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Keynote Introduction
contentgroup CEO David Pembroke will kick off the 24-hour GovComms Festival in Canberra at 10:00AM!
David Pembroke
2020-11-17T10:00:00Z 2020-11-17T10:20:00Z Australia/Sydney Keynote+Introduction Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Public Communication and Open Government: The Global Context
OECD Policy Analyst Karine Badr presents the OECD's preliminary findings of their global communication surveys, spanning 45 countries.
Karine Badr
2020-11-17T10:20:00Z 2020-11-17T10:40:00Z Australia/Sydney Public+Communication+and+Open+Government%3A+The+Global+Context Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Griffith Stream: Welcome Announcement
Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Australia, will open and welcome all to the Educational Stream of the Festival.
Carolyn Evans
2020-11-17T10:20:00Z 2020-11-17T10:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Griffith+Stream%3A+Welcome+Announcement Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Learn how Design Thinking creates Value through a Creative, Collaborative, and Human-Centred Approach to Innovation
Dr. Taylor Willmott is joined by Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele to explain human-centered approaches to innovation.
Taylor Willmott Sharyn Rundle-Thiele
2020-11-17T10:30:00Z 2020-11-17T11:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Learn+how+Design+Thinking+creates+Value+through+a+Creative%2C+Collaborative%2C+and+Human-Centred+Approach+to+Innovation Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Communication – the Double Edged Sword: Understanding Communication Risks
Director of Paladin, Rod Farrar, looks at government communication from the all-important perspective of risk management.
Rod Farrar
2020-11-17T10:40:00Z 2020-11-17T11:10:00Z Australia/Sydney Communication+%E2%80%93+the+Double+Edged+Sword%3A+Understanding+Communication+Risks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing the Positive Feedback Loops: How Queensland Health Communicated COVID-19
Robert Hoge from Queensland Health reveals how the Queensland Government used communication in their approach to combatting COVID-19.
Robert Hoge
2020-11-17T10:45:00Z 2020-11-17T11:15:00Z Australia/Sydney Closing+the+Positive+Feedback+Loops%3A+How+Queensland+Health+Communicated+COVID-19 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Comms in the Open: a New Approach to Collaborating Across Disciplines
Owner of True North Content, Matt Fenwick, explores how communications will fit into your organisation beyond 2020.
Matt Fenwick
2020-11-17T11:10:00Z 2020-11-17T11:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Comms+in+the+Open%3A+a+New+Approach+to+Collaborating+Across+Disciplines Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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NSW Rural Fire Service: Learning from the Summer Bushfires
The Director of Corporate Communications for the NSW Rural Fire Service Anthony Clark shares his experience of the 2019-20 Bushfire Season.
Anthony Clark
2020-11-17T11:15:00Z 2020-11-17T11:40:00Z Australia/Sydney NSW+Rural+Fire+Service%3A+Learning+from+the+Summer+Bushfires Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Writing in Government: The Typeset 2020 State of Writing Report
The Founder of Typset Pty Ltd. Sarah Mitchell explores the impact of COVID-19 on writing research.
Sarah Mitchell
2020-11-17T11:30:00Z 2020-11-17T11:50:00Z Australia/Sydney Writing+in+Government%3A+The+Typeset+2020+State+of+Writing+Report Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Telescope or Microscope? What to Measure and When
Dr. Julia Carins compares two approaches for developing insights, and explores how measures can be applied under each approach.
Julia Carins
2020-11-17T11:30:00Z 2020-11-17T11:55:00Z Australia/Sydney Telescope+or+Microscope%3F+What+to+Measure+and+When Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Lessons from Communicating Mental Health Messages in the Context of COVID-19
Join Adam, Gennie, Robyn and Lachlan as they discuss how government should communicate mental health during COVID-19.
Robyn Rutley Gennie Sheer Adam Rowland
2020-11-17T11:40:00Z 2020-11-17T12:25:00Z Australia/Sydney Lessons+from+Communicating+Mental+Health+Messages+in+the+Context+of+COVID-19 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Verbal Communication: Breathing Life into Your Words
TEDx Canberra Speaking Coach Chris Huet gives you a verbal communication lesson fit for a TED talk.
Chris Huet
2020-11-17T11:50:00Z 2020-11-17T12:10:00Z Australia/Sydney Verbal+Communication%3A+Breathing+Life+into+Your+Words+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Corporate Involvement in Positive Social Change
Associate Professor Sameer Deshpande and Alexander Campbell will investigate the roles corporations play in influencing social change.
Sameer Deshpande Alexander Campbell
2020-11-17T12:00:00Z 2020-11-17T13:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Corporate+Involvement+in+Positive+Social+Change Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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TEDx Canberra Verbal Communication Panel
Four TEDx speaking coaches discuss how COVID-19 has impacted our ability to communicate verbally.
Chris Huet Bradley Roche Sally Dooley Maike Brill
2020-11-17T12:15:00Z 2020-11-17T13:00:00Z Australia/Sydney TEDx+Canberra+Verbal+Communication+Panel Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Media Challenges: How Government Communicates in Regional Areas as Traditional Media Declines
Neryl East, Jo Scard and Simon Holt discuss the decline of regional media in Australia, and what this means for communicators.
Simon Holt Jo Scard Neryl East
