The Kansas Association of Public Information Officers (KAPIO) is a statewide association of government and quasi-government public information officers and communication professionals. KAPIO has more than 100 members across the state and gaining new members every year.
KAPIO strives to:
Create a statewide network of communication professionals;
Conduct and sponsor activities to improve communication between public sector organizations and the people they serve;
Promote professionalism in the public information and communication fields; and
Serve as an information resource for government management and communication professionals.
KAPIO members meet on a quarterly basis (February, May, August & November) at different cities around the state of Kansas.
The agenda at quarterly meetings consists of lunch, general meeting and professional development opportunities (speaker, hands-on exercise, or tour). Members are responsible for buying their own lunch (approx. $10/person).
The annual conference is held in May. The conference begins on a Wednesday night with a welcome reception. Thursday includes a keynote speaker and breakout sessions followed by an evening activity. The conference ends at lunch on Friday. The annual conference fee is approximately $145 for members.