Words in 3 Dimensions Conference: Write, Edit, Publish | May 24 – 26, 2013 | Edmonton

Words in 3D ConferenceFor the first time ever, three Alberta literary organizations are collaborating on a conference to serve writers, editors and publishers. Words in 3 Dimensions is proudly co-hosted by the Get Publishing Communications Society, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Editors’ Association of Canada–Prairie Provinces Branch. So get out that free calendar you got from Bob’s Delicatessen and Pet Emporium and write down May 24 – 26, 2013 or enter them into your electronic calendar (just don’t drop it in the bathtub). Besides saluting this historic three-way partnership, the title of the conference, Words in 3 Dimensions, highlights the three key aspects of the business this event will address: writing, editing and getting published.

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Strategic Social Media Plans for NonProfit Organizations Workshop | Calgary | February 7, 2013

Social Media Plans WorkshopWhether you’re a team of one or a team of many, social media is an essential communications tool. In today’s social media world, every supporter is a potential reporter and every employee is a potential marketer. Social media offers nonprofit organizations an unrivalled opportunity to speak directly to the people most likely to be interested in supporting their mission. These tools also make it easy to conduct market research and track awareness of  issues and causes. The challenge is that with so many social media tools to choose from, how do you choose the right tools? And with limited time to work with, where do you start?

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Nominate a Distinguished Artist for a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards

Alberta Arts AwardsNominations are open for the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards. Albertans are encouraged to nominate the artist or group of artists who exemplify excellence and have had significant impact on Alberta’s cultural scene. Eligible artists may work in visual, performing, literary, cinematic or other artistic media, including architecture or design. Nominations must be received by February 15, 2013. Adjudicators will choose up to three recipients for a $30,000 award, a handcrafted medal, and the opportunity for a residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony. Recipients will be announced in May and receive this distinction from the awards patron, His Honour, Colonel (Retired) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta at a gala dinner in Red Deer, June 15, 2013. The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards is one of Canada’s most prestigious independent arts awards programs, designed to raise the profile of arts in Alberta. The awards are made possible through a donor-funded endowment.

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Charity App Challenge Encourages Local Developers to Support Calgary Charities

Charity-App ChallengeThe Charity App Challenge is an initiative of the Calgary Herald, Digital Alberta and Place2Give. These three organizations came together over the idea of how can they could leverage technology for social good – hack-a-thon style! Mobile is the fastest growing communications and engagement medium and digital philanthropy is an evolving sector. They asked themselves, what could mobile technology do for the 12 Herald Christmas Fund charities to help solve a problem or help reach their goals and objectives? This year the Calgary Herald‘s Christmas Fund decided to champion mobile for its participating charities to help them in their organizational endeavors. Want to get involved? The Hack-a-thon will take place over 48 hours on Saturday, February 2 through Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Calgary Herald.

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