2020-11-17T12:25:00Z 2020-11-17T13:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Media+Challenges%3A+How+Government+Communicates+in+Regional+Areas+as+Traditional+Media+Declines+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Communication Technology and Citizen Customers: Who’s Driving? Where and Why?
Hear from the Founder of Codifynd Brant Trim on where communications and technology is going, comparing government responses with the private sector.
Brant Trim
2020-11-17T13:00:00Z 2020-11-17T13:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Communication+Technology+and+Citizen+Customers%3A+Who%E2%80%99s+Driving%3F+Where+and+Why%3F+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Standing out from the Crowd: Communications that People See and Engage with
Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele and Carina Roemer explore methods of communication that stand out from the crowd.
Carina Roemer Sharyn Rundle-Thiele
2020-11-17T13:00:00Z 2020-11-17T13:55:00Z Australia/Sydney Standing+out+from+the+Crowd%3A+Communications+that+People+See+and+Engage+with Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Information Please: Transparency in an Age of Fake News and Urban Myths
Academic Maureen Taylor and veteran Journalist Genevieve Jacobs discuss and explore the state of misinformation and fake news in 2020.
Maureen Taylor
2020-11-17T13:05:00Z 2020-11-17T13:35:00Z Australia/Sydney Information+Please%3A+Transparency+in+an+Age+of+Fake+News+and+Urban+Myths Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Art of Soft Skills: Getting the Most out of People
Director of Two Degrees Group Phillip Jones discusses how to integrate soft skills into your communications.
Phillip A. Jones
2020-11-17T13:30:00Z 2020-11-17T13:50:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Art+of+Soft+Skills%3A+Getting+the+Most+out+of+People Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Shifting Sands of Trust: The Edelman Trust Barometer beyond COVID-19
Susan Redden Makatoa will share the major shifts during 2020, sharing data and insights from the Edelman Trust Barometer.
Susan Redden Makatoa
2020-11-17T13:35:00Z 2020-11-17T14:05:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Shifting+Sands+of+Trust%3A+The+Edelman+Trust+Barometer+beyond+COVID-19 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Deliberative Democracy Done Differently
How can we deliver meaningful and inclusive community engagement with limited resources?
Max Hardy Clare Murrell
2020-11-17T13:55:00Z 2020-11-17T14:40:00Z Australia/Sydney Deliberative+Democracy+Done+Differently Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Working with People-Centric Data in the New Normal
Hear from Dr. Tom Verhelst and Associate Professor Amir Aryani on how to work with people-centric data in the post-COVID era.
Tom Verhelst Amir Aryani
2020-11-17T14:00:00Z 2020-11-17T14:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Working+with+People-Centric+Data+in+the+New+Normal Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Science Communication in the age of Climate Change and COVID-19
Merryn, Will, Anna-Maria and Lyndal will discuss how scientists should communicate to the public in the age of climate change and COVID-19.
Merryn McKinnon Anna-Maria Arabia Lyndal Byford Will Grant
2020-11-17T14:05:00Z 2020-11-17T14:40:00Z Australia/Sydney Science+Communication+in+the+age+of+Climate+Change+and+COVID-19 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Role of Motivational Research in creating Effective Behaviour Change Communications
Research Director at The Behaviour Change Collaborative, Joan Young will demonstrate the critical role of motivation in behaviour change communication.
Joan Young
2020-11-17T14:30:00Z 2020-11-17T15:30:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Role+of+Motivational+Research+in+creating+Effective+Behaviour+Change+Communications Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Telling Emotionally Connective Stories
Brian and James from Common Ventures explain why emotionally connective stories are more effective and more memorable.
Brian Merrifield James Crawley
2020-11-17T14:40:00Z 2020-11-17T15:10:00Z Australia/Sydney Telling+Emotionally+Connective+Stories Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Two-Way Street: The Importance of Listening to Citizens
Author and Academic Jim Macnamara shares how organisations can put listening at the forefront of their communication strategies.
Jim Macnamara
2020-11-17T14:45:00Z 2020-11-17T15:15:00Z Australia/Sydney Two-Way+Street%3A+The+Importance+of+Listening+to+Citizens Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Answer is Strategy: The contentgroup Framework
ANU academic Ying-Yi Chih presents the communications framework co-developed by contentgroup and the ANU.
Ying-Yi Chih
2020-11-17T15:15:00Z 2020-11-17T15:55:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Answer+is+Strategy%3A+The+contentgroup+Framework Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The 5 R's of Restructuring
Restructuring is a top priority in 2020. Alun Probert discusses how to do it properly.
2020-11-17T15:15:00Z 2020-11-17T15:35:00Z Australia/Sydney The+5+R%27s+of+Restructuring+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Systems-thinking to Reduce Single-use Plastics and Household Organic Waste: Academic and Practitioner Insights
Aarti and Vanessa explore ways to promote sustainable waste management practices within communities.
Aarti Sewak Vanessa Salamone
2020-11-17T15:30:00Z 2020-11-17T15:55:00Z Australia/Sydney Systems-thinking+to+Reduce+Single-use+Plastics+and+Household+Organic+Waste%3A+Academic+and+Practitioner+Insights Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Value and Visibility for the Modern-Day Communication Professional
