CAPIO Conference highlights
Keynote speakers, tours, breakout sessions and more

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The CAPIO conference is quickly approaching!  We are looking forward to seeing you in San Diego at the end of August for our “All Hands Meet!”

We have some exciting highlights for this year’s event.  Read on to learn about our keynote speakers, this year’s session line-up, new opportunities to connect with fellow attendees, and more.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

CHEF CLAUDIA SANDOVaL
Winner of the sixth season of MasterChef | Owner of Claudia’s Cocina | Author
Tuesday Opening Keynote

Chef Claudia is the winner of the sixth season of MasterChef U.S. and has continued her career on various shows like, Chopped, Chopped Jr., Worst Cooks, Budget Battles, and Judging on Food Network Challenge Reboot. After winning the coveted title of MasterChef, she began a successful culinary consulting and catering company under the name “Claudia’s Cocina,” in addition to working with important brands like Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Disney, T-Mobile, and Tajín; Chef Claudia published her bestselling cookbook “Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico”.  She continues to give back to her community - raising more than $600K for organizations directly effecting change in the communities of San Diego.  Learn More

Greg Wong
“Equity Focused Community Engagement – Lessons from Seattle”
Wednesday Luncheon Keynote

As the Director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, Greg leads a team devoted to creating and sustaining strong, vibrant communities that connect people to each other and their sense of place. Greg is driven by solving inequities and building neighborhoods where ALL Seattleites feel connected, empowered, supported, and heard. He believes that weaving the fabric of our communities tighter will allow both individual residents and the City to thrive.  

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

Our conference agenda this year opens with fantastic sessions on Monday that will be educational, informative and connect you with your CAPIO colleagues.  Included are off-property tours, teambuilding opportunities, our solution room, and an open discussion about PIO mental health.  The evening rounds out with the opportunity to continue the conversation with colleagues at our welcome reception, food truck dinner and the Granicus beach bonfire after party.

Tuesday’s sessions have something for everyone including our focus on the topic of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Community Engagement.  Tactical topics include writing in plain language, branding, websites and campaigns.  

New this year we are honoring our EPIC Award winners during lunch on Tuesday.  Our Award dinner on Wednesday night will highlight our special individual award winners, our new category – DE&I and our “Best of Show” winners.

Wednesday and Thursday’s education sessions include topics such as public speaking, social media, canva design, video tours, media relations, housing needs and more.

Finally – while the conference schedule is packed with content, you’ll have time to recharge in the JPW recharge lounge on Tuesday or over dinner Tuesday evening where you can enjoy local restaurants.  On Wednesday consider participating in our morning yoga or walk along the bay. Or consider enjoying the San Diego area prior to the start of sessions on Monday or after the conference concludes on Thursday.  It’s going to be a full week of education and connection to re-energize you as you return to the office.

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