We’ve made a list of the best internal communications conferences happening in 2019. Learn the latest communication best practices from some of the biggest influencers and changemakers within the internal comms field.

Save the date and book your flights for the top 14 internal communications conferences for 2019!

If you’re wondering how to expand your skills, learn about the latest internal comms trends or expand your own internal communications consultancy, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best conferences to attend in 2019.

It’s time to make some new connections and gain valuable insights to shine as an internal comms pro!

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Top 14 Internal Communications Conferences to Attend in 2019

1) The 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications Conference

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One of the biggest conferences happening in January was the 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications Conference.

It’s is all about using emerging communication tools and trends to increase employee engagement.

Where is it happening?

San Francisco, USA

When is it happening?

Jan 29 – 31, 2019

You’ll hear about internal comms best practices from industry experts including Jessica Brubaker, Communications Lead for McDonald’s and Pamela Lamarre, Director of Employee Communications from Salesforce.

You’ll also learn how certain companies have built a solid internal communication strategy to engage employees while others have utilized technology to bolster growth and innovation.

Find out more about this amazing strategic internal communications conference.

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2) 8th Annual Internal Communications and Situational Messaging Conference

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This one’s all about technology and keeping pace with emerging tools and tactics to amplify employee engagement.

As a Saas company that is all about utilizing a stellar internal comms tool to track your emails and boost employee engagement, we’re super excited for this one!

Where is it happening?

New Orleans, USA

When is it happening?

Feb 20-21, 2019

This Marcus Evans event markets itself as one of the most sought after internal communications conferences, bringing together leaders from leading Fortune 500 companies.

Speakers will aim “to explore the latest tools and tactics leveraged in deploying the right strategy that advances employee engagement.”

You can find out more about this internal comms conference here. 

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3) Storytelling and Content Strategies for Internal Communications Conference

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This is one of those internal communications conferences that you should definitely circle in your calendar.

As internal communicators, you all know the importance of storytelling.

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Here, at ContactMonkey, we’re huge fans of storytelling as well and have written extensively on how you can deploy the art of storytelling within your employee newsletters.

In this internal communications conference, you’ll learn innovative ways to use social, video and mobile to drive employee engagement within your organization.

Where is it happening?

Nashville, USA

When is it happening?

March 12-14, 2019

You can find out more about this internal comms conference here.

4) Role of Internal Communications in Building an Innovative Work Culture Conference

We all know the importance of great work culture and its impact on employee productivity.

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

That’s the way this epic Ragan conference describes itself.

This one is for those internal comms pros who are willing to adopt out-of-the box internal communication strategies that motivate employees to think in innovative ways.

Hear from esteemed speakers such as Victoria Chen Norland, Head of Global Sales and Internal Communications with Facebook and Fitbit’s Director of Internal Communications, J.D. Norton.

Where is it happening?

Chicago, USA

When is it happening?

March 20-22, 2019

Find out everything you need to know about this Ragan conference on internal comms here.

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5) Employee Engagement Summit 2019

This popular employee engagement summit markets itself as Europe’s biggest employee engagement event.

This year, the Employee Engagement Summit, will be introducing various keynote speakers who will discuss how they overcame organizational disruption and rewrote the rules of employee engagement.

Check out some of the highlights from the epic 2018 Employee Engagement Summit.


Where is it happening?

London, UK

When is it happening?

10th May, 2019

Find out more about how you can change the employee experience at your organization by attending this conference.

6) PRSA Employee Communications Connect 2019

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Some internal communications conferences can really inspire you to take your employee engagement game to the next level!

The 2019 PRSA Employee Communications Section Conference is all about amplifying your internal communications to engage employees using the latest tools, technologies and tactics.

Join other thought leaders from the internal communications field and discover the latest trends, effective strategies and game changing tactics to up your internal comms game!

You’ll hear from inspiring speakers on how to deploy cutting edge strategies to keep your employees engaged, informed and entertained.

We’re proud to be one of the premier sponsors for this event and can’t wait to say hi to you!

Where it it happening?

Phoenix, USA

When is it happening?

May 15-17, 2019

Be sure to save the date for this one!

