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.

Employee Engagement during COVID times: Feb 3, 8:30 – 9:30am

Since the first set of COVID restrictions were implemented almost 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? We’ll hear from a panel of PR professionals…

Jan 21, 5pm: cPRsips – a discussion on current events

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…

CPRS/IABC Virtual Holiday Mixer

Join your fellow IABC/CPRS Calgary members for a fun-filled holiday-themed mixer on Thursday, December 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.! Let’s eat, drink and be merry with the best communicators around all from the comfort of your home! Be sure to wear your favorite holiday sweater and show off your holiday spirit with a festive background…

CPRS U.S. Election Watch Party: Nov 3, 7-8:30pm

If you have election fever, you won’t want to miss our U.S. election watch party on November 3, 2020. It will be a game-changer no matter the outcome. We have lined up some great speakers  for this one-hour event to get you primed for the results as they roll in later in the evening. Dr.…

Accreditation Information Session: Sept 28, 4:30 – 5:30pm

Becoming an accredited public relations professional signifies excellence. Having an APR behind your name means you’re serious about your career and that you’ve committed to the highest levels of professional public relations standards. Did you know: 90% of professionals are more likely to trust organizations that hire communications and public relations professionals who have an…

Crisis Conference Brings Experts to Your Desktop: Oct 7 & 8

CPRS Calgary is proud to endorse the Virtually CRISIS Conference, hosted by the Centre for Crisis & Risk Communications, October 7 & 8, 2020. This virtual conference brings together an impressive slate of international crisis, risk communications and emergency management experts to share their experience and expertise with those who want to learn and improve…

CPRS Together Mixer: Sept 17, 4:30-6pm

Now more than ever, it’s important for us to lean into our professional relationships, to network with others who know exactly how we’re being affected by the COVID crisis and to stay in touch with friends and colleagues. As Dr. Deena Hinshaw would say “We need to remain socially connected, just in a physically distant manner.”…

CPRS Virtual Stampede Event

Because community spirit can’t be cancelled, CPRS Calgary is going to hold our own virtual Stampede Breakfast on Friday, July 10, 8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Building on the success of PR by the Pint, we’re going to deliver a Stampede breakfast complete with pancake mix, syrup, prosecco and orange juice. So whip up some pancakes, mix…

CPRS Calgary AGM & Happy Hour: June 24, 2020

Keep your network going… CPRS Calgary will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) online on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 followed by a happy hour to network and catch up with your fellow communicators. 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Annual General Meeting 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Virtual Happy Hour & Networking Click here to register.…

May 28 PR by the Pint

A virtual talk and tasting featuring Calgary craft breweries! Pub crawl meets professional development in a virtual setting with this unique CPRS Calgary offering. Join us from the comfort of your own home as we go behind the scenes of Calgary’s bustling craft beer industry. Led by Don Tse, internationally acclaimed BJCP Certified Beer Judge…