2nd Annual Municipal Communications Conference - November 19 & 20, 2007 in Toronto - Early bird ends October 12

    TORONTO, Oct. 5 /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 (early bird ends October 12).
    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
    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

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