Events and Activities

Saturday, June 15

First Timers’ Reception
6 - 8 p.m.
First time at the CPRS National conference? Don’t worry, we don’t bite! In fact, to help break the ice, we’re once again kicking things off with our First Timers’ Reception. So, if you’re a first-time delegate, come join us the night before the program begins to get to know your fellow newbies a bit better, and meet a few influential members of CPRS, including your board of directors and other senior Society leaders.

Hunt and Gather
7 – 9 p.m.
Once you arrive at the beautiful Fairmont, gather with your team and let the hunt begin! Evolve your expectations by joining our scavenger hunt, and share in the laughs and fun as you get to know Alberta’s thriving capital. You may even win some swag!


Sunday, June 16

Morning Run/Walk
7 - 8 a.m.
Calling all runners and walkers! Join us for an invigorating start to Evolving Expectations as facilitators take you on your choice of a 5 km run into our river valley or a walk and stretch session to start the conference off on the right foot.

Morning Mindful Meditation
7 - 8 a.m. 
No matter what you’re expecting to get out of the conference - a break from stress, creative thinking or just getting in the social scene – start each day off right by participating in our mindful meditation sessions! Whether you’re a new or seasoned meditator, everyone is encouraged to begin each day with daily thematic meditation led by seasoned PR professional, Lucie-Anne Fabien, APR, FCPRS.

Night at the Museum - Royal Alberta Museum
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Self-guided museum tours
5:30 – 9 p.m. Reception

Mingle with the who’s who of public relations from across Canada, while taking a historical journey through Alberta’s newest gem – the Royal Alberta Museum, where you’ll find 2.4 million uniquely Albertan stories waiting to be told.
Come early to take a self-guided tour of the many exhibits comprising the RAM’s 13 curatorial programs. Then, join us for our opening night reception, where you’ll have the most fun you’ve ever had in a museum, while sampling the best of Edmonton’s eclectic food and entertainment scene.


Monday, June 17 

Morning Mindful Meditation
7 - 8 a.m. 
No matter what you’re expecting to get out of the conference - a break from stress, creative thinking or just getting in the social scene – start each day off right by participating in our mindful meditation sessions! Whether you’re a new or seasoned meditator, everyone is encouraged to begin each day with daily thematic meditation led by seasoned PR professional, Lucie-Anne Fabien, APR, FCPRS.

CPRS Awards of Excellence Gala
6 – 7 p.m. Champagne Reception
7 – 10 p.m.  Awards Gala dinner

The CPRS National Awards of Excellence recognize and reward outstanding communications programs and projects from across the country and encourage continuous improvement in the practice of public relations. Come decked out in your swankiest attire, as we salute the outstanding work in public relations and the dedication and contribution of your fellow public relations professionals across Canada.


Tuesday, June 18

Morning Mindful Meditation
7 - 8 a.m. 
No matter what you’re expecting to get out of the conference - a break from stress, creative thinking or just getting in the social scene – start each day off right by participating in our mindful meditation sessions! Whether you’re a new or seasoned meditator, everyone is encouraged to begin each day with daily thematic meditation led by seasoned PR professional, Lucie-Anne Fabien, APR, FCPRS.

One for the road! - DOSC Restaurant
5:30 – 9 p.m.

The conference might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the festivities have to end just yet. One part steak house, one part coffee shop, one part cocktail lounge, no matter how you’re looking to enjoy your final night in Edmonton, DOSC Restaurant has a little something for everyone. Come enjoy a fine selection of local food and drink, live music and entertainment as we roll out the red carpet to wrap up Evolving Expectations in style!