Ragan Communications announces theme for Communications Week 2022

Communicators from OKCupid, Forbes, IBM, and PayPal join the growing agenda.

Comms Week 2022 has announced its theme

Communications Week™, the cross-industry event for communications, marketing and media professionals today announced its 2022 theme, “Meet the Moment,” which will be integrated into the weeklong series of events and other gatherings Nov. 1-7 worldwide. The week’s signature conference, Future of Communications, on Nov. 1-2 in New York, boasts an impressive lineup of speakers including Brandi Boatner, Manager of Digital Advocacy Communications at IBM, Laura Brusca, SVP of Corporate Communications at Forbes, Michael Kaye, Global Head of Communications at OKCupid, and Amanda Coffee, Director of Global Corporate Affairs, at PayPal.

Communications Week™ brings together industry leaders during this defining moment as communicators have become integral and strategic leaders within their organizations. During Communications Week™, communications, public relations, and marketing professionals, as well as business leaders will revel in how to boldly to meet the moment – and live up to the challenge of uniting with departments across organizations to create tangible results.

“This year’s conference theme, Meet the Moment, is an opportunity for those within the industry to unite in this defining moment of inflection and action for the profession,” says Diane Schwartz, CEO of Ragan Communications. “Communications Week, year over year, delivers the latest and most prolific insights on the current topics and issues facing communicators from employee communications and work culture, to reputation management and DEI.”

The Future of Communications Conference and the PR Daily Awards Dinner will take place Nov. 1-2 at the Edison Ballroom in New York, while virtual and other in-person events will be held from Nov. 3-7 in Chicago, London, Washington and other cities worldwide.

The recently revealed conference lineup includes discussions around building better business fluency and driving meaningful messages during crisis situations. Themes surrounding major topics such as the Metaverse and ESG will permeate the event, enabling leaders to share insights and spark discussion on how to effectively address the industry’s biggest challenges for a stronger communications future.

“This year’s event will bring together powerful, intelligent, and insightful members of the industry to share viewpoints on today’s most pressing industry trends,” said Tiffany Guarnaccia, CEO and founder of Kite Hill PR; founder and co-chair of the Communications Week™ board. “Under the stewardship of Ragan Communications, the event has expanded and will offer more opportunities for connection and collaboration, both in-person and online.”

For more information on this year’s programming and to attend Communications Week, please visit commsweek.com.

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Hannah Lavelle at sponsorship@ragan.com

Communications Week has industry support through sponsors and partners, all of whom help the communicator’s ability to meet the moment every day. Sponsors to date include: Accesswire, Appspace, Bospar, ContactMonkey, Interact, DS Simon, Firstup, LineZero, LumApps, Muck Rack, PoliteMail, Simpplr, Staffbase, Stagwell, Storytap, and Workshop. Industry partners include: CMO Council, COMM PRO, Global Women in PR, Hispanic PR Association, International Association of Business Communicators, Institute for PR, IPREX, Museum of PR, New York Women in Communications, PR Council, PRSA, PRSA-NY, PRSA Tri-State, Publicity Club of Chicago, Publicity Club of New York, Ragan Consulting Group, and the Wall Street Journal.

About Communications Week

Communications Week was founded in 2014 to bring together the greatest minds in PR and media. The biggest industry organizations and media outlets have been supporters of the week since the event’s inception. Every year, Communications Week pinpoints some of the most pressing issues that the industry is facing. As the conference continues to grow, it attracts professionals from various levels of the marketing, media and communications industries. Designed to be the voice of many and not just one, Communications Week also holds sessions geared towards business professionals who are impacted by new communications trends, from HR professionals to entrepreneurs looking to understand how to measure PR. In 2021, Communications Week was acquired by Ragan Communications, fortifying Ragan’s position serving public relations, internal communications and marketing professionals with best-in-class content and experiences. Communications Week was founded by Tiffany Guarnaccia, Founder and CEO of Kite Hill PR. For more information visit https://www.commsweek.com/

About Ragan Communications

For more than 50 years, Ragan Communications, based in Chicago, has been delivering trusted news, training and intelligence for internal and external communicators, HR professionals and business executives via its conferences, webinars, training, awards, subscriptions and membership divisions. Its daily news sites—PRDaily.com and Ragan.com—are read by more than 600,000 internal and external communicators monthly. Its Communications Leadership Council is one of the fastest-growing membership groups for communications executives. Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Insider, launched in October 2020, serves HR, wellness and comms professionals. Ragan acquired Communications Week in April 2021. Visit www.ragan.com.


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