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Workshop presenters

Call for Workshop Proposals

Submit Your Proposal

Share your expertise and inspire new ways of thinking about public relations and communications in Canada.

We are now accepting workshop proposals for Illuminate, the 2017 CPRS National Conference, in Kelowna, BC, May 28-30, 2017. The three-day program will challenge and explore the many facets of the PR and communications industry, prompted by this year’s theme, Illuminate. The deadline to submit is Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Key Topic Areas

  • Thought leadership

  • Disruption in Public Relations

  • Writing and storytelling

  • Understanding public mood and stakeholder expectations

  • Mentoring and coaching the next generation of practitioners

  • Building communities through public relationships

  • Social responsibility and brand management

  • Measurement, ROI and smart data

  • Employee engagement and loyalty

  • Navigating today’s media landscapes

  • Using new trends in technology to master communications

After your submission is received

The Workshop Selection Committee will 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 and will receive a confirmation letter and audio-visual checklist.

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, speakers agree to maintain an educational focus in their session, eliminating 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.

Workshop presenters do not receive fees and are responsible for their own travel expenses including hotel, airfare and ground transportation. In exchange for their participation, speakers benefit through exposure to an audience of top public relations and communications professionals from across the country.

Privacy Notice

Any information that is collected from you on this submission form will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

Thank you for your interest in being part of Illuminate 2017, Kelowna. For any questions on the submission process please contact Dan LaBelle at or (416) 239-7034.

Submit Your Proposal

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