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.

In addition to the events below, we’ve got some great PD event ideas for 2022. Take our event survey and tell us what you’d like to see in coming months.

New Year, new goals, new purpose? Discover your purpose with the Dublin Conversations, Jan 29

When: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Argyle, 206 – 1802 1 St NW, Calgary (in-person) Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/discover-your-purpose-with-the-dublin-conversations-tickets-211173294007  Cost: $35 students; $50 members; $65 non-members (lunch and refreshments included) Space is limited to 12 registrants. Registration opens December 1, 2021. We all work to support purpose-driven communications but how do you…

CPRS + IABC Holiday Celebration, Dec 3

When: Dec 3, 2021 When: 7:00 – 9:30 PM MST Where: Flower and Wolf Calgary, 255 Barclay Parade Southwest Cost: Appetizers, no drinks: $30; Appetizers & 2 drinks: $45 Join your colleagues from IABC and CPRS for our annual holiday gathering (let’s just forget 2020 happened, ok?). This celebration is open for members and future members, and…

APR Information Session, Nov 20

November 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (MST) via Zoom If you’re considering Accreditation with CPRS, this is your opportunity to ask all the questions. Please join CPRS Calgary Accreditation Chair, Kimberlee Jones, APR along with Lisa Rushka, APR and Ran Ju, Ph.D., APR as we talk about deadlines, expectations, study groups, the exam process…

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, Nov 17

When: Wednesday, November 17, 12 noon-1:30 pm mountain time Where: Online Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/environmental-social-and-governance-esg-reporting-tickets-194614476137 Cost: CPRS Members $10, Non-Members $25, Students $5 The rise of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting has been meteoric over the past five years. ESG is the latest evolution of an old concept that asks companies to consider how they affect…

2021 Alberta Municipal Election Panel

When: Thursday, October 14, 12 noon-1:15 pm mountain time Where: Online Cost: PAAC or CPRS Members: $10, Non-Members: $15, Students: $5 Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2021-alberta-municipal-election-panel-tickets-177369465847 Co-sponsored by CRPS Calgary and the Public Affairs Association of Canada Alberta   Join our political panel for a discussion of the Calgary municipal election campaign and the Alberta referendum questions on…

Politics & PR: The Federal Canadian Election 2021 Edition

When: Thursday, September 16th, 5-6:30pm Where: Online Cost: Free for members! $10 for non-members. In considering the rising COVID case counts in Calgary, we have shifted to a virtual event for September, but hope to host an in-person gathering in October (stay tuned). In the meantime, please join us for a great September virtual session…

Cocktail Mixer & AGM – June 17, 2021

Join your CPRS colleagues for a cocktail mixing lesson and our Annual General Meeting. The evening will include a cocktail lesson (ingredients to come!), AGM program, and an update on what is happening at the national level from CPRS National President, Wayne Knorr, APR. Be sure to be online by 5p.m. so we can ensure…

The PR/GR Intersection – Seeking the Sweet Spot in Influencing Change: May 19, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Are you a public relations professional wanting to understand government relations better, or a government relations practitioner hoping to navigate public relations? Do you operate in neither of these worlds and want to learn about both? PAAC Alberta and CPRS Calgary are pleased to present a webinar that explores the intersections and similarities of these…

Keeping employees engaged during a pandemic: Apr 22, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Since the first set of COVID restrictions were implemented more than a year ago, one of the biggest challenges communicators have faced is how to keep employees engaged. Through work-from-home orders to balancing the needs of parents whose kids were/are learning online, how did employers make it work? Nutrien’s key role in the food supply…

CPRSips – discussion on current events: Apr 8 & May 13

Join us for a discussion about PR and the news. We will dissect some recent events and how they were managed. Would you have handled them differently? How are newsmakers coping with the media attention their organizations are dealing with? We are bringing this new format to CPRS Calgary members to connect and chat about…