Managing Fear: How the Austin Police Department managed communications when a serial bomber struck the city

A serial bomber had the City of Austin in a near panic for 18 days in March. The entire community was mobilized in preventing the spread of fear and continued incidents. At the same time, the city was experiencing its largest event of the year – SXSW. In this session…

Get an insider’s look at an ATX icon – join us Feb. 13

Join IABC Austin at the Broken Spoke (yes, that Broken Spoke) and find out how longtime journalism teacher Donna Marie Miller turned her passion for the honky-tonk into a book deal. Get inspired about the power of storytelling and hear some thrilling tales about Austin’s legendary dance hall, the Broken…

Communicating during a crisis

Recent natural disasters have tested organizations’ crisis and emergency plans. IABC Austin recently hosted regional communicators in a group discussion and sharing session about communicating during a crisis. Angel Flores, Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) senior public information officer, led the discussion. Here are a couple…