What do I need to know?


What is the symposium?


Each year, APS hosts the PIO (Public Information Officer) Symposium at the ASU Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix. The event draws more than 175 communications and public relations professionals from a wide spectrum of government, nonprofit and educational agencies. 

Who should attend?


Federal, state and municipal PIOs as well as communicators and PR personnel from private companies are invited to attend. Participate to deepen your communication skills and knowledge as well as to connect with your Arizona colleagues.



When is the event?


Friday, March 20, 2015

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)


Where is the event?


Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004



How do I get there?


Driving and Metro Light Rail click here.



Parking is available just one block north of the event on Fillmore and First Street. The parking rate is $6 all day and accepts cash ONLY. Parking space is limited and fills up quickly so make sure you allow yourself extra time just in case.


Sheraton Phoenix

The Sheraton Phoenix Hotel offers valet and self-serve parking just two blocks away from the Cronkite School. All-day self parking is $17 and valet $27.


Arizona Center
Just a few short blocks east of the Cronkite School, the Arizona Center provides covered parking for an all-day rate of $12.


How do I register?


Please understand that space at the PIO Symposium is limited. If you cannot attend for any reason, please contact us.  This enables us to give your spot to another PIO on the waiting list. There are no substitutions.




Is there a fee?


No! Free admission with advance registration. Registration opens on Monday, March 2.

Will networking opportunities be available?


We encourage attendees to network over lunch.  We have carved out 75 minutes during the event -- giving PIOs time to enjoy food from our buffet lunch (donations provided by Safeway) and get to know fellow communicators from across the state.


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