A panel featuring five public affairs and communication professionals will speak on campaigns and projects they feel are very important to tribal organizations and communities. It is set for Thursday, July 9th, at 9:30 a.m. Speakers are: Leonda Levchuk, Public Affairs Officer at the National Museum of the American Indian; Jennifer Bell, Director of Public Information with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation; Amanda Clinton, Vice President of Communications with Cherokee Nation Businesses; John VanPool, Asst. Director of Public Information with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation; and Shannon Avison.
One panelist, Amanda Clinton, is particularly excited about the panel and its importance. “Media and communications, more than almost any other function in Indian Country, has experienced major shifts in recent years in trends, tactics, equipment and effective formulation of strategy. The topics we’ll discuss range from powerful storytelling through visuals, to best practices learned from navigating conflict, to the ever-changing functions and limitations of traditional media in a digital world,” she says. The panel will last from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Thursday and it will take place in the Potomac 2 room in the hotel. There is limited capacity so register and arrive early for this special session. Additional info, including registration information, on this session can be found at http://sched.co/2nWC. -Lyle Jacobs