I’ve only had one opportunity so far to attend a public relations conference. Last year, I headed to Calgary to the Health Care Public Relations Association‘s national conference. I heard from colleagues who presented their experiences in health care public relations and learned tons of information and connected with my peers.
But I’ve never attended a Canadian Public Relations Association conference. The cost has always been prohibitive.
This week CPRS Edmonton is celebrating 50 years of communications with a gala dinner and a one-day conference and I will be taking part. Note that I’m on the board of directors as the communications chair and I’ve also been volunteering as part of the conference committee. Despite this, I want to tell you five reasons why this conference is a great opportunity for Edmonton PR professionals.