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

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /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 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 Intelligence (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

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

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