9th Annual Strategic Internal Communications - West

9th Annual Strategic Internal Communications - West

New communications strategies to boost culture, employee engagement, and collaboration in 2022

January 25, 2022 - January 27, 2022 | San Francisco & Virtual

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Attend In-Person In San Francisco—Or Virtually

Pre-Conference Workshop Day:
Tuesday, January 25

Main Two-Day Conference:
Wednesday, January 26
Thursday, January 27

After almost two years navigating significant changes in the way we work and communicate—collaboration with your peers is needed now more than ever!

Are your internal communications strategies ready for 2022? Join internal communications professionals to learn, connect, and be together.

This annual event draws professionals from leading organizations to share new tactics, learn practical tips, benchmark your work, and network with your peers. Attend to re-energize for the road ahead!

Laurel Dzneladze

Laurel Dzneladze

Employee Communications Technology Leader

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

Training Officer
Department Of Veteran Affairs

Kristie King

Kristie King, SCMP

Manager, Agent And Agency Communication
CSAA Insurance Group
*SF IABC President

Dionna Smith

Dionna Smith, GPHR (She/Her)

Global Head Of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our conference partner:

SF IABC: International Association of Business Communicators - San Francisco

SF IABC is a thriving and diverse chapter made up of communications professionals and volunteers who reflect the innovative spirit of the Bay Area. We’re passionate industry advocates, and we support members at all stages in their careers in meeting their professional and leadership goals.

We offer networking, professional development and volunteer opportunities at events in San Francisco and the East Bay, in addition to ongoing education and certification resources available through IABC international.

Learn more about our chapter, and the benefits members enjoy here.

See our Chapter leadership page to learn about or contact our current board leadership.

Join our team of dedicated volunteers!

Conference features:

  • Case studies, small peer breakout sessions, technology demonstrations, and interactive panel sessions.
  • Share your biggest challenges, discover solutions, and benchmark your work.
  • Return to an in-person event safely and comfortably with an intimate group of corporate communications peers.

You will learn how to:

  • Select the right channels to engage your hybrid workforce to keep all employees engaged no matter where they work
  • Measure your efforts and use data to help you make strategic adjustments to your communications plans
  • Incorporate wellness initiatives into your communications strategy to involve and engage employees in their overall well-being
  • Harness the power of digital communications—social media, video, mobile, podcasts, and more—to boost your engagement
  • Formulate DE&I communications based on best practices and input from your workforce
  • Use storytelling to build authentic connections within your workforce
  • Enhance culture, improve communications, and foster employee engagement with a mobile app
  • Incorporate empathy and emotion in executive communications to better connect leaders with employees
  • Use personas to help you better understand your audiences, target your messages, and ensure your communications resonate with the people who need to hear them most
  • Create a culture of ambassadors to communicate and engage with a dispersed and diverse workforce

Past speakers include communications professionals from:

Benefits Of Attending This ALI Conference:

  • Access to tactical presentations with real examples and proven strategies
  • Networking list for attendees to continue the conversation after the  Conference
  • Interactive, hands-on breakout sessions allowing you to work with your communication and HR peers
  • Certificate of attendance for CEU’s
  • Opportunity to meet your peers face-to-face while remaining safe
  • Recording of the Conference after the event ends
  • Guaranteed extensive, how-to instruction that you can use immediately
  • Opportunity to have your most pressing issues on the topic answered in real-time
  • This isn’t a passive experience! You will be encouraged to ask questions and will have many opportunities to interact with your peers.
  • Leave with a thorough understanding of the competencies covered and how they apply or can be applied in your work context.

Who Should Attend:

This Conference is designed for Directors, Managers, Vice Presidents, Specialists, Officers, Leaders and Consultants in:

  • Internal Communications
  • Executive Communications
  • Speechwriting
  • Employee Engagement
  • Brand Communication
  • Strategic Communications
  • Employee Communications
  • Intranet Communications
  • Digital Communications
  • Global Communications
  • Organizational Development
  • Training & Development
  • Corporate Communicators
  • Employee Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning

Safe Gathering Protocols:

We know the internal communications community values in-person collaboration. We’re committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees.

We will be following current CDC recommendations and local guidelines to ensure a great experience, along with putting in place measures to keep you safe during the ongoing pandemic. (If you are not comfortable attending in-person, we are also offering a virtual option for this event.)

To join us in San Francisco, you will be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status and we’ll be requiring masks while indoors. San Francisco is also requiring proof of vaccination and indoor masks to enter restaurants and other public spaces. For the most up-to-date requirements and updates, check the San Francisco Department of Public Health FAQ site.

Here are highlights of the measures we’ll be following (subject to change based on recommendations):

Vaccinations required for all attendees (all event staff is 100% vaccinated)

Masks required indoors when not actively eating or drinking

Limited attendance with typical gatherings of 50-100 attendees to allow for high quality, high-value learning and networking

Modified event space to support physical distancing in seating arrangements and during networking opportunities

Adapted ways food and beverage services are provided to limit risk/exposure

Hand sanitation stations throughout the event space

Thank you for your support and collaboration in making this an event you can attend safely and confidently!

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