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Upcoming Events

  • Save the Date! Upcoming CAPIO Events

    Mark your calendar for the following important dates in 2016!

    January 7 – 11 am – 12 pm –  Awards Information Call – join us for this call to get your questions answered on how to put your best foot forward when you submit your entries for the 2016 CAPIO Excellence in Communications Awards.
    February 10Periscope Workshop with Kerry Shearer (Northern California – Location Pending)
    February 11Periscope Workshop with Kerry Shearer (Southern California – Location Pending)
    January 7 – February 19 – Time frame to submit your entries for the 2016 Excellence in Communications Awards.
    April 11-142016 CAPIO Annual Conference at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Village

  • December 15 Workshop: How to Avoid the Top 5 Critical Mistakes Most Communicators Make during a Crisis

    Come hear California’s Deputy Director of the California Office of Emergency Services, Kelly Huston, who has been leading the state’s top crisis communication team since 2007.  He will use real-world examples from his 20+ years as a crisis communication expert to explain the unique effects of stress and fear on your message. You’ll learn how to use the very best communication tools available to craft effective messages that express appropriate empathy, improve the public’s understanding and build important trust. You’ll walk away from this workshop with more confidence, and the right tools, to tackle any crisis.   This Southern California Workshop is being held on Tuesday, December 15 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in Arcadia, California.  VIEW WORKSHOP FLYER

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  • Mingle Bells is Back!

    Join your fellow public relations / communications professionals at this annual holiday gathering “Mingle Bells” in Riverside, CA on December 3.  Join us for this fabulous opportunity to celebrate the season with your peers! This joint event brings together the members of CAPIO, PRSA, AAF, and AMA and is sponsored in part by The Norris Group. Register before November 30 to secure your spot!  $35 Members / $45 Non-Members (Members – look for the discount code in our November newsletter!)

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  • Mark Your Calendar for the 2016 CAPIO Annual Conference

    Don’t forget to budget and plan for our 2015 CAPIO Annual Conference scheduled for April 11 – 14, 2016 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in North Lake Tahoe (Olympic Valley)!  The event will again start on Monday with a pre-conference half day session followed by full days Tuesday and Wednesday.  The event will conclude on Thursday with morning sessions.  The Awards Gala & Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 13.  Interested in being a part of the planning committee?  Contact our Vice President – Conference, Kristeen Farlow via email or at 909.987.2591.


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