Thursday, May 17, 2012

Network with communicators who work with smart people at this June workshop

Some workshops offer professional development not only through their content, but in the networking among the participants, if you're lucky. And that's how my June 19 workshop, Be an Expert on Working with Experts, is shaping up, based on who's registered so far.

Who's coming? A government agency team. A PR executive. Communicators and media relations pros from advocacy groups and a major scientific society. Senior advisers, program associates and a vice president of communications. Communicators who train scientists, or put them in front of cameras, or ask their experts to spend time explaining their work in public policy settings. Some of the organizations represented focus on science, but just as many have broader missions and different kinds of experts, so we'll have a wide-ranging discussion and plenty of varied examples to discuss. I've asked registrants to share their challenges and questions about working with experts, and you can read their wish list here.

The session is a daylong workshop, from 9:30am to 4:30pm, and includes continental breakfast and lunch--and I'm expecting plenty of networking to go on in the breaks. This is a small-group session, capped at 20 participants, and seats are filling--so don't delay if you want to join us and meet this focused group of communicators. I'm looking forward to seeing some longtime clients and meeting new colleagues in this group, and hope you'll be among them. Go here to register and share your challenges and questions about experts. You'll get a discount for registering by May 25, and registration will stay open until June 10 or the date all seats are filled, whichever comes first.

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