Monthly Meeting: Communications, Crisis and the Crowd
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The Boston Marathon bombing brought this perennial truism into sharp relief again: Major crowds carry major risk. As we head into a summer of ball games and street festivals, let’s hear from the folks who think through the thousand little details that make events go right, and also think through the thousand awful nightmares of events gone way wrong. As is so often the case, communications is key.

6/13/2013
When: Thursday, June 13, 2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Maggiano's Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA  30326
Contact: Denise Grant


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The Boston Marathon bombing brought this perennial truism into sharp relief again: Major crowds carry major risk. As we head into a summer of ball games and street festivals, let’s hear from the folks who think through the thousand little details that make events go right, and also think through the thousand awful nightmares of events gone way wrong. As is so often the case, communications is key. Public confidence, safety, security, reputation, profit, community, staffing, and fun all come into play when planning for "the big day.” 

Panel:

  • Sharon Goldmacher, president, Communications 21, representing the 2013 Men's Final Four
  • Nnena Nchege, festival manager, Atlanta Jazz festival
  • Jennifer LeMaster, communications director, Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Moderator:  Paul Dusseault, APR, senior vice president, FleishmanHillard

11:30 am  Registration
Noon - 1:00 pm  Lunch & Program

$15 Additional Walk-in Fee