Lunchtime seminar wrap-up

Thanks to all the GCN members who attended the lunchtime seminar at the Swiss Press Club last Friday. Thank you also to  GCN co-founder Glenn O’Neil who shared very interesting insights about “challenges and complexities of communication evaluation”.

Attendees will receive a copy of the slides this week and we have added a few images to our photo stream.

Our next events will be include a 10 year anniversary end of summer apero as well as another GCN Workshop day to be held in September.

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By | June 2nd, 2016|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Geneva Communicators Network lunchtime seminar, Friday 27 May 2016

We are pleased to invite you to our next lunchtime networking event to be held next Friday 27 May 2016 at the Geneva Press Club.

This event will feature GCN co-founder Glenn O’Neil who will speak about the complexities of communication evaluation.

Lunchtime seminar – Challenges and complexities of communication evaluation

Communication is increasingly recognised as a powerful and strategic tool for organisations. Yet little focus is placed on how to evaluate communication activities. Drawing from his recent PhD studies and over a decade of experience in evaluating communication campaigns and programmes, Glenn O’Neil will set out the challenges and complexities of evaluation and offer insights into solutions and approaches to ensure that evaluation brings value to communication professionals and their organisation.

Date: Friday 27 May 2016
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 25.- per person includes drinks and snacks – please register online>>

(In order to facilitate the registration process we ask you to pay in advance through our online registration system. If you are unable to do so, please contact us).

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

About the speaker: As founder of Owl RE, Glenn O’Neil has led evaluation, research and communication projects for international organisations, NGOs and companies for over a decade. Co-founder of the Geneva Communicators Network, Glenn holds a PhD in social research and methodology from the London School of Economics and an Executive Masters in Communications Management from the University of Lugano.

By | May 19th, 2016|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

GCN lunch wrap up

Thanks to all the participants who attended our lunchtime seminar on December 11th. Melitta’s presentation on “Writing for the Web” was very appreciated and provided some very good guidelines to keep in mind when designing a website.

This will be our last event for this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for their ongoing support and positive feedback. We wish you all a happy holiday and a great start to the new year.

2016 will be our 10 year anniversary. We are working on a new website as well as more exciting events and workshops.

Best wishes,

Glenn, Patricia, and Melitta

By | December 15th, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next GCN Lunch Seminar – 11 December 2015

We are pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar:

Writing great web content with Melitta Campbell

Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this presentation, Melitta will share some of her top tips for writing great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.

Date: Friday 11 December 2015
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 25.- per person includes drinks and snacks, register here:
(In order to facilitate the registration process we ask you to pay in advance through our online registration system. If you are unable to do so, please contact us).

By | December 2nd, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next GCN lunchtime seminar – Tuesday 22 September 2015

Lunchtime seminar –  Communicating through images

This presentation will focus on visual communication, specifically the role of images in communication. Francesco Arese Visconti, an experienced professional photographer, will explore the power of images.

Every time we take a photograph, we are actually cropping reality, we are choosing what message we want to deliver. Today, on social media, some half a million images are being uploaded every minute. But what is the value of the image? What are we communicating? Visual communication can be very powerful in a positive way but it can also be ambiguous, misleading or even offensive. Sometimes images are even more culture dependent than words. By considering some basic theories, analyzing images and through an interactive exercise, professionals in the communications field will be helped to reflect on the value of the image as part the communication toolkit and strategy, how images can be manipulated and published, but also how they can be a valuable support in your communication.

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 25.- per person includes drinks and snacks – please register online>>
(In order to facilitate the registration process we ask you to pay in advance through our online registration system. If you are unable to do so, please contact us).

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

About the speaker: 

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Francesco Arese Visconti: an experienced and published freelance photographer, he has worked for important museums and public institutions. Member of the Union Suisse des Photographes Professionnels (USPP), he is the Deputy Head of the Media Communications department and Coordinator of the Photography Program at Webster University Geneva. As Part-time member of the research faculty at Webster, Francesco focuses his work on the migration processes in Switzerland and in Italy. His latest work is about the current flux of Italian migration in the Swiss Confederation. This work has been recently exhibited at the EXPO in Milan. He is the co-founder of Urbino Art Village, a centre for art and Italian workshops in Italy. Further information: www.aresevisconti.com.

We look forward to seeing you again!!

By | September 1st, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next lunchtime seminar – Mastering your Internet Strategy, Thursday 23 April – sold out!

