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Communicators Forum.

2013 UMCF Conference Year of the Communicator



TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Carlson School of Management

Cap off the Year of the Communicator with a day of creative sparks, inspirations, practical advice, and amazing colleagues.

Morning Keynote Speaker

Debra Frasier

Debra Frasier, Author & Illustrator

“The Country of the Lost”

When your job demands continual creative solutions and the empty white page looms again, there are going to be moments of feeling lost: for ideas, for direction, for the right path. Debra Frasier names this place “The Country of Lost.” After 25 years of creating award-winning picture books, she has invented practices that help navigate the creative person's landscape of doubts and questions. Practical, passionate, and contagiously inventive, this presentation will expand and inspire your own creative process techniques.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Krista Neher

Krista Neher, CEO of Boot Camp Digital

“Harnessing Social Media for Higher Education”

Social Media can be a powerful tool for connecting with potential students, current students, alumni, faculty, and the community. The reality is that few higher education institutions make full use of the social media tools at their disposal, while those taking advantage of social media are realizing tremendous results. This engaging and entertaining presentation will show you real examples and case studies of how higher education institutions are using different social media tools to get real results. Get inspiration as well as practical tips and ideas for how you can achieve your business objectives with social media. Join us to explore the possibilities and potential of social media for higher education.