Conference 2015

Making an impact – your profession, your conference

We know great internal communication makes a difference. And that’s why this conference is about giving you the opportunity to learn from others, share ideas and leave with confident with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in your day job.

Getting the buy in and proving your value can make all the difference between good internal comms and great internal comms.

And that’s the thinking behind our internal communication conference this year.



The theme – Making an impactAICC2015_Communicate_300x200

This year at our annual internal comms conference we’ve invited award-winning internal communicators, who just like you, have made an impact in their organisations through the determined application of their knowledge and skills whilst confidently advising and directing the communications in their businesses and organisations.

It’s set to be a day full of ideas and inspiration from professionals who are working in internal communication, facing the challenges that many of us face, but overcoming them and sharing just how they have successfully affected their businesses with great comms.


When and where is it?

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2015

Time: 08:30 to 17:00 – Kicking off with a networking breakfast, and the conference starting at 10.00

Location: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London


There are no guest rooms at this venue but they do have a deal with the The Club Quarters Hotel at the same address.

Click here to download a pdf with deatils of how you can book and secure your special room rate as a guest of this event.

What you want

Feedback from last year’s conference, other events and our survey from last year told us that you want to hear from other professionals, you want to know what other people in your position are doing, and how are they making internal communication work in their organisations.

So we’ve brought together a group of award-winning comms professionals to share what they do. Real life examples of their work and how it’s made an impact,

From reaching off-line audiences with traditional methods at Tata Steel, using social and intranet tools to facilitate real and transparent conversations between leadership and volunteers at Oxfam or using video to engage and inspire conversations at Clarks we’ve brought together a group of inspiring professionals who have delivered results and will tell us how they did it.


Who’s speaking?


All Things IC – Rachel Miller, Founder

Clarks – Sarah Purdie, Head of Internal Marketing Communications

GSK – Janet Morgan, Director, Global content strategy and planning

Laughology – Stephanie Davies, Company Founder and CEO

Lockheed Martin – John Neilson, Head of Communicaions

Oxfam – Saskia Jones, Head of Communications Engagement

PR Academy – Kevin Ruck, Founding Director

Tata Steel – Tim Rutter, Head of Communications

Wheatley Group – Wendy Jordan, Group Communications Officer


Read more about the speakers and what they’ll be sharing with us here.


How will the conference work on the day?

The CIPR Inside annual internal communication conference is one of the biggest in our industry. This year we are building upon the sell-out success of last year’s event.

  1. Practical case studies and expert lightning talks

You will enjoy a mix of short case studies and lightning talks where speakers will share their knowledge, advice and tips to take away.

  1. Open discussion sessions

There will also be two discussion sessions, where the audience will be invited to take part, share their ideas and experiences.

Two essential parts of the successful comms armoury are channels and measurement. Both reliant on each other, and both central to making an impact and showing it. These will be the basis of our open discussion sessions.

  • Channels – how do we manage the many channels available to us and effectively reach our people? In a world where there are so many channels to choose from, so much competing for people’s time, attention and ultimately their actions, how do we make the best decisions for our organisations?
  • Measurement – how do you build measurement in at the very start of planning? Making sure your ‘why’ is central to your measures, and of course getting the measures aligned to the corporate objectives. With Kevin Ruck, measurement expert and PR Academy director and lecturer leading us through murky waters of measurement to deliver clear and meaningful outcomes.

What you will take away from the day

  1. Know what other organisations are doing and how they are making an impact with their internal communication
  2. Top tips, ideas and inspiration that you can put into action with your teams
  3. Practical advice and insights into channels and measurement helping you to add the value and demonstrate the impact of your internal communication
  4. One of the best things about attending the internal comms conference is time away from the office to think, be inspired, meet other professionals, network, share ideas and learn something new

Who is the conference for?

Anyone working in or a responsibility for communication internally with employees. Whether it’s a part of your role or your sole responsibility you will take something away from this day. Attendees come from all industries, and all stages in their careers come to our annual conference. It’s a brilliant opportunity to connect, share and learn.


