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ComNet17 Schedule

Wednesday

September 27, 2017

 
 

Opens at 10:00am

Location: Egg Wall

 
 

Early Sessions

2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Imitation and Inspiration for Community Foundation Communicators

**Please note: this workshop will begin at 2pm ET and finish at 6pm ET. This is a special four hour workshop hosted by CommA. If you sign up for the workshop you will not be able to attend a Late Session.**

Location: Glitter, 4th Floor

  • Stop Rebutting and Start Reframing

Location: Splash 9

  • History as Sticky Content: Re-engineering Your Analog Past for the Digital Future

Location: Splash 10

  • Put Punch and Clarity in Your Messaging (and Lose the Fog and Clutter)

Location: Splash 11

  • Feeding the Media Beast

Location: Splash 12

  • Scientific Method: Exploring the Science of Communications and Magnifying the Communications of Science

Location: Splash 13/14

 
 

Late Sessions

4:15pm - 6:15pm

  • Measuring and Communicating the Impact of Your Digital Strategy

Location: Splash 9

  • Communicating for Change: A Playbook for Connecting Big Ideas to Societal Action

Location: Splash 10

  • Motivate and Resonate: How to Practice Mindful Messaging

Location: Splash 11

  • 4Context: Mastering the Art of Opinion Writing

Location: Splash 12

  • Your Audience is Diverse. How Diverse are Your Communications?

Location: Splash 13/14

 
 

Opening Night Reception

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Fontainebleau Oceanside Lawn

 


 

Thursday

September 28, 2017

 
 

7:45am - 8:45am

Location: Ocean Promenade

 
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8:00am - 8:45am

  • Partnering with Academic Researchers: Why You Need a Sherlock to Your Watson and Where to Start

Location: Splash 5/6

  • Internal Communications—Aligning and Engaging Your Team for Impact

Location: Splash 7/8

  • Translating Strategy into Brand Culture & Experience

Location: Splash 13/14

 

Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker Sarah Hurwitz interviewed by Melanie Newman

8:45am - 10:15am

Location: Sparkle East Ballroom

 
 

8:45am - 5:30pm

Location: Splash 1/2

 
 

10:15am - 11:00am

Location: Luster Gallerie

 
 

11:00am - 12:00pm

Group One

  • INNOVATION AT WORK: How Nonprofit Communicators Can Become Catalysts for Organizational Change

Location: Splash 11

  • Pathways, Pitfalls and Preaching: Refreshing Your Organizational Values

Location: Splash 5/6

  • A Nation’s Story: Designing the Smithsonian’s NMAAHC Online Experience

Location: Splash 12

  • Building Your Leadership's Street Cred: A Statewide Foundation's Experience with Listening Tours

Location: Splash 13/14

  • Storytelling in A Thunderstorm: Communicating Through a Crisis

Location: Splash 10

  • First, Do No Harm: The Top Five Communications Practices That Should Change Today

Splash 15/1

  • More Cowbell: Case Studies in Interactive Data Visualization and Web Publishing 

Location: Splash 17/18

 

 
 

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Ocean Promenade

 
 

Keynote Speaker Katherine Boo interviewed by Meredith Klein

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: Sparkle East Ballroom

 
 

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Location: Luster Gallerie

 
 

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Group Two

  • The Science of Story Building

Location: Splash 17/18

  • Communicating in a “Post Fact” World: The Missing Art and Science of Explanation

Location: Splash 15/16

  • Designing Communications With - Not For - Your Grantees

Location: Splash 11

  • Sparking a Communications and Advocacy Ecosystem: A Guide for Funders and Partners

Location: Splash 13/14

  • Difficult Conversations: How to Communicate Changes in Your Grantmaking to a Variety of Audiences

Location: Splash 5/6

  • Advocacy Communications: How to Strengthen Movements and Effect Change

Location: Splash 12

  • Print AND Digital—Organizations as Publishers

Location: Splash 7/8

  • Technological Innovation? That’s the Easy Part

Splash 10

 
 

Keynote Speaker Grant Oliphant + A "Mystery Keynote"

4:15pm - 5:45pm

Location: Sparkle East Ballroom

 


 

Friday

September 29, 2017

 
 

7:00am - 9:00am

Location: Ocean Promenade

 
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Climate Change and the Threat to Miami

8:00am - 8:45am

Location: Sparkle East Ballroom

 

Keynote Speaker Michele Norris interviewed by Sean Gibbons

9:00am - 10:00am

Location: Sparkle East Ballroom

 
 

10:00am - 10:15am 

Location: Luster Gallerie

 
 

10:15am - 11:15am

Group Three

  • Collaborating with Community and Nonprofit Partners to Gather, Listen and Learn From Voices That Matter

Location: Splash 17/18

  • Three Years and 30M Unique Users Later: Lessons Learned from Launching a Non-profit Brand

Location: Splash 11

  • Free as in Puppy: Lessons Learned From Building A Digital Strategy Capacity Building Program

Location: Splash 5/6

  • Speaking With a Unified Voice: How to Build Communicating Coalitions to Achieve Greater Impact

Location: Splash 15/16

  • Are you a Unicorn? Key Qualities to Build an Awesome Comms Shop

Location: Splash 10

  • Getting Return on Your Research Investment: 3 Key Steps to Effectively Communicate Research

Location: Splash 12

  • Back to the Future: Equipping Your Organization to Win in a World of Breakneck Digital Innovation

Location: Splash 13/14

 
 

Announcement of ComNet18 Location, Closing Remarks, and Keynote Speaker Franklin Sirmans interviewed by Daphne Moore

11:30am - 12:15pm

Location: Sparkle East Ballroom

 

ADJOURN

 


Please note: the schedule is subject to change.


 

Wondering about your timing?

When to arrive in Miami Beach:

Your arrival date and time depend upon your planned schedule.

Are you attending a Pre-Conference Workshop? Please plan to arrive at the Hotel Fontainebleau by 11:00am on Wednesday, September 27.

Will you be joining us at the Opening Night Reception on the Fontainebleau lawn? Please plan to arrive by 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 27.

Want to make it in time for the opening remarks of the conference? Please plan to arrive at the Hotel Fontainebleau by 8:00am on Thursday, September 28.

When to depart Miami Beach:

Planning on staying for the full conference? Please plan to depart the Fontainebleau no earlier than 12:30pm on Friday, September 29.