SummersDirect Conference and Events

September 18, 2013 10:45 ET

8th Annual Municipal Communications Conference - Toronto, November 25 & 26, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 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 and Marketwired.

Brochure available at: http://www.summersdirect.com/pdf/Brochure2013.pdf

Early bird ends Friday, September 20!

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

  • CONSTRUCTION COMMUNICATIONS: COMING SOON TO A ROAD NEAR YOU
    Pamela Janes, Halton Region

  • 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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