Skokie, IL Regional Conference

Skokie, IL Regional Conference - June 4, 2015

The conference will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oakton Community College, 7701 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, Illinois 60077. Exact conference schedule will be confirmed closer to the event. Travel and tourism information available at visitchicagonorthshore.com. A variety of topics will be explored, all aimed at providing government communicators with enhanced skills and creative ideas to better communicate with the public, elected officials and the media.

After the conference, linger in beautiful Downtown Skokie for a delicious dinner with other conference attendees at one of the area's most popular ethnic restaurants. Details available soon!

Stay tuned for details on the lunch keynote speaker who is a longtime professional in the metropolitan Chicago media!

Conference Registration

  • 3CMA Member: $99
  • Non-Member: $125
  • New Member Bonus: $425 (Conference registration and one-year 3CMA Membership)

Planned Session Topics

When the Unexpected Happens - Crisis Communications
A primer on how to coordinate an organized communications response in the wake of a person-centered tragedy such as a fatal auto accident, death of or scandal involving an elected official and other sensitive topics that require thorough, concise communications that withstand legal and privacy issues.
 
Marketing on a Budget (Econo-Marketing)
How to further a municipal brand and message with limited resources.
 
Explaining Municipal Finances to the Public 
How to simplify and explain municipal bonds, property tax issues, pension liabilities and other government finance issues to the public in written publications. 
 
Communications Policy Development
Why your unit of government should consider adopting a communications policy, and examples of effective policies in action.
 
30 Ideas in 30 Minutes 
Come prepared to share a 90-second 'elevator speech' about your community's most creative, innovative program and be ready to learn the same from your peers. A guaranteed brain stimulation session designed to get your creative side in gear!

For up-to-date conference information, please visit the 3CMA Website.

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