Beyond the Hype 2018

733526_e78d14e1e3ec4ce8979e234576a2d59f_mv2Don’t miss out on BEYOND THE HYPE 2018 Conference & Mixer at Royal Roads University in Victoria, hosted by the Victoria chapter of CPRS.

CPRS-VI has even extended a special invitation for CPRS-NL members to attend at the CPRS-VI members-rate!

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Want to attend an awesome one-day conference for experienced communications and public relations professionals? Join us for CPRS-VI’s BEYOND THE HYPE 2018 professional development conference on Friday, November 23 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at beautiful Royal Roads University in Victoria!

We’re keeping it real, authentic, and practical. If you’re looking for a day of talking heads, theory, and death-by-PowerPoint, this event is not for you.

If you’re looking to walk away at the end of the day feeling inspired, with new connections and meaningful tools that you’re excited to implement right away, then Beyond the Hype 2018 is where you’ll want to be!

Here’s a peek at our program line-up:

KEYNOTE – Off Camera: Tamara Taggart Gets Real

Other sessions include:

•         What’s UX and Why Should You Care?

•         Don’t Feed Your Public Steak and Your Employees Dog Food

•         Storytellers and Their Stories: Lessons Learned From Behavioural Sciences

•         Cracking the Code: How to Show Value and Speak the Language of the C-Suite (Moderated CEO Panel)

And don’t miss our Mixer at Hatley Castle – that’s right, a castle! (complimentary admission from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.) We’ll feed and water you well throughout the day, finishing with a Mixer at the majestic Hatley Castle, where you can kick back, connect and cultivate your network with peeps who share and understand your world!

Real stories. Real strategies. Really helpful.

Registration is now open! All BC-based CPRS members get the member rate. Get the Early Bird price until October 28.

Register TODAY: cprs-vi.org/beyond-the-hype

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Hello from your 2018/2019 Board

achievement adult agreement armsFollowing our typical summer hiatus, your CPRSNL Board is into the swing of it this fall. We had our first meeting as a new Board on Sept. 25. As we look to the year ahead and start our planning, stay tuned for updates on upcoming events and professional development opportunities. Feel free to send your thoughts, ideas or suggestions to us at cprsnl@gmail.com.

The Board Members for the 2018/2019 year are:

  • President: Annie Doran, Tourism Prince George
  • Vice-President: Eryn Collins, Northern Health
  • Past President: Christina Doll, City of Prince George
  • Treasurer: Susan Clarke, consultant
  • Membership: Kim Hayhurst, Northern Development Initiatives Trust
  • Accreditation: Sarah Zimmerman, Northwest Community College
  • Professional Development: Haylee Seiter, Northern Health
  • Communications (website & Twitter): Emily Epp, Cariboo Regional District
  • Communications (email & Facebook): Chandra Matlock, City of Prince George
  • Education: Simone Blais, UBC Okanagan
  • Events: Vacant

We are looking forward to a great year of networking and professional development with you!

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CPRSNL Social – July 27

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Gather with your fellow friends and colleagues at the CPRS Northern Lights Social on Friday, July 27 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Crossroads Brewing in Prince George.

Join us for dinner and/or drinks and great conversations about public relations and communications.

RSVP by July 25 to confirm your spot. Reserve your spot by indicating you are ‘going’ to the Facebook event or by emailing cprsnl@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all there!

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2018 Annual General Meeting

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CPRSNL Annual General Meeting – June 22 @ 12:30 p.m.

The Annual General Meeting of Canadian Public Relations Society (Northern Lights) will be on June 22, 2018.  It will be held in conjunction with our 2018 Building Blocks.

Annual General Meeting
June 22, 2018
12:30pm – 1:00pm
2nd floor boardroom, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (155 George St., Prince George)

Our annual meeting is an opportunity to vote in a new Board of Directors and take a look at the chapter’s annual activities and financial performance (and keeps us in compliance with the Society Act). It is a short, formal meeting, and long-distance attendees are welcome.

Livestreaming for the AGM will be available and a link will be shared before the event.

The slate of nominees to guide Canadian Public Relations Society (Northern Lights) in the 2018/2019 year is below.  Thanks to everyone who put their name forward to help run our chapter!

