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April 2018

The State of Social Media + Corporate Communications – emerging platforms, best-practices and current trends

April 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (Adelaide near Bay entrance)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada
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April 16, 6 to 8 p.m., First Canadian Place Gallery, Street Level, 100 King St W, Toronto, ON Media, investors, members, consumers and employees are all engaging with your company's content on social media platforms. How can you develop strategies that can help your company or brand thrive in these critical social spaces? How can you build sustainable and positive online communities that to support your organization's mandate? Exploring social media tactics and strategies from an integrated perspective, this session will…

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May 2018

What communicators need to know about podcasting in 2018

May 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mattamy Athletic Centre, third floor, 50 Carlton St.
Toronto, ON M5B 1J2 Canada
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Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton Street, third floor, Toronto Podcasting is hot, and communicators need to know why and how to use audio as part of their outreach to employees, customers and prospects. In this professional development session, you’ll learn about the latest trends in podcasting from Donna Papacosta, who has been producing podcasts since 2005. Find out: • The latest trends driving the popularity of podcasting (including just-released Canadian stats) • How communicators…

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September 2018

IABC Insiders’ Panel: Starting an Independent Communications Practice

September 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, Blue and Gold Room (Room 3310), 3rd Floor, 50 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1J2 Canada
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Thinking about starting a freelance communications practice? Or want to learn how to grow your independent business? In this professional development session, three seasoned, successful independents will share their experiences and tips on how to get started, how to manage hurdles along the way, and how to keep your business growing. Our three panelists will share their experience and perspectives on: • How they managed the transition from full-time employment to freelancing • How they chose markets and specialities •…

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Flexible, adaptable and virtual work environments: How to successfully transition and position your organization and valued employees

September 26, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada
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Traditional methods of working in cubicles from 9 to 5 are far less effective and competitive, especially as generations shift, business markets expand and real-estate costs increase. More and more businesses are now exploring the benefits of flexible, adaptable and virtual work environments. When implemented well, organizations see increased access to international talents, greater productivity, lower expenses and a revival in employee engagement and loyalty.   Why You Should Attend • Understand the critical role of communication: Effective internal and…

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November 2018

From Tactician to Strategist: The trends shaping communications with PR pro Daniel Tisch

November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada
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Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Canadian Place, FCP Gallery, 100 King St. W. (entrance near Cactus Club)   Are you a tactician or a strategist? Clients and colleagues appreciate the value that a communications strategist can add, in addition to supporting them with tactics and tools. Whether you’re an independent communicator, work in an agency, the sole communicator or part of a larger corporate communications team, you’ll take away valuable tips about how to expand your practice,…

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January 2019

Cannabis Communications Interactive Discussion

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada
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Featuring: Scott Davidson, Director, Strategic Communications, The Supreme Cannabis Company, and Ashley Chiu, Senior Consultant and Risk and Research Leader, Cannabis Industry, Ernst & Young In this interactive session, you will hear about lessons learned by corporations across the industry. Discover how some organizations, such as The Supreme Cannabis Company, build brand awareness while adhering to strict regulatory restrictions. You will leave this session with a better understanding of how: • a proactive, integrated communication plan works in an evolving…

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February 2019

Re-PR-esent! Communicators’ Talent Expo

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive (near Queens Quay E. and Lower Sherbourne St.), Floor 2
Toronto, ON M5A1B6 Canada

Calling all communications professionals within the first seven years of practice, recent grads, and students! Do you want to meet with industry thought leaders? Are you ready to gain valuable insight into the PR and communications world? Are you ready for your next career move? We’ve got you covered because we believe good things happen when you put job creators and job seekers in the same room. Join these 20 innovative companies for a three-hour networking session that could launch…

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Harnessing the Power of Data to Elevate the Role of Internal Communications with Leaders

February 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada

Featuring: Priya Bates, ABC, SCMP, MC, IABC Fellow, and President of Inner Strength Communication Inc.; Sarah Kennedy, Director Corporate Communications of RSA Canada and 2018 OVATION Award of Merit winner for internal communication; Crystal Moss, Manager of Communications and Special Projects for The Regional Municipality of York and 2018 Silver Leaf Award of Excellence winner for employee engagement; hosted by Ali Rodriguez, Content Marketing Specialist and Creative Strategy, from ContactMonkey. This event promises to help internal communicators increase their ability to use…

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April 2019

How to outsource and expand your communication business

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5 Canada
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Are you ready to take on larger or more financially lucrative work in your communications practice, but concerned about your ability to manage such projects? A great option exists between hiring staff and keeping your practice small. Working with subcontractors to get the skills or support you need for larger projects is an ideal way to grow your business at a pace you can manage. Join IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) to learn how a panel of accomplished communicators have…

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Communicating for the future: An introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for professional communicators

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada

Join us as we showcase the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the practice of communications. In this session you will hear from Linda Andross, ABC, MC, Managing Partner of APEX PR and Martin Waxman, MCM, APR, President, Martin Waxman Communications, about their experience with using AI in communications. Join the conversation and learn: • What AI is and how we are currently using it – how do communicators own the “explainer” role • How AI will be defining our roles…

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