C&M Section Learning Lab & Meeting, March 2023

C&M Section Learning Lab & Meeting, March 2023
IPRA's Communications & Marketing (C&M) Section consists of park district professionals that either specialize or work in and around marketing, communications, graphic design, and sponsorship.  After the meeting we will have a presentation by Jessica Cannaday on "Agency Showcase 101".  If you are interested in joining the section or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, you are encouraged to attend. This is a members-only event, but guests interested in learning more about IPRA are welcome.

Event Timeline: 
1:00-1:30pm:  C&M Section Board Meeting (also available on Zoom)
1:30-3:00pm:  Agency Showcase 101 by Jessica Cannaday

Session Description:  Looking for IPRA Agency Showcase Feedback?   Want to plan better for 2024?  Need a few pointers?  Attend this session to meet with IPRA Agency Showcase judges and Agency Showcase committee members. Agency Showcase Chair, Jessica Cannaday, will share how to effectively display work and prepare for showcase. Share your feedback, bring your questions, and get answers. This is a great opportunity for communication, marketing or recreation professionals looking to learn more and participate in Agency Showcase 2024 at Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s annual Soaring to New Heights Conference. Agency Showcase is a spirited competition spotlighting bright ideas exhibited by park, recreation, and conservation agencies. This professionally judged competition recognizes Illinois agencies for their marketing and communication efforts ranging from print to multimedia.

Learning Objectives:
1.  How to effectively plan and prepare your team and submissions for agency showcase
2.  Agency Showcase categories and judging criteria
3.  Get involved and learn more about volunteering for agency showcase and the agency showcase committee 
4.  Judges Q&A
5.  2024 Agency Showcase opportunities, resources and due dates
Who Should Attend:
All IPRA members are welcome to attend and learn more about C&M.  Agenda items will primarily benefit those currently working in a Communications or Marketing role, looking to get more involved with IPRA.

To Register:
 Login to your IPRA account, select "Register Myself", then register for the event. If you do not have one, create an account (membership not required), then register for the event. 

Virtual Attendance:  This C&M Board Meeting will also be shared on Zoom.  All other portions of the event will be In-Person only.  Links will be sent to all registrants March 20.
Fee: $0.00 IPRA Member / Non-Member

CEUs: Event is approved for 0.1 CEUs and will only be awarded to those in attendance for Jessica Cannaday's session on Agency Showcase 101 for a minimum of 45 minutes (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CTRSCPRE and CPRP certification).

Questions: CLICK HERE to visit the Communications & Marketing Section page, or contact Section Director Katie Garrett at [email protected].

3/20/2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Eola Community Center 555 S. Eola Road Aurora 60504

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