Lawrence Ragan Communications, the Society for New Communications Research to Present New Communications Forum 2007 Call for Speakers Now Open

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The 3rd Annual New Communications Forum conference and expo will take place March 7-9, 2007, at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference is co-sponsored by Lawrence Ragan Communications (http://www.ragan.com)and the Society for New Communications Research (http://www.sncr.org). New Communications Forum 2007 conference tracks will include: New Approaches to Internal Corporate Communications; New Trends & Strategies for PR & External Communications; The New World of Marketing & Advertising and New Media & the New Face of Journalism. The call for speakers is now open.

The new tools of social media are changing the way organizations communicate with their employees, investors, media and other audiences. But most companies are lagging behind in these business-critical innovations.

For them, there is the 3rd Annual New Communications Forum.

This year’s conference and expo, the largest yet, will take place March 7-9, 2007, at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference is co-sponsored by Lawrence Ragan Communications (http://www.ragan.com), the leading publisher and trainer in corporate communications, public relations, speechwriting and web content management; and the Society for New Communications Research (http://www.sncr.org), a nonprofit global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new media and emerging modes of communication.

New Communications Forum was founded in 2005 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the world's leading conferences focusing on blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasts, videocasts and other emerging media and communications platforms. New Communications Forum is a focused conference specifically designed to teach PR, marketing, advertising and media professionals how to harness the power of new media tools for corporate branding and internal and external communications.

The forum provides an in-depth, hands-on exploration of the future of communications. Presenters and instructors are senior professionals from around the world and journalists from leading media outlets, all of whom have pioneered the use of these new tools and technologies.

New Communications Forum 2007 conference tracks will include:

·    New Approaches to Internal Corporate Communications

·    New Trends & Strategies for PR & External Communications

·    The New World of Marketing & Advertising

·    New Media & the New Face of Journalism

The Society for New Communications Research and Ragan are now accepting proposals for the NewComm Forum 2007 program. Those interested in speaking at the event should send a 250- to 500-word session proposal and biography, including previous speaking experience to Rebecca Anderson at rebeccaa@ragan.com and Jen McClure at jmcclure@sncr.org by Monday, Oct. 2.

“We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Ragan to present our third annual conference,” stated Jen McClure, executive director of the Society for New Communications Research and co-founder of New Communications Forum. “Ragan has been a great supporter of this event since we first launched it, and is an active member of the SNCR. Ragan is also a very well respected producer of excellent conferences and educational resources for professional communicators and the communications industry. We are confident that this partnership will greatly benefit the industry and provide the infrastructure, resources and expertise necessary to support the growth and success of this important conference and exposition.”

Ragan brings a wealth of experience in conferences and hands-on training to the partnership. “This is a great fit for us,” says Jim Ylisela, Ragan group publisher. “Social media is changing everything about internal and external communications—and our customers are demanding these skills. This conference will go a long way toward helping them get up to speed, and beyond.”

Watch for future announcements and a full schedule of speakers and events as the conference unfolds in the coming months.

About Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc.

For more than three decades, Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc., has been the leading publisher of newsletters in corporate communications, public relations, speechwriting, web content management and leadership development. Ever since the launch of The Ragan Report in 1970, Ragan has provided the professional communicator and executives with timely, practical and relevant information that few others can match. The Ragan brand now includes more than 16 targeted newsletters in the areas of employee communication, organizational writing and editing, sales and marketing, media relations and motivational management. In addition to its newsletter division, Ragan produces dozens of communications conferences, workshops, webinars and senior-level forums throughout the United States. Ragan training events draw thousands of professionals annually and provide attendees with access to leading communicators, best practices and rich networking opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.ragan.com.

About the Society for New Communications Research

The Society for New Communications Research is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new communications tools, technologies and emerging modes of communication, and their effect on traditional media, professional communications, business and society. For more information, visit http://www.sncr.org or call (650) 331-0083.

About New Communications Forum

New Communications Forum is an intensive conference, launched in 2005 to bring journalists and media, advertising, marketing, PR and corporate communications professionals together to learn how to use new communications technologies and social media tools such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, podcasting and videocasting to enhance media communications, corporate branding, marketing communications, advertising, public relations and employee communications initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.newcommforum.com or call (650) 331-0083.

Additional information & resources:

Lawrence Ragan Communications – http://www.ragan.com
Society for New Communications Research – http://www.sncr.org
New Communications Forum ’06 – http://www.newcommforum..com

New Communications Forum ’05 - http://newcommforum.typepad.com/
Photos from past NewComm Forums - http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=newcommforum
Commentary on past NewComm Forums - http://www.technorati.com/search/Newcomm%20forum
and http://www.technorati.com/search/%22New%20Communications%20Forum%22

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