#1 Conference for Internal Communications & Employee Experience
#1 Conference for Internal Communications & Employee Experience
#1 Conference for Internal Communications & Employee Experience
#1 Conference for Internal Communications & Employee Experience
#1 Conference for Internal Communications & Employee Experience
Agenda
May 24 - 25, 2022

Join your peers for a kickoff celebration May 24th and then on May 25th hear from industry leaders (and some special guests!) as they share insights around important topics, including:

May 24th: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Welcome Party

May 25th: 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

May 25th: 9:00 am

Welcome address

May 25th: 9:05 am

State of the Industry Livestream

Our industry experts will get the day started with a deep dive on what the internal comms landscape looks like.

State of the Industry

Frank Wolf – Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Staffbase

Lottie Bazley – Advanced Communication Consultant at Staffbase

May 25th: 9:30 am

Authenticity: Why Communication Must be More Than Just Performative Livestream

Inclusive is authentic. Learn the impact that including all voices has on internal communications.

Authenticity: Why Communication Must be More Than Just Performative

Wema Hoover – Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader, Executive Coach, Culture Curator & former Google Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

May 25th: 10:30 am

A Seat at the Table: the Transformation of Internal Communicators

Let’s talk about the evolution internal communicators have experienced recently, from editor to advisor.

A Seat at the Table: the Transformation of Internal Communicators

Megan Clavelle – Director, Communications & Brand at Ausenco

Jack Maddock – Group Head of Digital Engagement at Sky

May 25th: 10:30 am

Employee Engagement in Times of Change Livestream

How do you stay in front of evolving employee needs? How do you create space for employees to share their concerns? Hear from our speakers as they address how they’ve successfully navigated the ever-changing communications landscape.

Employee Engagement in Times of Change

Lindsay Theile – Senior Director, Global Internal Communications at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Bret Roberts – Internal Communications Coordinator at EDA Contractors

Adrienne Hoyt – Vice President, Internal Communications at CNN

May 25th: 11:15 am

Coffee and Networking Break

May 25th: 11:45 am

View from the C-Suite: the Growing Importance of Being a Communicative Leader Livestream

It’s no secret today’s workforce wants to be more connected than ever. This means connecting with an organization’s leadership as well. For leaders, this means engaging with your teams by encouraging and creating an open environment of communication.

View from the C-Suite: the Growing Importance of Being a Communicative Leader

Danielle Weisberg – Co-founder and Co-CEO at theSkimm

Carly Zakin – Co-founder and Co-CEO at theSkimm

May 25th: 12:30 pm

Communicators Move People Livestream

2022 has brought a new age of employee communications, where we’re no longer measured by clicks and engagement, but by our ability to create impact. We speak to what’s changed, and what Staffbase is doing to rise to the challenge.

Communicators Move People

Martin Böhringer – CEO at Staffbase

Lara Dobson – Head of Product Marketing at Staffbase

May 25th: 1:00 pm

Lunch

May 25th: 2:00 pm

Transformation Through Storytelling

At a time when organizations are actively transforming the way they reach their workforce, it’s more vital than ever to deliver the right message – one that resonates with your entire organization and connects the dots to the larger mission and vision. Learn how to lead transformation through compelling storytelling.

Transformation Through Storytelling

W. Kamau Bell – Stand-up Comedian, Host and Executive Producer of Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, and Author

May 25th: 3:00 pm

Crafting Content: The Power of Personas

No matter how hard we try, communications can’t be everything to everyone. Inside every organization, there are groups of employees who process and react to communications differently. But if you’re spending a lot of time on all-employee communications, they can end up watered down and uninspired. There’s a better way—we promise. Personas have been used in the marketing world for years to better understand and respond to customer attitudes and buying behaviors, but they are just as useful for internal communications! This session will deliver tips and tools to help you build personas that accurately reflect your audience segments AND their sentiments.

Crafting Content: The Power of Personas

Ann Melinger – CEO at Brilliant Ink

May 25th: 3:00 pm

Been There Done That: Recipes for Successful Comms Channel Adoption

You’ve done the research and selected your digital solution. Now, it’s time to go live! But will your employees actually use it? Hear from our speakers as they share success stories, as well as lessons learned, from their own channel adoption experience.

Been There Done That: Recipes for Successful Comms Channel Adoption

Libby Hardy – Director of Internal Communications at ALDI Inc.

May 25th: 3:45 pm

Coffee and Networking Break

May 25th: 4:15 pm

The Power of Comms Compels You: The Role of Reconnection in Creating a Movement

As we make our way to the “next normal” we have to decide what we want it to look like. What are we taking with us and what will we leave behind? Internal communicators play a key role in connecting employees within an organization. It’s your turn to shape the narrative and create your own movement.

The Power of Comms Compels You: The Role of Reconnection in Creating a Movement

Tarana Burke – Activist, Author and Founder of the 'me too.' Movement

May 25th: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Closing Reception