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EVENT: OEC 2012 Legislative Summit
WHAT: 2012 Legislative Summit
WHEN: Jan. 27, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Join the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) and the Ohio League of Conservation Voters for the 2012 Legislative Summit. Participants will review recent successes, examine upcoming challenges and gain skills and knowledge to make Ohio's environmental and conservation network even stronger in 2012 and beyond.
The summit will include workshops on:
• leveraging social media for successful campaigns
• working with the media
• understanding the legislative process
• OEC Members - $20 per person, includes lunch and materials
• Non-members - $25 per person, includes lunch and materials
• OEC Legacy Club & President's Club Members - Free
For more information and to register, click here.
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