Our next  lunchtime seminar, scheduled for this Thursday on “Mastering your internet strategy” is sold out. We have reached the maximum number of registrations for our smallish venue. If you would like to be added to our waiting list for the event, please email: genevacom@gmail.com

By | April 20th, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next lunchtime seminar – Mastering your Internet Strategy, Thursday 23 April 2015

Dear communicators,  
We are pleased to announce our next event for 2015:
Lunchtime seminar –  Mastering your Internet Strategy
Today, the Internet is becoming an increasingly central element to every organisation’s communication strategy. Greg Rice and Paolo Valdemarin will help you discover how to optimise your organisation’s Internet strategy and learn about best practices for working with third party developers.
Date: Thursday 23 April 2015
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 20.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Whether it’s a web site or a web service, a web app or a smartphone app, an intranet or a private social network, you have probably already started incorporating Internet technology into the core of your organisation. Regardless of your activity, sector, size or location, if you haven’t yet, it should clearly be on your agenda. During our session we will explore a number of techniques that help with understanding, sharing and managing small and large Internet software projects, making sure that no resources are wasted and that intellectual properties are carefully developed and protected. Given that most organisations can not afford an in-house IT department, understanding how to create solid and productive relationships with specialised external service providers is becoming a fundamentally important skill.
Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

About the speakers:

Greg Rice has been in the IT industry for 30 years and is the founder of Activate Media, one of the first Internet consultancies in London. Over the years he has been involved in several start-ups, two of which evolved into public companies. He brings a wealth of knowledge to any Internet based endeavour.
Paolo Valdemarin has been helping companies to establish their technology strategy for more than 25 years. He has launched countless internet projects in Europe and the US and is co-founder of “State of the Net“, one of the main Internet conferences in Italy.
By | April 1st, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next lunchtime seminar – 23 January 2015 on the laws of online communication

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We hope 2015 started off well for you and are to announce our first event for this year:

Lunchtime seminar –  complying with the laws of online communication in 2015: is it possible and does it matter?

Date: Friday 23 January 2015
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 20.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Online contracting, data protection and privacy, hacking, unfair marketing and targeted advertising, consumer laws and cookies, copyright infringement, social media: the online world is crowded with obscure, sometimes obsolete and complex regulations. Are such regulations efficient ? Is it even possible to do business online today without breaching the law ?

Michel Jaccard will speak about the difficult task of assessing and managing the legal risks associated with online activities, and share his  substantial experience in supporting fast growing businesses and global brands navigate with the rules of law in an ever changing environment.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

Register here for the event>>

About the speaker: Michel Jaccard, founder and partner at id est avocats, a corporate and technology law firm, has been practicing as a lawyer in the field of online communications, intellectual property, unfair competition and data protection and security for more than fifteen years in Switzerland and in the United States. He founded his own boutique law firm three years ago to assist entrepreneurs, startups, global brands and leading SMEs better understand the legal landscape in advanced technologies and support the growth of innovative business models. He has taught corporate, IP and IT law at several Swiss universities for several years and regularly gives lectures in Switzerland and abroad in the field.

We look forward to seeing you there.

By | January 8th, 2015|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next GCN lunchtime event – Friday 31 October

We are pleased to announce our next event for 2014:
Lunchtime seminar –  Internet security
Date: Friday 31 October 2014
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 20.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.
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Doris Altenkamp, senior consultant and expert in information security will speak about the security dynamics of cyber space and provide insights into current threats and mitigation strategies on the Internet. She will explain how individuals and organisations may stand up to the challenge of an increasingly complex threat landscape.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

Register here for the event>>

About the speaker:
Doris Altenkamp has over 15 years of professional experience in information security and ICT. She has consulted with organisations in various industries, translating changing information security requirements and regulations into security management architectures and solutions aligned with business needs and corporate goals. She is currently leading the Security Technology Workshop at the ISF Grey Chapter. Doris has worked as an information security professional and security facilitator in various leadership roles for over 20 years. She has a degree in Computer Science from Saarland University, Saarbrücken and has conducted extensive research and published material on coding theory.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Glenn, Patricia & Melitta

By | October 20th, 2014|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

GCN lunchtime seminar wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who came out to the GCN lunchtime seminar last Thursday.

We would also like to thank Vincent Lusser for his interesting presentation about the challenges of communicating for urban planning Geneva. For those of you who weren’t able to make it to Acacias, you should have a look at the Pavillon Sicli. There’s a lot of information about what is being planned for Geneva, particularly the Acacias area and it’s a great venue for an event.

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A few photos are also up on our Flickr page.

Please look out for our next event at the end of October on internet security.

 

By | September 24th, 2014|GCN lunch events|0 Comments