Learn about the latest developments in mobile messaging from various public sector clients
Leeds, UK – March 21st, 2011
txttools, a Blackboard company, is pleased to announce the opening of registration for its 8th “Let’s talk about txt!” event. The free conference will take place at City University, London on the 12th of May 2011 and will feature various public sector organisations sharing their experiences using mass notification and two-way text services to improve communications.
The rapid adoption of mobile handsets across the UK has significantly impacted individual communications preferences, creating new challenges and opportunities for organisations seeking to improve community engagement and responsiveness. Let’s talk about txt! seminars provide a dynamic environment to learn from leaders in the public sector with experienced new communications technologies and techniques.
James Lasbrey, Head of Interactive Sales at O2, will be the conference keynote speaker, followed by a variety communications and safety specialists from councils, police, connexions, universities, colleges and industry scheduled to share real life examples about how they are addressing their communities’ mobile communications needs. Featured delegates include:
- Andrew Jones , Marketing Manager, Bedfordshire Police
- Simon Wright, Senior Emergency Planning Officer, North Yorkshire CC
- Mick Mullane, Network Manager, Yorkshire Coast College
- Dr Susannah Quinsee, Director Learning Development Centre, City University London
- Laurence Smith, Assistant Director of Corporate Planning and Assurance , CAFCASS
- Mark Diggins, Co-ordinator, Sports Scotland, Avalanche Information
- Brian Hipkin, Dean of Students, Regents College, London
- Andy Black, technology evangelist
The conference will also feature the latest Blackboard Connect and txttools services, with demonstrations provided by Blackboard product specialists. In addition, complimentary service accounts and message deliveries will be available for conference attendees. “Let’s talk about txt!” conferences provide a unique forum to learn about how organisations are responding to the evolving communications preferences of their communities”, said Stephen McCann, VP & Managing Director, Blackboard, txttools. “They are using mobile and webtechnologies to improve how they reach constituents, get them involved and reduce the costs of community outreach.”
The conference isn’t just for organisations already engaged with messaging and mass communications. Those considering these services, such as emergency planning officers, communication teams, marketing teams, IT managers, VLE managers, or administration staff, can benefit from learning how their peers have evaluated and implemented their own solutions.
Reservations for the conference are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Book online at www.txttools.co.uk, call 0113 234 2111 or email your name and mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested parties can keep updated about the event and the agenda by checking the website and registering to receive our newsletter at www.txttools.co.uk
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txttools Ltd is a Blackboard Connect company. It was established in January 2001 and is the result of over 14 years of innovation within the technology market.
Stephen McCann, VP & Managing Director, txttools UK
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