• ComNet Crosses the Ocean

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    For one grantmaker, last year’s ComNet conference yielded unexpected results long after she’d gone home

    By Australian standards, The Ian Potter Foundation is large, distributing over $20 million in grants each year across nine funding programs that range from the arts to medical research. This year, the Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary, and we wanted to make a short film to mark the milestone, engage with our audiences, and cast fresh light on the impact our funding has had. With five decades of history, 8000 grants totaling over $200 million, diverse funding, and important internal stakeholders to consider, from a communications viewpoint it felt like wrestling an octopus. How to grab the essence of it and deliver a comprehensive but engaging short film? How could we produce something that met our external communications objectives and internal expectations?

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    #ComNet14 Revisited


    Thank you again to the 420+ people who came to Philadelphia for #ComNet14 and to the dozens of people who made the event amazing.

    The conference is now over. But the inspiration and the opportunities ahead are just beginning.

    See a wrap up of our 3 days together and contribute to #ComNet14 on Storify.

    Check out all our photos on Flickr.
    Find that quote or moment of meaning on Twitter by searching #ComNet14.
    And mark your calendars:
    #ComNet15 happens September 30-October 2, 2015 at the Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego 
  • Happy Friday!

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    Good morning!

    Hope you had a terrific night on the town last night. And I have good news to report: no one went to jail (or if they did, we’re none the wiser!).

    Today is our final day of Communication Matters, The Communications Network 2014 conference.

    To get you started off right, we made you another playlist; this one features some of Philly’s finest…

    Still thinking about yesterday’s events? Relive them. Have a look at photos of some of the moments we captured.

    Breakfast opens at 7:30am in Overture on the third floor.

    At 7:45am, The Communications Network team will once again be gathering in Concerto AB on the third floor to share the findings of our year long research project, Communication Matters. You can explore and learn more about the project at Com-Matters.org. A brief explainer is also in our print program.

    By 8:55am please make your way to the Symphony Ballroom. Ben Smith of BuzzFeed will be our final keynote speaker.

    The rest of the day’s schedule is available online here or in your print program.

    Our documentary team, led by Paul VanDeCarr, will once again be posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and of course, ComNetwork.org, throughout the day.

    Please be sure to add the #ComNet14 hashtag to all of your social media posts so that others can see what you’re sharing.

    See you soon!
    Sean

  • Let’s Get Started

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    Good morning!

    I hope you had a terrific time at The Barnes last night and are ready for our first full day of Communication Matters, The Communications Network 2014 conference.

    Need a little help getting going? Click on this playlist, it should wake you up…

    Need coffee? Breakfast opens at 7:30am in Overture on the third floor.

    At 7:45am, The Communications Network team will be gathering in Concerto AB on the third floor to share the findings of our year long research project, Communication Matters. You can explore and learn more about the project at Com-Matters.org. A brief explainer is also in our print program.

    By 8:45am please make your way to the Symphony Ballroom. Minna Jung and I will make brief opening remarks. Our first keynote speaker, Ezra Klein of Vox.com, will take the stage at 9:00am.

    From 10:00am to 2:00pm, Penn Book Center, a local independent bookstore, will be set up for business on the 3rd floor. You can find several of our speakers’ books here as well as some volumes on the history of Philadelphia.

    The rest of the day’s schedule is available online here or in your print program.

    Our documentary team, led by Paul VanDeCarr, will be posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and of course, ComNetwork.org, throughout the day.

    Today’s social media theme is: What I Learned (one cool or interesting thing you learned today). Please be sure to add the #ComNet14 hashtag to all of your social media posts so that others can see what you’re sharing.

    See you shortly!
    Sean

  • Welcome to Philly!

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    Dear Friends,

    Welcome to Philadelphia!

    Thank you for taking time away from your family and your work to join us for Communication Matters #ComNet14!

    Here’s a quick rundown of the day:

    • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Please pick up your #ComNet14 credentials, our conference program, and your welcome bag at our Registration Desk on the 3rd floor of The Doubletree Center City.
    • 1:00 pm – Pre-conference workshops kick off. If you did NOT register for a workshop and would like to attend one, you can sign up and pay the $125 fee at our registration desk.
    • 5:30 pm – Please gather in the Doubletree Center City lobby to catch a bus to our opening reception at The Barnes Foundation. The reception will begin at 6pm, followed by remarks by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Rich Negrin at 6:30 pm. The collection will open for viewing at 7:25 pm. The reception will conclude at 9:00 pm and buses will be outside the museum to shuttle guests back to the Doubletree on Broad Street.

     

    Tomorrow morning, we’ll debut The Communication Network’s year long research project, Communication Matters, at a Morning Meetup in Concerto AB  at 7:45am. Please join us.

    As a reminder, our full conference schedule is available in the print program included in your welcome bag or online at CommunicationMatters2014.sched.org.

    Curious who’s on hand for #ComNet14? You can see all of our conference attendees on our newly refreshed ComNetwork.org site here.

    If you need to get online, we’ve arranged for complimentary Wi-Fi internet access at the hotel. Please log in in to the HHonors network. The password is ComNet14.

    See you soon,
    Sean

    PS: Should you need help tomorrow or at any time during the #ComNet14 conference, please reach out to an event team staffer. The event team will be wearing royal blue shirts with The Network’s logo.

     

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