Our 2019 Cross-Cultural Symposium will be held at the
Connecticut Convention Center on Thursday, June 6th, 2019.
Please check back for more details. Below, you can find information from last year's symposium.
Cross-Cultural Communications Symposium: Telling Your Story
A statewide one-day symposium for anyone seeking to communicate more effectively.
Thursday, June 21 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Presentations from 2018
- Board Diversity: JJimerson
- Digital Equity: EKatz
- Digital Equity: VKatz
- Lunch Keynote: TAL
- Newsworthy: CLumsden
- Speak the Language: AIdrovo
- Speak the Language: MLino
- When Social Media is Your Job, but not your expertise: LAnderson
“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.”
Being able to tell an effective story helps an organization increase its influence with policy makers, more successfully fundraise, provide the public with truthful and relevant information, unify internal operations, and more effectively identify and address the needs of underserved and diverse communities.
Come learn how to tell the right stories to the right audiences at the right time – using national, community, ethnic, and traditional media, expanding digital and mobile platforms, and old-fashioned human interaction.
Learn from subject matter experts about using storytelling to educate, motivate and mobilize.
Greetings: Michelle Seagull, Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection
Welcome: Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman
Welcome: Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin
Senator Chris Murphy/ Senator Richard Blumenthal (via video greetings)
Agenda Review and Housekeeping: Catherine Blinder, Chief Education and Outreach Officer, DCP
Keynote Speaker: Doug Glanville
Introduction: Representative Matthew Ritter
AM Workshops: 10:30am– 12:00pm
Is it Newsworthy? How to Recognize a Story, and Pitch it to News and Editorial
Digital Equity: Reaching the Under Served and Under Connected
Speak the Language? Listening to Underserved Communities
Will Everyone Be Counted? The 2020 Census and Vulnerable Populations
Terri Ann Lowenthal
PM workshops: 1:45pm- 3:15pm
Before the Ask: Developing the Perfect Balance of Story, Numbers and MetricsWhen Social Media is Your Job, But Not Your Expertise: Social Media for Intermediate Users
How to Cultivate Authentic Board Diversity and Why it Makes a Difference
Digital Storytelling: Say it Out Loud, Organizing and Mobilizing Using Community Storytelling