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Communicators in Charge


Dates for FutureComms 2019 will be announced soon. 


If you'd like to attend, pre-register now. We'll send you details once they're set. 

About

The 2018 edition of FutureComms is a wrap.

250 attendees. 28 speakers.  14.5 hours of content. Between our Customer Forum and FutureComms, every discussion was inspired by a wholesale shift in communication priorities. Internal and employee communications has never been more important. And our speakers are the ones leading the charge and changing the rules.

Soon, we'll announce the date and location of FutureComms 2019. If you are interested in joining us, click on the button above to register your interest and receive updates. Meanwhile, see some of the video highlights from this year's event. And check out the agenda and speaker lineup below. 


Speakers

We’re continually adding new speakers to the day’s agenda so stay tuned for updates.

  • Alex Sirkin

    Vice President

    Brand Partnerships

    SocialChorus

  • Andrea Goodman

    VP of Public Relations and Communications

    Eastern Bank

  • Andy Cunningham

    Author, Get to Aha!

    Founder & President

    Cunningham Collective

  • Bobby Isaacson

    Vice President

    Brand Partnerships

    SocialChorus

  • Charlene Wheeless

    Principal Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs

    Bechtel Corporation

  • Chuck Gose

    Strategic Advisor & Host of ICology Podcast

    SocialChorus

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    Cliff Levy

    Deputy Managing Editor

    The New York Times

  • Erica Lockhart

    Head of Internal Communications & Events, Chief of Staff to the CEO

    Vodafone

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    Gregg Apirian

    Senior Director, Advisory Services

    SocialChorus

  • Greg Shove

    Founder& Executive Chairman

    SocialChorus

  • Heather Boeddeker

    Senior Engagement Manager

    SocialChorus

  • Ingrid Belobradic

    Strategic Advisor

    SocialChorus

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    Jana Dawson

    Director of Corporate Communications

    Westar Energy

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    Jason Anthoine

    Former Vice President, Communications

    Newell Brands

  • JoEllen Saeli-Lane

    Vice President, Organizational Communications

    American Cancer Society

  • John Kidon

    Creative Director

    ROI Communication

  • Kelsey Graziano

    Director

    Internal Communications

    PVH Corp.

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    Kyla Turner

    Communications Manager

    Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

  • Lindsey Birkel

    Corporate Communications Director

    Caterpillar

  • Lindsay Williams

    Director of Communications

    DentalOne Partners

  • Matt Robbins

    Vice President of Insight and Research

    LEWIS

  • Nicole Alvino

    Co-Founder & CSO

    SocialChorus

  • Pamela Marko

    Global Director, Digital

    Aptiv

  • Rebecca Bentley

    Global Director of Corporate Communications

    The Dow Chemical Company

  • Scott Galloway

    Founder

    L2

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    Sharon C. Uche

    Public Relations Graduate Student

    Syracuse University

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    Sonia Fiorenza

    VP of Communications & Engagement Strategies  SocialChorus

  • Tiffin Jernstedt

    SVP of Communications

    PVH Corp.

Agenda

8:00 - 8:50 AM - Registration

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM - Welcome & Introduction

9:00 - 9:15 AM - Let's Talk About Transformation: Our Vision for the Future

  • Greg Shove, Founder & Executive Chairman, SocialChorus

9:15 - 10:00 AM - Keynote - The Break Up of Big Tech

  • Scott Galloway, Author & NYU Stern Professor of Marketing 

10:00 - 10:30 AM - How We Proved The Value of Comms to Our Business

  • Moderator: Ingrid Belobradic, Strategic Advisor, SocialChorus

  • Lindsey Birkel, Corporate Communications Director, Caterpillar
  • Jana Dawson, Director of Corporate Communications, Westar Energy

  • Andrea Goodman, VP of Public Relations and Communications, Eastern Bank
  • Kyla Turner, Communications Manager, Love's Travel Stops 

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - 11:20 AM - Mission-Critical Growth Powered by Internal Communication

  • Andy Cunningham, Author, Get to Aha!: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition and Founder & President, Cunningham Collective

11:20 - 11:40 AM - How Digitalization Is Shaping the Future of Dow

  • Rebecca Bentley, Global Director, Corporate Communications, The Dow Chemical Company

11:40 - 11:45 AM - Partner Lightning Talk

  • Dylan DiBona, Partner/Creative Director, Monday & Partners

11:45 - 12:05 PM - The Proof Behind the Promise: Internal Comms & Brand Transformation

  • Pam Marko, Global Director, Digital, Aptiv

12:05 - 12:10 PM - SC Product Spotlight

  • Heather Boeddeker, Senior Engagement Manager, SocialChorus 

12:10 - 12:30 PM - Inside The New York Times' Digital Transformation

  • Cliff Levy, Deputy Managing Director, The New York Times
  • Greg Shove, Founder & Executive Chairman, SocialChorus

