Join Us for the 2023 PAAC Annual Conference in Calgary!

Get ready to dust off your cowboy boots, because the Public Affairs Association of Canada is excited to invite you to our Annual Conference - making its debut in Western Canada this year! Join us in Calgary from October 23-24 for an event like no other. Register today and get early bird pricing!

Click here to see our exciting program.

2023 PAAC Annual Conference: Building Consensus & Connections in Public Affairs

When? October 23-24

Where? Fonda Fora & University of Calgary Downtown Campus

Amid the dynamic shifts in the political landscape and the rapid evolution of public affairs, there's never been a more crucial moment to unite and foster consensus and connections that steer our industry toward a prosperous future.

Whether you're an emerging professional or a seasoned leader in public affairs, this is your opportunity to be part of THE premier public affairs event of the year. Join us at the PAAC Annual Conference to participate in enlightening discussions, forge valuable connections, and exchange best practices and innovative ideas shaping our field's forefront.

Program Highlights:

  • LIVE West of Centre CBC Podcast Panel Recording
  • Breakout Session Roundtables – Make Meaningful Connections
  • Building and Leading Effective Teams in a Vast Changing Environment
  • Effective Advocacy & Reconciliation: Engagement with Indigenous Communities 
  • The Role of Research in Regulatory Advocacy
  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health and Avoiding Burnout
  • Building Proactive and Reactive Strategies
  • Announcing PAAC's annual Award of Distinction winner

We're also looking forward to welcoming everyone for two evenings of networking and fun at Cold Garden Brewery and Fonda Fora.

Ticket Information:


- Early Bird Member – $350.00 (extended to September 29, 2023)

- PAAC Member – $400.00

- Non-member – $550.00

- Special Offer: Non-Profit / Non-member – $550.00*

- Student Member – $100.00

*We are also excited that we are able to provide a special offer to non profits who are not currently members of PAAC, for the $550 non-member rate you will get access to the conference as well as a one-year individual membership to PAAC ($275 value).

Ticket price includes conference, reception and meals.

Hotel and Airline Discounts: 

  • The Westley Hotel: One of Calgary's most stylish hotels and the site of our Reception - $170/night. 
  • Once you purchase your ticket for the conference, please email Lois for the exclusive discount hotel code.
  • Contact Lois for exclusive discounts with Air Canada and West Jet.

Questions? Reach out to PAAC’s Managing Director, Lois Marsh.

Partner with us: Contact Melissa Carvalho, Sponsorship Chair. 

Click here to see our Conference Partnerships Package,

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