Sia Papageorgiou discusses what it means to be a modern communications professional in 2020.
Sia  Papageorgiou FRSA, SCMP
2020-11-17T15:35:00Z 2020-11-17T15:55:00Z Australia/Sydney Value+and+Visibility+for+the+Modern-Day+Communication+Professional+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Evidence and Data: The Core of Effective Communication
In an age of cyber security and (in)security, how does government communication relate to the important issues of data and data privacy?
Brad Watson Simon Blake Bruce Brown Sarah Byrne
2020-11-17T15:55:00Z 2020-11-17T16:25:00Z Australia/Sydney Evidence+and+Data%3A+The+Core+of+Effective+Communication Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Understanding Multi-Actor Engagement on Social Media
Join Sara Shawky as she speaks on social media engagement through a new multi-factor research framework.
Sara Shawky
2020-11-17T16:00:00Z 2020-11-17T16:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Understanding+Multi-Actor+Engagement+on+Social+Media Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Interview with Kerri Hartland
Former Secretary of the Department of Employment and current Advisor to Proximity Kerri Hartland shares her insights on government communication in 2020.
David Pembroke Kerri Hartland
2020-11-17T16:25:00Z 2020-11-17T16:45:00Z Australia/Sydney Interview+with+Kerri+Hartland Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Introduction to Behaviour Change using our Wildlife Work as the Core
The team at Social Marketing @ Griffith share practical applications of the latest behaviour change research.
Sharyn Rundle-Thiele Jessica Harris Tori Seydel Bo  Pang Patricia David
2020-11-17T17:00:00Z 2020-11-17T17:55:00Z Australia/Sydney Introduction+to+Behaviour+Change+using+our+Wildlife+Work+as+the+Core Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The RECIPE for Success
Zora Artis and Stephen Welch will introduce you to a new model of Influencing Styles which will help you access different ways of getting your message across.
Stephen Welch Zora Artis SCMP
2020-11-17T17:05:00Z 2020-11-17T17:50:00Z Australia/Sydney The+RECIPE+for+Success Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The changes of Vietnamese Government in Public Affairs
Dr. Long Nguyen discusses how COVID-19 has impacted the Vietnamese Government's successful communication strategy during the pandemic.
Long Nguyen
2020-11-17T17:50:00Z 2020-11-17T18:10:00Z Australia/Sydney The+changes+of+Vietnamese+Government+in+Public+Affairs Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Acing your Digital Marketing
Join Dr Timo Dietrich and Yannick van Hierdan to learn how to apply our five-step digital marketing process to extend reach, engagement and conversion.
TIMO DIETRICH Yannick van Hierden
2020-11-17T18:00:00Z 2020-11-17T19:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Acing+your+Digital+Marketing Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Social Media Best Practice in 2020
Amanda Dennett explores the ins and outs of social media in the age of digital disruption and COVID-19.
Amanda Dennett SCMP
2020-11-17T18:10:00Z 2020-11-17T18:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Social+Media+Best+Practice+in+2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Is Narendra Modi’s popularity a result of his connection with his constituents? What lessons can we learn?
Founding Manager Partner of Astrum Ashwani Singla explores the communication strategy of the Indian Prime Minister.
2020-11-17T18:30:00Z 2020-11-17T19:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Is+Narendra+Modi%E2%80%99s+popularity+a+result+of+his+connection+with+his+constituents%3F++What+lessons+can+we+learn%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bridging the Gap between Politicians and Voters: Time for a Real Dialogue
Four directors of world-leading think tanks discuss how political offices can use communication to better engage citizens in 2020.
Ken Godfrey Thijs  Berman Sammy  Obeng Hermenegildo Mulhovo
2020-11-17T19:00:00Z 2020-11-17T19:45:00Z Australia/Sydney Bridging+the+Gap+between+Politicians+and+Voters%3A+Time+for+a+Real+Dialogue Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Critical Health Literacy of students during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Professor Christiane Stock and Professor Thomas Abel present data from a survey during the COVID lockdown to assess levels of critical health literacy.
Christiane Stock Thomas Abel
2020-11-17T19:00:00Z 2020-11-17T20:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Critical+Health+Literacy+of+students+during+the+COVID-19+Pandemic Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Misinformation in the News: Countering Fake News and Building Trust
The team from Accountability Lab explore how we can counter fake news and build trust in our institutions.
Cheri-Leigh Erasmus Odeh Friday Odeh Sheena  Adams
2020-11-17T19:45:00Z 2020-11-17T20:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Misinformation+in+the+News%3A+Countering+Fake+News+and+Building+Trust Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What does a Modern Government Communications Function and Skill-Set look like?
The Behaviour Change Collaborative’s Donna van Bueren will be joined by Sean Larkins to unpack the key challenges facing government communicators globally.
Donna van Bueren Sean Larkins
2020-11-17T20:00:00Z 2020-11-17T20:45:00Z Australia/Sydney What+does+a+Modern+Government+Communications+Function+and+Skill-Set+look+like%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Designing for Openness and Engagement: Reflections and Observations of the Importance of Helping Governments Make Sense
Hear from Creative Director of Nook Studios, Mel Flanagan.
