2017 IAM Communications Conference

From left: Bill Trbovich, IAM Canadian Communications Director; Rob Piercy, LL2323; Gord Taylor, LL764; Bobby Manevski, LL2113; Aurélie Sarrabezolles, Canadian Research Director; Zita Hildebrandt, LL2797; Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice-President; Don Seel, LL99; Frank Saptel, Canadian Territorial Communications Representative; Heather Kelley, GLR & Education Representative; Dave Chartrand, GLR & Québec Coordinator; Rick Arsenault, GLR and Gérald Tremblay, GLR & Aerospace Coordinator.

More than 100 IAM Communicators from across Canada and the United States met for the 2017 IAM Communications Conference. We shared strategies on how to better communicate through traditional as well as the newer social media and asked ourselves how we could cut through the noise in our communications to better reach our members.

The hashtag for the conference was #VoiceActivation and the conference focused on how to activate our own voices, as well as those of our members.

Canadians were prominent throughout the conference from General Vice-President Stan Pickthall to Territorial Communications Representative Frank Saptel to a strategic communications presentation by Zita Hildebrandt (LL2797), Rob Piercy (LL2323) and Don Seel (LL99).

Canadian General Vice-President Stan Pickthall makes opening remarks at the IAM Communications Conference
Panel about Communication & Organising at #VoiceActivation with Ryan Price from the Independent Drivers’ Guild, Tanya Hutchins, HQ Communications Representative (moderator), Gabrielle Rogano, Special Representative and Frank Saptel, Canadian Communications Representative.
Don Seel (LL99), Zita Hildebrandt (LL2797), and Rob Piercy (LL2323)


GVP Stan Pickthall with Zita Hildebrandt (LL2797), Rob Piercy (LL2323) and Don Seel (LL99)