Events

CPRS Calgary presents a variety of events throughout the program year from September to June to teach, inform, inspire and connect.

Professional development and networking events are offered catering to every stage of your career – from students to practitioners of all experience levels to senior independent consultants. Recent events have included thought-provoking international speakers, informative national webinars, practical hands-on workshops and career-building networking events.

CPRS/IABC Holiday Party 2023

It’s holiday party season! The CPRS Calgary/IABC Calgary Holiday Party is making a comeback, and we’re bringing the holiday spirit to Last Best Brewing on December 6! Grab your tickets before Friday, November 24. Buy Tickets STUDENTS: You’re invited to a student meet up from 5 pm-6pm at Last Best before the holiday party kicks off. Join us an hour early to connect…

Fall Kick-off Event with Arlene Dickinson

With Believe Co.  Location: 2540 Kensington Road NW Calgary, AB T2N 3S3 October 4, 2023 5:30-7:30 PM Join us for our fall kick-off event, sponsored and hosted by Believeco. We’re honoured to have Arlene Dickinson, the Southern Alberta Business Hall of Fame inductee and Executive Chair of BelieveCoPartners, present opening remarks. This annual kick-off event…

Politics & PR: Media, Messages & What They Mean for the 2023 Alberta Election

This third installment of CPRS Calgary’s Politics & PR sessions will be a webinar featuring four Mount Royal University professors – who also happen to be four of the best-known political observers, commentators, and researchers on Alberta politics and political communications. Join us Wednesday, May 17th, at 5:30pm, as Lori Williams hosts Brad Clark, Brooks…

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Podcasting 101: How & Why to Launch a Podcast

Join CPRS Calgary for a webinar about how & why to start a podcast, hosted by senior communications professional Doug Downs. (This webinar took place live on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Access to the recorded session can be purchased through the link at the bottom of this page. ) Note: this event counts for .5…

March Membership Mixer

Mmm, there’s nothing like spending quality time with your PR colleagues! Join us for our March Membership Mixer on Wednesday, March 29th at Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery on 17th Avenue SW. There’s no cost to register or attend – order from the Trolley 5 food & beverage menu at your own cost. March is…

How WestJet Bounced Back from the Pandemic: A Three Act Story

How WestJet Bounced Back from the Pandemic: A Three Act Story Richard Bartrem, former Vice President of Marketing Communications at WestJet shares how the airline navigated through the pandemic. In this online session, Richard will share how WestJet navigated through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic from a marketing and communications perspective, and how the airline has…

Stampede Breakfast: hosted by PAAC Alberta, GRIC and CPRS Calgary

Grab your cowboy boots and join us at Last Best for breakfast and networking with Public Affairs professionals from across Alberta and Canada. This event is kindly made possible by our host sponsor Montem Resources. This breakfast is a drop in event and is free for members and $10/non-members. Spread the word and see you…

Summer Social with AGM, June 23

Where: cSPACE King Edward, RGO Treehouse, 1721 29th Ave SW When: Thursday, June 23, 6pm Cost: Members: Appies, no drink tickets: $30; Appies, 1 drink: $37.50; Appies, 2 drinks: $45; Student members: Students, no drinks: $15, Students, 1 drink: $22.50; Students, 2 drinks:$30 CPRS Calgary’s AGM marks the end of the current program year and…

Beyond Land Acknowledgements: Creating Meaningful, Inclusive Communications, May 10

When: Tuesday May 10, 2022, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm Where: Online via Zoom Cost: CPRS members $20, CPRS student members $10, non-members $30 Register: https://bit.ly/397L0xd    As communicators, we have influence, privilege, and access to large audiences.  We also have a responsibility to be consciously inclusive of all cultures and nationalities.  CPRS Edmonton and…