Employee Communications, PR and Social Media Summit at Microsoft

Oct. 2–4, 2019 • Redmond, Washington



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No matter your message, campaign or audience, you must prepare for what’s on the communications horizon.

Join us at our Microsoft Summit to learn from industry experts and network with peers across industries and organizations. You'll leave empowered to execute successful employee communications campaigns, navigate the increasingly complex PR and marketing landscapes and grab attention with the latest social media trends.

What you’ll learn:

  • Ways to make your internal communications more mobile and meet employees where they live
  • Tips for working with third-party content creators while still maintaining your own brand integrity
  • Secrets of building partnerships with the right internal stakeholders
  • Elements of a comprehensive crisis communications plan—and how to prepare one before you need it
  • Tips for using Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter as strategic marketing and communications channels for your organization
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Attend three days of information-packed sessions and inspirational keynotes—and design your own conference by mixing and matching sessions from different tracks to address all your training needs.



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Amazon Web Services
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If you work in:

Employee communications • Internal communications • Media relations • Corporate communications • Employee engagement • Global communications • Public relations • Public affairs • Human resources branding and/or employer branding • Social media • Change management • Corporate intranets • Digital communications • Corporate affairs

Microsoft Learning Center

Conference Venue:
Microsoft Learning Center
Building 92
15010 NE 36th St.
Redmond, WA 98052

The Microsoft corporate campus in Redmond, Washington, is more like a park than a corporate headquarters. It's surrounded by trees, has its own lake and offers an abundance of recreational activities. About 41,500 employees work on the campus. Our event will be held at Microsoft's state-of-the-art conference center.

In the evenings you can head into Seattle, just 13 miles away, to visit Pike Place Market and see the famous fish throwers, take an elevator ride to the 520-foot high observation deck in the Space Needle or grab a coffee at the original Starbucks, opened in 1971.


Ragan Communications has reserved two room blocks at nearby Redmond hotels. We will offer shuttles between the hotels and the event at Microsoft. Please book early, before the room block fills up.

Seattle Marriott Redmond
7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Last day to book: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Special group rate: $239 (plus tax and fees) per night.

Book your group rate for Ragan Communications or call to 1-800-228-9290 and referencing the “Ragan Communications”

Residence Inn Seattle East/Redmond
7575 164th Ave. N.E. Redmond, Washington 98052

Last day to book: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Special group rate: $159 (plus tax and fees) per night.

Book your group rate for Ragan Communications



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

  • Tips for making internal resources and content more straightforward, targeted and useful
  • How to make your employees the stars of your social media strategy
  • How to train managers and executives to amplify information and better communicate with employees
  • Ways to proactively achieve your communications strategy and drive the business forward
  • How to mitigate risks and avoid disasters that threaten your organization’s reputation
  • Tips for gaining executives’ buy-in and increasing their activity online

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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