Centre for Communication Impact (CCI)
Communication for Change Conference 2018
Conference dates: 30 October - 01 November 2018
Venue: Destiny Hotel & Conference Centre, Kempton Park, South Africa
The first Southern African Communication for Change Conference is fast approaching. This three day conference will bring together communication practitioners to share experience and learn from each other to impact on transformative change.
“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.” - Ms Bronwyn Pearce, the conference Chairperson and CEO for the Centre for Communication Impact.
Our programme speakers include Senior Strategic Planner at Joe Public, Ben Shapiro, Co-organiser of the #TotalShutdown Intersectional Womxn’s Gender Non-Conforming Folk Movement, Loyiso V Saliso, CEO of the Soulcity Institute, Lebogang Ramafoko, Executive Director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Susan Krenn, Lecturer at The Wits School of Education and The University of Johannesburg, Lynn Joffe, Senior Creative, Business Development Manager and Head of SoulXonnect, Nosipho Ginindza , SAMA award winner, Khuzani Mpungose, Award-winning producer (of Jab! on SABC2) and Director at Community Media Trust, Lucille Blankenberg, Project Director at PSI and AVAC,Shawn Malone, Executive Director of Corruption Watch, David Malone and many more.
Track 1: What works
Effective communication campaigns that have succeeded in achieving transformative change through shifting norms, changing behaviours, enhancing community activism and engagement and amplifying voices will be explored
Track 2: Building evidence, Research for Communication
New and emerging trends in communication for change are explored through evidence-based methodologies and creative programme and content design.
Track 3: Being digital
Case studies will offer conference participants insights on digital platforms and mobile technologies that can dynamically build communities, talk to individuals and influence the transformation agenda.
Track 4: How the other half lives: What we can learn from the private sector
Creatives behind brands such as Nedbank, SABMiller, Chicken Licken, Jet and YFM will be discussing the challenges of being a marketer.
Track 5: Mass media to Hyper local: building effective hyper-local campaigns
Conference participants will be shown how to craft successful localized campaigns and how to utilize community-based brand ambassadors
Who should attend
- Government departments (Programme and Communication units)
- NPOs, NGOs CBOs, FBOs
- Civil society organisations
- Private sectors organisations (Health, Insurance, advertising, marketing)
- Donors/ policy makers
- Advertising, PR and Media Production Agencies, Writers, Social media experts
- Academia/ Students in SBCC, media, communication, advertising and culture studies