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November 8th, 2016    
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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On November 8, IABC and CPRS are teaming up to give new communicators the edge they need to succeed in Vancouver’s unique and competitive marketplace. Whether you’re a student wondering how to break into the communications or PR industry or a professional thinking about switching careers, this event will give you the career boost you need.

Benefit from rare one-on-one mentoring sessions with senior professionals from companies such as Vancouver Coastal Health, BC Liquor Distribution, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and many more.

A wide range of topics will be covered, including:

  • interviewing tips and resume building
  • enhancing your skills and finding ways to set yourself apart
  • LinkedIn advice

You’ll also have a chance for valuable one-on-one time with a senior-level communicator. Bring your questions and concerns; this is your chance to hear and gain invaluable tips from industry leaders.

Keynote speaker:

  • Laurie Dawkins, Director, Corporate Communication, Vancouver Coastal Health


  • Laurie Dawkins, Director, Corporate Communication, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Christine Krause Marks, Director, Corporate Communications at Goldcorp Inc
  • Tristan Jutras, Digital Media Instructor, Producer & Host, Global TV Tech Expert
  • Rashpal Rai, Communications Manager at BC Liquor Distribution Branch
  • Gary Carr, Gary Carr Communications
  • Kurt Henrich, Director, Communications, SFU
  • Erin Driscoll, Change Management and Communications Consultant
  • Catherine Ducharme, People Connector: Recruitment Consultant – Communications, Smart, Savvy + Associates
  • Liesl Jurock, Co-op Coordinator, Communication, Simon Fraser University & Freelance Writer

Mix and mingle with:

  • Sarah Parker, Senior Communications Advisor at Capilano University; President, IABC/BC
  • Lydia Tay, Change Management at UBC

Register now and don’t miss the opportunity to set your career in motion.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

WHERE:  Mahony and Sons, 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, BC — a 5-minute walk from Olympic Village SkyTrain Station

WHAT:  Amazing door prizes, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, speed networking, meaningful exchanges.  You have 5 chances to win a free professional photo session with an onsite photographer to update your LinkedIn profile.


5:30 pm Registration and Networking
6:00 pm Keynote Speech
6:15 pm Mentoring Sessions
7:30 pm Networking
8:00 pm Finish

for members
$25 for student members
$60 for non-members