The producers of New Communications Forum: Blog University (http://www.newcommforum.com), a conference to be held at the Newport Bay Club at EuroDisney on April 5-6, 2005, announced today changes to its session schedule, including the addition of a Ragan Communications workshop. They also announced that Loïc Le Meur, executive vice president and managing director of Europe for Six Apart, the company behind TypePad and Movable Type, would deliver a keynote address on day two of the Forum.
[ClickPress, Mon Mar 14 2005] PARIS, France – March 14, 2005 – The producers of New Communications Forum: Blog University (http://www.newcommforum.com), a conference to be held at the Newport Bay Club at EuroDisney on April 5-6, 2005, announced today changes to its session schedule, including the addition of a Ragan Communications workshop. They also announced that Loïc Le Meur, executive vice president and managing director of Europe for Six Apart, the company behind TypePad and Movable Type, would deliver a keynote address on day two of the Forum. New Communications Forum is an intensive new conference series specifically designed to bring journalists and marketing and PR professionals together to learn how to use new media tools such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds and podcasting to enhance media communications, corporate branding, marketing communications, public relations and employee communications initiatives.
“After reviewing the feedback we received on our California event in January, we decided to make some changes to our sessions,” said Elizabeth Albrycht, co-producer, New Communications Forum. “The new topics, which offer expanded information and implementation guidelines, have been developed with the help of the presenters themselves, and we feel that our attendees will benefit from their experience.”
New sessions at the NewComm Forum will include: Blog Content, taught by Paris-based writer and editor Stuart Mudie; Beyond Blogging: Wikis, Podcasts and More, taught by Richard Koman, US-based writer and blogger; and How to Migrate to a New Media Global Platform, led by Giovanni Rodriguez of PR agency Eastwick Communications.
The final workshop of the Forum will be presented by well-known publisher and conference producer Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc. Entitled, “Integrating Online and Print Communications to Engage Employees” this session will offer advanced training on how to unify print, email and intranet, blogs and wikis into powerful company messengers.
NewComm Forum Europe is sponsored by APECOM, Categorynet.com, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Communitelligence.com, Corante, CultureBuzz.com, International Association of Online Communicators, InternetPR, IPRA, Nokia Lifeblog, Nooked, PR Newswire/ProfNet, PRCA, Ragan Communications, Silicon.fr, Six Apart, Tekrati, Virtual Press Office and WorldWIT.
About New Communications Forum: Blog University
Co-produced by PR Planet and Albrycht McClure & Partners (A.M.P.) Communications - two strategic communications consulting firms that have been pioneering the use of new communications tools in their work with clients. New Communications Forum 2005 is a small, focused conference specifically designed to teach public relations and marketing professionals how to harness the power of new media tools, including blogs, wikis and RSS feeds, for corporate branding and communications initiatives. The forum provides an in-depth, hands-on exploration of the future of communications. Presenters and instructors are senior PR and marketing professionals from around the world and journalists from leading media outlets, all of whom have pioneered the use of these new tools and technologies. They will share their in-the-trenches experiences as early adopters of these new tools. More information can be found at http://www.newcommforum.com.
About Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc.
The Ragan brand includes over 16 targeted newsletters in the areas of employee communication, Web PR, organizational writing and editing, sales and marketing, media relations, motivational management, and investor relations. In addition to this, Ragan produces several communication conferences, workshops, and senior-level forums.
In the autumn of 2005, Ragan Communications will host the E-Communications Summit in Brussels. This event, attracting senior-level business communicators from the UK and Europe, will offer best-practice solutions for using new technology in communication programs.