10th annual

Employee Communications, PR & Social Media Summit at Microsoft

Oct. 3-5, 2018 • Redmond, Washington

Hosted by: Microsoft
Presented by: Ragan PR Daily

Feel as if your PR, corporate communications or social media efforts have stalled?

For a decade, this event has given communicators like you the strategies, tactics, tools and takeaways you need to overcome your biggest challenges in internal communications, PR and social media. Learn how to boost executive and corporate messages online, handle crises, effectively prove your ROI, better target audiences through content campaigns and more.

Join us for our 10th anniversary and glean inspiration that can make you a better and more prepared communicator.

What you’ll learn:

  • Ways to make your internal communications more mobile, meeting employees where they live
  • Tips for working with third-party content creators while still maintaining your own brand integrity
  • Secrets of building partnerships with the right internal stakeholders
  • Elements of a comprehensive crisis communications plan—and how to prepare one before you need it
  • Tips for usingLinkedIn as a strategic marketing and communications channel for your organization
  • Strategies for approaching tough situations and welcoming complicated conversations in your workplace

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

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

Attend three days of information-packed sessions and inspirational keynotes—and design your own conference by mixing and matching sessions from different tracks to address all your training needs.


Join us if you work in:

  • Employee communications
  • Internal communications
  • Media relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Employee engagement
  • Global communications
  • Public relations
  • Public affairs
  • Human resources
  • Branding and/or employer branding
  • Social media
  • Change management
  • Corporate intranets
  • Digital communications
  • Corporate affairs


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.

In the evenings you can head into Seattle, just 13 miles away, 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
PH: 425-498-4000
$224 ++ tax/fees per night

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-228-9290 and referencing the “Ragan Microsoft” room block or clicking here: Ragan Communications Room Block

Residence Inn Redmond
7575 164th Ave. NE,
Redmond, WA
PH: 425-497-9226
$179 ++ tax/fees per night

Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-270-6496 clicking here: Ragan Communications Room Block

Please register for your hotel room early. The cut-off date for booking reservations at our negotiated group rate is Tuesday, September 11th. Please note that rooms and rates will no longer be guaranteed after this date.


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

  • Tips for making internal resources and content more straightforward, targeted and useful
  • How to make your employees the stars of your social media strategy
  • How to train managers and executives to amplify information and better communicate with employees
  • Ways to proactively achieve your communications strategy and drive the business forward
  • How to mitigate risks and avoid disasters that threaten your organization’s reputation
  • Tips for gaining executives’ buy-in and increasing their activity online

Thank you to our current sponsors and partners:

Earn your professional certification while at the conference

As a business communicator, professional certification can elevate your career and help keep your skills fresh and applicable. Learn more about the Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) and Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification programs on the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) website and apply there to sit for the exam while at the conference.

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 examples of opportunities we offer:

For event information, contact customer service at 800.878.5331 or cservice@ragan.com.