Communication Insights
-May 13, 2019-

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2019 AGENDA*

“Quicker. Grittier. Geekier:” Keeping Up with Emerging Communications Trends

Andrea Montgomery, APR

 Redbrick Communications

Our audience, their expectations and their platforms are all changing. Communications professionals need to adapt. Redbrick Communications surveyed senior-level communicators across multiple sectors to find out where they invest, what they’ve changed and what’s been left in the dust. In this interactive session, we’ll share what they said, see if you’re measuring up and leave you with tips to help with your daily communications challenges.  

Social Media Influencers, Trends and Best Practices

 Stephanie Mackenzie-Smith

 Town of Aurora 

  Not a Kardashian? Don’t worry, you can still be an influencer in your own community. In this session we’ll talk about how to be an influencer and use influencers to your advantage. We’ll also tackle best practices, worst practices and upcoming trends in social media. You’ll leave this session with new ideas, a fresh perspective and a sense of what’s to come in the digital world.

Community Engagement Panel

Kate Bishop, City of Guelph

Kara  Thomson-Ryzcko , Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

third panelist -TBA

We welcome community engagement practitioners to our interactive panel. They'll share their experiences, case studies  and best practices and then join our facilitated discussion.  

Diversity + Inclusion + Communications

 Parm Chohan, MCM

 Town of Caledon

Real engagement inside and outside your organization . This session will cover various aspects of why and how diversity and inclusion, combined with strategic communications can contribute to true engagement with staff and the community they serve. Let’s have an open dialogue about diversity and inclusion, done right and done wrong. 

Getting the Word Out - Strength in Numbers

 Doug MacMillan

 The Letter M Marketing


Public sector communications strategies often involve several stakeholders, with a goal to reach many audiences. Partners can be valuable influencers to reach and engage the public effective, and on budget. This session will explore “why” and “how” to execute a collaborative approach to meeting strategic communications goals, and share several case studies from the public sector.

Round Table Interactive Sessions with Facilitation - various topics

Each table will have a facilitator, 

versed in their designated topic. 

 Let's learn from each other - sharing examples and experiences. Delegates will move to their table of choice until available chairs are filled. The facilitator will open the topic briefly, then draw out discussion around current practices, and guide a Q & A.  

*Agenda subject to change at the discretion of the organizers.



About Us


Interactive & Engaging

Focused on interactively delivering current topics, insights and practical take-aways, presented by industry professionals, at an affordable rate. 

Simcoe County's largest business conference for communications practitioners is now in its 6th year.  Organized and presented by Michèle Newton (Konvo Media) in partnership with a volunteer committee of local communications professionals. 


Expert Presenters

For 2019  you can expect nothing but the most current content addressing the challenges communicators face today. 

Sponsored in part by MCM McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management and Redbrick Communications, our conference delivers insights from some of the best in the industry. 


Affordable Registration

Our $125 cost per delegate for this full-day conference includes: continental breakfast, breaks and lunch, and HST.  

Registration closes Friday, April 26, 2019.


After Friday, April 26, 2019, unfortunately we won't be able to process refunds. You're welcome to send another delegate instead. Just let us know and we'll update our registration list.

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Communication Insights 2019

Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9J4, Canada

Michèle Newton (Konvo Media) 705-220-2469