Major sponsor iSentia
PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
Join us for two days of debate, discussion and training 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?
National Press Club, CANBERRA, on June 27 and 28, 2013
Confirmed speakers so far include:
- James Alexander, co-founder and manager, INCUBATE
- 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
- Bruce Hawker, managing director, Campaigns & Communications Group
- Virginia Gordon, public affairs specialist
- 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
- Louise McElvogue, Partner, Macleod Media and member of the Convergence Review
- David McKnight, senior research fellow at the University of New South Wales
- Katharine Murphy, deputy political editor, Guardian Australia
- Oona Nielssen, A/General Manager, Communication, CSIRO
- 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 is launched with a night of networking drinks and fun as we join two journalists, a politician and lobbyist in The Great Debate: Who needs journalists anymore?
Moderated by Malcolm Farr from news.com.au, the debate will test our talent’s wit, intellect and repartee. Network Ten’s Paul Bongiorno and Mark Textor of Crosby|Textor are already confirmed. Watch this space for more details.
Topics for the conference sessions on Friday June 28 include:
- 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
Get up to speed on trends and developments in using social media for understanding your stakeholders, building a community, and promoting your organisation, event or views. Where are we up to? What is working, or not, and why? An overview of this swiftly evolving field, and how to start formulating your strategy.
Training will take place at the National Press Club on the afternoon of Thursday June 27.
Course trainer: Steven Lewis
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 will share 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.