The Power and Impact of Words
Thursday, February 21, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Center for Architecture and Design
1801 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108


“Kansas official resigns after uproar over ‘master race’ remarks.”  -- New York Times

The comments made during a Board of County Commissioners Meeting in Kansas went viral. News outlets from across the country and around the world reported on, not only the words used, but also the event that triggered them and the people involved, including the consulting city planner. How should a planner handle a viral event if it happens during his or her career? What should businesses and organizations do? Triveece Penelton, AICP, shares insights and tips after going through the experience. The session will focus on media treatment, coordination, branding, and advocacy in the age of social media, viral video, and clickbait. 

Speaker: Triveece Penelton, AICP - Vireo

Triveece is a city planner and public involvement innovator at Vireo. With nearly 20 years of experience, the local, county, state, and regional projects that she manages blend community planning with intensive public engagement, education, information sharing, and messaging.

Boxed lunch will be provided. Please note if you have dietary restrictions.

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