Past Forum Events

Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence…But Didn’t Know to Ask

May 20, 2024 at 2:00 PM
Since ChatGPT exploded in our lives in 2022, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already having a significant impact on the tasks and and requirements needed for today’s education and professional work. While many are fearful that AI will replace the need for human workers, the reality… Continue Reading

How to Research and Write Skillfully on a Topic You Know Nothing About with Fancy Comma, LLC.

February 22, 2024 at 12:00 PM

A key component of becoming a good writer and communicator is to quickly acquaint yourself with new topics and learn how to cover them skillfully. Science and academic communications can be a daunting task at times–especially when you are balancing accuracy while also simplifying… Continue Reading

Accessible Communications and Live Demo

December 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) in partnership with the Disability Resource Center will provide a hands-on live demonstration session about accessible communication tools, such as email, documents, and social media. If you do digital communications as part of your day to… Continue Reading

The Stories Behind Winning Campaigns

October 26, 2023 at 12:00 PM

2023 Communicators Forum Gold and Maroon Awards winners will share the stories behind their winning projects. Each team will give a five to ten minute presentation about their project – how the project came together, the challenges and successes, and the outcome. The hour-long… Continue Reading

UMCF Member September Social

September 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Reconnect with your Forum colleagues for conversation, snacks, and networking! 

Not a member? Become a member and use discount code "UMCFSOCIAL23" for a 50% discount until September 12. Memberships expire on February 28, 2024. Contact… Continue Reading

Ethical Storytelling

May 25, 2023 at 12:30 PM

We are excited to welcome the University of Minnesota Foundation's Lynnea Madsen, Nicole Endres, and Allison Lindberg to present on Ethical Storytelling. This presentation is geared towards communicators in content creation roles as well as those who are interested in learning more.… Continue Reading

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023: Amplifying Accessibility

May 18, 2023 at 9:30 AM

The University of Minnesota is hosting an accessibility event to engage in conversation, thinking, and learning about access and inclusion. The event is put together by a volunteer group of dedicated University employees.

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Panel Discussion: So You Want to Be a Communicator. Now What?

March 30, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Join us for a virtual panel discussion about what it means to pursue a career in communications. Five panelists will speak and answer questions about their career stories and current roles, ranging from higher ed communications to PR to journalism. This is a great panel for… Continue Reading

Cultural Accessibility Webinar

February 21, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Digital accessibility is often focused on technical standards and laws, but cultural and social dimensions are just as important for meaningful accessibility. In this session, Luke Kudryashov from the Disability Resource Center will introduce the concept of disability culture in… Continue Reading

Email Marketing Best Practices

December 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Want to learn more about email marketing best practices or simply interested in a refresher? Join us for a virtual event to hear tips and tricks from two University of Minnesota communications professionals: