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Intro


The Communications Network 

Annual Conference 2015

San Diego, California

September 30 - October 2, 2015 

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Intro


The Communications Network 

Annual Conference 2015

San Diego, California

September 30 - October 2, 2015 

 
 
 

Location

This year's conference will be held at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA.

Register

Registration is now closed. Signed up? You can register for pre conference workshops.

Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring the conference? Check out our opportunities.

FAQ

Have questions about the conference? Read over our FAQ page.

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The Conference


The Conference

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The Conference


The Conference

 
Communications is not an opportunity for nonprofits; it’s a necessity.
— Andrew Sherry, Knight Foundation

The Communications Network annual conference is the premier leadership gathering for social sector communications professionals. 

Who attends The Communications Network annual conference? In 2015, we will welcome folks from the following organizations (to name a few):

  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • The New York Times
  • The Walton Family Foundation
  • Salesforce
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Surfrider
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • StoryCorps
  • Knight Foundation
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Sesame Workshop
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • The New York Public Library
  • The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

See our complete 2015 conference schedule



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Keynotes


Keynote Speakers

 

 

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Keynotes


Keynote Speakers

 

 

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien, an award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, news anchor and producer

Find Soledad on Twitter @soledadobrien

If you can tell a story well, you can move people to do something.
— Soledad O'Brien

Clarence B. Jones

Clarence B. Jones, the former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Find Clarence on Twitter @cbjsenior

Anyone serious about changing an individual’s life for the better knows the answer lies in education.
— Clarence B. Jones
Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo, "State of the Art" columnist for the New York TimesNPR contributor, former columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Slate,  & WIRED, and author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society

Find Farhad on Twitter @fmanjoo

Elliott Kalan

Elliott Kalan, an Emmy Award-winning head writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, co-host of The Flop House podcast, and the writer of Spider-Man & The X-Men from Marvel Comics

Find Elliott on Twitter @ElliottKalan

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Social Media


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Social Media


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The Communications Network Board


The Communications Network Board

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The Communications Network Board


The Communications Network Board

Minna Jung (Chair)
Vice President for Communications
Earthjustice

Charity L. Perkins (Secretary)
Director of Communications
The Duke Endowment

Rebecca Arno (Chair Emeritus)
Vice President of Operations and Communications
The Denver Foundation

Kevin Corcoran
Strategy Director
Lumina Foundation

Maureen Cozine
Senior Director, Communications
New York State Health Foundation

Alfred Ironside
Vice President for Global Communications
The Ford Foundation

Andrew Sherry
Vice President, Communications
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Norris West
Director, Strategic Communications
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Joanne Krell (Vice Chair)
Vice President for Communications
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Craig C. Ziegler (Treasurer)
Vice President Finance, Administration & Investments
California HealthCare Foundation

Meredith Klein
Communications Officer, Public Affairs
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Tanya M. Barrientos
Director, Executive Communications
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Doug Root
Vice President of Communications
The Pittsburgh Foundation  

Jesse Salazar
Vice President of Communications
Council on Foundations

Daniel Silverman
Vice President for Strategic Services
The James T. Irvine Foundation

Joanne Flores Moses
Director, Finance
Boettcher Foundation