Role of Internal Communications in Building an Innovative Work Culture Conference

Partner with senior leaders to create a work culture that inspires fearless employee innovation every day.

March 20–22, 2019 • Chicago

Live conference sold out. Webcast option is still available.


Live conference sold out. Call 800-878-5331 for a waitlist spot. Webcast option is still available.

If organizations want to see healthy bottom lines, they have to create a culture where employees aren’t afraid to break the status quo—and annihilate it. They have to be willing to disrupt their jobs for better business outcomes and constantly question whether there’s a better way to achieve a business goal.

Internal communicators are uniquely positioned to build this culture of fearless innovation.

Attend this conference and see how you can partner with senior leaders in bringing this type of culture to life at your organization. We’ll help you adopt the unconventional communication strategies that motivate employees to not only think outside the box, but to embrace the fact that in today’s ever-changing business environment, there is no box.

Ready to be fearless?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Run internal comms department like a startup, the first step in spreading fearless employee innovation across an organization
  • Tell stories and create multimedia campaigns that empower employees to innovate daily
  • Involve senior leaders in your efforts to transform your organization’s culture into one of courageous employee creativity
  • Disrupt how you measure your effectiveness: Use data analytics to view employees as consumers and overhaul their work experiences
  • Rethink your office space after being inspired by a tour of McDonald's state-of-the-art new headquarters

Bonus sessions only available to conference and webcast attendees

Introducing “Ragan’s Learning Hackathons,” where we turn control of the conference over to attendees. No speakers or case studies. It’s just you and your peers who are the stars of this learning experience, where the group creates the key takeaways from the conference and turns that collective knowledge into an actionable plan for building a culture of fearless innovation.

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Join us for a conference that does away with the traditional conference format in favor of an interactive and unforgettable learning experience.



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After the first day of the event, attendees will be transported to McDonald’s new state-of-the-art Chicago headquarters for a special tour and cocktail reception. Mingle with industry peers and get inspired by an organization boldly rethinking its culture and workspace.


If you work in:

Corporate culture • Internal communications • Corporate communications • Employee communications • Employee engagement • HR communications • Intranets • Employer branding • Corporate culture • Executive communications


This conference will take place at the brand new Convene Chicago, a premier event space offering high-tech amenities in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Conference Venue:
Convene Chicago
16 West Adams
Chicago, Illinois 60603



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

  • Use techniques from improv theater to adapt to change and take creative risks
  • Inspire employees to innovate, grow and think creatively every day
  • Adopt a “newsroom mentality” in your department to tell more compelling stories
  • Break down silos and work across teams to create effective and budget-friendly campaigns
  • Strategically use the latest internal communications technology, tools and platforms
  • Work with senior leaders to create a culture of bold employee creativity
  • Use data to better understand employee needs and improve their work experiences
  • Align your communications with the changing needs of your organization

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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