Past Conferences

This is a summary of our past conferences.

CIPR Inside 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

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


Video from last year’s event

CIPR Inside Conference 2014

Changing behaviour for better business

Thursday 2 October 2014 / 10.00 – 17.00 / Kia Oval, London

Changing behaviour should be at the heart of everything we do in internal communication.

We help the businesses and organisations that we work with to do business, more effectively, efficiently, safely, truthfully and responsibly.

Aims of the day were:

  1. Knowledge of what changing behaviour really means and how it affects your work and your organisation
  2. Understand how you can use impactful communication to engage leadership and get their support for internal communication
  3. Understand what other organisations are doing to change behaviour – from public to private sector and large and small teams
  4. Practical examples of measurement – how and what to measure to get the budgets and show you add value to the bottom line
  5. A great opportunity to meet other professionals, network, share ideas and feel inspired about what you do.

CIPR Inside Conference 2013

Building our future

Wednesday 25 September 2013, at Kia Oval, London

Delegates heard from expert speakers representing top UK and global brands, and chose from a range of workshops and help them to find the answers to their questions.

Aims of the day were:

  • Evaluate the challenges and opportunities facing internal communicators today
  • Discover the latest tools and technology available and how to use them
  • Find out how to implement change in the way your organisation communicates
  • See best practice in action with case study sessions based on award-winning work
  • Gain practical advice to help you create effective engagement strategies

CIPR Inside Conference 2012

Putting employees first

This CIPR Inside conference took place on 7 November 2012 at the Kia Oval, Surrey.

This event saw Max McKeown provide the kyenote, setting the scene and inspiring the delegates about the culture of innovation, how failure can be positive when it’s part of learning.

Aims of the day were:

  • How internal communicators can help employees to embrace complexity and uncertainty.
  • How leaders provide evidence that effort is worthwhile and that things can bebetter so as to overcome apathy and boredom and to restore purpose to people’s lives.
  • How internal communicators can help to free radicals to challenge assumptions.


CIPR Inside Conference 2011

Face the change – Employee Engagement in Turbulent Times

The CIPR’s 10th annual Internal Communications Conference took place on 6 October 2011.

This interactive full-day event looked at the evolution of internal communications and share best practice in tackling the big issues facing enterprise, from public sector cuts to the fight for market share, to war and revolutions – with case studies from the British Army, DWP, Tunisian Oil and O2 UK.


CIPR Inside Conference 2010

This CIPR Internal Communications Conference took place on 7 October 2010.

Some feedback from one of our delegates, Kirsty Pagett MCIPR, Internal Communications Manager, OCR:

All of the speakers were passionate about their topics and every session was engaging. I feel like I could conquer the world! I’m going to create a very big wish list when I go back to work – and an implementation plan of course!

Some of the delegates spoke to us on camera about the challenges they’re facing at work and how the economy is affecting internal communications practice.