Crisis Communications Conference


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In an emergency, front-line services have to communicate quickly, clearly, authentically and with confidence. Hosted by the Ottawa Police Service and INTERSECT, the Crisis Communications Conference will show you how to connect with your audience and be heard.

April 25 to 26, 2018
Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
$495 + HST

This conference is now SOLD OUT

"Anyone who has managed an emergency understands the crucial role of communication, whether it is warning those at-risk, coordinating partners, engaging communities or understanding risk perceptions." John Rainford

Conference Outline

Think fast, talk smart and be audience ready with Matt Abrahams, educator and coach of Strategic Communication at Stanford University.

RCMP Director of Strategic Communications will take participants through best practices for successful communications management during an emergency, how to work with your partners and post-crisis analysis to be even better prepared the next time.

Confront your worst communications fears with Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck, media training consultants in leadership communications, media interviews and risk communications. They will take your questions and provide you with solutions.

A case study of the 2016 Orlando Pulse night club shooting with a panel of communicators representing Orlando Health, Orlando Sheriff's Department and the Orlando Mayor's office, facilitated by John Rainford, Carleton University professor and Director of The Warning Project.

See full agenda here.


There are many beautiful locations to stay in Ottawa. The Lord Elgin Hotel is a short, but lovely walk, away from our conference location and has offered our participants a special rate of $199. Book your stay online and take advantage of this special until March 24, 2018. You may also quote the group code 180423OTPS.

Contact us at or 613-236-1222 ext. 5860.

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