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BC2 2017 is coming together!

The 6th annual Berkeley Communications Conference (BC2) will be held on Tuesday, June 13 from 8am-1:30pm at Alumni House. This year’s conference brings together various forms of storytelling, from literary to social, and news platforms (both real and fake) that broadcast these stories.  

The morning will kick off with hot beverages and a welcome address from chancellor-designate Carol Christ. Christ will be followed by four exciting speakers: novelist and teaching professor in the English department Vikram Chandra; recent alum and social media wunderkind Tai Tran; charismatic university librarian Jeff MacKie-Mason; and author, journalist, and co-founder of Berkeleyside Frances Dinkelspiel. As is BC2 tradition, the conference will shine the spotlight on UC Berkeley communications staffers’ creative work with the Brand Awards, and there will be ample time for networking with your peers. Check out the full agenda.

The Brand Awards entry deadline is midnight on Monday, May 8, 2017. Entry form and details.

The Rules:

  • See your email for the link to register. Register by June 1 to secure your spot at the conference.
  • Space is limited and the conference will be first-come, first-served only. Your invitation is for one participant and is non-transferrable.
  • If you didn’t receive an invite and hope to attend, e-mail one of the co-chairs (linked below) and we will add you to our wait list.

Stay tuned for more fun features from your co-chairs and speakers. In the meantime: is fake news making you anxious? Maybe you need a costume change.

See you in June!

Your 2017 BC2 Co-Chairs Caitlin Appert-Nguyen (University Health Services), Adolfo Guerra (Student Affairs Communications), Louisa Spier (Cal Performances)  

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