LUMA Conference: Talking to the Communicators

November 19, 2009, 10:56 AM EST

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The CAW's Local Union Media Association Conference brought together union editors, web masters, photographers, designers and communicators from coast-to-coast at the Port Elgin Family Education Centre.

More than 50 delegates took part November 13 to 15 to learn more about the social media of Web 2.0 as well as the issue of net neutrality and who owns the internet. They also learned about the keys to writing an attention grabbing news release and took part in workshops on WordPress (a free online website building program), using photography to motivate social change, basic news writing and creating audio for the internet through podcasting.

A new LUMA website was created through the combined efforts of all participants and a discussion was held on how to reinvigorate LUMA. The LUMA website will be officially launched before the holidays.

As part of the conference, which is held every two years, awards were given out for writing, photography, layout, web design and web writing, to name a few. Here is a list of the winners:

Print Category:
Best Layout Design - CAW Local 112
General Excellence - FFAW/CAW
Best Local Union Story (Tie) - CAW Local 1520 and FFAW/CAW
Best Photo - CAW Local 222
Best Overall Publication - CAW Local 4451

Website Category:
Best Website - CAW Local 112
Best On-line Story & Photo - CAW Local 222
Best Home Page - CAW Local 2301
Best Feature & Photo - CAW Local 222

Luma Creative Communications Award (New):
Creative Communications - CAW Local 114

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