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Event Date

StoryConnect Communications Workshop

September 25-28, 2022

Freelance writers and utility communicators spend three days boosting storytelling skills at this workshop. Attendees collaborate on a series of photography and writing tasks.

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StoryConnect Workshop

The Ruralite Communicators' Workshop has a new name for trusted storytelling tactics!

September 25th through 28th, 2022

Freelance writers and utility communicators spend three days boosting storytelling skills at our workshop. Attendees collaborate on a series of photography and writing tasks.

Room rates start at $129 and go up from there. Tell them you're with the Pioneer Utility Resources group when you call to get the workshop rate.

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Speakers 

More speakers will be announced soon!

Schedule

Sunday, September 25

6:30 to 8 p.m.— Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres while visiting with workshop presenters, attendees, sponsors and Pioneer staff


Monday, September 26

  • 6:45 to 7:45 a.m.— Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m.— Registration opens
  • 8 to 8:30 a.m.— Welcome and staff introductions
  • 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.— Opening speaker: Portland Army Corp of Engineers Social Media
  • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m.— Break
  • 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.— Photography Session
  • 10:45 a.m. to noon a.m.— Writing Session
  • 12 to 1:30 p.m.— Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.— Photography Session 2
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.— Powerful Web
  • 3:30 to 3:45 p.m.— Break
  • 3:45 to 5 p.m.— Writing Session 2
  • Evening— Group Dinner on your own (sign up for restaurant choice)
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.— Bonfire


Tuesday, September 27

  • 6:30 to 8 a.m.— Shooting with our photo instructor
  • 8 to 9 a.m.— Breakfast
  • 9 to 10 a.m.— Outside industry speaker
  • 10 to 10:15 a.m.— Break
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15— Photo scavenger hunt prep
  • 11:15 to noon— Pam Blair: Copy Editing Like a Pro
  • Noon to 4 p.m.— Lunch on your own and time for photography assignment
  • 3 to 5 p.m.— Photo assignment time in workshop room
  • 3:30 p.m. — Optional: Pioneer Votes Demo
  • 4 p.m. — Optional: Pioneer Studio Demo
  • 4:30 p.m. — Optional: Pioneer Social Demo
  • 6 p.m.— Game Night!

2018 Communicators' Workshop Game Night from Pioneer Utility Resources on Vimeo.


Wednesday, September 28

  • Rise and shine— Breakfast on your own
  • 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.— Photo review and answers to photography questions, Part 1
  • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m.— Break
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.— Photo review and answers to photography questions, Part 2
  • 10:30 to 11 a.m.— Check out
  • 11 a.m. to noon— Sack lunch/roundtable combo, sponsored by Touchstone Energy.

Thanks to our Sponsors!



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