September 22, 2016

Listen to Foundation Leaders and Issue Experts Live From ComNet16

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has joined with the Communications Network for its annual conference, ComNet16, which gathers communications professionals from the nonprofit and foundation worlds.

Tune in for a live video stream of the event's five keynote sessions on September 29 and 30, listed below (all times Eastern). The theme of this year's event, held in Detroit, is Driving Change.

  • Aaron Belkin, executive director of the Palm Center, in conversation with Michele Norris, former anchor of NPR's All Things Considered and founder of the Race Card Project. September 29, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
  • George Packer, National Book Award winner for the Unwinding and a staff writer at The New Yorker. September 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • La June Montgomery Tabron, chief executive of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Rip Rapson, CEO of the Kresge Foundation; Andrew Sherry, vice president for communications at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and Ryan Friedrichs, chief development officer for the City of Detroit, in conversation with Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press. September 29, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
  • New York Times columnist Charles Blow, in conversation with Jesse Salazar of the Communications Network and the Council on Foundations. September 30, 9-10 a.m.
  • Alfred Ironside, vice president for global communications at the Ford Foundation, and Doug Hattaway, president of Hattaway Communications. September 30, 11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

For those attending the conference in person, Chronicle reporter Alex Daniels will be available at the guest tables in the exhibit area for story pitches and will also be covering key sessions.

Watch the five keynote sessions here