything from fun networking receptions to short educational programs.

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Events
6/5/18 – June Joint Professional Networking Breakfast with the Arlington Chamber
6/21/18 – June Business After Hours
7/12/18 – ACPWN July Coffee & Connections
7/19/18 – 40 Under 40 Awards Celebration
7/31/18 – July Professional Networking Breakfast

American Marketing Association DC Chapter Events
6/5/18 – AMADC’s Summer Soiree
6/25/18 – CEO Spotlight on Allen Gannett of TrackMaven, Author of The Creative Curve

Arlington Chamber of Commerce Events
6/5/18 – Breakfast Connection Combined With Alexandria Chamber
6/6/18 – Brunch and Business: Dreams Do Come True – The Successful Journey of an Immigrant Entrepreneur

AAF DC Events
5/30/18 – May Ad Connect

ASAE Events
5/23/18 – 10 Great Ideas from Great Ideas 18 – A recap & sharing
5/23/18 – Farragut/Dupont Small Staff Association Brown Bag Lunch
5/23/18 – Idea Exchange Meeting for Partnership and Sponsorship Professionals
5/24/18 – Personalization for Associations
5/30/18 – Personalization for Associations
6/11/18 – Local one-day Advocacy Event @ Georgetown University
6/19/18 – Chapter Roundtable in Washington, DC
6/21/18 – Chapter Roundtable in Reston
6/25/18 – Optimizing the Membership Renewal System
7/17/18 – Chapter Roundtable in Washington, DC
7/18/18 – Chapter Roundtable in Alexandria

DC Marketing Summit
11/15/18 – DC Marketing Summit (Agenda)

Digital Summit DC
8/27/18-8/28/18 – Digital Marketing Summit (Agenda)

Direct Marketing Association of Washington Events
6/7/18 – Digital Day Forum
6/14/18 – Wake Up & Learn: Mid-level Magic: How you can use your direct response program to leverage big gifts!
6/19/18 – Production Strategies Forum
7/12/18 – Lunch & Learn: Great Idea! The Basics of Brilliant Brainstorming

International Association of Business Communicators Events
Monthly Happy Hours – Happy hours are typically held on the last Tuesday of each month. They are free events, and no registration is required.
Monthly Meetings – Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of the month to network over coffee and to learn from a featured speaker, panel or roundtable discussion.

Mid Atlantic Marketing Summit
April 2019 – Mid Atlantic Marketing Summit (Agenda)

Network After Work DC Events
5/23/18 – Network After Work at Takoda
6/20/18 – Network After Work at Hawthorne
7/24/18 – Network After Work at Prequel

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Events
5/24/18 – Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work
6/7/18 – Northern Virginia Hospitality Awards: Mix & Mingle, Meet & Eat

Public Relations Society of America Events
5/30/18 – All Chapter Happy Hour
5/31/18 – DIY Video How-to: When to Do-It-Yourself and When to Hire Pros. Plus a Hands-On Video Sandbox to test gear
6/7/18 – Turning a Live Event into Podcasts and Content Marketing Videos
6/13/18 – Networking Mixer: Hosted by the Public Affairs and Government and New Professionals Committees
6/27/18 – Pitching Secrets of Media Relations Masters

PR Summit DC
7/19/18 – PR Summit DC All-Day

Virginia Production Alliance Events
5/22/18 – State of the Industry (film, television, advertising, and video)

Washington Network Group
6/21/18 – WNG Government Relations Networking Reception

Washington Women in PR (WWPR) Events
June 2018 – More info coming soon!