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Building, Maintaining and Sustaining Private and Public Web Content through a Multi-Site Drupal Environment

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm EDT - Presented by Alex Stone, Roger Leigh, John McQueen, Matt Jager, Alice Formiga

The OSU Horticulture Department has had many public websites initiated by individual faculty, located on multiple servers and employing varied technologies. As a result, some of those websites languished or became security risks; many had no search functionality or clear site...

Apocalypse-Proofing Your Organization

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm EDT - Presented by Amanda Swennes, ben whetstone, Robin Pratt

Budget zombies have eaten your IT, Extension, and other staffs, but you still have to serve your public. What to do? This session will focus on the need to make content as transparent, accessible, and intuitive as possible to free up and maximize remaining resources. Topics...

User Testing — Easy Strategies for Making Stuff that Doesn't Stink

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm EDT - Presented by Barbara Chamberlin, Jeanne Gleason

Thanks to the work in their Learning Games Lab designers at NMSU have developed a set of tools and strategies for user testing. Applicable to any user testing, Barbara and Jeanne will share what they've learned about what works, what doesn't works, and how to confront the...

A High-Yield Proposition for Communications: Universities and Commodity Organizations

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Brian Meyer

One advantage of a close, collaborative partnership is that sometimes (if you’re lucky), you forget the institutional or organizational boundaries you normally work in and good things happen. That’s been the case between Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association —...

ACE/NETC 2011 Gary Hermance Keynote: Dr. Temple Grandin

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm EDT

The Hermance Speaker endowment is an Association of Communication Excellence (ACE) tradition in memory of 1992 ACE President Gary Hermance. Each year, ACE selects a speaker specifically to represent Gary's unique character and personality with creativity, innovation,...

Stop Broadcasting and Start Having a Conversation

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm EDT - Presented by John Dorner

Social media tools are best suited for TWO-WAY communications, and brands don’t converse. In this session we will discuss how Extension professionals can and do use social media for engaging and collaborating with their audiences; not to establish brand awareness, but to...

Pack your Bag: Telling the Story in Print, Picture, Video and Audio

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 11:45 am EDT - Presented by april sorrow

Get me 400 words on this by noon! And two or three hi-res pics to go with it, too. You’ll need to turn that copy into a 60-second TV piece. Here’s a video camera and some editing software. Oh, and edit that TV script down to a 30-second radio news spot. And can you do...

Facebook Is a Tool, Not a Strategy: Goals, Guidelines, and Strategies for Successful Social Media Initiatives

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm EDT - Presented by Jamie Hughs, Robin Pratt

Many social media presentations explore how and why to use various tools like Facebook and Twitter to connect with the public. But jumping into social media without a clear strategy and well-defined goals is like building a house without a blueprint. This presentation will...

Combining Photographs with Slogans to Promote Organizational Image

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm EDT - Presented by Joanne Littlefield

Brand value, brand demeanor, and brand drivers are three of the latest concepts under the same umbrella that institutions of higher education have borrowed from commercial advertising, marketing and communication models. They form the face of an institution in the public eye....

Challenges in Evaluating Social Media

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Lambur

Social media (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) can be used to engage and communicate with Extension clientele in new digital ways. And in many ways, they are a means to an end, and not the end in and of itself. Social media allow Extension educators a way to connect with...

ACE/NETC 2011 Bill Murphy Keynote: Anya Kamenetz

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm EDT

Join us at the ACE/NETC 2011 Bill Murphy Luncheon with keynote speaker Anya Kamenetz. Ms. Kamenetz was one of the youngest ever columnists for the Village Voice, where she earned a Pulitzer prize nomination for her reporting on the economic challenges facing Generation Next....

Driving Content to a Mobile Platform: Are We Killing The Internet In The Process?

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm EDT - Presented by Dave King, Chris LaBelle

From reading the Horizon Report to just looking in your pocket, it is clear we need to move our courses and learning modules to mobile access to remain competitive and available to our learner audiences. What is unclear is the impact of a significant move to proprietary...

Extension's Learning Space

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:15 am EDT - Presented by Jason Young, Beth Raney

Cooperative Extension is all about learning... whether it's professional development for ourselves, or helping others to learn. Finding opportunities to learn is one of the challenges! Whether you're looking for new trends in social media, specific subject matter, or just tips...

Surviving Budget Cuts: New Partnerships – New Money

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 10:15 am EDT - Presented by Jeanne Gleason, Dave King

Budget cuts, reorganizations, and uncertainty can be discouraging or a catalyst for exploring new partnerships and new sources of money. However, finding new and reliable sources of money often requires looking outside your status quo into new partnerships, new technologies...

Migrating Content From the Wiki to Drupal

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Henrietta Ritchie-Holbrook, Lawrence Lippke

The move of all content in the current CoP wiki to the new Drupal system is scheduled for June 16-18. In these sessions, we will let you know what steps are necessary to effectively migrate your content and answer questions you may have about the move. This training will be...