3rd Annual Alberta Communications Forum in Edmonton - February 21 & 22, 2008 - Don't miss the early bird!

    EDMONTON, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Experts in communications will come together to
present at the 3rd Annual, "Alberta Communications Forum," in Edmonton on
February 21 & 22. Early bird ends January 11.
    This forum is supported by the International Association of Business
Communicators - Edmonton Chapter (Calgary and Edmonton Chapters receive a
discount), FPinfomart.ca and the CNW Group. It's a must attend for Alberta
communications professionals.
    The forum is fortunate to have as chair Brenda Gheran, President,
International Association of Business Communicators, Edmonton Chapter.

    Topics and speakers include:

    -   Mapping the impact of change communications strategy directly to
        business results
        Claire Watson, ABC, APR, Master Communication Strategist, Strategy,
        Knowledge and Reputation, Farm Credit Canada

    -   Building a virtual team for the 2010 Olympics
        Cynthia Lockrey, Senior Manager, Media Relations, City of Richmond

    -   Web 2.0 & Social Networks: 37 things your stakeholders know that you
        don't know
        Ryan Lejbak, Principal, zu.com communications

    -   Engaging your organization through strategic storytelling
        Ken Milloy, President, Strategic Connections Inc., Vancouver BC

    -   Making safety advertising stand out
        Julie Wiwad, Corporate Communications, ATCO Gas and ATCO Electric

    -   Crisis communications lessons from the hot air balloon tragedy
        John Kageorge, Communications Manager, AMEC

    There is also an exciting interactive media panel with Ted Bauer, Global
TV, Paul Marck, Senior Business Writer, Edmonton Journal and a radio
representation TBA.

    Optional Post-Conference Workshops:

    A.  Communications Audits - exploring the impact of communications on
        your organization
        Cynthia Lockrey, Lockrey Communications and City of Richmond

    B.  Negotiation Skills for Communicators
        Carey Patterson, Onward Strategies Inc.

For further information:

For further information: For a complete copy of the agenda please visit:
www.summersdirect.com/pdf/albertacomm2008.pdf; Or please call SummersDirect
Conference and Events at 1-866-869-7969 for further details

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