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30th March 2012

CPRS Mini-Conference Coming To Nova Scotia In April

cprs-nsThe CPRS Nova Scotia chapter presents Engaging People and the Reality of Social Media on Tuesday,   April 10th, from 8 a.m. – 12 noon. This communications engagement conference will broaden your horizons and challenge your views on effective engagement with communities, governmental, corporate, customers, and internal employees.

Conference Agenda

Engaging: Tim Merry, Myrgan Inc.
Tim and his team have supported participatory community and stakeholder engagement in Nova Scotia and all over the world. Recent local work included the successful public consultations for the Halifax Central Library. He will present on:

  • How to strategically accelerate and amplify positive change
  • Joyfully overcome seemingly impossible challenges
  • Authentically (re)connect institutions, organizations and decision makers to those they wish  to serve and influence

Graphic Recording: Susan J. MacLeod, Senior Strategy Advisor, Capital Health
Susan used graphic recording at community engagement sessions in the health care industry. The rise of information visualisation across the media and in business, born out of a fatigue of PowerPoint and the need to communicate clearly in a time-starved digital world, has led to growing demand for her skills. She will guide you on:

  • How you can increase audience participation and engagement.
  • Encourage big thinking and listening in your meetings with drawings
  • How to do it yourself, no need for artistry, to break free from flipcharts and learn to think more visually

Social Media Reality Check 2.0: Carolyn McGill, President and CEO, CNW Group
Carolyn’s career included specializing in syndicated research for the Canadian capital markets and more than a decade in project management at Bank of Montreal and Canada Trust. She will share:

  • Insights into social media usage
  • Views and habits of Canadian consumers and public relations professionals
  • Painting a more complete picture of the modern social media landscape

Registration 7:30 a.m. for 8 a.m. start at the Commonwealth Room B, Westin Nova Scotia, 1181 Hollis Street in Halifax


CPRS/IABC – $25 per session, $50 for full conference
Non-Members – $35 per session, $65 full conference
Student Members – $15
Student Non-Members – $20

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