Huge thanks to our sponsors who help us make the conference happen






ContactEngine gets messages to the right people at the right time; wherever they are and whatever they’re doing – whether that is general update from the CEO, or business critical incident. Being multi-channel we communicate with your audience via the channel they prefer – be that app, SMS, phone-call, email, and no matter whether it be in text, video or audio form. Additionally you’ll have instant measurement of activity and engagement and since ContactEngine is active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the “hows” and “whys” of time, location, and device are never barriers to delivery.







At MEDIAmaker we partner with businesses to communicate both internally and externally by helping to create compelling media solutions. For more than two decades we have supported companies of all sizes and from varied industries bringing their ambitions to life through corporate events, web design & development and video production. A flexible, passionate and client-focused team, we partner with our customers to create complete, engaging solutions.





Chatter – the employer marketing business that will help you attract, recruit and engage with talent, delivering a fantastic people experience for employees and candidates alike’ across a whole range of HR touchpoints. Based in Yorkshire they work with major businesses in the UK, Europe and North America.



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theblueballroom is a communications agency that cares about your people and your goals. Driven by what you want to achieve in your business internally and externally, they create meaningful messages, stories and concepts which are expressed through powerful design across all channels.



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Award winning internal communications. We provide internal communications consultancy and resource to mobilise employees behind delivering organisational goals.

Consultancy – we’ve all worked at senior levels in-house so we understand your challenges.

Resource – we match the best candidates with the right roles.  We’ve a network of over 500 communication professionals looking for interim and permanent roles.




SnapComms has been helping companies get employee attention for over eight years. We do this by pushing communications directly to the device staff are using cutting through the noise and clutter of emails and other bulky communication solutions.
We’ve changed the way businesses communicate with their employees – switching them to engaging messages communicated by desktop alerts, collaborative newsletterssurveys and eye catching screensavers, SnapComms has a range of tools to solve your company’s communication challenges, from healthcare to education, telecommunication to retail – we have a tool to help you get employee attention.



We are the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 11,000 members, we’re the largest body of our type in Europe.

We set standards through CPD, accreditation, training, qualifications, awards and the production of research, best practice and skills guidance. We advance professionalism in public relations by making our members accountable to their employers and the public through our Code of Conduct and searchable PR register.

CPD surgery

Drop into the CPD surgery during lunchtime to find out how to get your CIPR CPD started. From why CPD is important to how you log points and what activities count, we’ll have answers to all of your questions. Meet the CIPR CPD team, pick up free CPD resources to kick-start your learning and ask a member how CPD works for them.


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Spiked Media


Spiked Media provide communications and marketing video production services for both internal and external audiences for a wide range of corporate and creative industry leaders. We pride ourselves on our ability to effectively communicate our clients’ messages with great visuals, high quality animation and strong storytelling.


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We are proud to be involved with the film production of the #insidestory awards and and the annual internal communication conference. Square is a UK Film and Event Production Agency, specializing in multiple and varied innovative techniques to create corporate films to communicate to both external and internal audiences.

We pride our service on efficient and cost effective delivery.

Video from last year’s event

Tickets and pricing

So our tickets are now on sale. You can book yours here at early bird rates, and you can read more here.


Early Bird until midnight 11 September 2015

–          CIPR Member Rate – £240

–          CIPR Non Member Rate – £340

–          Independent Practitioner, Public Sector and Charity CIPR Member – £190

–          Independent Practitioner, Public Sector and Charity non-member – £290

–          IC Cert/DIP student rate – £80

–          I.O.I.C, IABC, C.i.M & C.I.P.D – £260


Standard price from midnight 11 September 2015

–          CIPR Member Rate – £340

–          CIPR Non Member Rate – £440

–          Independent Practitioner, Public Sector and Charity CIPR Member – £290

–          Independent Practitioner, Public Sector and Charity non-member – £390

–          IC Cert/DIP student rate – £100

–          I.O.I.C, IABC, C.i.M & C.I.P.D – £360


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