FAN Meetings


Please join us for the next Future Audience Network meeting

on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 8:30am – 10:00am


Ken Peterson
Communications Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium



Elizabeth Murray
Artist / Author

“Cultivating relationships with journalists and social media influencers to advance your priorities and your mission.”
Your message can go much further, much faster through “third-party validators” — but where do you find them, how do you cultivate them and how do you make the best use of their support??


Ken Peterson is communications director for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, including its Seafood Watch and ocean policy programs. In that capacity, he’s responsible for media relations and other communications about a public aquarium that’s considered both an ocean conservation leader and the finest public aquarium in the world. He is a frequent presenter on topics related to social media, crisis communications and the evolution of public relations in the age of digital media. Prior to joining the aquarium in 1989, he was a writer/editor for 15 years with the San Jose Mercury News, Monterey County Herald, Carmel Pine Cone and other publications. His writing focused on coastal, land use and environmental issues. He also edited a weekly English-language newsletter in Istanbul, Turkey.


8:30 –  Doors Open; Continental Breakfast, Coffee — and Conversation

8:45 –  Introductions


10:00 – FAN Meeting Ends; Conversations can continue!


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About the F.A.N. Meetings

We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month – in the morning with treats – at various venues.

Thanks to support from the Community Foundation and the Packard Foundation, the Arts Council presents monthly meetings that focus on trends, techniques and tips to drive attendance to arts presentations. Our speakers tailor their remarks to the special needs and constraints of local arts organizations – but they are applicable to many and all are welcome.

Each month focus we open with networking, followed by a brief update on our first ever collective action – Monterey County joins the Million Plates Campaign (see; followed by our featured training.

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