7) IABC World Conference 2019


If you’re an internal comms pro, the IABC World Conference is probably one of the top internal communications conferences in your list.

Well, it’s always on our radar too! We still have nostalgia over last year’s fantastic conference.

This year’s internal communications conference theme is “Think Forward” and is all about embracing new solutions, facing challenges head on and coming up with innovative ideas.

This coveted event draws over 1,300 participants each year. You’ll gain expert advice and insig

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hts on leadership and strategy, marketing and brand, employee engagement and communication skills.

Where is it happening?

Vancouver, Canada

When is it happening?

June 9-12, 2019

To find out more about this sought after event, visit the official IABC World Conference page.

If you’re planning on attending, don’t forget to give us a shout out!

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8) Digital Workplace Conference

You’ll discover how companies such as GE, Harvard, Google, Sony and Schneider Electric run their digital workplaces.

This conference is great if you’re trying to figure out how to use modern internal comms tools to digitize your workplace.

It will feature world renowned speakers from top institutions such as Google and Harvard.

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This conference is perfect for both HR professionals as well as internal communications pros.

Where is it happening?

Chicago, Illinois

When is it happening?

June 17-19, 2019

To find out more about this sought after event, visit the Digital Workplace Experience page.

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9) Internal Communications & Employee Engagement Summit at Facebook

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During this conference, you’ll learn how outstanding communication can motivate employees to work harder and change the world.

You’ll also learn internal communication strategies for honing top talent, how to generate ROI through employee engagement and collaboration, along with the hottest digital trends.

Where is it happening?

Held at Facebook’s HQ in Menlo Park, CA

When is it happening?

July 30-Aug. 1, 2019

To find out more, visit Ragan’s event page.

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10) Annual Strategic Internal Communications Conference

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The 6th Annual ALI Strategic Internal Communications Conference is an epic opportunity for IC leaders to get together and brainstorm stretegies that can pave the way for organizational success.

You’ll learn how to measure internal communications, how to work collaboratively with HR and how to prove your value to the C-Suite.

Where is it happening?

Boston, MA

When is it happening?

July 23-25, 2019

To find out more, visit the ALI conferences page.

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11) 2019 Employee Engagement Conference

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Want to take part in the revolution driving business ROI?

Then the 2019 Employee Engagement Conference is for you. This conference will equip you with the tools and strategies used by massively successful companies to craft an epic employee experience designed to help propel your organization towards success.

Where is it happening?

Denver, CO

When is it happening?

July 29-31, 2019

To find out more, visit the 2019 Employee Engagement Conference page.

12) The 20th HR Metrics & Analytics Conference

This one is great for HR professionals looking to prove their value by mastering the art of showcasing clear metrics and analytics to demonstrate key business outcomes.

Industry thought leaders will “discuss topics covering each stage of the employee life cycle and how analytics is essential every step of the way.”

Where is it happening?

San Diego, CA

When is it happening?

September 30-October 2, 2019

Find out more by visiting HR Exchange Network event page.

13) The 10th Annual Employee Communications, PR & Social Media Summit at Microsoft

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Another prestigious Ragan event, this one’s all about learning key strategies, tools and tactics to up your PR, social media and internal communications game.

The page description says, “Learn how to boost executive and corporate messages online, handle crises, effectively prove your ROI, better target audiences through content campaigns and more.”

Where is it happening?

Redmond, Washington

When is it happening?

October 2-4, 2019

Find out more by visiting Ragan’s event page.

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14) The 2nd Annual Strategic Internal Communication Conference

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Inner Strength Communication and SummersDirect Conference & Events have come together to present this event for internal communications professionals from across Canada.

If you’re interested in hearing from quality speakers talk about how to bring strategic communication solutions to the boardroom, this one’s for you!

Where is it happening?

Toronto, Ontario

When is it happening?

November 25-27, 2019

Find out more by visiting the SummersDirect Conference & Events page.


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’ll add them to this list!

If you enjoyed reading this piece, you may also be interested in reading up on the latest internal communications tools for 2019 or learning about the most disruptive internal comms trends. Or perhaps you fancy heading down memory lane with us to relive IABC 2018.

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