Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector Conference

Exploring digital military campaign effectiveness and awareness through social media


London, United Kingdom

We are proud to present the 8th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, taking place on the 28th and 29th November in London, United Kingdom.

Social Media
has become an increasingly vital tool for the Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Not only in order to reach out to a wider and younger audience globally for recruitment and information purposes but as a new front in warfare. What soldiers, airmen, and sailors post online can be crucial to winning the hearts and minds of local populations, weakening the enemy's narrative, and as an instrument in the proliferation of cyber warfare. This year's conference will focus on cyber defence, operational use of social media, individual nations' and organisations' social media campaigns, open-source intelligence gathering, and much more!


Benefits of Attending

  • The only event for military and defence experts to discuss how they use social media in their respective operations
  • Hear briefings from the UK MoD, RAF, US DoD, Canadian Armed Forces, NATO STRATCOM and other leading players
  • Meet and network with military and industry campaign planners for strategic communication
  • Explore how to best increase reach and audience engagement
  • Key topics will include: open-source intelligence gathering, cyber warfare, C2, operational use of social media, campaign effectiveness
  • Exclusive focus on social media campaign best practices in our pre-conference workshop!


Who should attend

  • State & local government officials in Communication / PR / Digital media roles
  • Social Media Management Software
  • Content Creation / Management Services
  • Mobile Apps / App Development
  • Social Networks
  • Analytics / Measurement Software
  • Social Listening / Monitoring Tools
  • Content Management Systems / Microsites
  • SMS Alert Services
  • Email Marketing Automation Platforms


Plus Two Pre-Conference Workshops | 27th November 2018

Workshop A: The Use of Social Media For Military Recruitment
Hosted by: Captain Molloy, Irish Defence Forces
9.00am - 12.30pm

Workshop B: The Goal of Behavioural Change: Best Practice Thoughts for Defence Campaigns
Hosted by: Joanna Timmermann, Director, Kinetic Thinking
1.30pm - 5.00pm

Speakers

  • Brigadier General Hans Damen, Leader Taskforce Logistics, Dutch Ministry of Defence
  • Captain Jelle van Haaster, Researcher Cyber Operations, Dutch Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Joseph Tan, Director, Nexus, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
  • Commander Ward De Grieve, Strategic Communications advisor, Belgian Navy
  • Commissioner Dirk Feldhaus, Director of Communications, German Armed Forces
  • Dr. Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar, Lecturer in Journalism, City University London
  • Major Nina Raduha, Civil Military Interaction and Cooperation, Slovenian Armed Forces
  • Mr. Anthony O'Bryant, Deputy Army Digital Media Division, US Army
  • Mr. Benjamin Heap, Senior Expert, NATO STRATCOM Centre of Excellence
  • Mr. Harald Nygaard Kvam, Digital Editor, Norwegian Armed Forces Media Centre
  • Mr. Nathan Herring, Social Media Manager and Staff Writer, US Africa Command
  • Mr. Richard Cole, Director, l3 Gen
  • Mrs. Alex Schillemore, Head of Digital, Royal Navy
  • Mrs. Alicia Kearns, Independent Counter-Terrorism, Disinformation and Crisis Management Communications Consultant, Alicia Kearns
  • Ms. Helen Craven, Head of Media: Digital, News & Creative Content, Royal Navy
  • Ms. Lucy Ellis, Communications Advisor, Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters, Canadian Department of National Defense
  • Ms. Sally Taft, Digital Content Manager, RAF100
  • Ms. Tiffany Miller, Director for Digital Media and Strategy, Office of the Secretary of Defence, US DoD
  • Nathan Herring, Social Media Manager and Staff Writer, US AFRICOM

Venue

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Road
London, United Kingdom
Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector
Event details
Organizer : SMi Defence
Venue : Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-18925