Canadian Public Relations Conference

Connexions 2018 – Charlottetown, PEI, May 27 - 29, 2018

Why Attend? 

Each year, the CPRS National Conference welcomes hundreds of delegates from across Canada. Featuring a combination of keynote speakers, parallel workshops, panel discussions and evening celebrations, its primary goal is to further professional development in the field of public relations, and provide networking opportunities with many top Canadian practitioners.

This year’s Conference features:

  • The who’s who of public relations and communication professionals from across the country gathering to discuss a wide range of topics inspired by our theme: Connexions
  • The chance to connect with influential CPRS members representing various sectors of the communications industry
  • Workshops, research presentations and panel discussions on emerging trends and research findings from leading Canadian experts 
  • The opportunity to help influence and shape the future of Canadian public relations and communications
  • Sponsors and exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services to help you deliver results for clients / employees
  • A celebration of CPRS Major Award and National Awards of Excellence winners, as well, the newest members of the College of Fellows, APR recipients and successful PRK exam writers
  • The opportunity to experience Charlottetown, ‘the Birthplace of Confederation’, where hospitality and history combine for a uniquely Canadian experience

But don't just take our word for it, read why you should attend from some of our regular delegates:

You Never Forget Your First Time (at the CPRS National Conference) - Cam McAlpine, APR

Illuminate 2017: The best 3 days of PD you could ask for! - Sarah Zimmerman, APR

CPRS Conference Highlights: What's In It For You? - Emma Shea, APR

Don’t miss all this (and more!) at Connexions, the 2018 CPRS National Conference, May 27-29, in Charlottetown, P.E.I.


Call For Workshops/Research Proposals Now Open!

We are now accepting workshop proposals for Connexions, the 2018 CPRS National Conference, in Charlottetown, PEI, May 27-29, 2018. 

The three-day program will explore many facets of the PR and communications industry in a professional development conference focused on real people, real value, real connexions.

Share your expertise and help public relations and communications professionals expand their careers by being part of CPRS 2018.

The deadline for submissions is September 29, 2017.

Key Topic Areas

             Compelling case studies which reveal strategic communication management and employee/ external - community stakeholder relations

•             Thought leadership and the future of the industry

•             Ethics in media relations in an age of “Fake News”

•             Writing and storytelling

•             Understanding public mood and stakeholder expectations

•             Mentoring and coaching the next generation of practitioners

•             Senior PR/ Communications management practice

•             Employee engagement in change management/ organizational development

•             Social responsibility and brand management

•             Measurement, ROI and smart data

Potential Presentation Formats include (but are not limited to):

             Individually lead lectures

•             Panel discussions

•             Research Presentations

After Your Submission is Received

Upon submitting your proposal, you will receive a notice of confirmation within 2 business days. If you do not receive one within this time, please contact the National Office.

The Workshop Selection Committee will then review all proposals and contact potential workshop presenters if any further information is required. Speakers whose presentations are chosen for inclusion in the program will be notified via email early 2018.

Speaker's Agreement and Communication

Following the selection of their presentation, speakers will be required to sign a speaker’s agreement of engagement.

As part of the speaker's agreement, they agree to maintain an educational focus in their session and eliminate all sales messages/presentations.
Furthermore, they agree to submit all required information about audio-visual needs, a biography, photograph and session description, among other things, within the time specified in the agreement.

Value Proposition

Those who present at Canadian Public Relation Society conferences benefit in a variety of ways:

•             Exposure to a delegation of key influencers from across Canada

•             Contributing to the conversation of ethics in communication management

•             Excellent networking opportunities

•             Career achievement recognition among professional peers

•             Knowledge

CPRS is a volunteer driven professional organization. Although workshop presenters do not receive fees and are responsible for their own travel expenses, including hotel, airfare and ground transportation, they will benefit from a reduced rate to attend the conference.

Privacy Notice

Any information that is collected from you on this submission form will be kept in the strictest of confidence. For more information, see the CPRS Privacy Policy.

Thank you for your interest in being part of Connexions 2018. For any questions on the submission process please contact Dan LaBelle.




Delegates of Connexions 2018, book your stay at the Delta Prince Edward by April 30 to lock in our exclusive room rate. (Available between May 23 and June 2.) See 
Delta's Group Corporate Travel page for details. 


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Past National Conferences

Engagement + Impact - Montreal, Quebec, May 31 – June 2, 2015

ASCEND - Banff, Alberta, May 25 - 27, 2014

Conversations - Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario, June 9 - 11, 2013

Currents - Victoria, British Columbia, June 10 - 12, 2012