31st Annual

2019 Speechwriters and Executive Communicators Conference

March 13–15, 2019 • Washington D.C.


Wow—31 years! If you think this conference is old, though, think again. It’s just getting started, offering a new, exciting lineup of speakers and turning the traditional conference on its head with interactive sessions that make you the center of the learning experience.

Above all, this conference continues to do what it always does—serve as your trusted source for obtaining the skills and knowledge needed for crafting beautiful, memorable speeches.

Why you can’t miss this conference:

  • Former President Barack Obama’s former speechwriter shares how to find your executive’s voice to add authenticity to your leader’s messages
  • Sing like the angels: Use music to craft powerful and effective speeches
  • The Motion Picture Association of America’s top speechwriter shows you how to use life experiences to create blockbuster messages
  • Transform any boring topic into a speech for the ages
  • Lead like Churchill: What it takes to manage the confident speechwriting team
  • Escape from PowerPoint prison: Create stunning visual presentations that’ll set your messages free
Don't miss your biggest learning opportunity of the year
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Attend three days of information-packed sessions and inspirational keynotes.



The Soundbite Institute
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Internal & CEO communicator/speechwriter
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Executive speechwriter & CEO communicator
Caterpillar Inc.
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Content and communications
Bloomberg Philanthropies
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Director, executive communications
Motion Picture Association
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Senior speechwriter
Former President Barack Obama
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If you work in:

New speechwriters • Executive communicators • Corporate speechwriters • Government speechwriters • Freelance speechwriters • Veteran speechwriters • Communications generalists • Internal communicators • PR professionals

National Education Association

Conference Venue:
National Education Association
Chanin Auditorium
1201 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036



Here are a few excellent takeaways you’ll bring back:

Two specialized tracks: We'll cover speechwriting fundamentals and topics for those more advanced. Mix sessions to create your own custom conference.

Dynamite keynotes: Hear from top speechwriters, brand managers and executive communicators.

Peer presentations: You'll hear practical ideas from speechwriters who have written for government officials, corporate CEOs, university leaders and executives at top nonprofits.

Three in-depth pre-conference workshops: Expand your learning in one or all of our intensive workshops that take you through speechwriting from soup to nuts, show you how to best use video for your executive communications and give you top tips for injecting humor into your speeches.

Networking opportunities: Meet new peers, benchmark your career and share ideas at lunch, the conference cocktail party and dine-arounds.

Thank you to our current sponsors and partners


Join us as an event sponsor and meet your target audience, showcase your products, present thought leadership, generate leads and boost your brand.

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