Programme

Day 1

Wed, 28 Nov


Delegate arrival, check-in, and registration

11:00 | Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus, Symphony Way, Belhar

Meet & greet lunch

13:00

Marick Hornsveld

Opening of Congress

14:00

Dr Riaan C Els

Congress programme and proceedings

14:10

Welcome | Dr Chris Nhlapo

Word of welcome by the host institution

14:15

Keynote address

14:30

Tea/ coffee and refreshments

15:30

Marick Hornsveld and Dr Riaan Els

Annual General Meeting

16:15

Social and networking event

A Capetownian affair

17:15 | CPUT lake, Bellville Campus, Belhar

Day 2

Thu, 29 Nov


Welcome and logistical arrangements

08:25

Plenary session | Thabang Chiloane

No, no, The VIP goes on the other side

08:30

Plenary session | Kylie Hatton

Lessons from (re)developing a university website

09:30

Tea/ coffee and refreshments

10:30

Parallel sessions

Peer learning and sharing engagement sessions

11:15
Parallel 1 | Vuyo Bongela

A new name, a new identity – re-positioning of a university

Parallel 2 | Stefan Els

Photographic storytelling: thinking about photography and creating visual stories for your institution

Parallel 4 | Candes Keating

We heard you! How to conduct an internal communication audit


Group photo

12:15

Meet your peers lunch

12:30

How do you …?

Parallel, open-mic, question and answer sessions with peers

13:30
Parallel 1 | Facilitated by Cathy Cloete

Events management, stakeholder relations & protocol

Parallel 2 | Facilitated by Khotso Moabi

Advancement, development & fundraising

Parallel 3 | Facilitated by Prof Anesh Singh

Alumni relations

Parallel 4 | Facilitated by Ilze Bakkes

Marketing and recruitment

Parallel 5 | Facilitated by Lauren Kansley

News and media liaison


Tea/ coffee and refreshments

14:30

Parallel working sessions by industry experts

Professional skills development sessions

15:15
Parallel 1 | Brendan Cooper

Mobile first – the rise of mobile for internal communication

Parallel 2 | Bruce Dube

The future of digital publishing

Parallel 3 | Karyn Strybos

The email and sms juggernaut

Parallel 4 | Dr Marina Joubert

Science communication


Closure of Day 2

16:15

Gala Dinner and Excellence Awards Ceremony

Arrival at 18:00, starts at 18:45 | Nitida Wine Farm
Day 3

Fri, 30 Nov


Welcome and logistical arrangements

08:55

This is how we won

Three, 15-minute snap-sessions by 2017 Excellence Awards winners

09:00

Tea/ coffee and refreshments

10:00

Parallel panel discussions

10:45
Parallel panel 1 | Karen Bruns, Hernan Finkel, Prof Anesh Singh

Fundraising: sh*#@%t, it ain’t easy, but…

Parallel panel 2 | Dr Nirvana Bechan, Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell, Jaco Pienaar

Trends shaping the South African communication industry

Parallel panel 3 | Willie du Plessis, Lauren Kansley, Veliswa Mhlope

Protecting your institution in a world of fake news


Dr Riaan C Els

Congress assessment

11:45

Marick Hornsveld

Closing remarks

12:00

Light lunch to go

12:15

Departure

12:30