#ElevatePR Conferences

CPRS Hamilton is proud to present #ElevatePR, our biannual full-day conference for communications and public relations professionals across Southwestern Ontario. Each conference features expert speakers, seasoned practitioners, and leading researchers who provide our delegates the latest insights into emerging trends, research, case studies, and workshops to leave you inspired, educated and prepared for our ever-changing field.

We are committed to providing top-tier professional development to our members and the broader professional community. Our pricing is designed to be affordable for both students and practitioners.

Additionally, #ElevatePR provides delegates with networking opportunities and meals throughout the day including a continental breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon refreshments.


Wednesday, November 25, 1pm-4:30pm
Thursday, November 26, 1pm-4:30pm
Location:This is an online event

It will be SO GOOD to have an afternoon (or two) to connect and reconnect with one another, during the pandemic!

We have already secured several exciting speakers:

Schedule for Wednesday, November 25:

Professor Michael Meath, past chair of the Department of Public Relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Relations at Syracuse University, will do an in-depth crisis communications workshop. He has done this workshop for Syracuse University, PRSA and several other large venues. We are THRILLED to have him.

Shannon Gallagher, MCM, President of Influencer Logic,
will present her fascinating and very practical research, which is based on her MCM thesis on which she has built a thriving practice. Her topic is "Influencer Relations: The Blue Ocean for PR." We are excited for Shannon to share her ground-breaking and recently published research, as well as how she built her business with us!

Scheduled for Thursday, November 26:

Davis McKenzie, MCM, Principal at Toχʷoχʷ (Becoming Clear) Communications, is a leading expert in Indigenous communications. He will share a case study with us on COVID-19 communications for outbreaks in first nations communities. We can't wait to hear him share his personal experience, steeped in both PR theory and traditional knowledge.

Tanvir Bhagoo, MBA, former VP of Technology at Freshii and now Managing Director of TBX Digital, is a digital transformation leader who focuses on putting people and culture first. At #ELEVATEPR, he will help further our professional growth through his discussion of principles and techniques which communicators and PR practitioners can employ to be successful within their organizations.

We also have an exciting keynote speaker to be announced!

Please contact pd@cprshamilton.ca for more information about the event.

We are so excited to see you at #ELEVATEPR6. It will be so nice to get together for an afternoon or two of professional networking, learning and sharing!

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