Conference Agenda


Annual Conference Agenda
2020 Annual Conference Schedule  

Monday, April 20, 2020

8:00AM-12:00PM Arrive Early / Explore Santa Barbara
11:00AM-5:00PM Conference Registration / Information

Pre-Conference Workshop – Crisis Track


Pre-Conference Workshop – Social Media Track

5:00PM-5:30 PM New Attendee Orientation
5:00PM–6:15PM Welcome Reception
6:15PM–9:00PM Open Evening – Explore Santa Barbara/Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

7:00AM-5:00PM Conference Registration / Information Desk
7:30AM-9:00AM Coffee / Sponsor Exhibits / Networking
8:00AM- 8:30AM New Attendee Orientation
7:30AM- 5:00PM

Pre-scheduled Media Training by appointment 

9:00AM- 10:15AM

Welcome and Opening Keynote Session

Sponsor Spotlights

DOOR PRIZES will be given out throughout the conference during general sessions and other events – don’t forget to bring your business cards for networking and to enter our prize drawing!

10:15AM- 10:45AM Coffee Break / Sponsor Exhibits / Networking

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:50AM- 2:00PM

Networking Luncheon – Seating by Industry – Look for your table (City, County, State, Special District, School, etc.)!

Sponsor Spotlights

2:00PM- 3:00PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

2:00PM-4:00PM Professional Portraits
3:00PM – 3:15PM Refreshment Break / Sponsor Exhibits / Networking
3:15PM – 4:15PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

4:30PM– 5:30PM

Issues Roundtables 

5:30PM– 6:30PM Exhibitor Mixer & Reception 
Evening Explore Santa Barbara’s restaurant scene on State Street or in nearby cities such as Montecito.  (Dinner on your own).

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

7:00AM – 8:00AM Energize Your Morning!   (Yoga or Guided Walk Options)
7:30AM-8:30AM CAPIO Board of Directors Meeting
7:30AM–9:00AM Coffee / Sponsor Exhibits / Networking
8:00 – 8:50 AM Nextdoor Morning Start Up
9:00- 10:00AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

10:00AM-12:00PM Professional Portraits
10:00AM- 10:30AM

Meet Your Region – suggest programming for your region or see how you can get involved!

Northern, Southern and Central California 

10:00- 10:45AM Coffee Break/ Sponsor Exhibits / Networking
10:45- 11:45AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Luncheon, Business Meeting, PIO Graduation and Ted Talk 

Sponsor Spotlight 

1:45PM-2:00PM Sponsor Exhibits and Networking
2:00 PM– 4:00 PM

Learning Labs

3:00PM-3:15 PM Refreshment Break / Sponsor Exhibits / Networking
5:30 PM – 6:30PM

Awards Reception (semi-formal attire recommended)  

6:30- 10:00PM EPIC Awards Gala and Dinner

Thursday, April 23, 2020

8:00AM-9:15AM Continental Breakfast

Concurrent Sessions


Concurrent Sessions


 Enjoy Santa Barbara / Departures