The New York Financial Writers’ Association will present the 77th annual Financial Follies show and benefit dinner on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown. The satirical show, first staged in 1938, raises funds that finance scholarships for aspiring financial journalists. It also serves to foster relationships between financial reporters, communications staffers and newsmakers, with attendees from each discipline generally seated together. Click here to purchase a table or an individual ticket, or for further details on the event and additional participation opportunities. For more information about the NYFWA and its work, please visit nyfwa.org.
The National Press Club’s annual Communicators’ Summit will take place on Oct. 31 at the organization’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. Speakers including Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary in the Clinton White House, and Levick founder and CEO Richard Levick will discuss strategies for effectively delivering messages in an increasingly complex communications landscape. A panel of academics and PR pros will examine the science behind effective communications and a town hall session will give attendees the opportunity to pose their questions to a panel of journalists from such news organization as CNN, BuzzFeed and the Washington Post. For more information, or to purchase tickets to the event, click here.
The Institute for Public Relations is presenting a free research symposium on Nov. 19 from 2-5 p.m at the SUNY Global Center in New York City. The event will discuss the latest public relations research findings with a group of authors, PR practitioners and educators that includes Washington Post deputy editor, strategic initiatives Elite Truong; Kay Sargent, a director of design firm HOK’s global WorkPlace practice; and IPR president and CEO Tina McCorkindale. The organization’s annual lecture and awards dinner will take place the same evening at the Roosevelt Hotel, and features New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich. For more information about the symposium, click here. For more information about the awards dinner, click here.