Day 2: General Sessions - 07/20/2023
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Day 2: General Sessions - 07/20/2023 - 07/18/2024
|8:00 am - 8:30 am|
Building Lasting Connections on the Final Day: Breakfast, Beverages and Sponsor Networking
On the final half day of our conference, we will start the morning with a delicious breakfast. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other attendees and share insights from the conference.
Following breakfast, we will dedicate some time to visit your conference sponsors. Our sponsors have been instrumental in making this conference a success and we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to learn more about their products and services. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders and explore new partnership opportunities.
As this is a half day, attendees will have the chance to catch flights if needed, but we encourage you to stay for the sponsor visits, learn about the latest innovations for communications, and participate in final networking opportunities.
|8:30 am - 9:00 am|
Day 2 Kick Off & Chairperson Address
Pinaki Kathiari, CEO & Owner | Local Wisdom
|9:00 am - 9:30 am|
Interactive Session: The Future of Company Culture Driven by Communications
Katrin Zimmermann, CEO and Managing Director | TLGG USA LLC
|9:30 am - 10:00 am|
Creating A PATH to Hybrid Culture
Kaelyn Phillips, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Monster and Randstad Enterprise Solutions | Monster
Wendy Englebardt, Internal Communications Director | Monster
Learn how Monster pivoted from a siloed, pre-Covid culture to a connected, collaborative Remote Culture by prioritizing the individual with our unique talent development program, PATH and connect., our collaborative “any-to-many” intranets. Over the last three years, this team has fostered bonds between our Monsters by highlighting individuals’ priorities, interests, and attitudes.
Attendees will learn how to:
|10:00 am - 10:20 am|
Lights, Smartphone, Action! Empowering Your Team to Create Impactful Communication Videos Using Their Own Phones
Amer Tadayon, CEO | Lucihub
|10:20 am - 10:50 am|
Final Stretch: Networking Break, Sponsor Engagement, and Raffle Turn-In
Join us for one last chance to network and visit with our conference sponsors during the final morning refreshments and networking break. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with attendees, make new contacts, and discuss the highlights of the conference.
During this session, we will also be collecting final raffle forms. If you haven't already turned in your form, make sure to do so during this break for a chance to win exciting prizes from our sponsors.
As this is the final break of the conference, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to make any final connections and explore partnership opportunities. Our sponsors have been instrumental in making this conference a success, and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to learn more about their products and services.
Join us for this session to fuel up with morning refreshments, turn in your final raffle forms, and network with fellow attendees and our conference sponsors for one last time before the end of the conference.
|10:50 am - 11:20 am|
Interactive Group Breakout: Coaching And Community For Communications Professionals
Victoria Dew, SCMP, CEO | Dewpoint Communications
Ever wish you could access all the best practices, real-world experience, ideas, hot tips, and expert coaching you need to solve your most burning internal comms challenges?
Now you can!
Here's how it works:
|11:20 am - 11:50 am|
Destroy The Burn Book: Lessons From Mean Girls On The Impact Communication Has On Culture
Katie (Whitworth) Gillespie, Internal Communications Manager | Burns & McDonnell
In this session, you’ll find an honest and candid look through the lens of the movie Mean Girls at how to deal with your own “burn book” situations that arise in the business world. You’ll learn how Burns & McDonnell was able to better connect with one of its subsidiaries amid a leadership and culture change. “Stop trying to make fetch happen” and join Katie Gillespie, Internal Communications Manager at Burns & McDonnell, for this “grool” presentation. Pink attire not required unless it’s Wednesday.
Attendees will learn:
|11:50 am - 12:20 pm|
Rapid-Fire Panel: Get Your Biggest Communications Questions Answered
Ashley Allen, Internal Communications | Meta
Jeanne Romano, Internal Communications Strategist, Content Creator, Executive Communications | Tufts Medicine
Lauren Fisher, Cloud Technology Group Internal Communications and Executive Operations Director | Akamai Technologies
Matt Manning, Account Manager, Internal Communications | Porter Novelli
Victoria Dew, SCMP, CEO | Dewpoint Communications
Join us for the closing panel of the conference where you'll have the opportunity to ask our panel of experts your most pressing communications questions. The panel will feature industry leaders who will share their insights on the latest trends, best practices, and effective strategies to help you enhance your communication skills.
This rapid-fire session will allow you to ask your questions in a fast-paced format, ensuring that you get the answers you need before the conference comes to an end. From crisis communication to social media strategy, our experts will cover a wide range of topics to help you navigate the complex and ever-changing communications landscape.
Don't miss this opportunity to get valuable advice and practical tips from our experienced panelists. Whether you're looking to improve your public speaking skills or enhance your overall communication strategy, this session will provide you with the insights and knowledge you need to take your communication skills to the next level. Join us for this dynamic and engaging closing panel to wrap up the conference on a high note.
|12:20 pm - 1:00 pm|
Key Takeaways, Conference Wrap-Up & Champagne Toast!
Join us for the final session of the conference, where we'll summarize the key takeaways from the past three days of insightful presentations, engaging discussions, and valuable networking opportunities. This session will be a great opportunity to reflect on what you've learned and how you can apply it in your organization.
Our expert facilitator will provide a comprehensive wrap-up of the conference and offer their insights on the current and future state of internal communications. We'll also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Internal Communications - East conference with a champagne toast to our attendees, speakers, and sponsors.
Throughout the conference, we explored the theme of "Cultivating a Culture of Connection: Strategic Internal Communications Strategies to Foster the New Employee Experience in 2023." We discussed the latest trends, best practices, and innovative strategies for enhancing employee engagement, promoting diversity and inclusion, and fostering a culture of connection.
We hope that you've found the conference to be informative, inspiring, and thought-provoking. Join us for this final session to reflect on what you've learned and celebrate the success of the 10th annual Strategic Internal Communications - East conference. Cheers to another decade of connection and collaboration!
Account Manager, Internal Communications | Porter Novelli
Vice President, Global Talent Management, Monster and Randstad Enterprise Solutions | Monster
Director, Internal Communications | American Tower
CEO and Managing Director | TLGG USA LLC
Cloud Technology Group Internal Communications and Executive Operations Director | Akamai Technologies
Internal Communications Strategist, Content Creator, Executive Communications | Tufts Medicine
CEO | Lucihub
Internal Communications | Meta