We are actively seeking speakers for the Festival. This is your chance to showcase success, present new insight and discuss them with fellow IC professionals.
We would also like to hear from people outside the profession – perhaps you have an amazing CEO that puts employees at the heart of the organisation or a Manager who is championing a particular issue and doing amazing things? If you think an audience of internal communicators would be interested then please do answer our call for contributions – you have until Friday 19 January.
Please refer to Zones and themes for a detailed description of what we are looking to see within these topics.
As part of all the themes, we would be looking for:
Inspiring stories, creative thinking and case studies
Evidence of your IC impact
Innovative approaches to your IC tactics
What you learned that you think others would benefit from too
Please include these in your submission.
We also want to include a breadth of content so are looking for contributions across all levels of internal communication practitioner, from new to the industry to Heads of and everything in between.
We would like to hear from people who:
Have a case study that shows great internal communication in practice, that others could learn something from
Would like to chair some roundtables/debates
Design and deliver/host interactive workshops
Have a ‘How To’ session to run, where Festival Goers take away practical tips
Be on a panel to discuss one or more of the themes
Another idea you would like to share
This is your chance to showcase success, present new insight and discuss them with fellow IC professionals:
What are you doing differently?
What are your best practices?
Are you pushing the boundaries in one of these areas?
What experiences can you share that will help your peers
Some tips for completing the form:
Please keep the contributions short - think of them as an elevator pitch
If you are an agency you must indicate if your client will also be part of the session
Please say what your session needs e.g. slides
You must indicate what level of internal communication practitioner your session would be aimed at
Include how long your planned session would be (most sessions will be no longer than 40 mins so please consider this in your submission)
Attach any relevant information
You need to say what the 3 takeaways from your session would be
We are keen to hear from people with new and innovative ideas
We would like to ensure our speakers come from a broad range of backgrounds, so we have included some demographics questions as part of the contribution form – these are optional
All contributions must fully outline the session you have planned/the experience you bring and all fields (with the exception of the demographics question) must be completed or we may not be able to consider your contribution.
If you think our audience will enjoy hearing from you, then we will too.
You must be available on both dates of the Festival between 8.30am and 5pm. You will have a pass to the Festival on the day of your contribution but you will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation.
Did you know, you could get CPD points for speaking at the Festival, see here for the CPD Activity Chart.
Contributions need to be with us by 5pm on Friday 19 January. Forms will be reviewed and contributors will be contacted by mid February.
You can submit as many contributions as you would like - you'll just need to refresh this page after each submission.