Leaders in Business Communication and Public Relations will Deliver Keynote
Addresses at the Canadian Public Relations Conference

REGINA, SK, June 11 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) has engaged leaders in social media, branding, entrepreneurship, employee engagement, ethics, aboriginal communications and public relations to deliver keynote addresses at the Canadian Public Relations Conference from June 13-15 at the Delta Regina in Regina, Sask.

The keynote speakers include Jon Iwata, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, IBM; Lynda Haverstock, C.M., S.O.M., Ph.D., LL.D, President and CEO, Tourism Saskatchewan; Jillian de Beer, Owner, de Beer Marketing and Communications; Richard Bartrem, Vice-President, Communications and Community Relations, WestJet Airlines; Sheila Bird, Executive Director, Public Affairs, RCMP; Bert Crowfoot, Founder and CEO of the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA) and Peter Mansbridge, Anchor, CBC's The National.

The conference also features a discussion panel of experts who will focus on the ethics of public relations in the 21st century. The panel includes CPRS's Presiding Officer of the Judicial and Ethics Committee, Sarah K. Jones APR, FCPRS, Partner, Kennedy Jones and Sweeney, Inc.; Patricia Parsons APR, FCPRS, Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University; Murray Mandryk, Political Columnist, Regina Leader-Post and Blair Peberdy APR, Vice-President, Marketing Communications and Public Affairs, Toronto Hydro.

The Canadian Public Relations Conference is an annual event for Canadian public relations and communications professionals, offering professional development sessions led by experts in a variety of public relations disciplines.

"This year's conference theme, State of the Art, recognizes the rapid change in the profession," said Dr. Terrence (Terry) Flynn APR, FCPRS, National President, CPRS. "Our annual conferences help communicators stay current and proficient at designing communication programs that deliver value to their organizations."

Conference attendees can register at cprs.ca/regina2010 or in person at the conference.

About the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of over 1,800 members across 16 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more information, visit www.cprs.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

For further information: For further information: Karen Dalton APR, Executive Director, Canadian Public Relations Society, 4195 Dundas St. West, Suite 346, Toronto, ON, M8X 1Y4, Tel: 416-239-7034 or kdalton@cprs.ca

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