2nd Annual Municipal Communications Conference - November 19 & 20, 2007 in Toronto



    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Over a dozen experts in municipal communications
will come together to present at the 2nd annual, "Municipal Communications
Conference," in Toronto on November 19 & 20.
    The forum is fortunate to have Brian Lambie, Principal, Redbrick
Communications & Media Contact, Association of Municipalities of Ontario, as
chair of the event.

    Topics and speakers include:

    
    -   Provincial and Municipal Relations
        Dana Richardson, ADM, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Government of
        Ontario
        Brian Rosborough, Association of Municipalities of Ontario

    -   Tailoring Your Message to Connect with Increasingly Diverse and
        Segmented Audience
        Ghislain Lamothe, City of Greater Sudbury

    -   Branding
        Paul Thomson, City of Moncton

    -   Spotlight on Relationships: Public Relations Skills Development for
        Council, Staff & Managers
        Ginny Jones, APR, Acuity Options
        Tara Spriggs, City of Guelph

    -   Not-In-My-Back-Yard (NIMBY) - Dealing with Grassroots Opposition
        Bruce Davis, Urban Intellignce (A Division of Global Public Affairs)

    -   Countdown: Communications Challenges of Hosting the 2010 Winter Games
        Jennifer Young, City of Vancouver

    -   Evaluating Media Relations and Other Communications Tactics
        Betty Alexander, Xposure PR

    -   Building an "Excellent" Communications Function
        Carleen Caroll, Halton Region

    -   Trends in Canadian Municipal Wireless Industry
        Lawrence Surtees, IDC Canada

    -   8 Actions for Online Success
        Julian Mills, Prescient Digital Media
        Michael Lund, Halton Region

    -   Issues Management: It's not just about what you say, but when you say
        it
        Ted Griffith, National Public Relations Inc.

    Optional Post-Conference Workshops:

    A.  How Municipal Governments Can Attract Users and Improve Their Online
        Experience

    B.  Two Perspectives On Public Consultation -
        How to Run Them & How to Take Advantage of Them
    

    For a complete brochure please visit
http://www.summersdirect.com/pdf/2nd_annual_Municipal_Communications_Conferenc
e.pdf





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