Upcoming Events – Spring 2017

Check out upcoming events, conferences, workshops and webinars in Canada from March 3, 2017, to June 3, 2017.

Canadian Marketing Association: Morning Event Series (recurring)

When: March 23 (CMAinsights), April 11 (CMAconnections), May 18 (CMAtalent)

Where: Multiple venues in Toronto

Cost: Members $ 89; Non-members $ 129

What: This series provides strategic insights, thought leadership, networking and proven engagement opportunities for marketing professionals. For more information click here.

Canadian Marketing Association: Seminars (recurring)

When: March 29 (Content Marketing Workshop), April 6 (Project Management), April 11-12 (Marketing Math), May 2 (Negotiation Skills for Win-Win Solutions), May 16 (Copywriting for Marketers)

Where: The Advocates’ Society, Education Centre, 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700, Toronto

Cost: Varies depending on seminar

What: Offered throughout the year in half -day, one -day, two -day plus online formats. Participants will benefit from an interactive learning session, case study examples and invaluable take-home reference material. Learn from marketing experts who offer relevant industry examples with the latest information and best practices. Work closely with fellow participants in group exercises used to illustrate concepts and encourage participation. For more information click here.

The Editing Pen / The Published Pen – Professional Writers Association of Canada

When: March 25, 10:00am – 2:00pm; April 29, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Strathcona Paper Centre, 16 McPherson Drive, Napanee, Ontario

Cost: $ 50 per session


The Editing Pen: A good editor will make a good writer better. While self-editing is important, we are sometimes too close to a story to find its flaws. We need a fresh set of eyes on it. In this workshop we will discuss what editors look for, building a good editor-writer relationship, and the differences between critique and criticism. A professional editor will be joining this session.

The Published Pen: Becoming a published writer is challenging but has many rewards. This will help you get started. We will discuss finding markets, writing query letters, and various ways of getting published, including self-publishing. Published authors will be joining this session.

For more information click here.

Shifting Norms in Politics and PR: PR is More Important Than Ever Before – Canadian Public Relations Society

When: March 30, 7:30am – 9:15am

Where: TBD, British Columbia

Cost: $ 45 for members, $ 20 for student members, $ 25 for student non-members, $ 60 for non-members

What: Today’s politics have social media buzzing and pollsters guessing. Many are still reviewing the recent US election results and shaking their heads. Do Twitter and Facebook now have more influence than traditional news outlets? What role does fake news now play in public relations? How does the “post-truth” era affect politics AND public relations?  One million people shared a fake video of the Pope endorsing Donald Trump.

What could this mean for the 2017 BC election? Should the new era in politics change how we prepare, promote and poll? For more information click here.