2011 Making Media Connections Conference

Keynote Speakers:

Mary Schmich
Chicago Tribune
Veteran columnist discusses how Facebook became a great place for sources and story ideas.
Charles Festa
Threadless
Threadless video maestro talks tricks and tips to drive traffic and attract an audience.
DeAnna McLeary TrueStar
Youth media is growing and Chicago youth are watching, should your organization pay attention?
Making Media Connections is the best, and most affordable, conference in the country to learn from communications experts and meet journalists.
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 Program 24 May 2011

Wednesday, June 8th  – 4 to 8 pm (program at 5:30)
1104 S Wabash, 8th floor – Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema
We hope you will join us at our kick off reception for the Making Media Connections Conference.
It’s a fun way for you to connect with conference panelists, attendees, and …

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 Scholarship Information 23 May 2011

Partial scholarships are available to representatives from nonprofit organizations with annual budgets under $150,000.
If you would like a scholarship to the Making Media Connections Conference please send us a letter describing your organization, why you need the scholarship, and how your organization would benefit from your participation. E-mail Maggie Walker …

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 Media Mechanics 13 April 2011

Media Mechanics
Thursday, June 9, 2011
9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Media Mechanics is one-on-one coaching with a media industry professional designed to address your specific communications needs. Sign up the day of the conference, but make sure you do early. Spaces are limited and will fill up fast!
Ever wish you had a coach …

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 Program 31 March 2011

Workshops
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
For specific workshop times, click here to view Conference Schedules

Morning Sessions

SHARING STORIES AND GOING VIRAL with Nora Ferrell
DELIVERING YOUR MESSAGE with Valerie Denney
ONLINE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY with Demetrio Maguigad
 

Afternoon Sessions
USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO BUILD AWARENESS with Tim Frick
HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM WORDPRESS WEBSITE with …

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 Thursday Panelists 6 June 2011

Gregg Wheeler is the Mobile Engagement Manager at Solstice Consulting. He leads Solstice’s Mobile practice and is focused on enterprise mobile strategy and mobile application development with global clients spanning such industries as financial services, media and entertainment, manufacturing and non-for-profits.  His passion is in leading high performance teams to …

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