Conference services

We provide off-site and on-site media and communication support services around your conference (before, during and after) to:
  • Enhance visibility and raise profile of key issues,
  •  Increase representation and participation of your stakeholders and key constituencies (by being ‘eyes and ears’ of those who are unable to attend), 
  • Chronicle online conference coverage, and 
  • Help connect the dots between different health and development events and issues.

[Examples of CNS coverage of health and development conferences in recent past]

Pre-conference services:
• Facilitating e-consultation and conducting key informant interviews with your stakeholders and key constituencies around conference priority issues
Commissioning CNS Correspondents to conduct in-country interviews on priority issues around the conference to develop their news articles, publish and syndicate them through CNS and other channels
• Facilitating a competitive selection process for health and development writers to qualify for conference media scholarships
Building and managing a social media campaign at least 5-7 months ahead of the conference. This campaign includes strategies such as promoting conference hash-tag on Twitter and other platforms, monitoring its use through analytics-tools, helping increase the visibility of the conference and upping the online engagement around key conference priority issues.

On-site conference services:
• Publishing and syndicating news articles written by CNS Correspondents as part of conference coverage through CNS to print and online media
• Being eyes and ears of those not attending, etc – and where it gets published, News section of conference website,
Supporting media scholars at the conference by facilitating media trainings, briefings and supporting on-site coverage
• Producing daily conference newspaper using content generated onsite by CNS Correspondents and media scholars
Continuing with the social media campaign and engagement: Supporting social media engagement on key priority issues of the conference, by on-site promotion of conference hash-tag on Twitter and other platforms, and also monitoring its use through analytics
Scanning conference-related news coverage, aggregating and analyzing news content, maintaining an online archive and feeding it on the conference website

Post-conference services:
Commissioning CNS Correspondents to write post-conference in-depth news articles in their country’s contexts, publishing and syndicating them through CNS and other channels
• Continuing with the social media campaign and engagement after the conference ends


[Examples of CNS coverage of health and development conferences in recent past]