Do you feel like the digital world is whizzing by? Are you still trying to figure out the difference between a Mac and a PC while the rest of the world is blogging about Droople and Joomla? If so, the AWC TechTrekking seminar is for you!
The Association for Women in Communications announces the launch of AWC TechTrekking, a full-day seminar designed to provide the AWC member with up-to-date knowledge from the digital world
During the next year, AWC will host this tour in various cities to provide AWC members from surrounding areas the opportunity to attend the seminar, as well as network with their peers. This seminar is open to the public, although AWC members will enjoy a special rate for the day.
Attend and you will learn the ways to unlock the mysteries of
* Web design – Basic beginner class when you just need to understand how it's done. Great overview to reduce anxiety about the overall concept of the constantly evolving Web development.
* Web standards – Helps you sort through the issues of making sure Web content looks the same whether users are on their Mac, PC or cell phone.
* Content management systems – Learn how to create a Web site that can be maintained by a non-technical user. You will leave with information that can be directly applied in your workplace.
* Podcasting/blogging – Finally! You'll experience an actual demonstration of how a podcast and a blog are made.
* Video production – Learn ways to approach creating an effective video project, what to use to make a memorable video production, ways to gather interesting elements and, ultimately, how to deliver that content.
* Enhancing images – Photoshop basics: specific techniques you can use immediately to make your images pop for use online or in print.
The first TechTrekking seminar will be held in Kansas City, Missouri!
Friday, April 16, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In the Thornhill Art Gallery
11909 Wornall Road
Lunch will be provided.
About the instructors:
Phil Vandiver and Maria Henneberry started Contemporary Visuals, a multi-media production company, after college and during the past 20 years have expanded their clients to include non-profit agencies and universities, to Fortune 500 companies.
Phil Vandiver is currently an associate professor at Heartland Community College, in the Digital Media Communications Department that he created and developed into the largest technology department on campus. The department continues to grow as he develops and implements digital media and Web development classes regularly. He also manages the college's Apple Training Center and is an Apple Certified Pro and Apple Certified Trainer.
Maria Henneberry is an award-winning journalist and anchor, who received AWC's highest membership award for communications excellence in 2008. Together Phil and Maria produce countless video projects each year from commercials and promotional projects to educational videos and interactive DVDs. They both are on the cutting edge of the digital world, and communicate to others how to navigate within that world.