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 Calgary 2022 Holiday Mixer

Join CPRS Calgary and IABC Calgary for our annual holiday celebration. The biggest networking & social event of the year for local PR & Comms professionals. Get tickets here. 

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…

What’s helpful from social media research? Apr 20

When: Wednesday April 20, 2022, 11:30 am– 12:30 pm Where: Online via Zoom Cost: CPRS Calgary Members: $10, CPRS Students: $5, Non-Members: $25 Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/whats-helpful-in-social-media-research-tickets-290948935097 Description: Dr. Ran Ju will present findings on social media from ten years of recent research. The findings provide a macro-level understanding of social media from a public relations perspective…

Putting Purpose in your Career, Apr 2

When: [NEW DATE] Saturday, April 2 Cost: $35 students; $50 members; $65 non-members (lunch and refreshments included) Where: Argyle, 206 – 1802 1 St NW, Calgary (in-person) | Note: This venue participates in the Alberta vaccine passport program; you will need to present your QR code showing full vaccination. We are monitoring public health guidelines…

Ethics in Communication and Public Relations, Feb 17

When: Thursday February 17, 2022, 12 noon – 1:15 pm  Where: Online via Zoom Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ethics-in-communication-and-public-relations-tickets-249057396377  Cost: CPRS Calgary and CPRS Edmonton Members: $10, Non-Members: $25, Students: $5 Description: Everyone thinks they know ethics, or how to handle an ethical situation… until they are confronted by an unexpected ethical dilemma. And every seasoned PR pro…

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…