Crisis Communications Conference

New strategies to prepare, defend and promote your organization during a crisis

May 9–10, 2019 • Omaha, Nebraska



In today’s turbulent media landscape, a crisis can threaten your organization’s brand image at a moment’s notice—and communicators must act faster than ever before.

Whether you’re looking to bolster your reputation or better respond to situations that can befall your organization at any time without notice, you’ll learn how the era of fake news and fast-moving social media backlash have changed communications best practices.

Don’t miss this chance to take pages from crisis playbooks that will show you how to confront such emergencies as viral tweets, natural disasters, brand activism, security breaches and more. 

What you'll learn:

  • Ways to craft and employ phase-based messaging
  • How to prepare your organizations and clients for a security breach
  • Tips for inserting your narrative across platforms and getting ahead of a quickly moving news cycle
  • The crucial differences between reaching and influencing internal stakeholders vs. external audiences
  • How to prepare for blowback without compromising your messages
Don't miss this unique opportunity!

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Attend two days of information-packed sessions, workshops and inspirational keynotes at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.



Associate director for communications, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Communications officer
Principal Foundation
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Grand Poobah of PR
Ben & Jerry’s
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Director of Communications
Nebraska Medicine
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Tour Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit

Tour Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit, one of three such facilities in the United States equipped to handle a medical crisis such as the Ebola outbreak. The unit, which has been operational since 2005, enabled Nebraska Medicine to treat Ebola patients in 2014 without risk to its health care workers, and enabled the staff to take a leading role in educating the world’s health care community about best practices in an infectious disease activation.



If you work in:

• Public relations • Strategic communications • Corporate communications • Digital communications • Social media • Content marketing • Brand journalism • Global communications • Media relations • Marketing • Public affairs • Employee communications • Internal communications • Executive communications • Public information

Nebraska Medicine

Conference Venue:
Nebraska Medicine
Yanney Conference Room
505 S 45th St,
Omaha, NE 68106



Here are a few excellent takeaways you’ll bring back:

  • How to be sensitive to social and political issues
  • Ways to marry your external and internal crisis communications plans
  • Tips to set up key stakeholders as spokespeople and allies
  • How to make the best of unpopular policies and procedures and defend disliked decisions
  • Takeaways o fine-tune your crisis messaging to create desired results
  • Tips for planning for a multitude of scenarios in response
  • The makeup of the cybersecurity landscape, including the language to add to your lexicon and tools to enhance your skill set
  • How to handle reporter phone calls and interview requests when your reputation is threatened
  • How to successfully execute your crisis preparations and strategies

Thank you to our current sponsors and partners


Join us as an event sponsor and meet your target audience, showcase your products, present thought leadership, generate leads and boost your brand.

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