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2012 Take the Leap… From Good to Great! Forum: February 29 at the Ottawa Convention Centre

OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is happy to announce that registration is open for the 2012 Take the Leap… From Good to Great! Forum taking place on February 29 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Presented by the Ottawa/Gatineau chapter of the CPRS, this Forum is a full day of training, followed by a networking cocktail #PRmixer, which is very popular among public relations and Web 2.0 professionals, community managers and other connected people.

"An event of this size rarely takes place in the National Capital Region. To meet the demand, major public relations and communications industry players joined forces to offer you a series of exciting lectures, in both French and English," revealed CPRS President Keelan Green.

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For the latest updates on this Forum, visit or check out the confirmed speakers, including:

    As the Executive Director of Communications, Dimitri is the Committee's key spokesperson and the engine behind the communication strategies to partners. A former Communications Director for the Prime Minister of Canada, this leader has proven himself over the years.

    As the Director of Digital Communications, Bruno is a Canadian Internet pioneer. A former Radio-Canada producer, Bruno now works to discover the best digital platforms for helping his clients tell their stories in different ways and reach different audiences.

    As the National Campaign Director during the May 2011 General Election, Brad watched his party achieved its best results ever and become the official opposition in the House of Commons. He has also written a regular column for The Hill Times for a number of years and appears regularly on CBC Newsworld and CTV.

    As the Director of Communications for Eastern Canada, Jason manages and executes all public relations, public affairs and communication activities, as well as manages social media. Throughout his career, Jason has also worked in other large organizations such as the City of Montreal, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and the Cirque du Soleil.

    As the Director of Media Relations, Anick is the specialist of media policy and strategy and related tactical plans. In particular, she handles effective management of the reputation and public image of one of the largest corporations in Canada.

The Take the Leap… From Good to Great! Forum can already count on support from important partners such as Eureka, News Canada, CAA, Cision and Léger Marketing. Chabo, Activo Media, CNW Group, Nuance Fidelis, Mission Stream, Canada's National Arts Centre and Le Nordik will contribute significantly to this third edition of the Forum, as will supporters IABC Ottawa and the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing.

About the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

The CPRS is the largest association of public relations professionals in Canada. Founded in 1948, it now has over 1600 members across the country. In the National Capital, the Ottawa/Gatineau chapter of the CPRS is a dynamic, growing professional association. For more information, visit

Image with caption: "Official announcement of the Forum at the Chapter's Holiday Social on December 15h (photo Jana Chytilova) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society - Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "The Forum will be held at newly constructed Ottawa Convention Centre on February 29th. Take the Leap! (Photo OCC) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society - Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter)". Image available at:

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society - Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter

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Véronique Milot
Communications Representative
Tel. 613-790-9497

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