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What do politicians say to get elected and what changes when they assume office?
How do businesses effectively and ethically communicate their policy priorities to regulators, elected officials and the public?
Where do journalists and the media fit into the equation?
What role do professional communicators play and where does one find these jobs?
On November 8, all eyes will be fixed on the Presidential election. At the 2016 Communications Forum, George Mason University took a closer look at political and policy communications -- what they entail and why it matters. A line-up of dynamic speakers, representing a wide array of professional backgrounds, shared their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on the current state of political and policy related communications and what we can expect in the years to come.
Following the presentation, students were invited to participate in a unique speed mentoring session with top professionals currently working in the field of strategic communications.
Governor Martin O’Malley -- Opening Keynote Speaker
Mark McKinnon, No Labels Co-founder, Co-creator of Showtime’s The Circus -- Closing Keynote Speaker
Michael Shear, White House Correspondent, New York Times -- Moderator
Torie Clarke, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, SAP
Sarah Audelo, Political and Field Director, Rock the Vote
Linda Qiu, Staff Writer, PolitiFact
Professor Emily Vraga, George Mason University