2017 CAPIO Annual Conference

Each year more than 300 communications professionals come together for four days of fantastic education, networking and inspiration.  View our past conference photos on our FACEBOOK PAGE.

CAPIO 2017
April 3 – 6, 2017, San Diego

Registration is now closed.

The sand, the sea and the sunshine aren't the only things calling you to San Diego.  Our 2017 annual conference will be held April 3-6 in San Diego, home of sandy beaches, endless sunshine and all kinds of good vibes.

Plan to join us for four-days of thought-provoking breakout sessions on topics ranging from crisis communication, to social media, branding, community engagement and more.  Our conference agenda includes three keynotes, over 24 breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics and great networking options with associates and our sponsor partners. 

Plus, hear keynote addresses from some of the industry’s top leaders. And don’t forget CAPIO’s signature Excellence in Communications Gala where awards and accolades will be given for some of the most cutting-edge work done by PIOs over the 2016 year.  Budget $450 (member price) for registration which includes the Monday pre-conference workshop, the Awards Gala on Wednesday night and Thursday morning's closing session.   Reserve your room at the DoubleTree Mission Valley today.  

DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, California, 92108


DoubleTree Hotel Mission Valley - $179 rate plus tax/occupancy). SOLD OUT  
Includes complimentary WiFi in rooms and discounted parking ($10 discounted from $20)

If you would like to be on the wait list for the DoubleTree - email info@capio.org


Marriott Mission Valley (1 trolley stop away from the DoubleTree)
Conveniently located on the San Diego trolley line, the Marriott Mission valley is one stop away from the DoubleTree.  With a $5 pass you will have trolley access all day to take you to and from the conference hotel as well as to Downtown or Old Town for evening activities.
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 692-3800
$159 Rate includes Free Parking and In Room WiFi
OR CALL 877-622-3056 and request the CAPIO Room Rate

Visit our hotel information page for more details.



CONFERENCE RATES (Starting March 2)
Full Conference (M - Th including Awards Dinner)  $500 Member / $600 Non-Member
Day Pass (Tues or Wed)  $300 Member / $325 Non-Member
Awards Dinner Ticket   $125   (One dinner ticket is included for Full Conference Attendees)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MARCH 24  Registration is now closed.

Full conference registration is for Monday - Thursday and includes attendance at the Excellence in Communications Awards Gala on Wednesday night. Meals included are Tuesday Breakfast and Lunch, Wednesday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Thursday Breakfast.  Dinner on Monday and Tuesday night is on your own.  Hotel costs are in addition to conference registration and are the responsibility of the attendee.  CAPIO arranges for a group block at a discounted rate (while supplies last) for the convenience of our attendees.  See above information to book your room.

Tuesday only) or Wednesday (only) tickets are available for $300 (member) | $325 (non-member) price.  Wednesday day pass does not include pass for dinner, but dinner tickets are available for purchase for $125 (member) in addition to Wednesday pass. 

Questions?  Contact us at events@capio.org

Registration Deadline:  March 24


Past Conference Attendee Feedback

“It was the best conference I have ever been to.  Very informative & inspiring.”
– Elizabeth Renteria, Public Information Assistant, Hayward Area Recreation & Park District

“Thanks to the CAPIO Conference, I recently connected with ILG’s (Institute for Local Government) Sarah Rubin for advice and insights on how to handle a current hot topic with our county.  Connections made at the CAPIO Conference are invaluable!”
– Brent Ainsworth, County of Marin