Mel Flanagan (she/her)
2020-11-17T20:20:00Z 2020-11-17T20:50:00Z Australia/Sydney Designing+for+Openness+and+Engagement%3A+Reflections+and+Observations+of+the+Importance+of+Helping+Governments+Make+Sense+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Socially Distanced but Digitally Connected
Andy Bhanot explores how government can improve their day-to-day communications through digital channels during crises such as COVID.
Andy Bhanot
2020-11-17T20:45:00Z 2020-11-17T21:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Socially+Distanced+but+Digitally+Connected Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The UK Government Communication Service's experience of COVID-19
Led by Director Alex Aiken, the UK Government Communication Service share their experience of communicating COVID-19.
2020-11-17T21:00:00Z 2020-11-17T21:50:00Z Australia/Sydney The+UK+Government+Communication+Service%27s+experience+of+COVID-19 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The ‘Fresh Start’ effect: Using the COVID Pandemic to Create Healthier Habits
Behavioural Scientist Dr. Rowena Merritt looks at the ‘Fresh Start’ effect and explores how it can be utilised to achieve positive outcomes in social marketing.
Rowena Merritt
2020-11-17T21:30:00Z 2020-11-17T22:30:00Z Australia/Sydney The+%E2%80%98Fresh+Start%E2%80%99+effect%3A+Using+the+COVID+Pandemic+to+Create+Healthier+Habits Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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BREXIT and our Changing Landscape
Creating compelling campaigns in a COVID world, and how to cut through the noise.
Laurian Hubbard
2020-11-17T21:50:00Z 2020-11-17T22:20:00Z Australia/Sydney BREXIT+and+our+Changing+Landscape+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Meaningful Measurement in an Age of Disruption
The Chairman of AMEC Richard Bagnall explores the topic of meaningful measurement in unpredictable times
Richard Bagnall
2020-11-17T22:20:00Z 2020-11-17T22:50:00Z Australia/Sydney Meaningful+Measurement+in+an+Age+of+Disruption Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Motivating Children to Wash their Hands, in a COVID-19 Context
Professor Patricia Gurviez and Sandrine Raffin apply the social marketing process nudging children to wash their hands frequently, and happily!
Patricia Gurviez Raffin Sandrine
2020-11-17T22:30:00Z 2020-11-17T23:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Motivating+Children+to+Wash+their+Hands%2C+in+a+COVID-19+Context Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Using Communication to build High-Performing Teams
England Rugby Coach Eddie Jones discusses how he uses communication to build and motivate high-performing teams.
Eddie Jones
2020-11-17T22:50:00Z 2020-11-17T23:25:00Z Australia/Sydney Using+Communication+to+build+High-Performing+Teams+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The PA Social Community and the Digital Revolution
The President of PA Social Francesco Di Costanzo discusses the state of public communication in Italy, especially during the early COVID-19 pandemic.
Francesco Di Costanzo
2020-11-17T23:25:00Z 2020-11-17T23:45:00Z Australia/Sydney The+PA+Social+Community+and+the+Digital+Revolution Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Co-Construction of Policy with Citizens: A French Case
Professor Corinne Rochette explores government approaches to involve citizens in the co-construction of public policy.
corinne ROCHETTE
2020-11-17T23:35:00Z 2020-11-18T00:00:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Co-Construction+of+Policy+with+Citizens%3A+A+French+Case Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Communications and Transformation: Getting it Right
Chris, Katrina and Barry discuss the link between communications and organisational transformation.
2020-11-17T23:45:00Z 2020-11-18T00:20:00Z Australia/Sydney Communications+and+Transformation%3A+Getting+it+Right+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Do you see me? Importance of Audience Insights for Building Sustainable COVID-19-related Public Health Strategy
Associate Professor Tanja Kamin is joined by Dr. Nina Perger to present findings of research on conducted on solitary people during lockdown.
Tanja Kamin Nina Perger
2020-11-18T00:00:00Z 2020-11-18T00:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Do+you+see+me%3F+Importance+of+Audience+Insights+for+Building+Sustainable+COVID-19-related+Public+Health+Strategy Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Communication at Every Level: Building Local Partnerships
President-Elect of the CIPR Mandy Pearse will discuss the need for better engagement between central and local government.
Mandy Pearse
2020-11-18T00:20:00Z 2020-11-18T00:40:00Z Australia/Sydney Communication+at+Every+Level%3A+Building+Local+Partnerships+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Fear Appeal in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic: Analysis of the French Case
This webinar works to understand the function of fear appeals, and poses several recommendations for future practice and research.
marie-laure gavard-perret Marie-Claire Wilhelm Gilles N'GOALA
2020-11-18T00:30:00Z 2020-11-18T01:00:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Fear+Appeal+in+the+Fight+Against+the+COVID-19+Pandemic%3A+Analysis+of+the+French+Case Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Building and Sustaining High-Performing Teams
Head Coach of the English Rugby team Eddie Jones explains how he uses communication to build high-performing teams.
Eddie Jones
2020-11-18T00:40:00Z 2020-11-18T01:15:00Z Australia/Sydney Building+and+Sustaining+High-Performing+Teams Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Interpersonal Listening: Prioritising the View of Citizens