2018/2019 Slate of Nominees:

  • President: Annie Doran, Tourism Prince George
  • Vice-President: Eryn Collins, Northern Health
  • Treasurer: Susan Clarke, consultant
  • Membership: Kim Hayhurst, Northern Development Initiatives Trust
  • Accreditation: Sarah Zimmerman, Northwest Community College
  • Professional Development: Haylee Seiter, Northern Health
  • Communications: (website & Twitter): Emily Epp, Cariboo Regional District
  • Communications: (email & Facebook): Chandra Matlock, City of Prince George
  • Education: Simone Blais, UBC Okanagan
  • Events: Vacant/open to nominations from floor

As per our bylaws, outgoing president Christina Doll (City of Prince George) will remain on the board as Past President.

Vote metaphorAttached is the Ballot for the election of officers. We have one nominee for each position, with the exception of Events (which is open for nominees from the floor at the AGM on June 22). Though we are in an Acclamation situation, we are still required to hold a vote.  If you choose to vote in advance or at the Annual General Meeting, the instructions are on the attached document. One vote per CPRS member, please!

Please take the time to vote and attend our AGM on June 22!

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Building Blocks – June 22, 2018

Join the CPRS Northern Lights chapter for a full day of professional development in Prince George on June 22 – with a pre-conference event included in the evening on June 21! Members and non-members are welcome. Help us spread the word and invite your public relations colleagues, or even those who do communications off the side of their desk.

Please register by Tuesday, June 19. Let us know you’re “Going” to our Facebook event or email us at cprsnl@gmail.com.

See the full schedule below (including costs for members and non-members), our new travel bursaries for CPRSNL members, and don’t forget about our Networking Night the evening before at Trench Brewing and Distilling!

Speakers

We have an exciting line up of speakers:

  • Gary Stephen Ross, a B.C. corporate-communications consultant with a wide spectrum of content and brand expertise. You may have attended Gary’s engaging session in Prince George earlier this year and he is joining us again to expand on the discussion and share new insights.

  • Jennifer Atree, Digital Strategy Director with Splash Media will be presenting on the power of Google and Carol Gass, Splash’s Digital Content Specialist is going to share her Facebook knowledge and expertise with us. Bring your questions!
  • Emily Epp, Cariboo Regional District Manager of Communications, and Rob Van Adrichem, City of Prince George Director of External Relations, are going to share what they learned responding to the 2017 wildfires and facilitate a discussion around emergency communications.

Travel Bursaries – NEW!

We also have travel support available for CPRS Northern Lights members outside of the Prince George area. If you are a CPRS Northern Lights member who resides more than 100 km outside of Prince George, you are eligible for a travel bursary of up to $200 to go towards your travel and accommodation costs.  A limited number of bursaries are available, so if you are interested, please contact CPRSNL Board Treasurer, Susan Clarke (email her at susan.clarke.email@gmail.com). First come, first served.

Event Details

Date: June 22, 2018                                                                                                                      Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm                                                                                                    Location: Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Boardroom, 155 George Street, Prince George                                                                                                                                              Fee: $79 for CPRSNL members, $99 for non-members (covers registration, reception on June 21 and lunch on June 22)                                                                                              Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/239209650171356/

Networking Night – Thursday, June 21

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                                                                                                        Location: Trench Brewing and Distilling, 399 2nd Ave, Prince George, BC                              (appies included!)                                                                                                                  Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/2126443284038886/

Building Blocks – Friday, June 22

8:30-8:50:          Registration
8:50–9:00:         Welcome from CPRS Northern Lights President Christina Doll
9:00-10:30:        Ross Rules of Effective Communication, Smart Content and the Power of Story with Gary Stephen Ross
10:30-10:45       Coffee break
10:45-Noon       Navigating the Changing World of Facebook, Social Media and the Power of Google, with Jennifer Attree and Carol Gass, Splash Media
12:00 – 12:30    Lunch (provided)
12:30 – 1:00      CPRS Northern Lights AGM
1:00 – 2:30         Emergency Communications with Emily Epp and Rob Van Adrichem
2:30-2:45           Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:45         PR Roundtable – a open discussion about challenges and successes in public relations in North Central BC
3:45 – 4:00         Closing Comments – Christina Doll

Please RSVP by June 19

We need to know how many people to plan for! Please register by letting us know you’re “Going” to our Facebook event or email us at cprsnl@gmail.com.

RSVP for the networking night on its Facebook event as well.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

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