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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

How to Evolve Your Employee Communications
Steve Gregoire, Business Development Executive, PoliteMail

The Forecast: Trends & Developments Impacting Communicators
Dritan Nesho, CEO, HarrisX
Ray Day, Vice Chair, The Stagwell Group

Leading a Culture of Transformation
Bonin Bough, Chief Growth Officer, Triller

The Future for the Communicator
Michelle Delery, Director, Corporate Communications, Entergy
Andrew Bowins, Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
Esther-Mireya Tejeda, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, SoundExchange

The Future of Measurement: Trust, Authenticity and Impact
Joy Seusing, VP, Global Communications, BIC
Johna Burke, Global Managing Director, AMEC
Jenny Caven, Director of External Affairs, Slimming World
Bret Werner, President, MWW

The Future of Executive Communications & Thought Leadership
Chris Degnan, Global Communications Lead, IT, The Kraft Heinz Company
Johnna Muscente, VP, Communications and PR, The Corcoran Group

Where Muck Rack fits in your 2022 tech stack
Natan Edelsburg, Chief Operating Officer, Muck Rack

The Future of Social Purpose: When and How to Take a Stand
Nigel Glennie, VP, Global Communications, Ecolab
Nicole Moreo, Senior Vice President, Analytics, Ketchum
Liz Caselli-Mechael, Global Head of Content & Digital, Nestlé

Next Steps for DE&I
Nick Coy, Director - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dutch Bros Coffee
Rochelle L. Ford, Ph. D., APR, Dean, School of Communications, Elon University
Jennifer Choi, Director of Programs, Media Democracy Fund

The Future of Communications Technology
Heather McLellan, CCO, Head of Global Corporate Communications, Atlassian
Brenda Tsai, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, DXC Technology
Sara Mascall, VP of Tech, Media & Telecom, The Wall Street Journal

5 questions to ask before introducing a new employee communication program
Becky Graebe, Senior Director, Communication Strategy, Firstup

The Future of Media Relations: How to Master the News Cycle
Brian Howard, Deputy Editor, The Hill
Julie Loffredi, Journalist, Freelance
Lisa Camooso Miller, Host and Producer, The Friday Reporter podcast
Christina Leeds, Senior Director, Public Relations, Amtrak
Howard Mortman, Communications Director, C-SPAN

The Evolution of Employee Engagement: Communicating to a Hybrid Workforce
Greg Stortz, Director of Engagement, Interact
Anthony Bolton, Senior Manager of Employee Communications and Events, Gulfstream Aerospace
Sarah Plaster, Director, Organizational Communications, Aflac

The Future of Social Media
Dave Sommer, Public Policy Manager, Instagram
Michael Kaye, Corporate Communications Manager, LinkedIN
Danielle Brigida, Senior Director of Wildlife Communications & Strategy, World Wildlife Fund
Jeremiah Owyang, Corporate Innovation Analyst, Kaleido Insights

The Future of Agency/Client Relations
Beth Roden, SVP and Head of Communications, Bayer U.S. & Head of Communications, Consume Health, North America, Bayer
Angela Sullivan, Head of Communications, Americas, Xero
Ayanna Robinson, Chief Client Officer, Porter Novelli
Steve Cody, CEO, Peppercomm


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