Speaker and Author Oscar Trimboli discusses the importance of interpersonal listening with contentgroup CEO David Pembroke.
Oscar Trimboli
2020-11-18T00:40:00Z 2020-11-18T01:10:00Z Australia/Sydney Interpersonal+Listening%3A+Prioritising+the+View+of+Citizens Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Practice Theory Insights for Evolved Social Marketing: Advancing the Efficacy of Physical Activity Policy and Intervention for ‘Better Health’
Dr. Fiona Spotswood presents research on how mothers have been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Fiona Spotswood
2020-11-18T01:00:00Z 2020-11-18T01:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Practice+Theory+Insights+for+Evolved+Social+Marketing%3A+Advancing+the+Efficacy+of+Physical+Activity+Policy+and+Intervention+for+%E2%80%98Better+Health%E2%80%99 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Building Better: Innovation in Government
Kerry will discuss how and why communicators should put innovation at the forefront to remain relevant.
Kerry Sheehan
2020-11-18T01:20:00Z 2020-11-18T01:40:00Z Australia/Sydney Building+Better%3A+Innovation+in+Government Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Pitfall Traps of Cognitive Biases for Governmental Communication of Behaviour Changes
Professor Patricia Gurviez examines the limitations and consequences of cognitive biases and interferences with behavioural responses.
Patricia Gurviez
2020-11-18T01:30:00Z 2020-11-18T01:55:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Pitfall+Traps+of+Cognitive+Biases+for+Governmental+Communication+of+Behaviour+Changes Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Using Facebook Groups to your Advantage
Dan Slee will take you through some tested ways to connect with Facebook groups with some examples of successful campaigns.
Dan Slee
2020-11-18T01:40:00Z 2020-11-18T01:55:00Z Australia/Sydney Using+Facebook+Groups+to+your+Advantage Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Community Media Centers: Best Practices
Learn from Dana Healy and Dave Kiser about how to build a meaningful and useful relationships with your community media center.
Dave Kiser Dana Healy
2020-11-18T02:00:00Z 2020-11-18T02:45:00Z Australia/Sydney Community+Media+Centers%3A+Best+Practices Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Are Government and Mass Media on a Level Playing Field when it comes to Communication?
Boris Chapaton discusses the need for government to up their game regarding mass media communication strategies and campaigns.
Boris Chapoton
2020-11-18T02:00:00Z 2020-11-18T02:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Are+Government+and+Mass+Media+on+a+Level+Playing+Field+when+it+comes+to+Communication%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Emotional, creative, and catchy: developing behaviour change messages that cut through the noise.
Murooj Yousef looks at the use of creative techniques, emotional appeals and evaluation tools to develop highly effective messages.
2020-11-18T02:30:00Z 2020-11-18T03:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Emotional%2C+creative%2C+and+catchy%3A+developing+behaviour+change+messages+that+cut+through+the+noise. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Storytelling with Data
Julie and Eric discuss how you can make data sets an essential part of your local government's communications strategy
Eric Roche Julie Steenson
2020-11-18T02:45:00Z 2020-11-18T03:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Storytelling+with+Data Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Developing More Citizen Focused Social Policy
Professor Jeff French explores why governments need to invest in citizens with the aim of solving complex problems.
Jeff French
2020-11-18T03:00:00Z 2020-11-18T03:55:00Z Australia/Sydney Developing+More+Citizen+Focused+Social+Policy Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Artificial Intelligence and Local Government
Learn from the experiences in Scottsdale, Arizona about how their online listening and learning has transformed with the power of artificial intelligence.
Kelly Corsette
2020-11-18T03:30:00Z 2020-11-18T04:15:00Z Australia/Sydney Artificial+Intelligence+and+Local+Government Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Online Engagement During Uncertain Times
Kent Wyatt and Amanda Nagl discuss how to engage your community on important topics, even when headlines are grabbing attention from your local government.
Kent Wyatt Amanda Nagl
2020-11-18T04:15:00Z 2020-11-18T05:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Online+Engagement+During+Uncertain+Times Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Hidden Realms and Untapped Potential: Scratching the Surface of Simulations and Penetrating the Brains Bandwidth
James Durl asks what constitutes a simulation and, to what extent may they help combat pandemics and other catastrophes?
James Durl
2020-11-18T04:30:00Z 2020-11-18T05:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Hidden+Realms+and+Untapped+Potential%3A+Scratching+the+Surface+of+Simulations+and+Penetrating+the+Brains+Bandwidth Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Why Are Some People Not Socially Distancing during COVID-19? A Segmentation Study
Assistant Professor Denni Arli presents a study understanding individuals based on perceptions of social distancing with respect to attitudes and demographics.
Denni Arli
2020-11-18T05:00:00Z 2020-11-18T05:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Why+Are+Some+People+Not+Socially+Distancing+during+COVID-19%3F+A+Segmentation+Study Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Protecting while Serving: Navigating Internal Communications through Crisis
