"4th Annual Municipal Communications Conference," in Toronto, October 26 & 27, 2009 - Early Bird Ends Friday!



    TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Over a dozen experts in municipal communications
will come together to present at the "4th Annual Municipal Communications
Conference," in Toronto on October 26 & 27, 2009.

    Register by Friday to take advantage of the early bird pricing!

    This conference is supported by CNW Group and Municipal Infonet. It's a
must attend for municipal communications professionals.
    We are fortunate to have, once again, Brian Lambie, Principal, Redbrick
Communications & Media Contact, Association of Ontario Municipalities, as
chair of the event.

    Back by popular demand - INTERACTIVE BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS!

    
    Topics and speakers include:

    -   COMMUNICATING TORONTO'S RECESSION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
        Kevin Sack, City of Toronto

    -   SOCIAL MEDIA
        Keren Adderley, Region of Waterloo

    -   AUTHENTIC CRISIS LEADERSHIP: LESSONS LEARNED FROM CATS, KIDS AND COLD
        CUTS
        Dr. Terence (Terry) Flynn, APR, FCPRS, DeGroote School of Business,
        McMaster University

    -   ENGAGING COMMUNITY WITH CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS
        Therese Mickelson, ABC, Mickelson Consulting Inc.

    -   THE FARM TO FORK CONNECTION: BUILDING A CULINARY TOURISM BRAND IN
        DURHAM REGION
        Kerri King, The Regional Municipality of Durham

    -   BRANDING THE DEPARTMENT: A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS
        Adelina Urbanski, Halton Region
        Ginny Jones, APR, Acuity Options

    -   INVESTING IN OUR PEOPLE AND COMMUNICATING ABOUT COMPENSATION
        Catherine Mullally, Halifax Regional Municipality

    -   WELLINGTON COUNTY: PROUD TO BE ONE OF CANADA'S TOP 100 EMPLOYERS
        Andrea Ravensdale, County of Wellington

    -   THINK AND DRIVE - A SECOND IS ALL IT TAKES
        Jeffrey C. Martin, BA, APR, FCPRS, Pier 8 Group & Quorum
        Communications Inc.
        Bob Mills, BA, R.G.D., Pier 8 Group

    -   HALTON'S STRATEGY TO BECOME MORE INCLUSIVE TO DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
        Kate Johnston, Region of Halton

    -   USING THE EXCELLENCE MODEL TO EVALUATE YOUR COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTION
        Glenna Cross, ABC, MC, Cross Wise Communications Ltd.

    Optional Post-Conference Workshop:

    A.  COMMUNICATING IN A MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE
        Glenna Cross, ABC, MC, Cross Wise Communications Ltd.

    B.  VOLUNTEER...AND FEEL THE MAGIC: USING A CAMPAIGN TO IGNITE ENGAGEMENT
        Ginny Jones, APR, Acuity Options

    For a complete copy of the agenda please visit:
    http://www.summersdirect.com/pdf/municipalcommunications2009.pdf
    





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