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1st Southern African Communication for Change Conference

30 OCTOBER - 01 November 2018, DESTINY HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE, KEMPTON PARK, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

Bronwyn Pearce

Communication for Change Conference Chairperson

Centre for Communication Impact, CEO

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the first Southern African Communication for Change Conference. This is the first conference of its kind in Southern Africa, where we bring together communication practitioners to share experience and learn from each other.

Our vision is to build a community of practice with people from civil society, funders, NGOs, government and the advertising and creative industries who have a shared understanding of the value of communication. We want to have the capability and strength to use communication to bring leadership and innovation to transformation. To do this we must be disruptive, curious, smart and effective.

The thrust of most of the work we do in Change Communication is to advance the Sustainability Development Goals, the international framework for delivering wide ranging improvements in the lives of billions of people. As communicators we need to be able to use and develop our skills to drive these goals through articulating our stories and supporting positive, empowered action amongst individuals, communities and governments, be it for health, environmental protection, education, food security or gender rights.

We as a community need to talk more and do more. We work in field in which we have diminishing rather than increasing resources at a time of the greatest need. We need to immerse ourselves in innovation and commit to open collaboration. We need to look outwards towards the many people and organisations around the world that are doing game-changing work and inwards towards ourselves and how we can work smarter with rigour and precision.

We should dissolve the lines between ourselves and our target audiences, so that we stop designing for them, but with them as active collaborators. We need to use participatory models that enable organisations – from school clubs to government departments – to tell their stories and create communication that amplifies transformation agendas.

We are infusing the conference with this spirit. We want to avoid sessions built around power point presentations and offer sessions designed around story-telling, skills building, knowledge sharing and problem solving, placing the process of creative, engaged communication at the heart of the conference itself. So please, join us, and come along for the ride.

Who's Speaking?

Susan Krenn

Susan Krenn

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS (CCP)

Xolisa Dyeshana

Xolisa Dyeshana

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, JOE PUBLIC

LYNN JOFFE

LYNN JOFFE

CEO & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CREATRIX

Nosipho Ginindza

Nosipho Ginindza

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AND HEAD OF SOULXONNECT

BRONWYN PEARCE

BRONWYN PEARCE

CEO, CENTRE FOR COMMUNICATION IMPACT

Event Schedules

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration and welcome coffee & tea07h00 - 09h30Room A
2OPENING PLENARY SESSION: Theme: What Works09h30 - 11h00Room A
3Morning break11h00 - 11h30
4Session 1 Panel 1: How the other half live11h30 - 13h30Room A
5Session 1 Panel 2: Building Evidence11h30 - 13h30Room B
6Lunch break13h30 - 14h30
7Session 2 Skills building 1: Hyper Local - Mass media landscape (Pt1)14h30 - 16h00Room A
8Session 2 Skills building 2: Digital ecosystems and digital marketing skills development14h30 - 16h00Room B
9Session 2: LAB 114h30 - 16h00Room C
10Afternoon break16h00 - 16h30
11Session 3 Skills building 3: Hyper Local - Community (Pt2)16h30 - 18h00Room A
12Session 3 Skills building 416h30 - 18h00Room B
13Session 3 Skills building 5: Audience segmented - now what ( different strokes)16h30 - 18h00Room C
14Cocktail Evening18h30 - 20h00

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Travel Information

Venue

Destiny Hotel & Convention Centre
3rd Ave, Bredell AH, Kempton Park,
Gauteng, South Africa

Transport

The Destiny Hotel and AHA Kopanang Hotel Shuttle service is a complimentary offered to all guests travelling to the conference.

Hotel

Hotel accommodation can be reserved for the event through the intermediary of Turners DMC who has secured preferred rates for participants.