How do we pivot communications to address the internal issues and challenges associated with responding to a crisis?
Shannah Hayley
2020-11-18T05:05:00Z 2020-11-18T05:25:00Z Australia/Sydney Protecting+while+Serving%3A+Navigating+Internal+Communications+through+Crisis Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Two Lenses on Public Deliberation: Government vs Civil Society
Middle Ground Policy Research CEO Don Lenihan, with Rhonda Moore, explore two perspectives on democracy and public deliberation.
Don Lenihan Rhonda Moore
2020-11-18T05:25:00Z 2020-11-18T06:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Two+Lenses+on+Public+Deliberation%3A+Government+vs+Civil+Society Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Telling Stories That Change People
Jeffrey Jordan reviews how government programs can create stories that at-risk individuals can identify with and understand.
Jeffrey Jordan
2020-11-18T05:30:00Z 2020-11-18T06:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Telling+Stories+That+Change+People Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
The Leadership Series: Donnie Nelson
David Pembroke interviews the General Manager of the Dallas Mavericks Donnie Nelson about how to build and sustain high performing teams.
2020-11-18T06:00:00Z 2020-11-18T06:25:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Leadership+Series%3A+Donnie+Nelson Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
The Power Shift: Social Marketing Practice that Reduces Inequalities
Co-Founder of The Good Registry, Tracey Bridges explores the purposes and means to think about our practice that can reduce, rather than increase inequality.
Tracey Bridges
2020-11-18T06:30:00Z 2020-11-18T07:00:00Z Australia/Sydney The+Power+Shift%3A+Social+Marketing+Practice+that+Reduces+Inequalities Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Innovation in the Novel Economy: How Government Organizations Have to Make Up for Lost Time...Now
Brian Solis
2020-11-18T06:35:00Z 2020-11-18T07:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Innovation+in+the+Novel+Economy%3A+How+Government+Organizations+Have+to+Make+Up+for+Lost+Time...Now Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Well-being by Design: How Marketing can change people for the better
Yannick van Hierdan explores how governments can integrate the three factors to improve well-being, and apply these learnings to bring about change.
Yannick van Hierden
2020-11-18T07:00:00Z 2020-11-18T07:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Well-being+by+Design%3A+How+Marketing+can+change+people+for+the+better Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Gen Z’s Value: How Governments can Communicate with the new Generation
Gen Zer Anya Dua discusses how governments should interact with Generation-Z, a new generation about to enter adulthood.
Anya Dua
2020-11-18T07:05:00Z 2020-11-18T07:35:00Z Australia/Sydney Gen+Z%E2%80%99s+Value%3A+How+Governments+can+Communicate+with+the+new+Generation Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Putting the Community at the Heart of Communications during a Crisis
Andrew, Mark and Jeremy go back in time to look at crises in recent Australian history, and how they were dealt with from a communications perspective.
Mark Crosweller Andrew Bell Jeremy Lasek
2020-11-18T07:35:00Z 2020-11-18T08:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Putting+the+Community+at+the+Heart+of+Communications+during+a+Crisis Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Understanding our Health Behaviours and How to Change Behaviours to Prevent Diseases
Dr. Mohammad Kadir examines why we do not perform healthy behaviours due to time pressure and a lack of AAA: Availability, Accessibility, Affordability.
Mohammad Kadir
2020-11-18T08:00:00Z 2020-11-18T08:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Understanding+our+Health+Behaviours+and+How+to+Change+Behaviours+to+Prevent+Diseases Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Using Neuroscience to Connect with Citizens
Neuroscientist Selena Bartlett explains what the study of neuroscience can teach you about how to communicate.
Nicole  Thomson-Pride
2020-11-18T08:00:00Z 2020-11-18T08:40:00Z Australia/Sydney Using+Neuroscience+to+Connect+with+Citizens Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Understanding What Works and For Who: Evaluation of Behaviour Change
Associate Professor Sameer Deshpande and Dr. Joy Parkinson shares the process of developing a robust monitoring and evaluation framework.
Sameer Deshpande Joy Parkinson
2020-11-18T08:30:00Z 2020-11-18T09:30:00Z Australia/Sydney Understanding+What+Works+and+For+Who%3A+Evaluation+of+Behaviour+Change Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Putting the Community at the Heart of Communications during a Crisis
Lucy Ibrahim from the City of Ballarat tells a story about how her 'Be Kind Ballarat' campaign united a city, whilst sharing broader lessons for government.
Lucy Ibrahim
2020-11-18T08:40:00Z 2020-11-18T09:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Putting+the+Community+at+the+Heart+of+Communications+during+a+Crisis Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
How Systems Thinking can help Transform Communications
contentgroup CEO David Pembroke will interview the CEO of Pollinate Howard Parry-Husbands to close out the GovComms Festival.
David Pembroke Howard Parry Husbands
2020-11-18T09:00:00Z 2020-11-18T09:30:00Z Australia/Sydney How+Systems+Thinking+can+help+Transform+Communications Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote Conclusion
contentgroup CEO David Pembroke will conclude the 2020 GovComms Festival.
David Pembroke
2020-11-18T09:30:00Z 2020-11-18T10:00:00Z Australia/Sydney Keynote+Conclusion Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Gennie Sheer

