"5th Annual Municipal Communications Conference," in Toronto, November 16 &
17, 2010

TORONTO, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - Over a dozen experts in municipal communications will come together to present at the "5th Annual Municipal Communications Conference," in Toronto on November 16 & 17, 2010.

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:

    
    -   USING RESEARCH TO SET PRIORITIES: A BUSINESS CASE FOR KNOWING
        Carleen Carroll, APR, Halton Region

    -   LESSONS FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT - NOT THE AVERAGE PUBLIC MEETING
        Carol Moore, APR, Town of Richmond Hill

    -   TALE OF A DETOUR: COMMUNICATING DURING CONSTRUCTION
        Stacey Hare, City of Guelph

    -   SOCIAL MEDIA: TO HAVE OR HAVE NOT
        Mary Pat Barry, City of Edmonton

    -   OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENTS:
        FROM SOCIAL MEDIA TO OPEN DATA
        David Billson, rtraction
        Titus Ferguson, rtraction

    -   BRANDING/REBRANDING USING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
        Linda Fegan, Director, City of Cambridge
        Saj Jamal, eSolutionsGroup

    -   ISSUES MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES
        Brian Lambie, Red Brick Communications

    -   "PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS" - AN AWARD WINNING
        MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN
        Angela Sugden-Praysner, Halton Region

    -   LESSONS LEARNED - 9/11, HURRICANE KATRINA
        Barry MacDonald, BARIC Continuity Services, Inc.

    -   USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS
        Therese Mickelson, ABC, Mickelson Consulting Inc.

    -   ACCESSIBLE COMMUNICATIONS: COUNTY OF WELLINGTON AIMS TO BECOME
        BARRIER FREE
        Andrea Ravensdale, A.M.C.T., County of Wellington

    -   AND MORE!

    Optional Post-Conference Workshop:

    A.  TABLE-TOP CRISIS EXERCISE
        Barry MacDonald, BARIC Continuity Services, Inc.

    B.  SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT
        Therese Mickelson, ABC, Mickelson Consulting Inc.
    

Pre-register now! Registration form available at: http://www.summersdirect.com/pdf/Muni_Nov2010_reg.pdf

E-mail renee.summers@summersdirect.com to ensure you receive your copy of the brochure.

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