This year’s Communicator Summit in Baltimore will have a Charm City feel with keynotes and presentations by media and commentators, a prominent Baltimore activist, event promoters, local businesses and supporters from a cross-section of the community.

Conference promoters will bring them all together on September 26 for what promises to be an inspiring day for communicators at the Pier 5 Hotel at the Inner Harbor. Registration is open and tickets are still available.

Here are just a few of the speakers just announced:

David Zurawik, media critic and Baltimore Sun columnist who has appeared on national television to share his view about the media landscape.

Erricka Bridgeford, who worked to get Maryland’s death penalty law repealed in 2013, and founded and co-organizes quarterly 72-hour “Ceasefire” weekends. Baltimore Ceasefire weekends began in 2017, in the hope of reducing violence, and in 2017 Erricka was named 2017’s Marylander of the Year by the Baltimore Sun.

Sam Davis, Managing Editor for The Baltimore Sun, directing The Sun’s newsroom as well the newsrooms for The Baltimore Sun Media Group’s  (BSMG) other two daily papers, The Capital and the Carroll County Times. In addition, Sam oversees the newsroom for BSMG’s community publications and magazines. Also from The Sun, Tricia Bishop, editorial writer, and Lillian Reed, who covers breaking news.

Greg Tucker, one of the founders of the hashtag #wearebaltimore and website that will emphasize positive news about the city after President Donald Trump derided Baltimore as a “rat and rodent infested mess.”

Brooke Hall Allen of We Works Studio who conceptualized, branded, spearheaded, and helped launch America’s first large-scale light festival, Light City. The city-wide festival attracted over 400,000 people in its first year and has added over $111 Million dollars to the local economy. Allen’s session, which will include Bridgeford and Tucker, will be moderated by Baltimore Business Journal Editor Joanna Sullivan.

In all, there will be 50+ speakers addressing a range of topics, from digital advertising and machine learning to cybersecurity, data-driven story telling and working with micro-influencers.

The companies and organizations the speakers represent include Under Armour, The Baltimore Sun, Hilton, Homestead Gardens, National Aquarium and Chesapeake Employers Insurance.

Agencies and marketing partners on the roster come from companies such as imre, Planit, Podcast Village, Cravety, Ironmark, HighRock and Towson University among others.

For more information and to register, visit the website.

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