Campaign Director, R U OK?

Brian Solis

Global Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce

David Pembroke

CEO, contentgroup

Jim Macnamara

Professor, UTS

Merryn McKinnon

Professor, ANU

Helena Cain

Founder, Artemis Partners

Chris Huet

Public Speaking Coach, TEDx Canberra

Sarah Mitchell

Founder, Typeset Pty Ltd

Phillip A. Jones

Consultant, Two Degrees Group

Craig Thomler

Founder, SimpleMarketing.AI

Nicole Thomson-Pride

Speechwriter, The Speechwriter

Oscar Trimboli

Speaker and Author

Howard Parry Husbands

CEO, Pollinate

Shannah Hayley

Director of Communications, City of Plano

Dan Slee

Director, Dan Slee C2 Ltd.

Anna-Maria Arabia

Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science

Dana Healy

Executive Director, CTV North Suburbs Cleveland


Professor, Stanford University

Morgan Owen

Research Director, Pollinate

Bradley Roche

Education Consultant, Wisdom Learning

Mary Souter

Partner, Artemis Partners

Thijs Berman

Director, Netherlands Institute for Multi-Party Democracy

Kerri Hartland

Principal Advisor, Proximity

Lyndal Byford

Director of News and Partnerships, Australian Science Media Centre

Dave Kiser

Assistant Executive Director, CCX Media

Stephen Welch

Director, Archetypical

Kent Wyatt

Co-Founder, Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

Amanda Nagl

Founder, Unlocking Government

Laurian Hubbard

Strategic Communications Lead, UK Cabinet Office

Rhonda Moore

Practice Lead in Science and Innovation, Institute on Governance in Ottawa

Sheena Adams

Global Communications Director, Accountability Lab

Mandy Pearse

President-Elect, CIPR

Susan Redden Makatoa

Group Managing Director, Edelman Australia

Jo Scard

CEO and Founder, Fifty Acres

Neryl East

Conference Speaker and Facilitator

Karine Badr

Policy Analyst, OECD

Rosemary Deininger

Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Will Grant

Professor, ANU

Ying-Yi Chih

Associate Professor, ANU School of Management

Maureen Taylor

Professor of Public Communication, UTS

Sammy Obeng

Director, Parliamentary Network Africa

Hermenegildo Mulhovo

Executive Director, Institute for Multiparty Democracy Mozambique

Don Lenihan

President and CEO, Middle Ground Policy Research

Simon Blake

Executive Manager, Client Engagement, Proximity

Bruce Brown

Consultant, Proximity

Sarah Byrne

Principal Legal Advisor, Proximity

Kelly Corsette

Communications and Public Affairs Director, City of Scottsdale, Arizona

Long Nguyen

Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Cheri-Leigh Erasmus

Global Director of Learning, Accountability Lab

Odeh Friday Odeh

Country Director, Accountability Lab Nigeria


Founding Managing Partner, Astrum

Michelle Harrison

Global CEO of Public Division, Kantar

Anya Dua

Founder and President, Gen Z Identity Lab

Aarti Sewak

Researcher, University of South Pacific

Amir Aryani

Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

Thomas Abel

Head of Research, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

Eddie Jones

Head Coach, England Rugby

Adam Rowland

National Director, Federal Government at Kantar Australia

Gill Savage

Deputy Director – Professional Development, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Bo Pang

