Day 1: General Sessions
January 31, 2024 - |
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Day 1: General Sessions - 01/31/2024
|8:00 am - 8:30 am|
Registration: Badges, Breakfast & Beverages
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and continental breakfast as you meet your fellow attendees. Sign-in, pick up your materials and enjoy a continental breakfast before we start the day. Be sure to stop by and visit your sponsors!
|8:30 am - 9:00 am|
Chairperson's Welcome & Speed Networking
Preston Lewis, Founder + CEO | Intactic
Welcome to the 10th Annual Strategic Internal Communications Conference. In this fast-paced forum, you'll get to know your fellow peers, their biggest internal communications challenges, and a few fun facts.
|9:00 am - 9:35 am|
Community Platform: Driving Engagement In Uncertain Times
Laurel Dzneladze, Employee Communications Digital Platforms Leader | LinkedIn
Details coming soon!
|9:35 am - 10:15 am|
Robot Communicators: Crafting Internal Communications with Artificial Intelligence
Shel Holtz, SCMP, Sr. Director of Communications | Webcor
"Generative AI" has infiltrated media newsrooms, marketing departments, and public relations offices. Why not internal communication? Can't find the image you need from your stock photo service? Create it from whole cloth using a graphics generator. Need to crank out a bunch of personnel announcements but don't have the time (or patience)? Let a text generator help. Soon you will even be able to produce video with nothing more than a text prompt. In this eye-opening session, communications technology evangelist Shel Holtz will demonstrate some of these tools and explain how they can augment your current communication efforts.
You will learn:
|10:15 am - 10:30 am|
Workforce Communications Made Easy
Nate Lee, Senior Account Executive | Anthill
While you enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments our sponsor will present to you a bonus session. Solutions for employees that don't sit at a desk.
|10:30 am - 10:50 am|
Morning Refreshments, Networking Break + Visit Your Sponsors
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments as you network with your peers. Be sure to stop by and visit your sponsors and be sure to fill out your evaluation forms.
|10:50 am - 11:25 am|
Connect & Engage All Employees: How Sleep Number Migrated & Launched A New Modern Intranet
Brian Edwards, Digital Workplace, Principal Consultant | Habanero Consulting Gorup
Kelsey Stanczyk, Communications Manager | Sleep Number Corporation
In this session, Sleep Number Communications Manager Kelsey Stanczyk and Habanero Director, Products and Services, Brian Edwards will share how Sleep Number migrated complex content to a new platform and launched a modern intranet that serves and connects all employees.
|11:25 am - 12:00 pm|
🔥 Fireside Chat: Truly Personalized Internal Communication…at Scale
Anthea Pang, Senior Director, Global Communications Strategy | VMware
Tarek Kamil, CEO & Founder | Cerkl
In this Q&A session you will learn how VMWare modernized its internal communication to provide personalized content to each employee.
|12:00 pm - 1:45 pm|
Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone—Reservations Are Booked
Reservations have been made at a number of local restaurants. Don't miss this opportunity to have lunch with your peers at a local San Francisco hot spot!
|2:00 pm - 2:30 pm|
Interactive Group Breakout: Using Social Media for Employee Advocacy to Empower Employees and Amplify Key Messages
Sabrina Rose Merritt, CEO & Founder | October Social Media
In this session participants will learn:
|2:30 pm - 3:05 pm|
Internal Podcasts: The Curious Case of Creating Compelling Content
Chip Midnight, Event Technologist Consultant | Nationwide
In a business environment where companies are fighting for talent and to retain employees, company culture is a critical factor. Using a newly-launched po Insurance is giving employees a voice to share their stories in an ever-changing world. In this session, you’ll learn Nationwide’s strategy to creating podcas intimacy, authenticity and the ability to create connections and walk away with some inspiration on where to start your podcast journey.
In this session, you’ll learn:
|3:05 pm - 3:35 pm|
The Top Digital Workplace Communications Tools At Your Fingertips: Q&A, Demos & Refreshments
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments as you network with your peers. Be sure to stop by and visit your sponsors!
With the variety of tools available it's hard to navigate and choose the one that is best for your organization.
In this fast-paced session you'll have the opportunity to see demonstrations of top digital workplace and communications tools of your choice.
We'll alert you when it's time to switch—grab a sweet treat on your way.
|3:35 pm - 4:10 pm|
Curating the Employee Experience in a Hybrid Work World
Justin Ryckebusch, Principal, Enterprise Customer Success | Simpplr
Felicity Lau, Employee Experience Manager | Coupa
Employee Experience has changed drastically since 2020 as has the technology implemented by organizations to facilitate the future of work. Join this session to unlock your employee's potential with the latest digital tools and strategies to build employee engagement.
|4:10 pm - 5:00 pm|
Interactive Thought Leadership Panel: Best Advice and Communications Solutions
Stephen J Nelson, Accessibility/Diversity Program Manager | Alaska Airlines
Emilia Shapiro, Senior Internal Communications Manager, People | Cruise
Susie Decker, Senior Manager, Internal Communications & Women's ERG Lead | Thumbtack
In this "no-pressure" setting, you'll be able to ask your most pressing questions and receive honest feedback from your peers.
More panelists TBA!
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
Close Of Day 1—Join Us For A Networking Reception @ Venue Bar
Don't stop the conversation! Join us at the lobby bar as you network with your peers and sponsors in the adjacent at the #ALIcomms. Participate in raffles & sign-up for dinner with your peers!
|6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
Dinner With A Group—Reservations Have Been Made
Want to keep the conversation going? Join a group of attendees for dinner at a local San Francisco hot spot.
Sign-up at the registration desk or during the networking reception to join a group at tonight's dine-around. Reservations have been made.
Digital Workplace, Principal Consultant | Habanero Consulting Gorup
Employee Experience Manager | Coupa
Principal, Enterprise Customer Success | Simpplr
Senior Account Executive | Anthill
Senior Director, Global Communications Strategy | VMware
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