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November Meeting Announcement

posted Oct 14, 2016, 7:02 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 9:47 AM ]
November's section meeting will feature a presentation on Magic Tricks, Tweets and iPads: Harnessing the Power of Community Engagement for Civil Engineering Projects - by Theresa McClure.
 
About the Presentation
Our national infrastructure is aging.  Rates are increasing.  Natural and man-made disasters are happening in higher frequency.  All the while, social media is exploding.  Today’s public utilizes technology to quickly and effectively draw support for or against a project, a program, or a brand. They make Facebook groups, hold massive “tweet-ups”, and work to communicate quickly and join forces for a common cause.  Yet, municipalities notoriously find themselves in budget battles that ultimately have a direct impact on their ability to harness this innovation in ways that protect their reputation, build a community of support, and leverage organizational resources in a purposeful and meaningful way.  In this presentation, experience some of the exciting tools that are being used, across the country, to engage citizens, rate payers, and stakeholders in authentic and transparent discussions about infrastructure development. 

About the Speaker
As the Eastern Region Director for Strategic Communications Manager at HDR, Theresa assists and leads development and implementation of project-specific communications plans for large infrastructure projects. She excels in finding clear ways to educate the public on complex topics that have the potential to change the way they live. Her passion is in storytelling and her goal, always, is to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Sociology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Masters in Strategic Public Relations from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

Meeting Schedule
Date: November 9, 2016
Social Hour: 6-7:00p
Dinner in the ballroom: 7p
Announcements and Guest Speaker beginning at 7:45p

Location
Engineer's Club of Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.esb.org

Dress Code
Jacket Required, Tie Optional

Cost
Members: $45
Non Dues Paying Members: $60
Non-Members/Guests: $60
Students & Government Employees: $30

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registrations are open until Noon, the Friday prior to the event. At that time all reservations are considered firm and billed. You will not be able to receive a refund after that time. Additionally, you will be invoiced, via email, for payment in the event you cancel, after this deadline or do not attend the event. You will not have to pay if you cancel your registration prior to this deadline.