SummersDirect Conference and Events

November 13, 2013 08:00 ET

8th Annual Municipal Communications Conference Registration Still Open

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2013) - For the 8th year in a row, over a dozen experts in municipal communications have come together to present on hot topics with real case studies. This conference is a must attend for municipal communications professionals and is supported by Municipal Infonet.

The brochure is available at http://www.summersdirect.com/pdf/Brochure2013.pdf

Less than two weeks to register.

We are fortunate to have, once again, Brian Lambie, Principal, Redbrick Communications & Media Contact/Media Relations Strategist, Association of Ontario Municipalities, as chair of the event.

Back by popular demand - INTERACTIVE BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS!

Award-winning topics and speakers include:

  • DRAMATIC PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Andrea Ravensdale, A.M.C.T., County of Wellington
    Jacqueline Willson, County of Wellington
    Inspector Scott Lawson, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police
  • ORIGINALITY IS OVER-RATED: HOW TO MAKE ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY'S GREAT IDEA WORK FOR YOU
    Therese Greenwood, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    Tracy Chong, Green Hat Marketing
    Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers Creative Services
  • POLITICIANS AND SOCIAL MEDIA: PERILS AND PLEASURES
    Ian Chadwick, Freelance Writer and Editor and Media Consultant
  • ENGAGING FROM THE GROUND UP
    Bethany Lee, Town of Caledon
  • MIND THE GAP; DEALING WITH THE GAP BETWEEN YOUR ORGANIZATION'S ACTIONS AND STAKEHOLDER EXPECTATIONS
    Tara Sprigg, City of Guelph
  • COMMUNICATING IN ROUGH WATER - THE ALBERTA FLOOD
    Tara Shand, BCS, APR, The City of Red Deer
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORTING - WHAT 'S ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT AND WHY
    Dennis Flaherty, City of Markham
  • MUNICIPAL INFORMATION IN YOUR POCKET! HOW THE CITY OF KITCHENER PILOTED ITS SHORT MESSAGING SYSTEM (SMS) PROJECT
    Nicole Amaral, City of Kitchener
  • MEDIA TRAINING IN-HOUSE - YES, YOU CAN DO IT !
    Mark Hunter LaVigne, APR, FCPRS, Hunter LaVigne Communications Inc.

AND MORE!

Optional Post-Conference Workshops:

  • MEDIA RELATIONS: TRAIN THE TRAINER
    Mark Hunter LaVigne, APR, FCPRS, President, Hunter LaVigne Communications Inc.
  • HOW NEW APPROACHES TO INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CAN IMPROVE WORK ENGAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES
    Karen Humphreys Blake, APR, MCM, Senior Associate Consultant, 8020Info Inc.

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