Event: Influence and Fighting Propaganda!

The IO Institute, in partnership with the MountainRunner Institute, presents a conference on Influence & Fighting Propaganda on October 13-14 at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

The Information Operations Institute of the Association of Old Crows cordially invites you to attend a conference focusing on influence and propaganda.  Influence – what are influence factors, who can be influenced, how and why can people or groups be influenced, what are different approaches to influence and how is influence accomplished and how is it different at the personal level all the way to the national level?   Propaganda – what it is, enjoy a presentation of real examples of famous propaganda by infamous propagandists, discuss how we counter it, is it still going on today, how do we fight misinformation and how do we disseminate a meaningful message avoiding the label of propaganda?

On October 13 and 14, at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. Check below for the agenda. Online registration will be available soon.

Conference Agenda

October 13

9 am – Keynote Speaker
10 am – Commercial Aspects of Influence – Dr. Nancy Snow, moderator: Commercial approaches to influence are different from academic, government and military methods, tools and philosophy.  Training, preparation are highly intensive and available tools can perhaps serve as a model for others in influencing others as a part of their profession.

1 pm – Dr. Steve Luckert – Holocaust Museum – Nazi Propaganda (invited)
2 pm – Soviet Propaganda
3 pm – Military perspectives on Influence – Glenn Ayers, COL, USA Ret) – Moderator

October 14th

9 am – US Department of State Keynote Speaker
10 am – US Dept of State on Influence – Dr. Dan Kuehl – Moderator


1 pm – Dr. Igor Panarin  – Russian Foreign Ministery
2 pm – Eric Dezenhall (invited) – Crisis Communications
3 pm – Academics on Influence – Dr. Nancy Snow – Moderator

Conference Classification – Unclassified

Registration Fees

Registration fees include: Continental breakfasts; lunches; breaks and reception

*Government: $50
*Military: $25
Industry/Contractor – $200
Students/Faculty –  free

*The military fee applies only to active duty military and the government fee applies to civilian personnel (not contractors) with a current government ID card. Military/Government ID cards must be presented at check in.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Turning Stone Resort located at 5218 Patrick Road, Verona, NY 13478-3012.


Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona, NY 13478
The AOC has reserved a block of rooms at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The resort is offering a special rate of $125 Tower-King;  $250 for the Lodge-King; $65 for the Inn-Combination King/Double. All room rates are based on availability. Please call the resort  directly toll-free at (800) 771-7711; outside the US please call 1-315-361-7711 no later than September 17, 2010. Refer to Association of Old Crows when making your hotel reservation.

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