Employee Communications, PR &

Social Media Summit at Microsoft

Oct. 4-6, 2017 • Redmond, Washington

Hosted by: Microsoft
Presented by: Ragan PR Daily

Stuck in a rut with your corporate communications, PR or social media efforts?

You’ll walk away from this conference with practical tips for creating a culture of innovation, injecting storytelling into your everyday communications, empowering employees to accomplish outstanding results and building an organization that can withstand any change or crisis.

What you’ll learn:

  • Creative ways to empower your employees to achieve maximum results through collaboration and innovation
  • Tips for using storytelling techniques to motivate your audiences to take action
  • Social media best practices for sharing pertinent news and information about your organization
  • Methods to employ powerful, authentic language instead of tired slogans, clichés and soundbites

Come to an event that has been inspiring communicators for almost a decade, providing tactics and strategies to conquer all your biggest challenges—current and future.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Can't attend in person? Sign up for our live webcast!

Attend three days of sessions—and design your own conference by mixing and matching sessions from different tracks to address all your training needs!


If you work in:

  • Employee communications
  • Internal communications
  • Corporate communications
  • Employee engagement
  • Human resources
  • Employer branding
  • Executive communications
  • Corporate intranets
  • Change management
  • Public affairs
  • Digital communications
  • Employee relations
  • Public relations
  • Strategic communications
  • Content marketing
  • Social media
  • Digital communications
  • Media relations


Microsoft Learning Center

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.

Located just 13 miles from Seattle, you can head into the city in the evenings 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!

Conference Location:

Microsoft Learning Center
Building 92
15010 NE 36th Street Redmond, WA 98052


Ragan has a limited number of hotel rooms available for conference attendees under an event room block at the following hotels:

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

Reservations can be made by calling 425-498-4000 or clicking here: 
Ragan Communications Room Block

Residence Inn Redmond
7575 164th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA

Reservations can be made by calling (800) 331-3131 or clicking here: 
Ragan Communications Room Block 


You’ll learn how to:

  • Employ powerful, authentic language instead of buzzwords, jargon and worn-out clichés
  • Develop a strategic crisis communication plan that keeps all your stakeholders on the same page
  • Measure the impact of culture change through employee feedback and external perceptions
  • Understand the expectations of the public during times of data breaches and other high-profile crises
  • Plan communication strategies that keep all stakeholders informed, engaged and prepared during a merger or acquisition
  • Use metrics to more effectively shape your organization's narrative, increase employee retention and turn customers into advocates


Join us as an event sponsor and meet your target audience, showcase your products, present thought leadership, generate leads and boost your brand.

Here are a few opportunities we offer:

Ragan events are educational, inspirational and fun!

Our sponsors are an important part of the success of every event.

For sponsorship information, contact Kristin Farmer, director of sales & strategic partnership, at kristinf@ragan.com.


Thank you to our current sponsors and partners:

For event information, contact Customer Service 800.878.5331, or cservice@ragan.com