Call for Speakers

Share your knowledge, earn recognition, network with peers

At CPRS Vancouver, we take pride in our event programming and the value it provides to our members and non-members in the fields of public relations and communications. We offer regular professional development,featuring keynote speakers and panelists who are leaders in their fields, as well as social events for our members to network and discuss issues focusing on real life public relations challenges and opportunities.

Speaking at a CPRS Vancouver event is a great way to share your knowledge and experience, earn recognition as an industry leader in public relations and communications, gain personal exposure, and network with industry peers. Speaking events are typically held monthly in the early morning or early evening and attract from 25 to 75+ people.

Our 300+ members belong to corporations, governments, not-for-profit organizations, associations, health care and education institutions, public relations agencies, and some are students enrolled in public relations and communications programs.

As a speaker, you:

  • Work in public relations, communications, journalism, media relations, issues management, stakeholder engagement or a related field
  • Have an interesting or innovative idea/topic, speciality, case study or story to tell related to public relations and communications
  • Are energetic and experienced at confidently presenting to a large audience
  • Preferably hold a senior level position

If you are interested in speaking at a CPRS Vancouver event, we encourage you to register by answering a few questions. One of our Board of Directors will be in touch with you.

Past Speakers at CPRS Vancouver Events

  • The Honourable Wally Oppal, Q.C., Commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry
  • David Hahn, (former) CEO, BC Ferries
  • Chris Brumwell, Vice President, Communications & Community Partnerships, Vancouver Canucks
  • Darwin Sauer, Chief Communications Officer, BC Hydro
  • Robert Palmer, Manager of Public Relations, WestJet
  • Mairi Welman, Manager of Strategic Communications and Community Relations, District of North Vancouver
  • Dave Olson, Vice President, HootSuite
  • Charmaine de Silva, News Director, NEWS 1130
  • Stephen Smart, General Manager, Western Canada, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Peg Fong, Journalism Instructor, Langara Collage and Vancouver Correspondent, The Economist
  • Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer
  • Gaylene Macdonald, Vice President of Digital, Canada West, Edelman
  • Robert Willis, Manager of Social Media and Digital Content, TransLink
  • Jhenifer Pabillano, Communications Manager, Elections, City of Vancouver
  • Kathleen Reid, Managing Director, Switchboard Public Relations