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December 2015 Message from CAPIO President, C.L. Lopez on the tragic events in San Bernardino

Upcoming Events

  • Are you staying up with Social Media Trends? Join us Feb. 9 or 10 to hear from communication expert Kerry Shearer

    Just two more days to register for next week’s workshops with Kerry Shearer!  The February 9 workshop will be hosted at the Orange County Transportation Authority and the February 10 workshop will be held in San Francisco at the University Club of San Francisco.  Join us at this workshop to learn about the latest in communication tools – including the fastest-growing social media platform ever: Twitter’s Periscope live-streaming video app.  Workshops qualify for PIO institute credit in the Electronic Media Category. $60 Members / $75 Non-Members   View Workshop Flyer

    Learn why you should attend!  View Kerry’s Video Message:


    February 9 – Southern California – 11 am – 4 pm – (Orange County Transportation Authority) Orange County  REGISTER HERE
    February 10 – Northern California – 10 am – 3 pm – (University Club of San Francisco) Bay Area   REGISTER HERE

  • Submit your Entries! Now accepting entries for the CAPIO Excellence in Communications Awards

    Your best work deserves some attention!

    It’s time to start thinking about your best work of the past year by preparing your submissions for CAPIO’s 2016 Excellence in Communications Award competition. Entries can be submitted online  starting today through Friday, Feb. 26. Did you miss our awards information call? Listen to the recording: Dial 888-203-1112 and enter  120600274 replay passcode.

    This year, CAPIO is excited to announce that several new and unique award categories have been added. For example, we now offer award categories for “Most Improved Publication,” “Most Effec2014 Award Winnertive Social Media/New Media Campaign,” as well as a category specifically dedicated to sustainability and “Go Green” efforts. With so many choices, you are sure to find a category for your best work. The best part? If you can’t decide on one category, you can choose to enter your project into as many award categories as you’d like (each category requires a separate entry fee).

    This is your opportunity to promote and showcase your most creative and innovative work!

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  • Registration Open for the 2016 CAPIO Annual Conference!

    Registration for the 2016 CAPIO annual conference is OPEN!  This year we are Racing for the Gold in beautiful North Lake Tahoe in Olympic Valley.  The event will be held April 11 – 14, 2016 at the Resort at Squaw Creek.  Monday, April 11 will kick off with a pre-conference half day session focused on DLSR Photography 101 followed by full days of great educational content on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The event will conclude on Thursday with a great closing session recapping lessons learned during the 2015 Valley Fire.  The Awards Gala & Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 13.   Check back for the full agenda which will be released on Monday.   Visit our conference page for more details and to book your housing.  (Members – be sure to look for your member discount code in our January issue of the CAPIO Communicator or email info@capio.org.)


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