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Top 10 Internal Communications Conferences to Attend in 2023


By Alex Cleary


We’ve made a list of the best internal communications conferences happening in 2023. Learn the latest communication best practices from some of the biggest influencers and changemakers within the internal communications field.

Save the date for your virtual experience or book your flight for one of several in-person internal comms conferences.

It’s time to make some new connections and gain valuable insights to shine as an internal comms pro! If you’re wondering how to expand your skills, learn about the latest internal communications trends or improve your internal communications in general, we’ve got you covered.

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Top 10 Internal Communications Conferences to Attend

Here are our top picks for the best internal communications conferences of 2023.

1. CommConnect 2023

ContactMonkey’s yearly conference covers everything you need to know about internal communications and employee engagement. The half-day event unites internal communicators, employee engagement experts, and people leaders around the world.

Participants will learn internal communications best practices, case studies from industry leaders, fireside discussions, Q&A sessions, and more. Registration will open later this year, so keep an eye out for our official announcement! .

When is it happening? November 2nd 2023

Where is it happening? Virtual

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2. IABC World Conference 2023: “Communication Can Deepen”

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IABC are back with a new conference designed to connect communications professionals from around the world and showcase ideas from industry experts. Keynote speakers include:

  • Felicity H. Barber, Thoughtful Comms
  • Zaria Parvez, Duolingo
  • Catherine Fisette, Les Incorrigibles
  • Michael Klein, Changing The Terms / #WeLeadComms
  • Bosco Anthony Pereira, Global Rev Gen
  • and many more!

When is it happening? June 4-7 2023

Where is it happening? Toronto, Ontario, Canada

3. PRSA Employee Communications Connect23 Conference

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Organized by the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America), the Employee Communications Connect23 Conference will feature the theme Blurred Lines: Embracing the New Demands of Mixternal Communications.

This event will explore the modern world of employee communications to help communications professional create relevant, effective strategies and bring new thinking to their roles.

When is it happening? May 1-3, 2023

Where is it happening? World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida

4. RAGAN The Global State of Internal Communications and Its Impact on You

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Hybrid and remote environments continue to change the way we work, making it more and more difficult for organizations to keep employees informed and engaged. To connect to those dispersed workforces, internal communicators must spend more time nurturing the employee experience in smarter ways to help build cohesion and encourage teamwork.

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Join us on May 24 for this FREE webinar as Maithili Jha, senior growth marketing manager at ContactMonkey, shares key findings of the annual Global State of Communications survey and what it means for internal communicators. This deep dive into internal comms across organizations will share insights that will inform your future internal messaging strategy, how workplaces are evolving, and how you can engage employees wherever they are. You’ll learn:

  • Market factors affecting internal communications in today’s workforce.
  • Key internal communications goals and challenges for reaching employees.
  • Employee engagement trends across the globe.
  • The impact of evolving workplace structures in a more dispersed world.
  • The outlook for internal communications for the second half of 2023.
  • How to synchronize and streamline internal communications with ContactMonkey’s HRIS integration.

When is it happening? Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Where is it happening?  Virtual

5. SimplyIC: specifICally comms

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Taking place in London, UK this year, SimplyIC’s specifICally comms conference is an annual meeting of communications professionals to network, share knowledge, and educate one another. Learn new best practices, access case studies, and attend sessions to broaden your communications knowledge.

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Speakers include:

  • Nina Schick, generative AI expert
  • Jenni Field, Business Communications Strategist
  • Howard Krais, True
  • Tina Southall, 4imprint
  • Lisa Riemers, Lithos Partners
  • Anjali Ramachandran, Storythings

When is it happening? May 22-23, 2023

Where is it happening? St. Paul’s, London, UK

6. ALI 10th Annual Strategic Internal Communications

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Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) brings together industry experts and communications professionals to discuss the latest trends, insights, and best practices from the world of internal communications.

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Learn about the importance of communication for strong company cultures, the best practices for crafting an effective internal communications strategy, the role of leadership in driving a positive workplace culture, and more. Featured speakers include:

  • Jenifer Bice, Pinterest
  • George Brown, Kroger
  • Cristina Girgis, Audible
  • Erin Maggied, DHL

When is it happening? July 18-20, 2023

Where is it happening? The Colonnade Hotel, Boston

7. Ragan Workplace Wellness Conference

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At Ragan’s annual Workplace Wellness Conference, you’ll learn from industry professionals how you can create meaningful wellness initiatives and draft an effective wellness strategy for your workplace. Employee well being is more crucial than ever, and Ragan has everything you need to know to be a wellness champion at your organization.

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Featured speakers include:

  • Molly Cape, MTech Mechanical
  • Kristin Chenevert, Citizens
  • Jocelyn Jackson, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • David Hoke, Thrive Global
  • Tyneeha Rivers, Curaleaf

When is it happening? August 16-18, 2023

Where is it happening?  Denver, Colorado

8. Engage Employee Future of Work Conference

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Re-imagine your work and workplace culture at Engage Employee’s Future of Work Conference. Learn how to bring your organization into the future via workplace communication, collaboration, and culture.

See over 20 exclusive presentations, participate in round-table discussions, network with peers, and more at this one day event.

When is it happening? October 11, 2023

Where is it happening? The Brewery, London, UK

9. Corporate Affairs Summit 2023

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At this year’s Corporate Affairs Summit, you’ll get to experience 20+ insightful sessions on corporate communications and best practices over the course of two days. You’ll also get network with your peers in a “5-star networking environment”.

There will be 40+ industry speakers including:

  • Dean Acosta, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Myriam Burkhard, FIFA
  • Dr Darren Lim, AMU
  • Sally Susman, Pfizer
  • Lavanya Wadgaonkar, Nissan

When is it happening? May 23-24, 2023

Where is it happening? ICC Sydney 

10. Marcus Evans 5th Employee Engagement and Experience Conference

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This unique conference explores employee engagement via reinventing internal communication strategies, reexamining Employee Value Proposition (EVP), and redesigning office space to fit the new world of work.

Learn the newest employee engagement best practices from notable speakers incluing:

  • Derek DeSousa, Citizens
  • Heather Christensen, U.S. Bank
  • Adam Schair, New York Life Insurance
  • Kevin Bradley, HUB International
  • and many more…

When is it happening? May 17-18, 2023

Where is it happening? Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

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Are you as excited as we are to get inspired, gain more insights, and meet extraordinary IC pros at these internal communications conferences? If you’re attending any other game-changing internal communications conferences this year, let us know about them. We’d love to add them to this list!

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