CALL FOR SPEAKERS
We are delighted and excited to announce that we have officially begun preparations for the New Communications Forum 2006. The conference will take place March 1-3, 2006, in Palo Alto, CA.
We’d like to invite you to propose sessions and/or panels for the program schedule. There will be four conference tracks:
- New Advertising Strategies
- New Approaches to Corporate Communications – for Internal & External Communicators
- The New World of Marketing
- The New Media & The New Face of Journalism
Following are our ideas on each of the sessions that fall into these tracks:
- Blogs Meet Ads: Can Advertising Be Authentic?
- RSS as an Advertising Platform
- Ad Co-Development: Customers as Your Creative Resource
- The New Demographics: Online Influencers Might Surprise You
- Advertising Case Studies – Beyond Print & Broadcast - Using RSS, Search & other New Tools
- Network Building: The Corporate Communicator’s New Strategic Objective
- 1,000 Spokespeople: The Power (and Peril!) of Employee Bloggers
- Making Transparency Work: The New Ethics of Mass Communications
- Managing Information Overload Via New Communications Tools
- Organizational Power Dynamics Meets Participatory Communications
- Corporate Blogging Case Studies – Making It Work for You
The New Media & The New Face of Journalism
- Impact of Citizens Media
- Boundary Battles: What is a journalist and why does it matter?
- Blogging, The First Amendment and the Law: An Uneasy Cohabitation
- Beyond Print: Podcasts and Video blogging
- A New Voice: Citizen Journalism and Disasters
- New Media Case Studies – Blending New Communications & MSM
- Pay for Play: Blogging & WOMM
- Story Lines: The Role of Fiction in Blogs and Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization and the New Communications Tools
- What Happens After Listening? Turning Conversations into New Products
- Weighting Influence: Who Counts and Why?
- Marketing Case Studies - Using RSS, SEM and other New Tools
In order to be considered as a speaker or panelist, please send us 250-500 words that describe your session/panel as it applies to one of these topics. You are welcome to suggest your own topics as well -- simply make sure you tell us to which of the four tracks it corresponds.
If you propose a session with one presenter, please send a biography of the presenter including information on previous speaking engagements. If you propose a panel, please include biographies and speaking histories for each participant. We suggest no more than four people on any one panel.
We invite vendors to propose panels or sessions, but we encourage them to feature customer case studies. No vendor pitches will be allowed. We will have a hands-on lab/expo area, and vendors who would like to exhibit their products/services should contact Jen McClure at: jenmcclure at gmail dot com for a sponsor prospectus.
Please send your speaking proposals to Elizabeth Albrycht (ealbrycht at gmail dot com) by October 30, 2005 at noon ET. Please direct any questions you might have on speaking opportunities to Elizabeth via email. For questions regarding exhibiting and sponsor opportunities, please contact Jen McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at +1 (650) 331-0083.