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Patricia David

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Raffin Sandrine

CEO and Founder, La LinkUp Factory

Jeffrey Jordan

President & Executive Creative Director, The Behaviour Change Agency

Vanessa Salamone

Social Media Manager, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Sara Shawky

Researcher, Griffith University

Anthony Clark

Director Corporate Communications, NSW Rural Fire Service

Julia Carins

Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University

Sameer Deshpande

Managing Director, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Alexander Campbell

Research and Marketing Manager, Lysn

Carina Roemer

Research Fellow, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Tom Verhelst

Program Director, Regional Innovation Data Lab

Ken Godfrey

Executive Director, European Partnership for Democracy (EPD)

Joan Young

Research and Evaluation Director, The Behaviour Change Collaborative

Jessica Harris

Associate Lecturer, Griffith University


Engagement Director, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Christiane Stock

Professor, Charite Berlin

Donna van Bueren

Director of Behavioural Insights, The Behaviour Change Collaborative

Sean Larkins

Global Director of Capability, WPP Government & Public Sector Practice

Rowena Merritt

Head of Research, The NSMC

Sia Papageorgiou FRSA, SCMP

Strategic Communication Consultant & Trainer, Cropley Communication

Patricia Gurviez

Professor, AgroParisTech

Tanja Kamin

Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana

marie-laure gavard-perret

Professor, University of Grenoble-Alpes

Fiona Spotswood

Senior Lecturer in Management, University of Bristol

Boris Chapoton

Researcher, University Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne

Jeff French

Owner and CEO, Strategic Social Marketing Ltd

Denni Arli

Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Minnesota

Tracey Bridges

Co-Founder and Director, The Good Registry

Joy Parkinson

Research Director, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Mohammad Kadir

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Yannick van Hierden

Founder, Impaktr

Brian Merrifield

Executive Creative Director, Common Ventures

Brad Watson

Special Advisor, Proximity

Michael Schwager

Director General, IP Australia

Mark Crosweller

Director, Ethical Intelligence

Rod Farrar

Director, Paladin Risk Management

Mel Flanagan (she/her)

Creative Director, Nook Studios

Sally Dooley

Executive Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Sally Dooley Leadership

Maike Brill

Director, Zeitgeist Coaching and Training

Matt Fenwick

Owner and Lead Consultant, True North

Brant Trim

Co-Founder, Codifynd


Group Head, Gov Com Group

Zora Artis SCMP

CEO, Artis Advisory

Gilles N'GOALA

Vice President, AFM

Francesco Di Costanzo

President, PA Social

Ash Moore

Co-CEO, Kantar Public Division Australia

Luis M. Arellano

Researcher, Pangaea Wire Group

Nina Perger

Chair of Theoretical Sociology, University of Ljubljana

Amanda Dennett SCMP

Head of Digital Experience, Australian War Memorial

Taylor Willmott

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Tori Seydel

Researcher, Griffith University

Robyn Rutley

National Director, Kantar Public Australia

Marie-Claire Wilhelm

Maître de conférences, Grenoble IAE

Richard Bagnall

Chairman, AMEC

Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

Professor and Director at Social Marketing @ Griffith

Julie Steenson

Fiscal Officer, City of Missouri

James Crawley

Founder, Common Ventures

corinne ROCHETTE

Professor, University of Clermont Auvergne

Carolyn Evans

Vice Chancellor, Griffith University

Robert Hoge

Executive Director - Strategic Communications, Queensland Health

Simon Holt

Founder, MyCity Logan

Lucy Ibrahim

City Marketing Coordinator, Ballarat City Council

Andrew Bell

Producer and Journalist

Jeremy Lasek

Communications/Marketing Advisor, Proximity

Andy Bhanot

Director of Social and Behaviour Change Communication at Project Concern International

Max Hardy

Founder, Director of Max Hardy Consulting

Clare Murrell

Sector Lead of Local Government, Capire Consulting Group

James Durl

Researcher, Griffith University

Lucy Ibrahim

Coordinator, City Marketing Ballarat

Kerry Sheehan

Artificial Intelligence in PR Chair, Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

Eric Roche

Budget Officer, City of Pearland (USA)

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