The ACTU will be holding an intensive one and a half day seminar on the 22-23 April in Melbourne for unionists with responsibilities for, or an interest in, union media, communications, publications or on-line activities.

The seminar is intended to appeal to:

  • National and State Branch media and communications officers
  • Union publications officers
  • Union web masters
  • Senior union officials and union spokes people
  • The program is designed to give participants high level exposure and access to the latest ideas, techniques and strategies in mass media, workplace, print and on-line communications.

    The second day of the conference will focus on the up-coming 2004 Federal Election.

    Speakers will include:

    David Britton – Director Hawker Britton
    Eric Lee – LabourStart
    David Pemberthy –Daily Telegraph
    Elizabeth Lukin – Director, Essential Media Communications
    Clarke Forbes – 3AW Program Manager, former producer Neil Mitchell
    Greg Day – Director, Education Image
    Mark Textor – Director, Crosby Textor Research Strategies Results
    Sharan Burrow – ACTU President
    Greg Combet – ACTU Secretary
    Doug Cameron – National Secretary AMWU
    Bill Shorten –National Secretary AWU
    Mike Kaiser – ALP National Assistant Secretary
    Louise Tarrant – LHMU National Assistant Secretary
    Zoe Reynolds– MUA
    Mark McGrath – Union Projects Manager Social Change On-line
    Chris Walton – ACTU Assistant Secretary

    The conference represents a rare opportunity for all media, communications and publications officers working in unions to get together to share ideas, information and issues.

    The registration fee of $180 (plus GST) includes a conference dinner and the program will include plenty of opportunities for union communications officers to interact with each other and some of the leading practitioners in our field.

    Numbers at the conference are limited and bookings need to be made before April 14.

    For more information go to call the ACTU Policy and Communications Coordinator George Wright on (03) 9663 5266.

    The ACTU Union Media & Communications Conference is proudly sponsored by:

    Essential Media Communications, Education Image, Pulse Design, and Social Change Online.

    A brochure including the registration form can be downloaded below.