Major sponsor iSentia
PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
On June 27 and 28, 2013, we held two days of debate, discussion and training in Canberra with some of Australia’s most influential movers and shakers in lobbying, media and professional communication strategies at the 2013 Walkley Public Affairs Convention: Public v Private: Where to draw the line?
- James Alexander, co-founder and manager, INCUBATE
- Dr. Robyn Archer,Creative Director, Centenary of Canberra
- Danielle Bevins-Sundvall,Adviser at Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
- Paul Bongiorno, national affairs editor, Network Ten
- Malcolm Farr, chief political writer, news.com.au
- Peter Fray, editor-in-chief, PolitiFact
- Virginia Gordon, public affairs specialist
- Bruce Hawker, managing director, Campaigns & Communications Group
- Greg Jericho, columnist The Drum and blogger Guardian Australia
- Jeremy Lasek, executive director culture and communications for the Chief Minister and Cabinet, ACT Government
- Sandi Logan, national communications manager, Department of Immigration and Citizenship
- Markus Mannheim, public service informant, Canberra Times
- Paula Matthewson, freelance communications adviser, corporate writer and blogger
- Andrew Meares, chief photographer, Fairfax Media Canberra Bureau
- Emma Macdonald, education editor of the The Canberra Times
- Louise McElvogue, Partner, Macleod Media and member of the Convergence Review
- David McKnight, senior research fellow at the University of New South Wales
- Karen Middleton, Chief Political Correspondent for SBS's World News Australia
- Katharine Murphy, deputy political editor, Guardian Australia
- Oona Nielssen, A/General Manager, Communication, CSIRO
- Dr. James Popple, Freedom of Information Commissioner
- Jo Scard, founder and director, Fifty Acres: The Communications Agency
- Mark Textor, managing director and co-founder, Crosby|Textor
- Peter Timmins, FOI consultant
- Iain Walker, executive director, The newDEMOCRACY Foundation
THURSDAY JUNE 27
The conference was launched with a night of networking drinks and fun with two journalists, a politician and lobbyist in The Great Debate: Who needs journalists anymore? Moderated by Malcolm Farr from news.com.au, the debate tested our talent’s wit, intellect and repartee. Talent included Network Ten’s Paul Bongiorno and Mark Textor of Crosby|Textor, Public Education Foundation chief executive and former NSW State Politician Verity Firth and two-time Walkley Award-winner Emma Macdonald, education editor of the The Canberra Times.
Topics for the conference sessions on Friday June 28 included:
- Open government: within sight?
- Political accountability in an era of agitated media
- How to lobby in an election year
- Disruption: new models for democracy
- Social media: a public space privately owned
- The demands of the 24/7 news cycle on media units
- Strategic planning for not-for-profits
TRAINING - SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Steven Lewis is a successful journalist and self-published author. He is the co-author of the Taleist Self-Publishing Survey, a comprehensive world-wide survey of self-publishers. Throughout the course, Steven shared the results of that research, including which genres are selling best as ebooks on the net.
The Walkley Foundation acknowledges the support of our major event sponsor iSentia and our industry partner Media Super.