12:30  - 1:30 PM - Lunch & Table Talks

1:30 - 2:00 PM - Embracing a New Way of Working

  • Moderator: Chuck Gose, Strategic Advisor and Host of ICology Podcast, SocialChorus

  • Jason Anthoine, Managing Founder at Audacity, formerly VP of Corporate Communications at Newell Brands

  • Kelsey Graziano, Director of Internal Communications, PVH Corp. 
  • JoEllen Saeli-Lane, Vice President, Organizational Communications, American Cancer Society

  • Lindsay Williams, Director of Communications, DentalOne Partners

2:00 - 2:25 PM - Fireside Chat: Shaking Up the Comms Role

  • Erica Lockhart, Chief of Staff to the CEO & Head of Internal Communications & Events, Vodafone

  • Nicole Alvino, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, SocialChorus

2:25 - 2:30 PM - Partner Lightning Talk 

  • Sharon C. Uche, Public Relations Graduate Student, Syracuse University, The Lagrant Foundation

2:30 - 2:45 PM - Inside the World's Largest Workforce App

  • Greg Shove, Founder & Executive Chairman, SocialChorus

2:45 - 2:50 PM - SocialChorus Product Spotlight

  • Alex Sirkin, Vice President, Brand Partnerships, SocialChorus

2:50 - 3:05 PM - SocialChorus Communications Effectiveness Survey

  • Gregg Apirian, Senior Director, Advisory Services, SocialChorus

3:05 PM - 3:25 PM - The Retail Employee Experience

  • Tiffin Jernstedt, SVP of Communications, PVH Corp. 

3:25 - 3:40 PM - Partner Lightning Talk 

  • Matt Robbins, Vice President of Insight and Research, LEWIS PR

3:40 - 4:10 PM - BREAK

4:10 - 4:35 PM - Fireside Chat: Bringing Predictive Thinking to Comms

  • Charlene Wheeless, Principal VP, Global Corporate Affairs, Bechtel Corporation

  • Sonia Fiorenza, VP of Communications & Engagement Strategies, SocialChorus

4:35 - 4:40 PM - SC Product Spotlight

  • Bobby Isaacson, Vice President, Brand Partnerships, SocialChorus

4:40 - 4:45 PM - Partner Lightning Talk

  • John Kidon, Creative Director, ROI Communication

4:45 - 5:05 PM - Customer Awards

5:05 - 5:30 PM - Imagine If...

  • Greg Shove, Founder & Executive Chairman, SocialChorus

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Networking Happy Hour

What you'll learn

- How communications and engagement leaders from Fortune 500 transform their employee experience

- Understand the key business initiatives and use cases that communications can help support -- and how to involve your relevant stakeholders

- New best practices and industry benchmarks for workforce communications 

2018 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!


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Logistics

Address:

Apella | 450 East 29th Street, New York, NY

-FutureComms will be held on the 2nd floor. Look out for SocialChorus greeters in the lobby - they will direct you to the meeting space.


Nearby Hotels:

- Royalton Park Avenue

-W New York

-Hyatt Union Square New York

-Archer Hotel New York

-Gramercy Park Hotel



Getting to FutureComms: 

-Subway: The uptown and downtown 6 trains are located at East 28th Street/Park Avenue South.

-On-Site Parking: It costs $20 per car to park in the on-site garage.

Directions from First Ave

-Take 1st Avenue north and turn right onto East 30th Street towards the East River. At the stop sign, take a hard right onto the FDR Service Road (keep right; do not proceed to the FDR on-ramp). Follow the signs to the Alexandria Center parking garage, branded as ABM Parking.

-The entrance is on the right. When traveling East toward 1st Avenue in Manhattan, please use East 23rd, East 26th, or East 30th Streets. All other streets are one way or closed.

-The entrance is on the right. When traveling East toward 1st Avenue in Manhattan, please use East 23rd, East 26th, or East 30th Streets. All other streets are one way or closed.

Directions from the FDR Heading North

-Take the East 23rd Street exit, travel west on East 23rd Street, and turn right onto 1st Avenue. Take 1st Avenue North and turn right onto East 30th Street toward the East River. At the stop sign, take a hard right to the FDR Service Road (keep right; do not proceed onto the FDR on-ramp). Follow the signs to the Alexandria Center parking garage, branded as ABM Parking. The entrance is on the right.

Directions from the FDR Heading South

-Take the East 34th Street exit and travel south on the FDR Service Road. After passing East 30th Street, keep right; do not proceed to the FDR on-ramp. Follow the signs to the Alexandria Center parking garage, branded as ABM Parking. The entrance is on the right.

Nearby Airports

-Apella is served by all three (3) New York City metropolitan airports: John F. Kennedy International (JFK) is 17 miles, LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is 9 miles and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWK) is 18 miles.