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Communicators from 150 organizations – including panelists and attendees – are expected at Capitol Communicator’s  Convergence in Communications Conference, set for this Friday, March 6.  The day-long event is an opportunity for communicators –  especially those in public relations and public affairs – to learn the latest from experts about what works today with the traditional media and what’s new in “new” and social media – plus you can participate in in-depth sessions of specific interest to you –  including crisis communication in a social world, research and measurement, employee relations, mobile, audio and video content, and more.

The The conference’s keynote speaker is Frank Eliason, Global Director of Social Media for Citi; formerly of Comcast, where he created Comcast Cares. In 2013, Frank was named one of the 25 top innovators in PR by the Holmes Report.  In addition, John Hughes, Bloomberg News and president of the National Press Club, will be on one of our two media panels. Others from the media scheduled for the Convergence conference are Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Washington Business Journal; Chris Gentilviso, The Huffington Post; Danyell Irby, NPR; Chris Jenkins, The Washington Post; John Meyer, WTOP; Meera Pal, WTOP; Greg Peppers, Associated Press; Rob Terry, Washington Business Journal; and, Kimberly Suiters, WJLA-TV. A complete list of speakers can be seen on the conference’s website.

In-depth sessions, in addition to those dealing with the media, are:

– Building and Maintaining Relationships with Digital Influencers
– First-touch, Last-touch – Who Gets Attribution? New Ways to Measure PR
– Moving to Mobile
– Content Convergence — How to optimize content for new and traditional PR
– Maximizing the Success of Your Video and Audio Content
– Beyond Convergence: The Collisions in the New Business World
– Is it PR or Marketing?
– Measuring Your Online Success
– Coping with a Crisis in a Social Media World
– Convergence in the Public Sector
– Media Training in Today’s News Environment
– The New Realities of Employee Engagement

And, the Convergence conference will conclude with smaller networking sessions, featuring opportunities to speak with a number of presenters to discuss  issues of specific concern to you, and also discuss lessons learned with your colleagues.

The Convergence conference is a great chance to learn from experts and to share ideas with other public relations and public affairs professionals.

Register now!

Find out more about the Convergence conference here.

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