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Seminar: Comms campaigns that are changing the world

Seminar

16 June 2022 10.30 - 12:00

Free for all CharityComms members
£20pp + VAT for non-members

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Our seminars feature expert speakers delivering short presentations packed with insights, information, ideas and practical suggestions.

In this energising morning of quick-fire talks, comms veterans will share their favourite communications campaigns that are helping to change the world and tackle some of society’s biggest challenges. Bursting with inspiration and insight, this is an opportunity to celebrate and learn from the successes of our sector, exploring how communicators are changing the game, challenging thinking, and engaging in new ways.  

There will be plenty of tangible lessons to take away from the comms strategies, challenges and hard-fought wins behind the campaigns. We promise you’ll go away buzzing with new ideas! 

10:30-10:35
Welcome

Adeela Warley 
CEO, CharityComms

10:35-10:40
Housekeeping and icebreaker

It’s time for us to think about (and share) our favourite campaigns and what elements made them successful. 

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

10:40-11:00
How can communications drive change?

Brian Fitzgerald was an activist and volunteer with Greenpeace for 35 years. Brian has been at the forefront of making change happen – from stopping nuclear weapons tests to going to sea to save whales, sailing the coast of India to oppose the deadly shipbreaking trade, to leading digital teams and communications strategies that moved governments, corporations and entire sectors. But he says the work he is most proud of all sprang from the same well – the power of storytelling to shift the status quo. In this talk, Brian will reflect on his experience to explore why storytelling is so powerful and how we can harness it for our communications campaigns to create profound, transformative change.  

Brian Fitzgerald
senior story-hacker, Dancing Fox

11:00- 11:16
Lightning talks – campaigns that are changing the word

Each lightning talk will explore the essence of what makes a good comms campaign – offering you inspiration and ideas for your next campaign. This is our chance to recognise the positive difference we make as communicators and distil what we can learn from others’ successes. 

Confirmed speakers include: 

Kirsty McNeill
executive director of policy, advocacy and campaigns, Save the Children UK

Shiryn Sayani
communications & campaigns manager, Race Equality Foundation

11:16-11:31
Peer exchange

We’ll use breakout rooms for some much needed peer-to-peer discussions. 

11:31- 12:00
Lightning talks – campaigns that are changing the word

Each lightning talk will explore the essence of what makes a good comms campaign – offering you inspiration and ideas for your next campaign. This is our chance to recognise the positive difference we make as communicators and distil what we can learn from others’ successes. 

Confirmed speakers include: 

Sasha Misra
associate director of communications and campaigns, Stonewall

Beth Robertson
campaigns manager, The National Autistic Society

Paul Donnelly
head of campaigns & activism, Mencap

12:00
Close

Adeela Warley 
CEO, CharityComms

Interested in speaking at this event?
We’d love to hear from you! Please send your talk ideas to Emma Wickenden.

Interested in sponsoring this event? 
Please get in touch with Vanessa Weddell for more information.