Crisis Lab: 4th Annual Crisis Communications Conference
CRISIS LAB: 4TH ANNUAL EMERGENCY AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Learn about the science behind effective emergency and crisis communications at the Crisis Lab: 4th Annual Emergency and Crisis Communications Conference (Formally the Municipal Crisis Communications Conference).
DATE AND LOCATION
This year's conference is June 4th and 5th 2020, at the Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
We're thrilled to announce another stellar lineup of incredibly esteemed emergency and crisis communications management professionals, who are joining us to share their knowledge and expertise with you.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - Conference Program
8:30 am - Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - Conference Kick-off
9:15 am - Speaker - Fire and Flurry of Communications - Impacts of Fort McMurray fires on Edmonton, Presented by Cheryl Oxford, Issues and Media Relations Manager, Office of Mayor Don Iveson
10:15 am - Break
10:30 am - Speaker - Effective Risk and Crisis Communications - The science behind the message, Presented by Shawna Bruce, CD, MA DEM, Experienced and engaging risk and crisis communications, emergency public information, and media training facilitator.
11:30 am - Lunch
12:30 pm - Speaker - Communicating in the Climate Emergency, Presented by Chris Gusen, Climate Crisis Activist- Climate Crisis Communications for Organizations
1:30 pm - Break
1:45 pm - Speaker - A Strategic Approach to Crisis Communication, Presented by Bernard Gauthier, PhD, Strategic Communication Counsel
2:45 pm - Break
3:00 pm - Speaker - TBD
4:00 pm - Day Concludes
Friday, June 5, 2020 - Optional Add-on Table Top Exercise (TTX)
This half-day experience will test your skills and knowledge of how to respond to an emergency or crisis event. Our facilitator will present a scenario and run you through a tabletop simulation. There will be an opportunity to discuss the wins, areas for improvement, and participate in a Q&A discussion during a hotwash at the conclusion of the exercise.
8:30 am - Continental Breakfast
9:00 am SHARP - Exercise begins
11:00 am - Exercise ends, Hotwash and Review
12:00 pm - Day concludes
“This was an excellent conference, and I wish I could have brought more of our team. The sessions were well themed and useful. Thank you!”
“This was by far the best communications conference I have ever attended. Everything was timely for issues facing our community and I can’t wait to come back again.”
“It was a well-organized conference and I really enjoyed it. I especially appreciated how there was no ‘fluff’. Instead, we got right down to business and straight to the relevant information that I came to learn. Excellent work.”
Early Bird Pricing - Valid until March 1, 2020
One Day: $149 + GST
Two Day: $249 + GST
Regular Participant Pricing (after March 1, 2020)
One Day: $249 + GST
Two Day: $299 + GST
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
Grapevine Communications is committed to the health and safety of speakers and participants and will put extra precautions in place during the event including additional hand washing options, and plated meals instead of a buffet. In the event that an official healthcare agency orders mandatory quarantine for the province, we will have an alternative method of conference delivery set up and available via online means. We will update registered participants directly should the status of this event change. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the entire conference altogether, 75% refunds will be issued and registered participants will receive 25% off to use toward any of our online training or future conferences/workshops.