Agenda

The Annual Conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

Daily Agenda

The general outlines of the 2020 Conference Agenda is below.  It will be updated as information develops.

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

 

Wednesday | June 3, 2020

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Registration

8:00 –11:30 a.m.
Preconference session – Additional fee of $35, seating limited

Smartphone Video Lab: How to Create Compelling Recorded and Live Video Content
In this high-energy, hands-on, interactive session, Kerry will cover ways to quickly create compelling video content for your social media platforms. This includes how to shoot great looking video, basic editing techniques, and how to do effective livestreams on Facebook Live, Twitter, and Instagram. Kerry will reveal great apps that allow easy content creation on the go, and will demonstrate the accessories that give you excellent audio, great lighting, and steady shots so you can look like a pro!

Note: Bring your smartphone, fully charged. Kerry recommends installation of one or more of the following apps: iMovie (if you have an iPhone; and InShot and Adobe Premiere Rush (each of which work on iPhone or Android).

Speaker: Kerry Shearer, “The Livestream Expert”

1:15–1:30 p.m.
Conference Open and Welcome
Greg Sowell, TAMIO President

1:30–2:30 p.m.
Opening Keynote
Sponsored by CivicPlus

Concurrent Sessions

2:40–3:40 p.m.
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3:40–4:10 p.m.
Networking Break With Sponsors

Concurrent Sessions

4:15–5:15 p.m.
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5:30–7:00 p.m.
Tour of Globe Life Field
We will gather in the lobby of the hotel and at 5:45 p.m., walk over to tour the new ballpark for the Texas Rangers.

7:00 p.m.
Networking Live!
On our way back from Globe Life Field, we will stop at Texas Live! for dinner.  Instead of our usual restaurant romp, this year everyone will be able to go to the restaurant of their choice.  None take reservations and there is a way to sit centrally with your group even if you get food from different outlets.  For those of you who want something quieter, the hotel has an excellent restaurant.

 

Thursday | June 4, 2020

7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Registration

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Welcome
Sponsored by 3CMA

9:00–10:00 a.m.
Morning Keynote
Sponsored by Citibot, LLC

The Surprising Science of Community Input: What’s Helpful? What’s Useless? What’s Dangerous?

For government communicators, public input “data” comes from many channels and is valuable in decision making. But how do you know which data is needed for which decisions? Which channels are good for which data? What makes data unrepresentative or even dangerous? Or maybe, what’s the point of it all? In this interactive and entertaining presentation, you’ll get these answers and more from data expert Kevin Lyons. Sure, you’ll get useful frameworks and helpful facts, but you’ll also learn how to ignore people with scientific precision – its all part of knowing how to better manage the input you have and get the data you need.

Speaker: Kevin Lyons, Founder and CEO, FlashVote

10:00–10:30 a.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors

Concurrent Sessions

10:30–11:30 p.m.
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11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Membership Business Meeting
Sponsored by Digital Resources, Inc.

12:45–2:00 p.m.
TAMIO Film Fest
Sponsored by Cooksey Communication

Sit back and enjoy the best videos created by you and your peers in this favorite, annual TAMIO session.

Moderator:  Molly Fox, CPC, Director of Communications, Town of Flower Mound

Concurrent Sessions

2:15–3:15 p.m.
Building Executive Presence
In this interactive session, Dr. Lambiase will focus on ways to improve communication leadership through improving relational communication style to gain self-awareness and serve as an influencer with executives and communication team members. Learn how to gain insight on your own communication style, and how to cultivate a more authentic and productive executive presence. The session will also include ways to coach others in communication leadership.

Speaker: Jacqueline Lambiase, Ph.D., Department Chair of Strategic Communication, Texas Christian University

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3:15–3:45 p.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors
Sponsored by Archive Social

Concurrent Sessions

3:45–4:45 p.m.
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7:00–9:00 p.m.
TAMI Awards Banquet

 

Friday | June 5, 2020

7:00–10:00 a.m.
Registration

8:00–8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

8:35–9:30 a.m.
Morning Keynote
Sponsored by Intrado Civic Live

Be Quick to Listen…Slow to Speak: Build an Architecture for Listening in a World Full of Chatter

The concept that “people want to know they have been heard before they are willing to listen,” is an age-old concept of communications theory that has been impacted by the creation of a variety of two-way communication channels. Texas Christian University (TCU) professor Ashley English will bring the latest results of her research to help you build an “architecture of listening” in your organization to improve on this old paradigm.

Speaker: Ashley English, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Strategic Communication, Texas Christian University.

 

9:40–10:40 a.m.
Closing Keynote

Breaking Down Leadership Communications

The ability to lead is the foundation to success whether you’re a one person shop or part of a larger communications department. This keynote presentation from Retired Colonel Chris Naler (US Marine Corps) will take you through an exercise to help you identify your style and how to apply your strengths and weaknesses to make a difference in your organization.

Speaker: Chris Naler, Col (USMC Ret.), Adjunct Professor, Department of Strategic Communication, Texas Christian University.

 

10:40 a.m.
Closing remarks