President and digital public affairs strategist, Fullduplex Ltd.
Mark Blevis specializes in strategic communication, reputation management and online advocacy. He works with companies and organizations in the high-tech, financial services, natural resources, emergency services, energy, healthcare, pharmaceutical and publishing industries as well as to foreign embassies and Canadian government departments and agencies.
In addition to client work, Mark conducts research into the role of the participatory web in public affairs, politics, digital influence and the impact of technology on society. He is a regular analyst for Canadian media including CTV, CBC, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Press and PostMedia.
Mark co-authored his first book, TOUCH: Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization (Dundurn, October 2014), with Tod Maffin. TOUCH provides leaders of all types of organizations with proven guidance on how to put humanity—the critical ingredient of commerce and advocacy—into their technological interactions.
From 2006 to 2012, Mark co-organized an annual conference on online communication and audience engagement.
Table Hosts pose a question related to digital citizenship and their own work in order to spark discussion in small groups of 8-9 participants over lunch.
Voting is a key way citizens engage with their political system but participation is not even across demographic groups. This session examines which groups vote and which do not, which groups are invited to participate and which are not, and what might be done to encourage increased voting across the board. Particular attention is paid […]