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Strategic Communications Forum Agenda & Toolkit | JUNE 28, Arlington, va

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM

MSI, A Tetra Tech Company | 200 12th Street South Suite 1200 Arlington, VA 22202

Agenda

12:30 PM Attendee Check-in

1:00 PM Welcome/Opening Remarks

  • Ellen Yount, Vice President, MSI

1:10 PM Panel #1 – The Changing Landscape and Audiences of Development Storytelling

  • Moderator: Gregg Rapaport, Technical Director, Strategic Communications, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company
  • Moira Whelan, Principal, BlueDot Strategies; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital, U.S. Department of State
  • Alexis Bonnell, Chief of the Applied Division, USAID Global Development Lab
  • Shawn Powers, Executive Director, United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

2:40 PM Panel #2 – Innovative Tools and Resources for Storytelling

  • Moderator: Noah Wilderman, Senior Advisor, Digital & Creative, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company
  • Miles Sedgwick, President and Director of Content, Rana Labs
  • Davar Ardalan, President and Chief Storyteller, IVOW
  • John Tass-Parker, Head of Politics and Government, Instagram
  • Jessica Stuart, President and Founder, Long Story Short Media

4:10 PM Panel #3 – Disinformation and How It Impacts Our Work

  • Moderator: Ellen Yount, Vice President, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company
  • Oleksandr Kharchenko, Partner, ECOMM, Ukraine
  • Alex Cole, Director, Strategic Communications, IREX
  • Adele Ruppe, Chief of Staff, Global Engagement Center, U.S. Department of State
  • Aliona Osmolovska, Head of Communications, Naftogaz, Ukraine
  • Bret Schafer, Social Media Analyst and Communications Officer, Alliance for Securing Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

5:25 PM Closing Remarks

5:30 PM Reception

Meet Our Panelists

Panel #1 -The Changing Landscape and Audiences of Development Storytelling

Moderator: Gregg Rapaport (MSI, A Tetra Tech Company), Alexis Bonnell (USAID Global Dev Lab), Moira Whelan (BlueDot Strategies), Shawn Powers (U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy)

Panel #2 - Innovative Tools and Resources for Storytelling

Moderator: Noah Wilderman (MSI, A Tetra Tech Company), Miles Sedgwick (Rana Labs), Davar Ardalan (IVOW), John Tass-Parker (Instagram), Jessica Stuart (Long Story Short Media)

Panel #3 - Disinformation and How It Impacts Our Work

Moderator: Ellen Yount (MSI, A Tetra Tech Company), Oleksandr Kharchenko (ECOMM), Adele Ruppe (U.S. Dept. of State), Bret Schafer (The German Marshall Fund), Alex Cole (IREX), Aliona Osmolovska (Naftogaz)

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Before

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  • Use the hashtag #MSIStratComm2018 in posts and tag @MSIWorldwide and participating member organizations.
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Posts

  • Are the current methods of #globaldev storytelling addressing who we want to reach and the impact we want? On June 28, join a diverse panel of communicators in discussing how we can evolve the narrative at #MSIStratComm2018 Forum: http://ow.ly/dbrr30kznct
  • How can the #globaldev community use more innovative #digital tools to communicate with the most vulnerable communities? Hear from #communication experts @idavar (#IVOW), @rana_labs, @LSSmedia & @instagram to tackle this topic and more. #MSIStratComm2018: http://ow.ly/dbrr30kznct
  • In the age of "fake news" and #disinformation campaigns, what is being done to fight against propaganda and #global anti-development narratives. Hear from #Ukraine #communications experts in discussion on pushing back. #MSIStratComm2018 http://ow.ly/dbrr30kznct
  • One week remaining until @MSIWorldwide's Strategic Communications Forum. Only a few spots remain so register today! http://ow.ly/dbrr30kznct #MSIStratComm2018 #globaldev #internationaldevelopment #stratcomm
  • Only days til @MSIWorldwide's #MSIStratComm2018! Join Adele Ruppe (@StateDept) Bret Schafer (@gmfus) Alex Cole (@IREXintl) Aliona Osmolovska (@NaftogazUkraine) Oleksandr Kharchenko (#ECOMMUkraine) to discuss #communications in the age of #disinformation: http://ow.ly/dbrr30kznct
  • Looking forward to hearing #stratcomm pros Alexis Bonnell (@GlobalDevLab) @Moira Whelan (@BlueDot_strat) @shawnpowers (US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy) discuss "The Changing Landscape & Audiences of Development Storytelling" at @MSIWorldwide's #MSIStratComm2018
  • What are some innovative tools and resources in #globaldev storytelling? Looking forward to tackling the topic with Miles Sedgwick (@rana_labs), @idavar Ardalan (IVOW), and @johntassparker (@instagram) at #MSIStratComm2018, hosted by @MSIWorldwide!

Twitter Handles

BlueDot Strategies | @BlueDot_strat

Davar Ardalan, IVOW | @idavar

Ellen Yount | @EYount

German Marshall Fund | @gmfus

Gregg Rapapport | @GreggRapaport

Instagram | @instagram

IREX | @IREXintl

John Tass-Parker, Instagram | @johntassparker

Long Story Short Media | @LSSmedia

Moira Whelan, BlueDot Strategies | @moira

Naftogaz | @NaftogazUkraine

Rana Labs | @rana_labs

Shawn Powers, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy | @shawnpowers

Tetra Tech International Development | @TetraTechIntDev

U.S. Department of State | @StateDept

USAID Global Development Lab | @GlobalDevLab

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Panel 1, Panel 2, Panel 3, All Panelists, Moderators

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