2017 COSPRA Fall Conference

 

It's Game Time for School PR

COSPRA Fall Conference at Sports Authority Field

Friday, November 10 | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Click here to view the fall conference agenda 


 We’re excited to announce that Fall Conference registration is now open! The conference will be like no other COSPRA event we’ve ever had.

 First, the venue…(do you hear the Thunder of horse hoofs?)...SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD! Yes, that’s right, home of the Denver Broncos is also going to be our home on November 10, 2017, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 We’ve invited Brian Woodland, former Communications Director for the Peel School District Board (that’s Canadian for school district) who recently retired to thunderous applause in San Antonio at this summer’s NSPRA conference. He’s going to do not one, but two, keynote presentations that you won’t want to miss. Peel is the second largest school district in Canada with over 150,000 students, so Brian has the chops and stories to tell.

 What else? How about a lunch-n-learn about work/life balance with expert Tamara Moore from Relevel? Through her presentation, we’ll learn about seeing possibilities and taking an active role in creating our best selves. 

 But wait, there’s more! The conference will also include a panel of experts about Crisis Communications…something we all must do, and be really good at doing.

 Get on the roster! Register by selecting one of the links below.

*Please note, conference admission is not included with the Institutional Membership. Members signed up for an institutional membership must purchase the $200 fall conference admission (if interested in attending).


 


 

One of our sponsors, Blackboard, is offering a half-day event before the COSPRA fall conference for their clients and others interested in learning more about online tools and best practices! Click here to view the agenda for the day and sign up! 


Looking for a place to stay to make the conference (and possibly Blackboard Day) easier to attend? We have a hotel block of rooms at Springhill Suites at MSU! With easy access to both Sports Authority Field at Mile High (for the conference) and Punch Bowl Social (for the Thursday night social), this is the place to stay! Reserve your room now! 

Book your group rate for The Colorado School of Public Relations Associations 


 Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here for more information on how you can become a part of the action!  Sponsorship Online Payment - Select from the links below to pay for your sponsorship online. Thank you for supporting COSPRA! Main Sponsor ($2,500.00)

Lunch Sponsor ($1,750.00)

Breakfast Sponsor ($1,000)

Keynote Sponsor ($500)

Display Table Sponsor ($300)  


 

Main Event Sponsors

 

 

Keynote Sponsors 


            




Keynote Speaker: Brian Woodland, BrianInspires 

Brian Woodland heads communications firm BrianInspires, with the mission to Speak-Consult-Inspire. Brian recently retired as Director of Communications and Community Relations for the Peel District School Board, one of Canada’s largest and most diverse school districts with 246 schools and 153,000 students. He has 32 years of experience in public education.  In 2008, US-based PR News selected him as PR person of the year.He is included as part of Who’s Who in Public Relations in North America and has been recognized with awards for his professional and volunteer work including the Human Rights Award from the National Council of Canadian Muslims, Spectator Community Service Award, Literacy Volunteer of the Year, and the Ontario Lung Association Meritorious Service Award.  

For his work, he has won multiple National School Public Relations Association Awards of Excellence, a Canadian Public Relations Society Pinnacleaward and many others. He has received his APR—accredited in public relations—designation from the Public Relations Society of America. Brian and his team in Peel won over 250 national and international awards for communications excellence, including seven NSPRA Gold Medallions and an IABC Gold Quill.  Brian is a frequent presenter at conferences and school districts across North America. He speaks on leadership, effective communication, customer service, and inclusion. A passionate advocate for public education, Brian is known for his practical, powerful, provocative, humourous and fearless presentations. He is known for making a strong emotional connection with his audience –one that inspires. NSPRA says "Everyone should attend something Woodland presents. His sessions are informative and entertaining." Brian sees his role, first and foremost, as supporting student achievement through effective communication.  Brian is married to a PR professional and father to a 19-year-old son who is proudly a PDSB graduate.